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6 Tips for Creating a Beautiful and Functional Entryway

Your home's entryway is like the cover of a good book. It sets the tone for what is inside and draws in your guests. It also begins your home's story and sets the stage for what is to come. However, beyond being beautiful, your entryway needs to be functional. You need a place to contain all of your boots, … Read More...

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Golden Tote

I had grand plans of running around the city today, trying to look much cooler than I am, with my tripod, camera remote, and obligatory Starbucks. I had hoped the gorgeous urban architecture surrounding me would help me out. Instead, due to the weather, I'm standing in my bedroom, pushing dirty clothes out of … Read More...

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15 Thanksgiving Menu Recipes

Menu planning for your Thanksgiving Day just got a lot easier! Here are 15 Thanksgiving Menu Recipes all tested and approved by bloggers. Click the "Next" button below to scroll through the recipes and click the links within each description to be taken to the recipes that interest you. Happy … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {184}

Hugs to everyone! If you are anywhere in the northeast right now, you probably need that hug...followed by a faux fur throw, wooly socks, and cup of hot chocolate. We are having really craptastic weather right now with freezing rain and temps in the 20's. I loved, loved, LOVED this past summer and did not … Read More...

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White Kitchen Inspiration via Cindy Ambuehl

If you are anything like me, then you probably enjoy surfing real estate sites and clicking through luxury home tours. Whenever I come across an article shared on facebook about a recent celebrity's mansion for sale, I can't help but click through to see the pictures! Cindy Ambuehl, a mother of 7 boys … Read More...

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DIY Modern Candle Christmas Tree

Learn how to build a DIY Modern Candle Christmas Tree out of wood using just a few supplies from a home improvement store such as Lowe's. This easy tutorial for beginners takes you step-by-step through the building process. Last week, I met up with my fellow Lowe's Creative Ideas bloggers at Lowe's … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {183}

Hey, hey party people! You rock my socks! Did you see last week's link-ups?! They were pretty phenomenal. I'm late on my feature post but it will go out this week so be watching for it! Let's get the party started! If you’re new to the Tutorials & Tips link party a special welcome to you. Please take a … Read More...

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5 Benefits of Window and Door Replacement

A few weeks ago, I shared with you 7 Ways to Identify When to Replace Windows & Doors. If you missed the post, be sure to check it out and learn what to look for. With winter right around the corner, now is a great time to be thinking about the maintenance, condition, and appearance of your windows and … Read More...

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Affordable Cozy Must Haves

Fall is in full swing and soon winter will be upon us. With colder temps in the forecast, I thought I would curate my list of affordable cozy must haves for the season! Take a look at these cable knit items all found on Amazon (*affiliate links used) that will keep you warm and leave you with money left over … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {182}

I wanted to thank everyone for your kind words and well wishes for my kiddo. (I posted last week that he had broken a few bones and is wheelchair bound for the next few months.) We are all adjusting to wheelchair life and Zephan is in good spirits and back in school this week which is wonderful! Thanks again … Read More...

Guardians of Galaxy Costume Ideas

Guardians of the Galaxy Costumes

Although my boys have never seen the movie, they are obsessed with the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy. My youngest, Zephan, wanted to buy a Rocket the Raccoon costume back in August before Guardians of the Galaxy costumes were even on display. My oldest begged to go as Groot (the tree looking … Read More...

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Thanksgiving Cocktails

I thought it would be fun to serve up some Thanksgiving Cocktails today on the blog! There is no judgment on virtual drinking before 5pm. :) I asked six other fantastic bloggers to whip up one of their favorite Thanksgiving cocktails and share the recipes with all of you! You will find all of their recipes … Read More...

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Tutorials & Tips Link Party {181}

I try not to get too personal on this blog because that's just not what I think people come here for. However, if you are the praying type, I would really love your prayers tonight. I have spent all day in the hospital with my youngest who is 7 and suffering from a very badly broken leg. We will be spending … Read More...

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are a staple treat for fall! This recipe creates a pumpkin whoopie pie that is mild yet still very flavorful. Better yet, the frosting is made with only two ingredients and is divine! You can create these pumpkin whoopie pies in any size. I created mini and medium-sized cakes.  I … Read More...

Rosemary Skillet Roll Recipe

Rosemary Skillet Rolls

Soft, delicious rosemary rolls bake up beautifully in a skillet. Easy for new bread bakers. Lots of charm without the fuss. Perfect serving with your favorite dinner or soup. Hello Home Stories A to Z friends! My name is Melanie and I blog all sorts of deliciousness over at Carmel Moments. Beth and I … Read More...