How to overcome decorating differences

How to Overcome Decorating Differences

You're a little bit French Country and he's a little bit Art Deco. Donnie and Marie totally get it! When we choose to marry, we hear that two shall become one flesh. Unfortunately--and rather inconveniently--our tastes, preferences, opinions, and sense of style all stay intact after marriage. Our decorating … Read More...

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Eep! I'm late posting. I got carried away on social media and lost track of the time. It seems to be happening a lot lately. Let's get this party started STAT! If you are new here, a special welcome to you! Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines below before linking up: Please link up your … Read More...

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Movie Themed Birthday Party

If you've seen some of my other birthday party blog posts, then you know my philosophy on birthday parties. I believe kids' parties should be cute, easy, and inexpensive! My youngest recently turned 8 and requested a movie themed birthday party this year. We chose to show the movie Mr. Peabody & … Read More...

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How to Save Electronics Damaged by Batteries

I wanted to cry. I had only used my expensive Nikon NISB700 SB-700 Speedlight Shoe Mount Flash* a few times since purchasing and now no matter what I tried it just wouldn't turn on. I had purchased my speedlight a year ago to use as a camera flash indoors when the lighting in my cavelike home refused to … Read More...

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I was out of the country on vacation last week with my mom and sisters and missed celebrating 7 years of blogging! Well, I guess being on vacation in the tropics is celebration enough. :) January 15th marked 7 years to the day since I started this little blog-o-mine. So much has changed in the blogosphere … Read More...

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10 DIY Beauty Tips Not to Miss

Scroll through these 10 DIY Beauty Tips Not to Miss and find out how to create caviar nails, how to put on false eyelashes, how to disguise tired eyes, how to create flawless eyebrows, and MORE! Click "NEXT" below to see the entire gallery. Click the links (blue highlighted words) to be taken to the original … Read More...

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How to Decorate Your Mantel after Christmas

You've packed away all of Christmas and now your home looks incredibly stark and barren. While the lack of clutter is refreshing it feels strangely undecorated. What do you do now? Do you decorate for winter? Do you just put your everyday decor back up on the mantel? Well here is a quick tip for you on how to … Read More...

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Tips to Store Your Stuff

January is a time for reflection, goal setting, organizing and change. Many of us vow to become healthier and get our lives together. My goal for 2015 is to simplify and declutter our home. As a home/DIY blogger, I have accumulated a lot of home accessories, craft projects, curb-side finds, artwork, dishes, … Read More...

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Welcome to a new year! Are you feeling as motivated as I am to get your life in order? I am ready to purge, clean, and organize my mess of a house. Have a great organizing post to share? Feel free to link it up below and it just might be featured this week! If you are new here, a special welcome to you! … Read More...

Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe

Chicken Dumpling Soup

I affectionately refer to this recipe as A Hug for Your Mouth, aka Chicken Dumpling Soup. This recipe is a treasured family heirloom, and I'm entrusting it to you today, so use it wisely. ;) I pass it on to you in gratitude of all the virtual hugs and encouragement you have given to me over the years. May it … Read More...

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Happy almost 2015! Sorry for those of you who stopped by to link up last week. I just needed a bloggy break and decided to unplug and enjoy some necessary family time over the holidays. My family has been going through a lot lately with our youngest still in a wheelchair, so it was nice to just escape for a … Read More...

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Home Stories A to Z Best DIY Projects of 2014

Hi friends! I trust you had a Merry Christmas! I've been a bit MIA lately as I took time off of blogging to celebrate the holidays with my family. If you are a regular reader here, I want to say a heart-felt thank you for an amazing 2014. I appreciate each and every like, share, comment, and repin that you … Read More...

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Baked Egg Recipe

When I was at my mom's house over Thanksgiving, she made me one of her "easy baked eggs" for breakfast and now I am hooked! I can't stop making these babies. I had never tried a baked egg recipe before, so I'm not sure how this one compares to others that are out there. All I can say is that I've made dozens … Read More...

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Eek! Only 9 days until Christmas! How did this happen? I seriously feel like someone is pushing the fast forward button this season, don't you? Hopefully you all have your shopping complete and are able to just sit back and savor some Christmas cookies with your loved ones! I still have to bake some Christmas … Read More...

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A Few of My Favorite Things-Gift Ideas

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? It is in procrastinator moments like these that I am so grateful for Amazon Prime! Today, I am teaming up with several other bloggers to share our favorite gift giving ideas with you. These are all items that I personally own, love, and recommend. They are all … Read More...