Create a Beautiful Reading Canopy in One Afternoon

Are you looking to make a reading canopy for your child (or yourself!)? This simple plan will help you create a beautiful reading canopy in an afternoon. Read on to learn more. When we left to travel in the middle of 2014 we sold most of our belongings. It was

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We Finally Picked Out House Colors – Shades of Gray

I love, love, LOVE the trend toward neutral colors – as opposed to the kaleidoscope effect of painting every room a different bold color we saw in the past 2 decades! And I’m beyond thrilled that gray is the hot color. It can be so calming and soothing while playing

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12 Awesome Easter Crafts for Kids + 1 for Mom

Easter is fast approaching. If you’re like me, you wait until the last minute for holidays too. Now that we’re settled back in the States, I am hoping to get better at that, but since this is the first holiday in our new house, I am still running behind schedule.

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How to DIY Scrabble Coasters

Looking for a special wedding gift? Check out these DIY Scrabble coasters made with love words! For a couple friend of ours, the game Scrabble has special significance. They played the game on their first date and he actually used the board game to ask her to marry him. So,

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One Month of Freezer Meals for $200

I am a planner. Did you know that? Of course you probably do. I am also the cook in our house. That’s not to say my husband can’t cook. In fact, he can make up a nice meal every once in a while for my birthday or Valentine’s Day, but

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Making French Macaroons at Home

Sticking with the French theme (that started with my baby shower), this week’s DIY is making macarons (French Macaroons) at home. I was always terrified to try making these delicate little cookies because they seemed like such hard work. Then, I saw a video on YouTube that make me think

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Saint Patrick's Inspired Treats

In honor of Saint Patrick’s day this Sunday, I wanted to create something fun to share with the girls at my consulting job. After perusing Pinterest (remember my St. Patty’s board?) I decided to tweak a treat I had seen on there. These pot of gold at the end of

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DIY Closet Organizers on the Cheap

DIY Closet Organizers: Cheap and Easy Update: Wow! I cannot believe how many of you have said you loved these DIY closet organizers. We loved them too so I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised though.  Since we created these we had to say goodbye to that rental home in

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Step-by-Step DIY Dining Bench Plans

If you’re like me you love the look of Pottery Barn, West Elm and Restoration Hardware, but you hate the sticker price. That’s why I created my own furniture and put these DIY dining bench plans together so you can too. Read on to find out how you can craft

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A Good Reminder for Prioritizing Life

A few months ago I found this inspiring article floating around Facebook. I was intrigued at the time because the ingredients listed made me originally think of the golf tournament my husband’s side of family is starting to prepare for. I’m sure you have heard me talk about it before,

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DIY: Baby Gender Reveal Idea

Okay so here it is…the big gender reveal! On Friday afternoon we had our big 20-week ultrasound where they look at the baby’s anatomy to see if everything looks good and they can also determine the sex of the baby. We asked our technician not to tell us because we

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Homemade Pizza Recipe: Chicken Potato and Sage

mmm…mmm..mmm. Today’s recipe post is so yummy I can’t wait to make it again. Brett likes to say that if you take a bunch of yummy things and put them together, you will get something delicious at the end. This homemade pizza recipe is no exception. This was a really

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Beautiful DIY Jewelry Holder Frame

I was lucky enough to hang out with my good friend, Suzan, a couple weeks ago. We had a great time catching up and even spent some time working on a creative project. She moved into a new place not too long ago and we’ve worked together to help her

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

In continuing with the efforts to have a cleaner / greener house I also made homemade laundry detergent to go along with my homemade dishwashing detergent. Although not as easy as the dishwashing detergent, I was pretty surprised at how easy it was to make. Plus, the batch was quite

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Simple Peach Pie Recipe

I love peaches. They are one of my favorite things about summer. So, when my friend Mandy and I stumbled upon a fruit stand on the side of the road, of course we opted for a giant box of fresh organic peaches. When we got them home we realized that

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Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

In August I decided I wanted to try to “green up” a few things around our house in an attempt to live a healthier lifestyle. One of the blogs I read regularly is all about it. She writes about using food and natural ingredients to replace your beauty and household

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Grown Up Peanut Butter and Jelly

One of my favorite flavor combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I just love it and never grew out of eating a good pb&j sandwich! However, now that my taste buds are a bit more sophisticated, I thought it would be fun to think of other food combinations that would

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