a dresser makeover – from red to…

I am so excited to show off my recent dresser makeover! She’s been a work in progress for a while now, but it was worth all of the work I put into it. As with any good makeover, we have to show you what she looked like before… My life

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How to Make a King Cake for Mardi Gras

It’s Fat Tuesday and I wanted to celebrate! So, I decided to follow a Mardi Gras tradition and bake us a king cake. What is a king cake, you ask? The simple answer is that they are a Mardi Gras tradition with over hundreds of thousands eaten in New Orleans

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Avocado Pasta

I never ever thought about combining avocados and pasta. Then, Pinterest came along and I found this little ingenious idea amongst the pins. I knew I’d have to try it. We had some friends over for dinner and made avocado sauce to go with our meal. We made too much

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How to Cut a Glass Bottle in Half at Home

Today, I’m going to share a little bit of a party trick with you. Have you ever wondered how to cut a glass bottle? Turns out, it’s pretty easy and you can do it from home with a few simple items from around the house. I’m working on my valentine

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10 Things I Learned from Juicing

It’s been a whole week since I was on my juice fast. I’ve been eating healthy most of the week and still feel great. After reflecting on the experience I wanted to share with you the top 10 things I learned during the juicing process and in the week since. 1. Make

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Tofu Tacos

After going a whole 10 days without eating any meat, I was really craving healthy meat-free meals and set out to find some inspiration on Pinterest. I ran across these tacos and knew I had to try them. Good thing too since they were yummy! I was pretty nervous that

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Create Your Own Valentine's Heart Pillow

Time for more DIY crafts. I had planned to post my bedroom dresser this week, but alas, I did not get to the fabric store. The poor thing has been 95% finished since October! It’s been stripped, painted and polyurethaned and all I need to do is add some fabric to

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Apple Cucumber Refresher Juice Recipe

Well, shoot! I went and posted most of my juice recipes from my 10-day juice fast yesterday. And here it is Monday recipe day. Huh. Well, I still have one more favorite juice recipe up my sleeve. This is a great afternoon pick-me-up. I threw this together one day and

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Have a tricky space and cannot find the right sized couch. Have you thought of making your own? Yep, you can make a DIY couch from home. Here's how.

Build Your Own Sofa Bed: DIY Couch Plans

How to make a DIY Couch that Folds Out to a Bed Last week when I posted about of our DIY couch that turns into a sofa bed many of you requested detailed plans so these are for you. Below is an overview of how we created our couch from scratch.

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How to Make Your Own Couch and DIY Sofa Bed

How to Make Your Own Couch When my mother-in-law came to visit back in October, my husband and I spent a really busy couple of weeks getting our apartment together. We had moved into a new 2-bedroom plus loft in August and pretty much ignored getting our place in order

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Delicious Pumpkin Mac and Cheese Recipe

Oooh…today’s recipe is so yummy! I ran across it on FoodGawker and knew it would be a perfect dish to fix on a cold fall evening. Boy, was I right! If you are ever craving warm, homemade comfort make this pumpkin mac and cheese dish and dig in. It’s really pretty

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DIY Wall Art for the Nursery

Well, I’m at the age for a baby boom with my friends. All these babies means showers and gifts, but since my pocketbook is not supporting a lavish lifestyle right now, I’m working on more sentimental gifts. When I found out my friend was planning on a forest theme for

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Rustic Tomato Tart Recipe

Food on most days is whatever’s quick, healthy, and tasty. Like most people, I’m busy so I rarely let loose in the kitchen. However, every once in a while I like to indulge and expand my cooking chops. Upon seeing the recipe for this tomato tart recipe via Pinterest, I knew

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DIY Dining Table

A while back I wrote about Ana White and her blog full of fun wood working ideas. Today, I am super excited to finally share some of our completed projects. The first piece we worked on was our dining table. I have lived without one for so long I thought

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Homemade Eggnog Ice Cream Recipe

I’m finally using my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker!!! I must really like my stand mixer and attachment because this is not the first time I’ve written about them. These were the two items on our wedding registry that I was the most excited about and the most sad to put

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DIY Chevron Pillow Cover

Since opening my Esty shop, Little Green Bow, one of the most viewed items has been the chevron ruffled pillow. Because it’s so popular I thought you might be interested to see how I made it and maybe give it a try yourself. I had an orange pillow lying around,

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French Knot Pillow

A few weeks ago I ran across the cutest pillow on Be Different Act Normal. It was a guest post by Crafty CPA and I thought…I could do that! I had a few pillows covers that I sewed a few years ago and they were REALLY bad so it was

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