Unique Chandeliers for Family room

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Thank you so much for all the excitement about the horseshoe panel holders. It really makes me so happy when I share something with you that you get excited about also. It's fun to think out of the box like that and share ideas that not only become part of your space but also become part of your conversations. Those are the things that I think make … [Read more...]

Horseshoe Curtain Holders (DIY unique window hardware)

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I think its really funny how my brain works. When it came to deciding on what to do for my windows in this new family room I was a little bit stumped. I didn't want anything that would take away from the architecture of the room. I didn't want anything too simple. I wanted something that could handle the height of the ceilings which are 11 feet … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Tomato Soup Recipe

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Hi all! Happy new year! I hope that your families break was a restful one. We had some really great family time and got caught up! It seems like it flew by. I could have used one more week. But that seems to be the case anymore with how busy life gets. I wanted to start off the new year with a classic soup recipe but this one cooks up all day in … [Read more...]

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

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I have never met a stuffed mushroom that I didn’t like…and this one for sure doesn’t disappoint. I wanted to pop in and share this…it would be a perfect snack to serve up for your New Year’s Eve celebrating….even if that is just you in your pj’s:) The hubs and I are beach bound for the new year. A nice little getaway before we get back into the … [Read more...]

80 Calorie Holiday Cocktail

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper Snapple Group for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I thought the day after Christmas may be the perfect time to post a cocktail...am I right? My family room looks like a bomb went off...but I am getting to it today! Hopefully by the end of the day it will look good as new:) I hope you … [Read more...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

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I have never given a tour of our new kitchen on the blog. When we moved in this past summer…I just sort of dumped things wherever they landed. It still needs a good organizing…but I have all winter for that right? :) It is the heart of this home. We spend 75% of our time just hanging out in here. We love that it is connected closely with the family … [Read more...]

Bacon wrapped chicken appetizer (easy hearty appetizer recipe)

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Good hearty appetizers are always a good choice to serve up to your favorite holiday crowd. When the spirits are flowin….folks need something easy and hearty to pop in their mouths in between stories:) These spicy sweet chicken bites are perfect for that occasion. They can be made ahead of time…baked up and keep warm (gently…don’t want to dry them … [Read more...]

#giftsmart with Radio Shack (Unique Gift finds)

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Your local Radio Shack is more than a place to just find a battery for that hard to find battery:) It is a place that is filled with all sorts of fun tech gifts for the tech lover in your life. My friends at Radio Shack sent me a few things to take a look at for this holiday season gift giving.  They would love for you to #giftsmart when you … [Read more...]

Weeknight Beef Tenderloin

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Hi all! Welcome to the GETTER-DONE week!! My kiddos are thick into their first experience with high school exams. Fun right?! But the nice thing about it is they are basically done school….they just have to show up to take the exams. It is like I have 2 college students…but they can’t drive:) We are all excited to have a couple weeks off….with lots … [Read more...]

High School Ring inspirations….

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jostens for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The junior high school ring ceremony has a long-standing tradition in most American high schools. When Jostens asked me to take a look at their Luxe collection of rings I got to thinking about how this tradition even got started? Apparently it dates … [Read more...]