10 creative ways to use chalkboard paint

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Hey all! Been to the orthodontist….with both kids…in the past week. Twins in braces…at the same time. #expensiveweek. :) Totally worth it thought…they will thank us…in 20 years:) Haven’t had a huge opportunity to sit down and write….but I have been working on a few fun things that I will share soon. I am looking forward to taking a break in a … [Read more...]

DIY Marbled Easter Eggs

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nickelodeon for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I love how colorful Easter eggs are these days. Back in my day it seems that all we had was pastels with the color kit that came at the grocery store. There are so many fun ways to decorate Easter eggs now, with paper Mache, different color food … [Read more...]

12 inch memory foam bed from Wal-Mart: One Unbiased Review

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Friday!!! I hope you have been enjoying a little taste of spring...we have loved having the doors and windows opened a few times this week. Hoping it is here to stay! Today...I wanted to share with you a completely unsponsored-just-tellin-you-cause-I-feel-the-need-to post about the time we bought a mattress at Wal-Mart. If you would have told me … [Read more...]

Using giftwrap to dress open shelves

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We have lived in our new home for about 6 months now. I would say that 90 percent of our decisions with the design of this house have worked out perfectly for our family. As always, there are few things that you might like to change and if I had to do over again I probably would tweak a few things. I'm going to be sharing with you a few of those … [Read more...]

Krispie Treat Layer Cake (easy Easter Dessert)

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My it was wonderful to see the sun yesterday! Everyone was out walking as if were summertime! It felt so good to get out! We have projecting lately and I have a few things that are almost ready to show you....now I just have to get my pics together and write about it:) Hopefully this week I'll be sharing a few:) I am thinking our last wave of … [Read more...]

bedtime

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When you bring them home…all you want to do is smell their heads and never put them down...You go in checking...triple checking. Yep...still breathing...and watching them sleep becomes your favorite form of entertainment. Sleep is all you talk about…when did they sleep, how did they sleep, when do they go to sleep again…. And then they start … [Read more...]

Cozy Coastal Family Room: Reader Redesign

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It seems that design work has kept me as busy as blog work lately….and I love it! It is rewarding to help people see their homes in a new light…and turn it into a space that they truly love. I have been helping the Adam’s family for about a year now. They live in Seattle and love the coast…and the colors that it inspires. They asked me to help … [Read more...]

Pasta Soup with sausage

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Thanks for all the love for the Charity Home Playhouse project. I sure did have a blast and I hope to participate again next year:) We had a great weekend of absolutely nothing….Friday was spent with my 70 lb. lap dog on my chest….huddled by a warm fire. Saturday hubs and I had a great date night…and watched the first of season 3 House of Cards….a … [Read more...]

Charity Playhouse Reveal (#KosairKids)

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Really cannot express how much fun I had putting these playhouses together for these two sweet boys! I think using your talents for the good of others it's really the greatest joy possible. Everybody has a talent. Whatever yours is…. find a way to use it for the good of others… because you always get back more than you have … [Read more...]

Mini Coffee Cake Recipe (Starbucks knock off)

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My bub’s is a freshman in high school. His classes every Wednesday start an hour later….. I don’t know why….but I know that I have loved having one more hour to start my day with him every week. We have gone to breakfast….stopped for coffee…and it is a hour that we can talk without any interruptions. You know teenage boys…they don’t just pour out … [Read more...]