Traditional Outdoor Christmas Decorations

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What a week we have ahead of us….sadly my husband’s grandfather passed away last week. We have his funeral tomorrow. He was probably the kindest man I will ever know…and his grandson surely takes after him. He lived a full life and for that we are all very thankful. I wanted to share our Christmas porch in case you wanted some ideas for your … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Cheese Ball

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We woke up to a few inches of snow here...and our first snow day from school. Seems a bit early, no? I don't remember ever having a snow day this early in the school year. Check out instagram to see Stella's first walk in the snow....hilarious. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I know that many of you are getting ready for the big turkey … [Read more...]

Rustic Thanksgiving Table & DIY candles

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Talk about one-stop shopping! With Thanksgiving and holiday entertaining coming up, I wanted to create a beautiful yet simple DIY centerpiece with common household items. I think I succeeded! To make this tablescape, you'll need just a few things from your local True Value hardware and grocery stores, but other than that it's an inexpensive, rustic … [Read more...]

Baked Cheese Appetizer (Easy Thanksgiving Snack)

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Hey yall! We are in the beginnings of basketball season here! My buds is the manager of the freshman basketball team for his high school. He is so stinkin excited about it! We are thrilled he is meeting so many nice boys...and he loves being a part of the team. I am trying my darndest to get my holiday things organized. Figuring out where things go … [Read more...]

DIY leather napkin holder with free thanksgiving printable

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So my peanut is going to her first high school dance tonight:) She is very excited! She is going with a very nice boy....we are friends with his family--which gives some comfort to the whole situation. I'm sure I will share a pic on instagram if you want to pop over there later. Here is an easy little napkin holder to make for your Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Kids Thanksgiving Treat

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I will be sharing a few things to do/make for Thanksgiving this week and next. It seems every year that Thanksgiving gets no respect....it is that awesome holiday before Christmas...remember? I love Thanksgiving....a holiday about food...and thanks...what's not to love? I wanted to share with you this fun kids treat that would work great for a … [Read more...]

Monster Pasta Salad (Halloween Party Food)

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Back from a weekend of good food, good drinks and good shopping in Chicago. We celebrated our 18th in style:) I am pulling some fun post together but is taking me a while to get my stuff together. It seems I am still trying to get us "settled" in our new house...September has been a a blur but at the same time a really long month. Hoping that I get … [Read more...]

Paper bag vase: Patriotic decor

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Let’s just call this your magazine to summer time fun. I am teaming up with not one, not two….but 110 other bloggers to bring you a slew of summer time ideas that all center around red, white and blue! The web will be lit up today with patriotic goodness so be sure to pass this link along and spread around the summer cheer! Search the hashtag … [Read more...]

Bunny Wall Decal DIY (easy Easter Decor with DuckTape®)

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Funny thing about this post….I had this idea in my head for awhile now…but hadn’t really had the time to put it together. I haven’t crafted in awhile and I needed to get out some creative energy. I grabbed some DuckTape® that I had on hand … [Read more...]

Spring Treats featuring Washi Tape by DuckBrand®

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Anything gingham makes me happy. Gingham wrapping paper, fabric, paper…and this super sweet Washi tape by Duck Brand Craft Tapes. They sent me a package to try out and I love it! Quick question….does anyone call is Wasabi tape? That is how … [Read more...]