JoAnna Gaines’s Hair: my weak attempt at a hair tutorial

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So what was your favorite commercial last night? I thought they were all a bit of a downer. I did like the BMW commercial with Katie Couric....so funny to think that was just 21 years ago...they were trying to figure out how email would work.  It was actually a fairly exciting game! I am excited to share with you a fun playhouse project I am … [Read more...]

thoughts….

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Joanne Gaines…Fixer Upper girl….how does she do her hair? It’s not  beach waves…it's not a ringlet…it's just perfect soft flowy curls. And when she pulls it back... it's even more perfect?! I want to know her secret stat!   source: HGTV A wee bit obsessed with the Sons of Liberty mini series on the history channel. Did you catch it? I'm … [Read more...]

10 ways to help your teen reduce stress

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wrigley Jr. Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This post has been in my draft file for a while now. My kids recently experienced their first round of exams in high school just this past month. I was urging them to find some strategies that help them to deal with stress when it comes … [Read more...]

Monday musings….

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What a great weekend here! Halloween night was a blustery winter-like evening. Our kiddos both had friends over for the night…and they walked to grab dinner. Hubs and I were perfectly comfy sitting in and having pizza by the fire. It actually snowed on Halloween! In Kentucky! Crazy weather! Nothing stuck to the ground…but still…. The weekend … [Read more...]

What to wear with leggings….covering thy Bum…

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Hey yall! Hope your weekend was a good one:) We had a busy one...but still got some time in for a fire outside. What beautiful weather we had! Looks like we have a great renter for the lakehouse. A nice couple reached out and asked if we would be interested in renting it...after looking into it with our CPA and Insurance...along with their … [Read more...]

20 Unique Dog Names

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Naming a dog takes as much consideration as a baby. You are going to be repeating it often…plus when people lean down to pet your sweet little pup that is the first question they will ask…”oh so sweet…what is her name?” So we did some research and we ended up finding some pretty cool and unique names. We ended up naming our new golden pup Stella. … [Read more...]

gifts…

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Hi friends:) Hope you had a restful and fun fall weekend. We are so happy to have our new baby Stella home! We went to pick her up on Saturday around noon. She has been getting acclimated to her new home and we have noticed that  she is a very smart little puppy:) (everyone says that don’t they?:) I shared a few pics on fb and instagram….it was … [Read more...]

Handmade Fall Finds on Etsy

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I am off on mini-vaca with my honey. We are in our favorite city…Chicago…celebrating 18 years. 18 years (22 if you count our courtship:) married to my honey….not to get all gushy…but really he is the mac to my cheese…he makes me laugh the hardest…and everyday is an adventure---the good the bad, ugly and pretty….everyday. No one else I would share … [Read more...]

crossing paths….

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It is funny how paths cross. I met my husband while passing in the parking lot outside our dorms at UD. He looked up and said “Hi darlin..”  Sidenote: "darlin" will always work....especially in a true southern accent. Always... in case there are any college age males in the audience...cue crickets:)  Another sidenote: strange to think if we were … [Read more...]

what would you say?…

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Every time…hopefully without fail…---before my kids walk out the door to go off and be kids…they leave with the words “make smart choices” echoing in their head….so much so that when I left a few weeks ago to go out with friends my daughter said to me, “make smart choices mom…” hilarious…note taken… Being a teen is hard. There are days when I … [Read more...]