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DIY Projects to Transform Your Home on a Budget!

Ideas to Transform Your Home on a Budget

I’m so thrilled to be back showing off YOUR posts shared at the Pinworthy Projects link party (it’s an online party where creatives can share their favorite ideas from the week). All of you are so inventive … it’s really inspiring! This week I picked five of my favorite DIY tutorials that we can use…

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Downsizing is difficult, but we're learning how to navigate the waters of a small home one step at a time!

The Growing Pains of Downsizing

I’ve had this post in my head for a while now, and just haven’t had the energy to actually  sit down and write it out! Fortunately, yesterday BuzzFeed shared my Black and White Gallery Wall project which gave me lots of new visitors and – conveniently – the gumption to share this mini-novel of a…

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Printable Robot Glasses Valentine Cards

This year has been one of the most fun for planning Valentine’s for me. My oldest son is five now and has friends at school that he is thrilled to give treats to! He’s actually getting “into” the holiday which just makes it so much more fun. I’m still a horrible procrastinator and literally finished…

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Make something special for your Valentine by whipping up these super easy and delicious chocolate truffles!

Easy and Delicious Chocolate Truffles

I’m sure you all are aware that the big day of love is coming up quickly! I’ve never been a huge Valentine’s Day person, but it is a nice excuse to have some chocolate ;-) Now, if you really want to impress that special person in your life, I have a great recipe for you…

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An outdoor-inspired Brave Boys birthday party for brothers featuring cookie pizza and trail mix bars!

My “Brave Boys” Birthday Party

The weeks following Christmastime are always pretty hectic around here. Mostly due to the fact that both of my boys were born within 2 weeks of the holiday! Since I had my oldest son, the plan has always been to rotate birthdays so that we weren’t trying to have more than one big party every…

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Pinworthy Projects Link Party

Welcome to the party! I hope you brought your best stuff to share with us this week … I’m thrilled to see it all! Don’t forget to grab a button if you’re linking with us, and follow myself as well as my lovely co-hostesses {Just Us Four, Domestic Superhero} on any social media outlet, and…

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Are you interested in cloth diapering but have no idea where to start? This post explains all about cloth diapering for the modern family!

Cloth Diapering for the Modern Family

One of the first things I wrote about when this blog was just starting, was cloth diapering. I had recently switched my son over to cloth after having terrible bouts with diaper rash that wouldn’t go away. Almost immediately I began getting questions from friends, family, and even strangers about the ins and outs of…

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Ecelctic Farmhouse Tour

Saturday Seven

You guys should be proud. With all of the “New Year – New Me” inspiration out there … I have actually found things on Pinterest that don’t exactly line up with that mentality. OK, maybe ONE of these Saturday Seven images links to some salad recipes, but I’d say that’s pretty good considering the odds!…

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Vintage Milk Can Restoration

What You Loved in 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s celebration! 3 out of the 4 members of my family were sick, so we’ve been having a ball around here! Since I haven’t had a chance to do a lot of creating or writing, I thought I’d share a round-up of what you loved in 2014….

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Merry Pin-mas! Check out these beautiful features /// Candy Cane Shooters

Merry Pin-mas to You!

I wish you a merry pin-mas, I wish you a merry pin-mas, I wish you a merry pin-mas and a happy new year! Ok :-) all kidding aside, I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday! My boys and I went to Christmas Eve service at our church yesterday so we’ve been relaxing…

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Unwind during the Christmas season with a spiced chocolate nightcap. This decadent hot chocolate takes only a few minutes to make, and is perfect for Christmas and New Year's eve!

Spiced Chocolate Nightcap

As much as I love the holiday season, I’m not going to pretend that it isn’t one of the most stressful times of the year. We’re all busier than normal with gift-getting, kids home from school, and attending events we wouldn’t normally be bothered with. Of course – in the midst of all those things,…

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DIY simple Christmas gift tags or ornaments made out of clay

Saturday Seven

Happy Christmas week, friends! I hope you have wonderful plans to spend time with family and friends. I have been taking a relaxation break this holiday season. Sure, we’ve put up some decorations – and obviously we’ve purchased gifts; but, I’ve made a pact with myself to keep it simple. It’s been so fantastic! I’ve…

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