Scrapbook Paper Photo Mats

Scrapbook Paper Photo Mat | Atkinson Drive

When we first moved into our apartment here in Indiana, we had a long barren hallway that led from the great room/kitchen to the garage, little man’s room, and the guest room. I knew I had to do something about it because everyone visiting would see it…but at the time we didn’t have a lot…

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No-Skid Drawer Organization

No-Skid Drawer Organization | Atkinson Drive

When we went on our amazing IKEA trip in June I found a great roll of drawer-liner paper. Seriously, IKEA has everything – I LOVE it! Anyway…I’ve been having a hard time with a few of our kitchen drawers. You know the ones…they hold everything except the kitchen sink. Obviously I had to get some…

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DIY Tile Coasters {with free download}

Tile Coasters with Printable

First of all I have to send out a big THANK YOU to all of my readers! Yesterday {July 12} was my official 1 month blogiversary. A few weeks ago I decided to make it my goal to reach 1,000 views by now…when I hit that a while back I changed my goal to 1,500…

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Colored Ice Sensory Play {Plus Soap & Water Play}

Colored Ice Sensory Play | Atkinson Drive

I was so excited to try a colored ice sensory play activity with the little man this last week! One morning after preparing breakfast, I got out the ingredients & equipment I would need to make the colored ice. My plan was to take him outside after nap time and let him go wild with…

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Edamame Lettuce Wraps


My family has been on an Asian food kick for awhile now. I don’t know what it is…but those flavors have just been grabbing me! {Maybe it helps that I’ve learned how to make yum yum sauce to go with all of our meals…} One of my favorite food blogs is Poor Girl Eats Well….

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{Patriotic} Cupcake Wreath

Cupcake Wreath Ribbon Detail

OK, so in my quest to get fit & healthy I may have overdone it with the core exercises yesterday… Not that it’s a bad thing; everyone can use some exercise now and then but jeez! This morning I am rewarding myself with a delicious, healthy banana almond smoothie…trust me you’ll want to try it!…

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