Friday Favorites Feature ** Party Returns Friday, January 9th!

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Hi everyone- Christmas is in a week.  I started baking this week and getting ready for baby girl to arrive home from college on Friday evening.  My sister flies out Sunday night from Knoxville.  We are going to the Nutcracker with my husband’s family on Saturday. Let me just say it is hard to “promote” the [Read more…]

This Hallmark commercial inspired a family tradition

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Who doesn’t love Hallmark commercials?  They get me every time.  I love Youtube for providing a chance to re-watch my favorites.  It’s not like my dad and I trekked across our property on Christmas Eve, but I love this one. Growing up , our  Christmas Eve traditions meant leaving the house no later than 10:15pm for midnight mass.  And, then sitting in [Read more…]

New use for Country Living magazine…

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Country Living.. warming my house since 2013!  Had to share this visual.  This is the door off of our family room.  It opens onto a small deck.  I thought this tactic would drive home my push for new doors and windows in this room!  My {first} husband knows me too well and countered offered up [Read more…]

Tickle the Tastebuds #31 Link Party

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Welcome to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by and joining our party! We would love if you shared this party via your favorite social media platform.   Laura @ I’m Not A Trophy Wife – Blog | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Google + [Read more…]

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt by Revolution of Mom

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I am so excited to share this great idea for the holidays.  It’s a downloadable printable for a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt from Revolution of Mom. What I love about this is it is great fun for all stages and ages.  Grandparents would have fun with this for a weekend at grandma’s or something for “nothing [Read more…]

Stair Case Garland Ideas…

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Hi there- I found these ideas in October and I am just now sharing.  My original plan was to change the garland in my home after seeing a friend’s much simpler, cuter idea.  My middle child would call this plan, “hashtag suburban mom probs.”   I didn’t get any garland up this year on the staircases.  [Read more…]

I’m not that girl…. I am crappy-cat -girl!

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I’m not that girl who makes a roll of toilet paper look like it belongs in Southern Living. I’m not the girl who gets it right the first time.   I am the girl who attempts to  imitate or copy  projects around the Pin-ter-verse and comes up short (just like my height). I am the crappy-cat girl!    I saw this ribbon [Read more…]

Friday Favorites #90 ~Features & Party

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HI everyone- Welcome back to Friday Favorites! How many of you have not started Christmas shopping? How many become overwhelmed with a to do list and just hop online to “browse.” The features today are from the previous week’s party! Thanks for joining in each week. Here are my co-hosts for our Friday Favorites. Please [Read more…]

Thrift-day Thursday & What a photographer taught me about fruit

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Hopefully you are reading this with that great hook in the title.  One of my kids loves fruit. I buy fruit  in bulk because he will eat a 1/2 dozen Cutie oranges after school.  As always, when I buy fruits and veggies in bulk I am always faced with where to store the produce so the family eats it!  So this [Read more…]

Berries and Grapevines Hide the Dust

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I love the holidays and all the lights and décor.  But, I must say one of the reasons I love the lights and the boughs of holly is because it hides the dust.  There I said it.  On some days the magic in the day is disguising the dust bunnies!  Here’s a peek into a [Read more…]

Stain Removal Method: 2 Minute Tuesday

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Ewww….. if this is what my coffee mug looks like, what is the coffee (and tea) doing to my teeth? Don’t answer that one!  Here is a quick stain removal tip for your stained coffee mugs.  I keep a 1/2 bleach: 1/2 water solution in  a spray bottle and use it for disinfecting the sink [Read more…]

Tickle the Tastebuds #30~ Party

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Welcome to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday! I hope you had a great weekend! Thank you for stopping by and joining our party! We would love if you shared this party via your favorite social media platform.   Laura @ I’m Not A Trophy Wife – Blog | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter | Google + [Read more…]

$25.00 Paypal Cash Holiday Giveaway – 4 Easy Entry Options

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Low entries… enter to win!   Hi there- One of the benefits of blogging is the chance to highlight small businesses.  The difference  is the business is mine (and my husband’s). I like to tell friends he bought me my own company, but it’s a joint, family venture 24/7.In an effort to promote DaySpring Medical Products Facebook  [Read more…]