How to Make Spaghetti Squash

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 … and fool your kids into thinking it’s  pasta!  Well maybe not fool them, but at least get them to try it!  A  real estate colleague/tennis partner and I get together a couple times of year for lunch and sharing work stories (we were both realtors- I’m on sabbatical this year).  She is a great cook [Read more…]

Weekend Finds at Pottery Barn

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Hi everyone- Crazy weekend with rugby games, tennis practice, working on  basement  remodel and removing built in shelves and a desk for our baby girl’s  (college age) room.  But!!!!  I was able to sneak in a few minutes to run into Pottery Barn. I’m not a big fan of hanging at the mall, but I was in [Read more…]

Friday Favorites #98~ Favorites & Features~ not a trophy wife

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HI everyone- How’s your week? I have been doing painting over the weekends in February and can’t wait t show you some of the colors I finally settled on (and love)!  Here’s a sneak peak of the laundry room color I chose (and the paint colors that didn’t make the cut). You can read that post HERE [Read more…]

Cramped Puppy Crate …Puppy Sleeping Arrangements

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It’s hard to believe our Bernese Mountain dog puppy is 7 months and 75 pounds. We are facing the issue of puppy sleeping arrangements at night because of her increasingly cramped crate quarters. Her crate is getting cramped, but her puppy ADHD makes me think she will keep us up all night if we cave and let her sleep with us.   [Read more…]

Dog Collar Favorite Find on Etsy : 2 Minute Tuesday

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Hi everyone- Hey, I chose this dog collar favorite find on Etsy  for my 2 Minute Tuesdays.  Here’s why: in  under 2 minutes I purchased not one, but two dog collars!  I may have a mild addiction to Etsy.. sneaking around on the site, making more than one purchase at a time, hiding the goods in the [Read more…]

Laundry Room Paint Makeover.. Sneak Peak

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Hi  everyone- I am working on my laundry room paint makeover post while watching the recorded  SNL special.  One of my favorite skits  is Alec Baldwin and the schweaty balls Christmas special. My boys laugh at just about anything with the word “balls.”   I know Mr. Baldwin gets in trouble everytime he opens his mouth, but I just think [Read more…]

Window Inspiration

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I have windows on the mind.    So I am spending way too much  time looking for  window  ideas!  What did we do before Pinterest?  Here is the current state of my windows and the post is HERE .  Taking suggestions.   And, here’s some options I am loving: Wrong season, but loving this for next year.. actually [Read more…]

Luck of the Irish Giveaway at Not A Trophy Wife

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WOO HOO!  I am so excited to be a part of this huge Luck of the Irish Giveaway!  We will have 3 winners with each receiving $500.00.  The party is live from now until March 17th!  Good Luck!   #LuckOfTheIrishGiveaway “May your pockets be heavy….” with MONEY *CASH PRIZE of $1,500! ENTER TO WIN! *Three [Read more…]

Friday Favorites #97~ Features & Party~ Not a Trophy Wife

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HI everyone- Let’s get this party started! As of this writing, we are expected to get some flakes this weekend!  {First} husband is skiing in Park City so it’s me and the boys and paint!  Planning to paint the kitchen and then on Sunday my oldest son and I are attended his school’s, Mom Prom!  [Read more…]

Easy Baby Shower Ideas

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Hi you guys!  How are you?  My sister-in-law and I hosted a baby shower for one of our sister-in-laws a few weekends ago.  Her entire guest list was pretty much made up of accountants so we had to get the shower in before tax season kicks into high gear!  We had the lunch catered by Garbanzos and it [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Rawhide Stuffed Treats: 2 Minute Tuesday

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Hi everyone~ Who has dogs? This is a dog focused 2 Minute Tuesday. My Bernese Mountain puppy, Chloe, is going through a bit of a growth spurt.  Her growth spurts includes  her tummy getting rumbly earlier than her usual 6am wake up time.  This also means she thinks the rest of the family should be awake at [Read more…]

Valentine’s Day: Where’s dinner?

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**disclaimer: I repost this every year and email my {first} husband a copy a few days before  Valentine’s Day. Just a not so subtle reminder of the “happy wife, happy life” motto I subscribe to on a daily basis! ** My Valentine’s Day was spent in the Atlanta airport, making my way back to Colorado.  Before leaving [Read more…]

Pillow Talk- Are you Sleeping with Bed Bugs?

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 Hi Everyone- Let’s talk bed bugs or bed mites. Fun right? Do you ever wake up itching and think you are sharing your bed with a colony of critters?  Or, am I the only one who thinks like this?  But, it got me thinking with spring cleaning it might be time to  replace the bed [Read more…]