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…]

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

Source: Good Housekeeping

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…]

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…]

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…]

Take 2 minutes off your hair dryer time: 2 minute Tuesday

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Hi everyone- On this week’s 2  Minute Tuesday I heard about this trick to take 2 minutes off the time it takes to blow your hair dry.  I get so bored drying my hair- I alternate between doing squats, stretching out my jeans or giving myself a quick pedi!  So here is what you need: [Read more…]

Puppy Essentials and Puppy Snoring Video

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We are in puppy heaven right now with a 16  week old Bernese Mountain puppy, Chloe!  Of course, during the crate and potty training we nicknamed her Cujo (1990’s movie reference.. or was it the 1980’s) and Crazy Eyes (from Orange is the New Black). But, look at this precious face during the day!  We are [Read more…]

Scrambled Eggs in a Mug: 2 Minute Tuesdays

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This is one of the best ideas for a quick high protein breakfast. I wish I could take credit for it, but I originally found it from Hungry Girl’s blog.  The only suggestion I have is : MAKE SURE YOU SPRAY THE MUG WITH COOKING SPRAY.  Or you will spend 10 minutes cleaning up a [Read more…]

Two Minute Tuesday: Errands To Go Tote

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Hello- how was your weekend? We are in the final stretch before Halloween! We took a family walk last night with our new puppy to tire her out before her bedtime and were psyched to see all the Halloween lights and tombstones! We love night walks during the holidays! For me this time of year brings [Read more…]

Boy Bathroom Ideas…the ever popular i-plunge.

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If you have boys you hate bathrooms! Am I right? It doesn’t matter if they are two or forty two!  Some mornings I need disposable gloves and a hazmat suit.  And,  the moment you reach to raise the toilet seat…. make the visual stop!  I will never understand how a towel  never meets a towel bar, [Read more…]

Room Layout Inspiration from BH&G

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Hi all- A few days ago a good friend asked me to “run in and give her ideas for her family room.” I didn’t feel like I was much help and then I was on the  BH&G website and found some inspiration for her. I thought I would share with you all if you are looking [Read more…]

Cleaning Labels for Boys!

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Hi everyone-  As many of you know we have a new puppy which means accidents. I love Natures Miracle at Petsmart. Apparently the vinegar based solution is what neutralizes odor (not fancy lavender  perfumes). I buy it in bulk and  make it as easy as possible for my {first} husband and children to easily identify [Read more…]

Got Mice?

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 Two Minute Tuesday! Happy Fall Y’all!  With the temperature drops this time of year, some of us get additional house guests sneaking  into our garages and homes!  I’m talking about mice, not mother- in-laws!  Kidding!  I am not a fan of traps and tried the sticky trap which was horrible!  It  left one of my children with a visual [Read more…]