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30 Day Paleo Challenge!

January 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

Eating within the guidelines of a Paleo lifestyle has so many benefits! That’s why many adopt it as a lifestyle change. While I haven’t done that entirely, my husband I have had lots of success with both weight loss and generally feeling better. It’s much easier to follow than many “diets” out there. No calorie counting […]

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How To Have a Successful Year

January 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

How was your 2016? Did you accomplish everything you hoped to accomplish? Are you closer to achieving your long term goals? Do you have more money saved or less? Are you happier or more depressed than you were at January 1, 2016? If you find yourself in the same position as last year, or even worse, […]

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Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour

December 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

Welcome to Our Homes! Hello! Thank you so much for joining us on our “Deck the Halls Holiday Home Tour”! If this is your first stop in the tour, let us tell you a little bit about it. There are six other lovely blogs involved outside of this one. These ladies each posses their own […]

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DIY Christmas Gifts

December 6, 2016 | No Comments

I am always on the hunt for cute, yet simple & easy holiday gift DIYs. There’s something so personal about creating something for someone else. It takes more time, thought & effort than going to the store to buy something. It’s also usually a little easier on the budget. Here are a few of my […]

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DIY Reindeer Christmas Pillow

December 5, 2016 | 3 Comments

Christmas pillows elude me, friends. It is on rare occasion that I find one I love that doesn’t cost more than $15. Because of our budget and the fact that I’m only breaking these pillows out once a year for a couple of months, it’s not worth it to drop $40 on a single pillow. This year, […]

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DIY Burlap Christmas Stockings

December 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

I know it seems like I sew things. I mean, I do sew things. But I would never call myself a seamstress. What I do, you can do too, I promise. Can you sew in a straight line? Wait. No, me neither. Ha! See? That’s not even required. Let’s just sew in a basically straight […]

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DIY Monogram Laurel Wreath

November 30, 2016 | No Comments

Greenery is the perfect “every season” decoration. Pine and cedar during the winter, fresh flowers and vines in the spring and summertime, magnolia wreaths… okay. Those are great every single day, let’s be honest! Laurel wreaths are everywhere these days, including our fall printables from a few weeks ago! A good friend of mine saw […]

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How to Host Friendsgiving

November 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

This year will be my first year making a turkey. I’m a little nervous about it even though the instructions are clearly written on the back of the turkey packaging. I figure it could go one of three ways: I burn the turkey a la The Santa Clause; the turkey is so dry its inedible a […]

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Thanksgiving Centerpieces & Decor

November 21, 2016 | No Comments

It’s so easy for this great holiday to get overlooked. When we decorate for Halloween in August & Christmas the day after Halloween, where is the love for Thanksgiving? Even as I am thinking these things, I am listening to my Pandora Christmas station, watching Miracle on 34th Street, and slowly transforming my home into […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

November 18, 2016 | 5 Comments

Which of us hasn’t at one time or another envied someone else? In our culture of putting your best face forward on social media, most of what we see from others is their “highlight reel.” We rarely hear of the struggles and dark times until they are over. It’s easy to look at someone else’s […]

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Hot Apple Cider Bar

November 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Yesterday, my mom and I were talking about Thanksgiving and who’s bringing what for the big family meal, and it hit me. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! Does anyone else feel like this year has just flown by? Once I recovered from that realization, happiness took over because, as y’all know, this season […]

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DIY Wood Gather Sign

November 9, 2016 | 29 Comments

A wood sign is the perfect way to add a rustic element to your home. One of my favorite things to look for when out thrifting are signs, and many times I have to pass on them because they’re either too expensive or too elusive. The good news? You can easily make your own! I’m not […]

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Toddler Trick or Treat Costumes

November 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

It’s November 1st and MIXmas is playing on the radio, but we’re still getting over how much fun last night’s Trick or Treating was! It was the first time for two of our kids to dress up and head out for trick or treating in the neighborhood, and there was a ton of excitement (and way […]

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Fun Activities for Fall

October 29, 2016 | 9 Comments

We share so much on here about our latest projects and favorite recipes, and probably just look like busy bees all the time! There’s so much more to this season than cute outfits, fall scents and good food, though. One of the best things about this season (or any season) is who you spend it with, and […]

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Favorite Fall Recipes: Part 2

October 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Didn’t you just love the recipes from Jess in Part 1? White chili is one of my favorite things to eat, ever! Only in my house, we break the rules and eat it year round (shhh! Don’t tell anyone.). Now it’s time for Part 2! Most of my favorite fall recipes are made by other […]

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