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20 Things to throw away right now. Decluttering and organizing for the new year!

Decluttering Tips: 20 things to toss out NOW

Decluttering is something many of us start to think about in January. The excess of Christmas and the thought of a fresh start with the beginning of a new year usually inspires me to reclaim some space! Plus, clutter gives me anxiety. How about you? Maybe I'm just weird. Below are 20 things you can donate, trash, or "re-home" today to declutter … [Read More...]

DIY "Socktopus" All you need is a sock, some filling (cotton balls will work!) craft glue and googly eyes. Fun rainy day craft to do with kids!

Fun Kid Craft: “Socktopus” Octopus Sock Puppet. No sew!

These little octopus puppets are made from boot socks. No sewing is involved and they make for a fun little craft to do with the kids.   For each socktopus you will need 1 sock (use a boot sock for longer legs) twine, jute, ribbon, or string 2 googly eyes fiberfill or cotton balls for stuffing scissors craft glue Step 1 - … [Read More...]

Why you might need a break from social media and how to do it even if your business depends on it!

How to Take a Vacation from Social Media

How to take a social media vacation...just don't check your social media accounts. The end. Right? Maybe for some people it's that simple, but for other (like me) stepping away from social media isn't quite that easy.   If you blog or own a business, social media is part of your bread and butter. Asking a blogger to quit … [Read More...]

Planning is crucial to a successful Whole 30. Set yourself up for success with these 30 Whole30 Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipes

30 Whole30 Freezer to Slow Cooker Recipes

It's a new year and many of us are creating New Year's Resolutions when it comes to our health, or at least trying to undo all the damage we did at Christmastime. The Whole30 Program is a popular lifestyle overhaul that's quite effective...if you can stick to it. Planning is paramount to a successful Whole30 so if you're plunging into the program … [Read More...]

How to Hand Stamp a Spoon - Everything you needs to know to get start metal stamping for the first time

How to Hand Stamp Spoons

Over the past couple of months I've really enjoyed learning how to stamp spoons. There's a whole world of metal stamping out there from personalized jewelry to keychains that I haven't dipped a toe into yet because I'm having too much fun with vintage silver spoons. Silver spoons are easier to stamp than you think. Here's how you can make one … [Read More...]

These Holiday Scalloped Potatoes make a festive side dish with minimal effort. Plus...bacon

Holiday Scalloped Potatoes

The "holidaze" are here and our calender is full! Between Christmas parties, holiday activities, and family visiting, we're keeping a hectic pace around here. Thanks to convenient products like Betty Crocker Potatoes, I've been able to get dinner on the table most nights without resorting to pizza delivery. For these Holiday Scalloped … [Read More...]

These Meatball Mini Phyllo Cups with Cranberry Pecan Relish are an easy holiday appetizer that look much more involved than they really are.

Meatball Mini Phyllo Cups with Cranberry Pecan Relish

Christmas will be here in 10 short days! This year, I'm focusing on quick and easy recipes to bring to events or serve to guests. All I want for Christmas is my sanity in tact. ;) Last Friday night I hosted the appetizer course of a progressive dinner. I wanted something original and impressive to serve without biting off more than I could … [Read More...]

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Osmo iPad Game System Giveaway – Ends 12/26

Remember when screen time concerns meant that parents worries their kids were standing too close to the TV? How simple those days seem now! Computers, tablets, smart phones, and gaming devices are all here to stay, and it's a challenge for today's parents to monitor all those screens, regulate screen time, and ensure devices are being used as a … [Read More...]

This Easy Velveeta Fudge (yep, Velveeta!) is such a time saver! Make it for Holiday events or cookies swaps.

Easy Fudge Recipe using Velveeta

How is the holiday season going for your so far? Are you managing all of the activities, get-togethers, shopping, gift wrapping, planning, and traveling involved? I'm staying afloat over here, but I'm not going to lie...it's been challenging. One thing that has helped (besides just saying no to a lot of things) has been finding simple, easy … [Read More...]

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Fashion Friday: Flannel!

Flannel is back! I've only waited 17 years for this. ;) Thankfully, flannel has come back with a little more flair . No need to rifle through your Dad's closet for the baggiest, most weathered shirt. I'm rocking some feminine, fitted flannel this season along with skinny jeans. Pearl earrings and this Prince Charming necklace from Birch … [Read More...]

This Frozen Eggnog Pie is so quick and easy. Perfect for the busy holiday season. Bring it to a holiday party when you are short on time (or inclination, ha!)

Quick and Easy Frozen Eggnog Pie Recipe

The holiday season has most of us hurrying and scurrying everywhere, so I need to bring recipes to seasonal events that take very little of my time to create (can I get an amen?) Last week I made this quick and easy Frozen Eggnog Pie for a Thanksgiving event at our church. It was a hit! Best of all, it comes together so quickly and easily. Isn't it … [Read More...]

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With Couponmate Never Miss an Online Deal!

Online shopping has almost become an artform, with savvy shoppers scouring the net for the best deals. It can be entirely time consuming trying to snag codes for the best savings. The new money-saving tool CouponMate is a free extension that alerts you to the biggest and best codes available when you're shopping at a supported site. Currently, … [Read More...]

Make these DIY paper ornaments to mark each day of Advent by opening your ornament into a star! When your tree is full of stars, Christmas is here.

DIY Star Paper Christmas Ornaments for Advent

We've never really thought much about Advent or used advent calenders around here, but this year we're going to start. Why? Sweet T doesn't understand why we aren't opening presents right now (super spiritual reason, right?) The tree is up, therefore it is Christmas. Hopefully these DIY Star Advent Ornaments will help with her concept of … [Read More...]

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This Year’s Christmas Cards!

It may not even be Thanksgiving yet, but I've been thinking about Christmas cards since late summer. It's a process! Step 1 - Figure out coordinating family outfits Step 2 - Have a friend take pictures of matchy-matchy family Step 3 - Edit acne off my face in the photos Step 4 - Create and order Christmas cards from Vistaprint Maybe I'm … [Read More...]