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Sweet T’s First Celebrity Encounter!

Sweet T met her first celebrity last week. Christy Jordan of Southern Plate fame happened to be at Ann Taylor Loft at the same time as my mom and me. Christy was on a quest for a wrinkle-free blouse for her upcoming Southern Living Magazine photo shoot whilst I was just on a quest to add pieces to my wardrobe that don't have baby food or spit up … [Read More...]

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Wheelbarrow Planter

When we first moved into our house over a year ago I found this old wheelbarrow in the "back 40" and knew immediately that I wanted to turn it into a flower planter. This is kind of the look I'm going for. Something simple and old fashioned to match the theme of our home design. So I had Hubs wheel it around to the front of the … [Read More...]

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Sunday Sweets: Fresh Fruit Feeder

My aunt put a couple of mesh infant feeders in Sweet T's stocking this past Christmas and this week I decided to see if she was ready for them. She was! I put some plum pieces in there and you'd think she'd died and gone to heaven. There's video at the end of the post. … [Read More...]

Crochet Easter Basket

What do you think of Sweet T's crochet Easter basket? My dad says it will make a nice "hareloom" to pass down. Nyuck, nyuck, nuck. The best thing about it is its size. I've got to get away with tiny Easter baskets before she wises up! You can find the Crochet Easter Basket pattern by clicking the link. You'll have to register at Lion Brand … [Read More...]

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Repurposed Storm Windows

Hubs built a mini-greenhouse/cold frame with our old storm windows. I love repurposing! Our first planting of sugar snaps peas are coming up, but the second batch that I planted two weeks later got washed out. Here in the South we have a long growing season, but February and March are generally so wet that it seems difficult to direct sow … [Read More...]

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Window Project

It's way too nice of a day outside to be blogging and my poor washed out garden beckons so this will be a short post. Just wanted to show off my new windows! This is the first time since we've been married that I've had windows that actually open and that I will bother cleaning. In the previous three homes we've lived in together the windows were … [Read More...]

Crane Cool Mist Humidifier Giveaway – CLOSED

The winner is...Congrats, Chany! Please respond to your winning notification within 48 hours or another winner will be selected. Over the course of our marriage we've been using a warm mist/steam humidifier in our bedroom at night. Gas or woodburning heat zaps the moisture in the air and I can't stand to wake up in the middle of the night feeling … [Read More...]

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P90X

I hesitate to even post this considering the best way for me to jinx an exercise regimen is to blog about it.  That's what happened with my latest Couch to 5K attempt anyway and I'm sure has everything to do with blogging about it and nothing to do with lack of character and discipline on my part. ;) Today starts day one of the P90X program for … [Read More...]

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Kitchen Project

The previous owner of our home almost completely gutted our 1960's rancher and turned it into a rustic farmhouse. This really isn't my style. Our previous home I had decorated in a Tuscan style and if money were no object my house would look like a Pottery Barn or Anthropologie catalog. I've learned to embrace the rustic style over the last year … [Read More...]

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Crochet Hat for Spring

Look! I crocheted something that isn't play food! Sweet T now has a pretty little hat with interchangeable flowers. It was really easy to make, especially the hat. It's just double crochet with a little scallop (ch 3, skip, sc) on the edge. I still haven't decided how to make the flowers interchangeable. Alligator clips maybe?The flowers work up so … [Read More...]

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What does simplicity mean to you?

It's interesting how the concept for simplicity can mean completely different things to different people. My mom and I were discussing this and for her, simplicity usually equals ease. She'd rather buy it than make it, pay full price rather than clip a coupon, and she places a premium on convenience. For her, that's simple living. This got me to … [Read More...]

Wondering what to get him for Valentine's Day? Watch your man soak up the admiration with this Valentine's day gift for him.

What To Get Him for Valentine’s Day?

Wondering what to get him for Valentine's Day? OK, so a true Valentines idea for him would be skipping the holiday altogether (or participating in an activity that isn't suitable to mention on a family-friendly blog *snark snark*), but since us girls aren't going to let them get away with that, we can at least give our guy a gift he'll appreciate … [Read More...]

Easy Hot Spinach Dip (Death By Spinach Dip)

This easy hot spinach dip has taken our family and church by storm. My aunt discovered it on the back of a Duke's mayonnaise jar and has made it for us three times in the last month for potlucks, birthdays, etc. We can't get enough of it and it's too good not to share. You may want to double the recipe because you can't have too much! Print … [Read More...]

“I just don’t have time”

This phrase has crept its way into my speech and thoughts more and more over the last five months. My favorite variant is the sarcastic "Oh I should do that in my spare time." I'm trying to eradicate this attitude. It reeks of martyrdom and the truth is we all pretty much have the time to do what we want to do. It's a matter of choices and … [Read More...]