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Wrapping Up June

I can’t believe June is over.  I want summer break to slow down a little so we can savor these long, uncomplicated days.  I have a feeling life doesn’t plan on slowing down at all so before we jump headfirst into July, let’s take a peek back at the top ten most popular posts in […]

colorful salsa bar

A Salsa Bar

Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the “Make It a Healthier Summer” campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at ... continue reading...

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Oven Baked Brownie S’mores

It's summer which means lots of outside play, summer bucket lists, movies in air conditioned theaters, and sweet treats.  Have you got an afternoon to fill?  Plan to take the kids to a showing of Inside Out and then celebrate after with a pan of oven baked brownie ... continue reading...

a bright summer tablescape

A Summer Tablescape

This post and giveaway was sponsored by the author of Dear Carolina and Mikasa.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. I love summer entertaining: simple grilled meals, chilled pitchers of sweet tea, fresh flowers, and long conversations.  Southern life seems simpler in the ... continue reading...

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20 Sunny Ideas

After months {and months} of flooding rains we're finally seeing the sun again ... and although it's hot, I'm loving the bright days.  That, combined with my recent crush on the color yellow, has me loving all things sunshine.  It seems I'm not the only one loving sunshine ... continue reading...

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DIY Hose Holder

We recently cleared out our back gardens {they had been overtaken with oak shoots} and since we're cleaning up and reorganizing the yard, I decided it was time to make a DIY hose holder.  You can only look at the hose lying in the garden for so long, right {wink}?  This is my ... continue reading...

framed family photos

Family Photo Tree

I finally finished a project that's been in the works for over a year.  It just kept getting put off and put off but our family photo tree is now complete and adding some memorable and colorful decor to our upstairs hallway. A year ago, I bought an old door at Habitat ... continue reading...

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Wood Burned Wood Slice Magnets

The fun, repurposed industrial locker door memo board I hung in Luke's room is sporting handmade, rustic wood burned wood slice magnets with outdoor symbols.  Once Luke's rustic room makeover {finally} happens, these magnets will fit well with the new theme and right now they ... continue reading...