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Here’s What I Think of Home Decor Trends

Not that you asked. ‘Cause you didn’t. But a conversation with a dear friend the other day prompted me to share what I think of home decor trends. Whether you want to know or not. Home Decor Trends Can Go Suck It There I said it. And I mean it. There’s no shortage of articles online… 

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DIY Magnetic Words

I’m not a big fan of stuff all over my fridge – I prefer to keep it clean and simple looking. But these DIY Magnetic Words are so much fun I can’t help but “clutter” up my fridge with them! Or take them in the car (on a metal tray or lid) for some road trip… 

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Classic Hot Toddy Recipe

Baby, it’s cold outside! Brrr. I don’t know about you, but when it’s cold I love me a warm drink to get feeling all warm and toasty again. This classic hot toddy recipe is sure to warm your insides – and it’s even said to help relieve coughs and colds. For adults only of course! Classic… 

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Meal Planning for Beginners

Last week I posted about Dean and I working on getting healthy this year. I talked about not using a diet program but that we’d be focusing on moving more and eating well. One thing that has helped me stay on top of healthy eating in the past is meal planning. Balancing food over the course… 

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Easy Pom-Pom Garland Tutorial

Quick, actually-doable crafts for the home are my thing. Because you know how much I like easy, right? And pretty. Well this pom-pom garland is so easy, your kids could join in the fun. And they just happen to be adorable and affordable too! Easy Pom-Pom Garland Tutorial Supplies yarn scissors ruler Instructions 1. Cut… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #101

Happy New Year!!! Did you have a great holiday? Have you gotten back into the swing of things this week?  GF/DF Mud Pie by Simply 123 Allergy Free | Quick and Easy Brow Tutorial by My Newest Addiction | Self Sufficiency Goals by Little House Living | A Look Back by Little Brags  This Week’s Featured Links… 

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Between-the-Glass Blinds or Shades!

I adore window blinds. Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of curtains (drapery panels). But for increasing privacy and blocking light, I like to have blinds too. What I don’t like about blinds, though, is that they get so freaking dusty! The kids and dog can mess with them too, making them hang… 

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Budget-Friendly Kitchen Makeover

Tanya and her Handy Hubby finally found their dream home on the shores of Lake Superior, but they weren’t left with a huge budget for renovating or decorating. The kitchen, with awkward, small upper cabinets, dated tile and peeling laminate counters, really cramped their style. Although they’re saving for a full renovation, that could be… 

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Why I Only Did #Whole30 for 2 Days (And What I Plan To Do Instead)

People tend to talk about these things in the new year. Because of that, you may see this as just another New Year’s resolution in a sea of resolutions that will be cast aside by mid-February. But it’s not. It can’t be. You see, I turn forty in 2016. And I promised myself that I wouldn’t be in this (round,… 

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5 Slow Cooker Recipes for a Snow Day

Life is busy. Busier than ever before. On particularly busy days, my slow cooker is like my best friend. Winter is a great time to put that slow cooker to use too – so a hot meal is ready when you need it. Just click on the recipe you’d like below and get ready to… 

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Weekend Retreat Link Party #100

Happy First of the Year! We’re still not back in the swing of things – but if you’ve got something to share, we’d love to see it!!! Twinkies Banana Cream Pie by Kleinworth & Co. | White Chippy Dresser and Cutting Board Gallery Wall by Shades of Blue Interiors | Mocha Iced Coffee Float with… 

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Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, FRIENDS! May this new year 2015 bring you much joy, growth and peace. xo, Shannon “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta

Comfort food is the best when the temps are cooler. And somehow the smell of food simmering in the slow cooker all day just adds to the cozy comfort of this Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta!   Slow Cooker Pizza Pasta   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 4 hours Total time 4 hours 10 mins… 

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