12 Amazing Salmon Recipes

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In the summer, there's nothing better than a great salmon fry with family and friends to eat yummy food and celebrate the summer!  And then you can keep eating it the rest of the year to take you back to those lazy, hazy, crazy summer days.  But if cooking salmon is intimidating to you salmon newbies, all it takes is the perfect recipe to get your confidence in cooking this tender fish and wowing your entire family! Here's a list of 15 amazing … [Read more...]

Americana DIY Abstract Art

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I recently became interested in abstract art.  Like the DIY kind.  I'm not a 'real artist' so as to not offend 'real artists' but anyone can create a basic piece of abstract art and get their creative juices flowing.  It's actually very relaxing to create a sea scape or other kinds of simple abstract art and these particular pieces I made are SO, so easy to do.  So get the supplies and go make your own DIY abstract art! Supplies: Gold … [Read more...]

Summer Taco Party

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This post was sponsored by Target, all opinions are my own. This weekend we had a whole bunch of family in town so we offered to host a big dinner.  I've been really into gourmet tacos lately, so I thought it would be fun to throw a 'taco party' and have a giant taco bar. The first thing I did was head to Target to find the perfect entertaining dinnerware and decor.  They have such a fun and colorful line of items, I couldn't wait to … [Read more...]

10 Painting Hacks

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Glad, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #pressnsealhacks http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I do a LOT of painting.  On any given week, I will probably have painted at LEAST once, most likely more, and sometimes I painted all week.  It depends on the project I'm doing and the status of said project.  However, along the way, I have learned a few … [Read more...]

Habitat for Humanity

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There's one organization that I've always wanted to be more involved in:  Habitat for Humanity.  This is right up my alley.  I would love to roll up my sleeves and help build homes for people in need.  It would be so great to do that kind of service, using the skills I have developed over the years and also learning so much more. This year Procter & Gamble is celebrating 10 years of partnering with Habitat for Humanity on building, … [Read more...]

Coastal Bedroom Decor

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I couldn't do a full makeover for my bedroom this time...I honestly didn't have the energy to pull out all the stops like I wanted to.  But I did give it a little refresh.  Here's the before: And here's the after: A little color goes a long way!  I only added a few items and trimmed out the windows.  I still want to do a ceiling treatment, wall treatments, new paint colors, maybe some wallpaper, new lighting, and hang … [Read more...]

Summer Math Program

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When I was in first grade, I was abominable at math.  I wasn't great in a lot of areas, actually, but math was something I always struggled with.  I was much too busy being social to care about learning.  And my parents were super busy with their other ten kids to ensure I always did my homework.  By third grade, I was demoted to the lower level math class because I just wasn't keeping up with the smarter kids.  (On the plus side, I felt like a … [Read more...]

Metallic Gold Foil Pillows

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I really wanted some more gold accents in my daughter's room, so I thought some gold foil pillows would be perfect.  And I love how they turned out, especially the little stars. My daughter's room is going to be a long road.  I can't decide what I want and even though I have visions in my head, it doesn't always end up going that direction.  I can't just throw out all her existing stuff, I have to find ways to incorporate it. I even … [Read more...]