Winter Storage Solutions

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This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Rubbermaid but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FallFixUp http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV As you might know, we have been renting a walkout basement apartment for the last two years.  This has been a good place for us to transition while my husband was a resident and while we wait for our house to be built (which feels like it is taking forever!) … [Read more...]

Better Homes and Gardens Style Showcase

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Back in May, I worked with Better Homes and Gardens to do my Master Bedroom Makeover.  Shortly after that, I received an email that made me SO excited.  They were inviting little ole me to be a part of their Live Better Blogger Network!  This means I get to work with BHG for the next year, creating inspiring projects and spaces with their amazing BHG at Walmart products.   We kicked off the year by getting to visit their … [Read more...]

25 Incredibly Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

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Every time I've been to the grocery store lately, when I'm in the checkout line--I spot all the magazines filled with wonderful fall baking pictures. But check out this roundup and you will see some equally if not MORE wonderful fall baking pictures. More pumpkin recipes than you could possible dream of. Not a fan of pumpkin? I challenge you to look at these recipes and try one or two and THEN decide if you still really don't like it. Then I'll … [Read more...]

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Fall baking season, am I right?  I don't actually bake that much but something gets into my blood during the autumn and all I want to do is just fill my kitchen with warm baked smells!  Fall baking nearly always includes spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.  And of course you can actually buy them mixed into one tiny container called 'pumpkin pie spice.'  But how about saving some money and just making your own DIY pumpkin pie spice? … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Maple Donut Recipe

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Oh yes--you read right.  It's pumpkin time!  (No Heidi--it's still summer!)  Well really you can cook with pumpkin all year round if you'd like.  But this is a great treat just right for the fall.  And fall is my most favorite time of year so you can bet your boopie that I will be sharing lots of fall things already. I'm a donut girl.  My mom loved donuts so as a kid, that was always our go-to choice of treat.  She was such a fan of … [Read more...]

Quilting on Craftsy: Class Giveaway!

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In my last Craftsy post, I told y'all I was going to start taking some online quilting classes.  My first class was a mini-class about quilting and color theory.  Now I've moved on to a full length class, called a Garden of Quilted Possibilities.  It's a great beginning quilting class that teaches about piecing to make letters, applique, a Dresden quilt block, and more.  And today you can enter to win this class--read on!   The … [Read more...]

20 Beautiful Fall Wreaths

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With fall approaching, it's nice to dress up your house slowly, adding in the colors and elements of autumn one by one, so you don't get overwhelmed and sick of it.  So far I've added in a few candles and pops of orange and red.  I'm not ready to change out my whole mantel but doing it this way helps me to embrace fall (not that I need any help, I love fall!) To inspire your fall decorating, here are 20 fall wreaths that you may not have seen … [Read more...]

DIY Dirty Diet Coke

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If you don't know what Dirty Diet Coke is, here's what it is:  the most delicious form of Diet Coke you have ever tasted.  There's a couple of new stores/restaurants (I'm not sure what to call them since they serve nothing but treats) around my town that serve a dirty Diet Coke.  They don't cost much, so why the need to do my own?  Because every time we wait in the 10 minute line, my kids will be begging for cookies, ice cream, or their own … [Read more...]