10 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas

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Here in Utah, there are only about 3 weeks left until school starts! And yes, I did say that with an exclamation point because I'm SO ready for my kids to be back in a routine. This summer has been long for us, since all our money is going into building our house, we didn't take a vacation or go anywhere. And I'm impatient this year, since I'm dying to be in my own house which won't be done until Christmas. But Back to SCHOOL...I think we are … [Read more...]

Low-Carb Turkey Taco Salad

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It's that time of year again--eating healthy.  It's so hard sometimes, isn't it?  I've been struggling to find healthy meals that aren't super boring.  We typically try to each lower-carb meals when trying to eat healthy because there's something about eating refined carbohydrates that just defeats weight loss. But here's one way to do taco salad that is really healthy.  Taco salad can end up being pretty unhealthy if you douse it with … [Read more...]

Smores Crack

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One the most delicious treats I discovered this year was crack.  Bear with me--not the drug obv (that sounds way too edgy for a craft blog) but CRACK in the sense that it yes, it is THAT addicting.  It's sweet and salty, caramel and chocolate, aaahhhh.... My first recipe was Cadbury Crack.  Now I'm loving the new Dove dark chocolates, so I wanted to try making it with that.  I'm not normally a dark chocolate fan, but this chocolate is just so … [Read more...]

Puzzle Photo Frames Gift & Giveaway!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations. As Moms and Dads get older, I feel like they get harder and harder to give meaningful gifts to.  They always seem to have everything they want, and things like movies or lotion sometimes feel lame.  When giving to parents, you just really want to give them something that demonstrates your love for them and shows them their life and accomplishments.  For most people, … [Read more...]

20 Handmade Christmas Gifts to Start Now

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I know Christmas is RIGHT around the corner and you all are super excited to see all the Christmas ornaments at Hobby Lobby right?? Seeing as it's July...maybe not so much.  But I always like to post some handmade Christmas gifts at this time because Christmas is so overwhelming with the number of things you have to do that handmade gifts tend to not happen.  If you put them off until December, chances are it will become next year's gift am I … [Read more...]

Chevron Design Listerine

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Listerine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. So I'm married to a dentist.  And Oral Health is always a big issue of importance in our family.  This also means we always have a plethora of dental supplies in our very lacking-in-storage bathroom.  And while I can usually put most of it away and out of sight, I never have a good place to store the giant bottle of Listerine mouthwash. … [Read more...]

20 Barstool Makeovers

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I think the best way to get new-to-you home decor AND furniture is to buy or inherit old stuff and refinish or repurpose it.  My entire house is chalk-full of refinished furniture and I have to say, when people come to my house they are always blown away by the amount of refinished furniture that is in my house.  Seriously, almost everything.  That's the life of a DIY blogger though. My sister-in-law was telling me the other day how proud she … [Read more...]

Six Ways to Use Shelf Liner When Living With Kids

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This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes I pretend that I'm an adult. Wait no--I AM an adult. But often when I look around my house I think "Why is my house so messy? I didn't make that mess. Those aren't my things." It's obvious that I live with kids. When you live with kids, your life is taken over by them. And so are the messes. I try my hardest to have a clean and beautiful home, but after cleaning up … [Read more...]