A Hole in the Ground

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It has been forever since I've written about my house!  And yet it's all I can think about.  There are several factors contributing to the delay of our house, but last week I got the call:  The permit was back and they were going to start digging the house! The neighborhood has gone up so fast, it is insane.  Just a couple months ago there was nothing but a dirt road.  Now there are literally 17 houses up and framed and a nearly complete … [Read more...]

Pinners Conference!

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We all love Pinterest, right?  Like obsessed with Pinterest?  Even bloggers like me, who you might think are filled with original ideas, still love to browse on Pinterest for inspiration.  I'll just say it--it's pretty much the greatest thing ever invented. So why not attend the Pinners Conference?  It's held in Utah on November 7th and 8th at the South Towne Expo Center (in Sandy.)  It's filled with classes from tons of your favorite … [Read more...]

Rustic Wood Pumpkins

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These rustic wood pumpkins are simple and classic.   I love this decor for autumn and Halloween. If you aren't comfortable with saws, you could have the home improvement store cut it for you, right while you're picking up your 4x4.  I love 4x4 wood...it's so versatile for crafting.  I actually found my 4x4 in my parents' garage and I took it home and just cut it up with my gorgeous miter saw. What you need: 4x4 wood Decoart … [Read more...]

Edges and Binding Quilts

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My third class I'm taking on Craftsy is called Finishing School:  Edges and Binding. I could have used a class like this four years ago when I first started quilting.  My first quilts had the most abominable binding and after that I found out about mitered corners.  Then I searched the internet for anything I could find on how to make mitered corners and back then, there wasn't much! In Craftsy's Edges and Binding Class you will … [Read more...]

Three Layer Ice Cream Bars

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Schools in session, fall is in the air, and summer is sadly...over.  Sniff!!  We had a wonderful Labor Day celebration last weekend and I made these awesome, summery three-layer ice cream bars.  I used Dreyers ice cream for this recipe, the slow-churned rich, creamy, type.  I used S'mores, Drumstick, and Butter Pecan for these bars but you could use any ice cream combination you want.  But I have to say, this combo was amazing.  The buttery taste … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]