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Baked Brie and Cranberries

Hello friends! Can you believe it's already time for the holidays?! This seems to be the busiest part of the year for me...there is always somewhere to be, and always something food related to bring. I often get tired of the same old thing, so I decided to finally try a recipe I've been seeing [...]

A Beach Bag Essential!

My family and I just returned from a much needed vacation to one of our favorite summer spots...the beach! Every day we spent a couple of hours in the sand and then another few hours at the pool. Thanks to my patient husband, our oldest is now completely comfortable in a swimming pool and can [...]

Spring Season Checklist

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The official Spring season begins tomorrow!  And a new season means a new checklist! Here are a few things to consider adding to your change of season to-do list over the next few days. Flip mattresses. Here’s a little trick for remembering when to flip vs. when to flip and rotate your mattress. Rotate ceiling [...]

Creative Ways to Embellish Your Gifts

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Yesterday we saw some cute ways to wrap gifts but today let's take a look on how to embellish gifts and give them that extra umph! Snow Man Tags Aren't these snow man bread tags just the cutest! Gift Wrap Bow Don't have a bow to top your gift? No problem! My friend Amanda will [...]

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Do you have stacks of old gift bags and several rolls of Christmas, birthday, or baby shower wrapping paper hidden in the corner of your closet? Or are you the kind of person who has to run to the store every time you need to wrap a gift? Good or bad, I lean towards the [...]

11 Creative Christmas Advent Calendars

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Christmas is my favorite time of year! Cleaning gets put in maintenance mode and organizing goes in a completely different direction. Any organization I focus on is related to the Christmas season! That's why when I came across a few advent calendars on pinterest recently, I knew I had to get the ideas organized! Here [...]

10 Winter Must-Do Tips

With the holidays and cold weather upon us, it's time to make some changes in our home. Here are a few easy tips that you can implement this winter to make your home life more comfortable, energy efficient, and productive! Need to pull out your silverware and silver serving dishes for a special dinner? Here's [...]

Using Window Treatments to Save on Heating and Cooling Costs

After 10 years of marriage, there are finally curtains in my home! Well, not in the entire house but only on a couple of windows. I've desired to have them from the beginning but since we were in a state of transition for several years, we just never felt like purchasing curtains to leave behind [...]

Keep an Ongoing Gift List for Yourself and Family

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Tis the season of giving...and receiving! It's that wonderful time of year when generosity abounds and when family and friends begin asking what's on our Christmas list. I personally feel extremely blessed and know that I honestly don't need anything. There's really not much I want either. Perhaps it's because gifts aren't my love language. [...]

Autumn Cleaning Checklist