The Day My Friend Cleaned My Closet

I’m generally a tidy person. A place for everything, and everything in it’s place. This rule of thumb covers pretty much all areas of my life with 2 exceptions: my van and my bedroom (closet generally). Not to say my house isn’t ever messy (I have three kids, COME ON!), but Mama’s happiest when things are in order. I’ll tidy my bedroom closet every couples months or so. Any sisters out there who try on […]

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Meal Plan Monday – May 21- June 3

We’ve reached that time of year where I want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside enjoying the nice weather. Although, as I write this it’s down pouring, but you know what I mean. With spring and summer I think grill, grill, grill for every meal, but the convenience of my crockpot never let’s me fully let go, even when nice weather is upon us. This meal plan is a combination […]

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Freshen Up Your Face for Summer

If you live in the dry cold North like me, you come out of winter with dry dull skin. The first days of sun on your face feel like a million bucks and you just can’t wait to get a little color back in your life! And those white pasty legs, oh man, I won’t even go there, just let me encourage you to start shaving regularly again 😉 A sun kissed glow sure makes […]

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Meal Plan Monday – April 30 – May 13

If you popped in our home for dinner during the week you might notice we aren’t eating what I have on our meal plan. Most nights we do, but one of the benefits of meal planning is having options. If something doesn’t sound great, or we want to change it up, we have the flexibility to do that because we have the ingredients on hand. It feels good to have our meal plan for the […]

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Playing Catch Up

My friend and I were raking at our Spring clean-up day at Camp on Saturday and she mentioned I haven’t blogged in a while. AH! I know, I said, I’ve been so busy. She reminded me I’m supposed to share my messy stuff too 😉 Easter weekend was a beautiful long weekend filled with lots of family time and get togethers. My house suffered majorly from running in and out barely being home to tidy […]

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DIY Project Table Make-Over

Years ago I snatched this table up from a garage sale for $6. It was a honey oak color with a glass top, and though I didn’t love the color, it was exactly what I was looking for. So I gave it a quick paint job and left the glass top and it worked perfectly behind our couch in our first home, and then along our wall where we live now.  A year or so […]

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Meal Plan Monday – April 2 – 15

By default I penciled in hearty, winter comfort foods for the next couple of weeks. I’m hoping the weather keeps warming and we make the transition to grilling…all.the.time very soon. This meal plan consists of a few recipes I snagged from friends who shared their families liked them, so I’m sure my family will too. They’re not picky, so I mix it up on them often. My slow cooker is getting it’s workout the next […]

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Meal Plan Monday – March 26 – April 1

Let me just tell you meal planning every week is for the pits. I can’t wait to get back to my normal every two weeks in April. Whew, I tried. I failed. Why fix something when it ain’t broke! Terry and I snuck away to a friend’s lake house in Glen Shores last Thursday. We enjoyed some time alone and then my in-laws brought the girls out to spend the rest of the weekend with […]

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Friday Favorites – Black & White Stripes

Happy Friday, everyone! Do you find yourself drawn to a certain color palette, design, or style? For me black and white stripes can draw me in from the greatest of distances. It’s like they’re screaming my name and I want to have them ALL! I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things – black and white stripe edition. (I could have done a list of a dozen things, but for your sake, I […]

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Meal Plan Monday March 12-18

I’m running an experiment with my meal planning process. I’ve been noticing a substantial amount of waste coming out of my produce drawers and bins in my pantry and I don’t like it. Because of that, I’m going to try shopping one week at a time for the rest of the month. My goals are this: to see if we reduce the amount of wasted food, to see if we save money by not bulking […]

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