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Book Lover’s Canvas Tote Bag Gift
  I bought a few of these great canvas totes from Pick Your Plum a few months ago after seeing what Lil Mrs. Tori did with them…they are cute on their own, but even more perfect to personalize!     I knew that I wanted to make them into Christmas gifts for my sisters (spoiler alert, Margaret and Ronnie! #lifeofablogger), but the hard part was deciding what to put on them.  In fact, I’m still trying to think of what to do with Ronnie’s…but my sister Margaret has been a book lover for her entire […]
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Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin
  This Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin was a simple project that added some rustic glam to my front porch decor…I am just in love with it!  The best part – it only took 20 minutes!   I purchased some Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive a few weeks ago but wasn’t exactly sure what I’d do with it. It is essentially just 8.5×11 pieces of adhesive with a front and backing that allow you to cut it, and then peel off when you get it where you want it. Turns out, it’s pretty easy and quick to work with (depending […]
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Painted Acorns
  I saw a picture in the most recent Lowe’s Creative Ideas magazine of painted acorns simply displayed in a bowl as fall decor.  It was simple and beautiful!  I knew I wanted to give it a try.     So I went to work harvesting some acorns from our yard.  It turns out that our oak tree must be having an off year, because its acorns are pretty puny…so next time we were on a walk, I started filling up the bottom of the stroller with good acorns I came across, and then emptied […]
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Spiked Sparkling Cider
  For our tailgate party last weekend, I was originally planning on making hot mulled cider.  That’s always one of our favorite tailgating drinks – I make it the day before to let it simmer for several hours, then just re-heat it on our camp stove at the tailgate.   But since the forecast for the day was in the high 60s and sunny, hot cider didn’t sound like such a good idea.  Instead, I served it chilled and mixed with champagne for a “grown-up” spiked sparkling cider.  It was DELICIOUS!!  I did the same […]

stay-at-home mom to a beautiful little girl and handsome baby boy, wife to an incredible husband, and daughter of a loving God. I freely admit that I am not the most creative or original person when it comes to crafting, decorating, organizing, cooking, etc...but I love being inspired by great ideas and putting my own spin on them! Look around, stay a while, and I hope through my unoriginality I can provide some inspiration to you, too! Read More...

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