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It’s the most wonderful time year. And by most wonderful, I mean craziest, most stressful, busiest, and most expensive time of the year. Between parties, shopping, decorating, crafting, and baking, it’s really easy to forget about things like…eating. And I don’t mean cookies and candy. I’m talking about real meals made with real food. If...

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Well, I’m not sure how it happened so fast but the holidays are upon us once again! And according to Instagram, a lot of you have already started your Christmas decorating! I’m starting soon and I’m really looking forward to it this year thanks to a little advance planning for my holiday cleaning. I’ve been...

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I know, I know. In this world of Instagram and Pinterest perfection, it might be a little surprising that I’m advocating using a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. And also surprising because I did an entire post with a schedule for cooking Thanksgiving. But hear me out. This year, my baby girl Alex is hosting Thanksgiving at...

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Are you freaking out because this is your first year hosting Thanksgiving dinner and you’re not sure you can pull it off? Fret not, little turkey. I’m here for you. Since I’ve been through this many times, I can assure you this is totally doable with the help of some Thanksgiving dinner planning. I want...

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In my house, Thanksgiving is probably 90% about the food and 10% about the Thanksgiving decorations. I have to be honest, setting a fancy table has never been one of my strongest suits. “Plates? Yep. Silverware? Yep. Something to drink? Yep. OK, let’s eat.” But since I’ve entered the world of a homeowner, DIY’er and...

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I was at Dollar Tree a few a weeks ago and they had the best Halloween crafting supplies! They had deco mesh in all the Halloween colors, ribbon, and some spooky accessories that could be attached to the wreath. So of course, I was inspired to make another deco mesh Halloween wreath. Yes, another. I...

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You know you’re getting old when you pull out the line “they just don’t make X like they used to”. I’m at that point because I believe “they just don’t make movies like they did in the 80’s”. The 80’s produced some of the most iconic movies of all time (or at least iconic to...

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All summer long, I’ve been giving my front porch the stinkeye. I had painted it a couple of years ago to freshen it up a bit.  It was just a plain old concrete porch with some paint splatters from the last time the ceiling was painted. At the time, I wasn’t sure if it was...

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