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mothers day - don't buy this
We're all friends here right?  Yes?  Okay then I am going to get real about Mother's Day and what we moms really want and what we DO NOT want.  First of all, let's talk about what Mother's Day is.  It's a day to show our love and appreciation for the moms in our lives.  The women who gave us life, cared for us, taught us to be the people we are today, and are still in our corner cheering us on all the time.  There is nothing like the unconditional love of a mother. I think it's safe to say that most mothers spend the majority ...
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Easter table 2
Hello friends!  We are officially into spring and well on our way to Easter Sunday.  I don't know about you, but Easter is definitely one of those days when my family gathers together to celebrate.  I love to host our family celebrations, and I like to make things special.  This includes setting  a beautiful table for our guests.  So, today, I'd like to show you three ideas for dressing up your Easter table.  However these ideas will also work for a simple luncheon or any kind of dinner party. Table 1 For this table, I wanted something simple and pretty.  So, I chose to use ...
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Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  After a week of gray skies, we had a beautiful weekend.  So, I spent it outside ~  cleaning up our patio, doing some spring planting, and a little decorating.  We also celebrated my mom and dad's birthday with a special dinner.  As you know, it's springtime!  Time for bunnies, nests, pastel colors, and beautiful flowers.  If you like to add little seasonal touches to your home, I have found some great DIY, crafty ideas for you.  Many of these are super easy and do-able ~ even for you non-crafters out there.  So, get comfy and read on. Spring DIYs  ...
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15 Valentine's Ideas
Hello my friend.  I'm glad you stopped by today.  Are you aware that Valentine's Day is quickly sneaking up on us?  It will be here before you know it.  I hate when a holiday or special occasion sneaks up on me and I am unprepared and scrambling.   Therefore, in order to help you out today I have found some super cute Valentine's Day crafts and ideas to help you make this day extra special and filled with love. 15 Awesome Valentine's Day Ideas 1.   Here's a fun idea if you have any random piles of crayons in your house  - broken or otherwise.  I ...
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Well it's time for the NFL Playoffs, which mean we are getting closer to the BIG GAME day.  Around here in a house of 4 men, that's a big deal.  And, since it's looking good for the Cowboys this year #it'sbeenalongimecommin' ~ I think that's an occasion to celebrate and gather friends and family to cheer on the home team.  We won't even talk about how my oldest son is a Patriots fan.  #ahousedivided  Read on to find some helpful hints for hosting your own Super Bowl party. Anyway, back to what I know better than football - how to throw a party.  Of course ...
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Now that the holidays are behind us and the Christmas decor has been put away, it's time for me to start planning my first monthly gathering.  This month I will be hosting a hot chocolate bar for friends and neighbors.  A hot chocolate bar is a super easy way to welcome friends and warm up during this oh so cold month. Want to host your own?  Here's how: You will need to gather your paper goods.  While these cups are super cute, the holidays are over.  So I decided to go with a black and light blue color scheme. The light blue makes me think of snowflakes and ...
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Hello sweet friend.  I am so glad you're here!  I've been thinking a lot about goals lately.  You know, the start of a new year can do that.   It's good to have a goal, to have something to focus on.  Today I want to put into writing one of my goals for 2017.  Putting it in writing will hold me accountable, and it's one reason this blog has been created. Let me take you back in time a few years.  When my boys were young one of  my favorite things to do was to plan their birthday parties.  I LOVE everything about planning parties ...
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