Cute Burlap Wreath

Have you ever woken up in the morning and thought, “I’m going to be super creative and house-wifey today!  My kids will be impressed!  My house will be clean and I will do crafty projects!”  Then by the time you get the kids off to school, get your morning run in, shower, make the beds and throw in laundry there is very little time to be crafty and creative.  Here is a very cute, easy, burlap wreath.  It took me 5 minutes to make.  Seriously.  Anyone can do this!  Just 5 minutes to feel like the crafty, creative, domestic diva you are!

fall decorating

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Weekly Menu 9/15 – 9/19

Fall is my favorite season.  There are just so many things to love about it.  The colors, the cool air, the outfits (sweaters and boots), the smells (apples and cinnamon, anyone?), and most of all, the foods!  Now you can really get down with the heavier (though not fattening) foods to fill the belly and warm you through.  This is a warmth inspired weekly menu!

weekly menu

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Fall Decorating

Fall is here!  We had a couple of days of cooler weather.  Temperatures didn’t get above 75 degrees.  It was heaven!  I immediately picked through everything in my attic, ran to Hobby Lobby, bought a whole bunch of fall decor, lit my favorite fall scented candle and got to work.  I love days like that!  The creativity flows and it’s not scorchingly hot.  As I was decorating, I realized how much I have learned in all my years of fussing around my house.  I’d like to pass on some words of encouragement and advice.  Because don’t we all need a little of that now and again?!

falldecorating

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Butternut Squash Soup – A Fall Favorite

This is one of my most favorite fall recipes EVER!  As soon as the air gets a bit of a chill and the leaves take on a tinge of yellow and orange, this goes in the pot.  Creamy and silky, this soup boasts flavors from the whole season.  It will not disappoint even the pickiest eaters.

butternut squash soup

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Weekly Menu 9/8 – 9/12

It’s September!  It’s Fall!  It’s time for apples and squash and kale!  Are you with me?  Fall is my favorite time of year.   Especially when in starts to get a bit chilly and you need a sweater and boots and a hearty soup.  Mmmmmmm.  This weekly menu will definitely get you in the mood!

weekly menu

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2015 Color Forecast

I have seen so many amazing rooms lately!  Have you?  And all of these gorgeous rooms lead me to believe that there are some fantastic color trends emerging.  I know it seems a bit premature.  Here is my own 2015 color forecast.

2015 colors

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Antique Hunting and Thrifting

One of my favorite things to do is wander around antique shops and thrift stores.  I don’t necessarily have to buy something.  I just love to wander.  However, if something catches my eye, I will snatch it up in a heart beat.  And that is exactly what happened recently when I went on a little antique and thrift jaunt.

antiquehunting

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Happy Labor Day!

I hope that everyone enjoys their Labor Day!  Relax and love the last days of summer.  In lieu of a weekly menu, I’d like to share some of my favorite Labor Day activities!

Labor Day Fun!

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Basil Cream Sauce

I love pasta!  I could eat it every day.  And nothing makes pasta better than a good sauce.  I shared my easy marinara sauce with you all.  Now I’d like to share the equally as easy Basil Cream Sauce.

Basil Cream Sauce

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Sprucing Up the Desk Chair

My desk chair is really old.  Not antique old, but seen its share of wear and tear kind of old.  I bought it for $49.99 about 13 years ago.  And it feels and looks like a chair that cost $49.99.  But it has lasted this long.  I think it just needs a little sprucing. Considering my latest obsession with nailhead trim….. Well, I’m sure you can figure it out.

Desk Chair Makeover

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