2 Year House Anniversary

Where did the time go?  I looked up and we have been in this house for 2 years!  And I still have so much more to do!  But here is a little recap of what we have accomplished at home in the past year.  It’s out 2 year house anniversary!  (You can read our 1 year house anniversary here.)  And I still have more goals to accomplish.  (I’ve gotta take a better picture of my house!)

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Amazing Easter Eggs

Y’all, there are some crazy talented people out there!  I mean super talented!  I was just looking for some creative Easter egg ideas to do with my kids during their days off of school this week and could not believe what I saw.  So I had to share it with you, of course! (And by the way, we are going with the straight up dye and glitter. We won’t be making the coolest list this year!)

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Fried Ravioli – An Anytime Food

Are you a fan of Italian food?  I am.  Big time!  If you tell me a food is Italian, I’m likely to eat it.  One of my Italian favorites is ravioli.  Sadly, my children don’t share my enthusiasm for these little packets of deliciousness.  So I tried to jazz them up.  I had heard of fried ravioli, but couldn’t find a recipe that actually told me what to do.  I decided it had to be pretty simple so I just went for it.  Here’s how I did it.

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Trying Out a New Paint

Recently I tried out a new paint for some projects I was working on. It is Amy Howard at Home One Step Paint. And that name is totally telling you the truth. No prep work or finishing work needed. It is totally one step. And the color palette is amazing. It’s like perusing a Paris Flea Market. If you have never heard of them, please check them out.

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(All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.)

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Dry Brushed Orbs

You know what an orb is, right?  We have all seen them or possibly have them.  They are those round, concentric circles that form an open ball of sorts.  They are usually made out of metal but I’ve seen them in wood or woven like a basket.  Anyway…… I had some and I found them boring.  So they sat in a closet until I was inspired!  (yeah, you know how that goes…..)

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My Son’s Bathroom – Update

So we have torn it apart.  We are completely in the middle of the bathroom remodel for my son.  There’s nothing there but the tile floor.  THE TILE FLOOR!  What a hug hiccup!  We had no idea that this would happen.  Hopefully it is easily fixed!

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Vanilla Scones with Glaze or Drizzle

I love scones…. and the only person who loves them more than me is my daughter.  We have made a few different recipes for vanilla scones, but this time we kind of put together our own.  It came out so yummy.  I mean, YUMMY!  They were gone in a matter of hours.  Give them a try.

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My Daughter’s Room

When we first moved into our house, I set out to make sure our kids rooms were awesome!  I wanted them perfectly put together and to reflect their individual personalities.  All the while, doing it on a budget.  Needless to say, things change and children grow.  And for now, my daughter has a room that is as bold and fierce as she is.  It is the ultimate DIY girls bedroom.

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Knock off Serena and Lily Wallpaper

Remember a few weeks ago when I tried to do sharpie wallpaper?  Yeah, well, we all know how that turned out.  But I was determined to turn my fail into fabulous.  And I did!  Now my entry/mudroom is interesting and attractive all because of this knock off wallpaper paint job.

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Spring-ify the Home – Spring Decor

Spring is here!  Even snow is melting in Boston!  Hooray!  I am so excited.  The weather has been warm here.  The windows have been open and now it’s time to add some flowers. And clean.  And generally just spring-ify the house!  So I got started with a little trip to Hobby Lobby to get some fake flowers just to add some color and spring decor.  I prefer real flowers, but my son has such severe seasonal allergies that too many real ones in the house could send him into a sneezing fit.  So I got a mix of both.

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