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One Bowl Brownies

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Everyone needs a go-to chocolate brownie recipe that whips up super fast using ingredients you probably already have on hand.  And if it only messes up one bowl in the process?  Well, that's even better!  Of course when my friend Natalie shared this recipe with me a few weeks ago, insisting that these were the [...]

Quick and Easy Taco Soup

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It is always good to have a few recipes that you can whip up out of the pantry staples you already have on hand.  It's even better if those recipes also happen to be freezer friendly so that you can simply throw the ingredients together in a bag and freeze them for a later, busier [...]

DIY Heart Map Art

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My husband and I have always made a bigger deal of our first date anniversary than our actual wedding anniversary (which happens to be tomorrow), and a few weeks ago we celebrated 10 years together!  Woot!  We are also not normally big on gifts, but in honor of this milestone I thought I would finally [...]

Oh-So-Easy London Broil

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Would you believe that until I attempted this London Broil that in ten years together, I had never once cooked my husband a steak? I know.  Shocking, right? Of course in my defense, I haven't eaten a steak since I was 16 years old, and because I don't eat meat, cooking it kinda scares me, at [...]

DIY Rainbow Garden Markers

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My husband and I have been *trying* to grow a vegetable garden for almost four years now.  Suffice to say, in those four years we have learned that a.) gardening is not as easy as it looks and b.) that despite our best efforts, we are just not very good at it.  But we keep [...]

Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken

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This simple but delicious grilled chicken is one of my family's very favorite "cheater" freezer recipes.  Even my littlest, who doesn't normally like chicken, gobbles it up like she has never seen food before.   I like it because it is ridiculously easy and makes almost no mess.  My husband likes it because it involves [...]

DIY Dollar Store Makeup Tray

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There are a lot of ways I save on beauty products & toiletries.  I use coupons for toothpaste & razors, make my own dry shampoo, do my nails at home, and haven't had my hair cut or colored at a salon in years.  But when it comes to beauty, the one thing I am willing [...]

10 Minute Meals: 5 Ways to Get Food on The Table FAST

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Today I am so happy to introduce you to my dear friend Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and 10 Minute Dinners.  Not only is Jen one of the sweetest, kindest, and most genuine people you will ever meet, she is also FULL of wisdom, especially when it comes to getting food on the table fast! [...]

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings

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When my friend Jenny--who you may remember from this amazing fish recipe--first shared this funny little recipe with me a few years ago, I literally laughed out loud.  It just sounded so crazy!  I mean, seriously…..Mountain Dew?  In a baked dish?  I thought she was joking. Until, of course, I tasted it. That's when I [...]

DIY PB&J Uncrustables

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I don't know how things are in your home, but in our family weekday mornings can be just a little bit hectic.  And while there are many things that contribute to the chaos, at the top of our stressor list is the dreaded task of making school lunches. Every time we hit the freezer aisle [...]

One Pot Beef Stew

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My husband and I often take turns cooking, but the rule is that the one who cooks also has to clean up.  And while I love to cook, I'm not always quite so enthusiastic about having to clean up afterwards. Enter the Dutch Oven, the lazy, er efficient chef's best friend.  Just one amazing pot [...]

DIY Dry Shampoo

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I've never been a wash-my-hair-everyday kind of girl.  Quite frankly, between the shampoo and the conditioner and the blow-drying and flat-ironing, it is just way too much effort.  But it's not just laziness--over-washing and too much blow-drying or straightening is also really hard on your hair. Thus, unless I am doing a lot of sweating [...]

Join Me in Miami for a Home Depot Garden Party!

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Florida friends, be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, March 20th!  I will be hosting a garden party at the Deerwood Home Depot in Miami, Florida and I would absolutely LOVE to see you there! This fun & active intro to gardening will include making a DIY herb garden pot, as well as delicious [...]

Easy Beer Bread

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I never met a carbohydrate I didn't love, and oh friends, let me just tell you that the day I discovered I could combine two of my very favorite carbs--beer and bread--in to one delicious (and super easy) recipe was a very happy day indeed. I'm pretty sure the heavens opened up with a bright [...]

DIY Linoleum Stamps

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This is a guest post from Gabby of Essentially Eclectic I would say (though I'm certainly biased) that I was a pretty decent student in high school. I did my homework, I got pretty good grades, I turned my assignments in on time. I’m sure you can imagine, then, that I was surprised one afternoon during [...]