Deviled Eggs with Bacon

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My husband is not really a recipe guy, but there are a few things that he makes better than anyone else on the planet.  The first is omelets.  The second is grilled cheese sandwiches.  And the third is deviled eggs. He says the secret is in their simplicity--less is more (especially when it comes to [...]

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Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life shares 12 secrets for seeking—and finding—the Good Life in our day to day lives. From time management and goal-setting to managing our homes and finances, these practical and concrete strategies can help each of us discover a life rich with purpose. Even so, a life well [...]

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How to Create a Gallery Wall

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Several years ago I wrote this post about the big giant (12’ wide by 16’ tall in the center—in other words, HUGE) wall, the focal point of our great room.  For nearly eleven years now, this space has overwhelmed me with its sheer big-ness.  And so, for most of the time we’ve lived here, I have [...]

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I love this time of year!  Not only does springtime mean great weather and an end to the dreary days of winter, it also means my birthday (tomorrow) AND the perfect excuse to tackle some spring cleaning projects!  After all, it's no secret around here that I like things clean, or that I'm a big believer [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend! Can you believe Easter is just a week away?  There were a ton of fun Easter recipes & DIY ideas linked up this week which has me feeling very inspired to get hopping on my own plans for the holiday.   Here is what I loved this week:   *   *   * First [...]

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It’s easy to think of all of the good habits we wish we had: putting money away each month, getting up earlier, working out every day.  As it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals and help keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit is etched our brain, [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 102}

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Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a fantastic week!  Mine has been a whirlwind so far, but that is pretty much par for the course!  It has suddenly sunk in for me that my next book is due in just a few weeks and I still have a LOT of work to do, which [...]

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Honey Sesame Chicken

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As you all probably know by now, my personal theory is that you can never have too many quick & easy freezer meals ready to go, especially ones that use budget-friendly chicken!  If you haven't started using these quick & easy cheater freezer recipes, you are definitely missing the boat.  I honestly don't know what we [...]

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Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life shares 12 secrets for seeking—and finding—the Good Life in our day to day lives. From time management and goal-setting to managing our homes and finances, these practical and concrete strategies can help each of us discover a life rich with purpose. Even so, a life well [...]

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Quick & Easy No-Mess Bacon

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Mmmmm....bacon. If you've ever avoided making bacon because you just didn't feel like dealing with the greasy mess left behind, this post might just change your life.  You see, my husband was the exact same way.  He loved eating bacon, but didn't love cooking it.  It was just too much cleanup. And then two years [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Weekend and Happy Spring!  Here in Florida we seemed to have gone straight to summer, but we are definitely enjoying the warmer temps!  I'm not sure how much longer my little garden will hold out now that it is downright HOT outside, but I'm going to try to keep it going as long as possible. [...]

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Today I am very happy to introduce you to my friend Jeff Goins, a person I have admired for a long time.  I first heard Jeff speak about writing at blogging conference called Blissdom, back in 2012.  In that session, he challenged us to write about the thing that scared us, and it was that [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 101}

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Happy Thursday!  Is it just me or does it finally feel like spring is in the air?  With a quick trip to Pittsburgh on Tuesday and Wednesday, this week is literally flying by!  I'm not sure if I'll be able to pull myself together by tomorrow, but I'm sure going to try!  How's your week [...]

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Cheesy Potato Casserole

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 Sometimes you just want comfort food. Cheese, potatoes, butter, sour cream....all baked together in one perfect dish.  Sure, it's not exactly health food, but it's not intended to be.  It's the dish you bring to potlucks and sick friends, the one you serve at home to take the edge of an otherwise bad day. The [...]

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Be Brave (Secret 13 Essay Contest Finalist)

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Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life shares 12 secrets for seeking—and finding—the Good Life in our day to day lives. From time management and goal-setting to managing our homes and finances, these practical and concrete strategies can help each of us discover a life rich with purpose. Even so, a life well [...]

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