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New Year, New Blog Layout and thoughts about the New Generation of Bloggers

Yesterday, after months of debating, I went online and got myself an updated blog theme. The last time I had an update was 4 years ago so I am a bit overdue for a face lift. (Thank you Stacey for carrying me for the past 4 years with your amazing design. I will be forever grateful for all of your help.) The thing that was unusual for me about this move is that I am the type of person who…

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Decor

How to spend an extraordinary amount of money the first year you own your home

I was going to title this post something boring and SEO friendly for Google like “5 things you should know before you buy a home” or “Home Ownership: Not just granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances”. But let’s face it, this title is far more realistic given our past year. Because this a post about the extraordinary amount of money we put into our new home this year that I can’t style, stage or remotely benefit from on Pinterest.…

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Christmas

Christmas Decor Snippets

A good home decor blogger would have already staged and photographed a proper Holiday home tour for you this year and posted it in November. Maybe next year that will be me. This year I am asking Santa to bring us a new dishwasher because ours decided to break and sprung a huge leak that caused major damage in the kitchen…that I just finished painting. We currently have MDF duct taped “floor” over a sub floor. Good times. Because of that…

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Giveaways

What to look for when buying a Mixer and a $400 Breville Giveaway! #ScraperMixerPro

Lean in really close. I have a secret to tell you. The girl who hates cooking actually bakes. By bakes I mean every weekend I make cookies, muffins and other recipes that make the house smell good. I don’t blog about baking and I am not quite sure why. It’s not like people ever search for recipes on Pinterest do they? Uh huh. Well do you want to know what I use to mix my ingredients with? A fork and…

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Christmas

How to make your own Elf on the Shelf door

Let me preface this post with the following screen grab: Huffington Post Yes. That’s me. Making the headlines of the Huff Po. I told you, I live on Twitter. You’re probably wondering how the hell this post is not “upping the game” for your Elf right? Well, there’s a long story behind our Elf but I’ll make it short and sweet. One day she arrived at our door courtesy of the mail carrier, sent over by my mother. Who back…

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Christmas

How to make Glitter Christmas Cards in less than 5 minutes

By the time you the time it takes you to finish reading this post, you will have been able to have made this card. Possibly more. Every year I make Christmas cards and every year I try to think of something easy. Sometimes that works out. Other times I pull back muscles. This year? These glitter Christmas cards, they take 5 minutes to make. Did I mention easy? Yes I used glitter. I hate glitter. But in this case, it…

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Christmas

The felt chain garland craft that never ends

Last year we made some pom pom ornaments. No wait, my mistake, 2 years ago we made pom pom ornaments. I present exhibit A. Pom Pom Ornaments This craft has taken on a life of it’s own on Pinterest. My kids made MORE of them this year. I refused. If you need to know why, go read the post. Then if you try and make it, don’t say you weren’t warned. Well, like childbirth when you’re supposed to forget the…

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Christmas

DIY Rustic Christmas Wreath

The only time of year you will ever hear me speak the words “Rustic” and “Decor” in the same sentence is around Christmastime. It’s not that I don’t like farmhouse and rustic decor (I think it’s beautiful) it’s just not necessarily our overall home aesthetic. However, Christmas time is a time where your house can explode into a calculated mess of everything red, traditional, kitschy, glitter bombs, wood and substances you didn’t even know could be used to make decorations…

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