Hosting a Homecoming

11.17.2014

Remember when my husband (and many helpers!) busted tail to get our patio done for my son’s homecoming dance? Well I do. I also remember how it rained and rained on the day of the dance. So while we thought we’d be entertaining fireside that night, we ended up hosting it inside. Not a big […]

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Fashion Pin Day

11.13.2014

Well, it’s here. Snow. According to Michigan standards, it’s just a dusting right now, but more is on its way. Soooo it’s only fitting that I would introduce some “holy crap it’s getting cold outside” outfits for ya. I have a thing for over-sized sweaters and cute coats. Toggle? Pea? Right up my ally. Hope […]

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Getting Holiday Ready

11.10.2014

Well hello, strangers. I hear ya. I’ve been a sporadic blogger, and it’s not my favorite. Believe me. Unfortunately, working full-time and blogging full-time requires a lot more energy than I remember, and it’s proving quite difficult for me. My focus is to get through the work day and hopefully get some dinner on the […]

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Birthday Answers and a Winner

10.17.2014

Whoa! It’s been a busy week around these parts. Parent teacher conferences have monopolized the week (the kids and mine), so I haven’t had time to check in. However, I had to come and announce the gift card winner! And of course, explain the weirdness behind our birthday answers. Here we go. Which one of […]

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It’s Our Birthday! {Target Gift Card}

10.09.2014

Well, Happy Birthday to US! Welcome back to another installment of we’re getting older, and it makes us feel better when we announce it to thousands of people. Sarah aka Thrifty Decor Chick has become one of my dearest and closest friends, so it’s no surprise that we share the same birthday. We also tend […]

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Fall Table

10.07.2014

Well the fall decorating just doesn’t stop around these parts! My monthly challenge for Lowes was to decorate a fall tablescape. Don’t mind if I do!  We host Thanksgiving every year, and it’s time for a kid table. By kids, I mean tweens and teens, so it doesn’t need to be juvenile. However, I thought […]

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DIY Patio and Fire Pit

10.06.2014

Well, it’s far from a finished reveal, but the progress is pretty incredible. The good news is that my husband and I are still happily married, and the patio is done enough that it can at least function. As a reminder, here’s the before. And here’s the “during semi-after not quite finished but enough to […]

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Backyard Renovation

09.29.2014

It alllll started with a Homecoming dance. My son came home and said, “Hey, I told a bunch of my friends they could come over after the Homecoming dance for a bonfire!” Unbeknownst to me, a bunch means 15. And a bonfire means coming over for dinner and pictures before. Here is said fire pit. […]

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Fall Home Tour

09.24.2014

Happy Fall to you! It’s officially here which means the pumpkins officially came out of storage. If you’re here from my friend Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, welcome! I hope you’re enjoying Lindsay’s fall blog hop. I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of these tours.  I’ll keep the words to a minimum, […]

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Monday Musings

09.22.2014

Happy Monday, all! I just thought I’d check in with a couple of things. Cold 2014 has hit our house with a vengeance, so it has been a lot of groaning, sneezing, coughing, and sleeping around here. Before I caught the plague from my little ones, I was able to decorate the porch for fall. […]

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