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Mother’s Day with Groupon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are 100% mine. The day is coming! THEE day. The one day where I can--and do--say no to any chores asked of me or any questions that come my way. Nothing says Mother's Day more than giving up any said motherly obligations. It's bliss really. I start planning what I would like for Mother's Day the day after Mother's Day of the previous year. It's fun to fantasize about what chores I will delegate and (equally as important) what special gift I would like to get. Luckily, Groupon’s Mother’s Day Gift Shop is fun to peruse every year! Raise your hand if you search their getaways every day. Right there with ya. Let's start with the obvious--me, my husband, the beach. Flowers aren't high on my list of requests for this day, but cookies that look like … [Read More...]

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How to Make SNOW Ice Cream

When you live in Michigan, and your winter (technically 2 1/2 weeks of it) has brought a total of 53 inches of snow, you start trying to figure out just how to embrace it all. And by embrace it, I mean eat your way out of it. Seriously. I present you with SNOW ice cream. There are several … [Read More...]

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A New Sectional

It’s been a long time comin’, but after years of waiting, we finally got our sectional. If you remember (or don’t), I was about to purchase it TWO years ago when Maximus had a close visit with the grim reaper. Well, one thing after another got in the way of getting it, but it is now ours.  Two things I know … [Read More...]

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Mother’s Day with Groupon

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon. All opinions are 100% mine. The day is coming! THEE day. The one day where I can--and do--say no to any chores asked of me or any questions that come my way. Nothing says Mother's Day … [Read More...]

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Tweaked Table

Aside from working, planning for Haven, going to softball games, wrestling meets, blah, blah, blah…I’ve been trying to get our living room updated a bit. After finally finding the sectional, it just seemed like such a blank space behind it. It needed … [Read More...]

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Love the Home You Have

I used to write notes. Someone baked me a cake? I wrote them a thank you note. I knew someone was going through a hard time? I sent them a note of encouragement. But then e-mail, Facebook, etc. came along and the notes stopped. Anyone else guilty of … [Read More...]

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K-Cup Storage

I was professing my love for my Keurig (again) to a girlfriend the other day, and she responded that she’s not keen on getting one because she wouldn’t know where to store all the K-cups. 1. There’s still people out there who don’t have Keurigs? 2. … [Read More...]

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Pretty Desk Accessories

I’m organizing my office right now, and I suspect I’ll be done around September. The task is daunting. In an effort to distract errr motivate me, I’ve been shopping around for some new desk accessories. Feminine is the new black these days, and I’m … [Read More...]

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Flashback Friday {Valentine’s Day}

For someone who doesn’t really decorate for Valentine’s Day, I have more V-day posts than I thought. My kids are getting older (sniff), so the cutesy projects are few and far between. So reminisce with me as we take a look back at some of my … [Read More...]

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Winter Fashion

If you’re anywhere in the midwest, you know that it has been co-old. Lots of snow and cold means looking for some cute fashions to keep me warm. As I type this, I have a personal heater on me. And the fireplace going. So you could say that these … [Read More...]

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A New Sectional

It’s been a long time comin’, but after years of waiting, we finally got our sectional. If you remember (or don’t), I was about to purchase it TWO years ago when Maximus had a close visit with the grim reaper. Well, one thing after another got in the … [Read More...]

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Haven Conference Tickets

Can you believe it’s already here? Time to talk Haven, everyone! The girls and I are busy getting everything ready for another fantastic conference for you! We’re excited, and we hope you are too! So what do you need to know? Well, here you go-- And … [Read More...]

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Olivia Pope Fashion {Scandal}

My go-to show Scandal is on, and I can’t figure out why I love it more. Is it the story line? The strong, intelligent woman who drives the show? Orrrrr is it to see what Olivia Pope is going to wear? Uhhh that might be a tie. I LOVE her classic … [Read More...]

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Perfume Storage

Remember when I built these bookshelves for my daughter? Ohhhh come on…you remember…these? Well, my baby is growing up. She no longer reads “kid books, mom” and all her books are now digital. Picture my lip quivering and a tear strolling down … [Read More...]

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DIY Custom Closet

So I was a single working mom for a week, and then I had parent/teacher conferences. Sorry about the absence. I have been trying to get a couple of things done around here, however. The main one being getting alll my closets and cabinets organized. … [Read More...]

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Yogabed

Are mattresses exciting to talk about? Mattresses are one of those things that you don’t think about purchasing, but when you get a great one, you wanna tell everyone about it! My daughter has been asking for a new mattress for a couple of years. We … [Read More...]

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Easy Hostess Gifts

Are you tired of all the holiday parties yet? Well, with New Year’s Eve upon us, I imagine you’ve got one more in your schedule. We are hosting this year, but I have a cute and easy hostess gift for you from…..Lowes. Yup. Lowes’ monthly challenge was … [Read More...]

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2014 in Review {Cancer update}

I’m not gonna lie. While most people are saying, “Can you believe it’s the end of the year already?” I’m saying, “It’s about freaking time!”. 2014 and I did NOT get along well, and I’ve been ready and waiting to ring it out. However…this is a time to … [Read More...]

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#BestGiftEver

I was recently asked to “pay it forward” to people I might not usually purchase a gift for. Homegoods/TJMaxx/Marshalls are my favorite stores, so when they asked me to shop at their stores, it was an easy decision. Another easy decision was … [Read More...]