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A fancy floral birthday celebration for a little girl who loves all things pretty, pink and princess.

Baby’s Third Birthday: A Fancy Floral Fête

This past year we had the joy of celebrating our sweet little girl with an equally charming party for her third birthday. The theme was tea party-inspired — just without the tea and fine china — and filled with lovely floral accents. It was a whimsically sweet party with a close group of family and friends […]

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This Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup packs a hearty goodness that is sure to comfort your taste buds and satisfy a hungry family. Serve warm with buttered bread.

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

We all have things that when encountered later in life instantly transport us to a moment in time. Maybe it’s a song that makes you relive a special occasion or a fragrance that reminds you of a loved one. Food has a similar power over me, and this Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup not […]

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I'm in love! Metal pipes and fittings are such a clever repurpose. Wood planks bring a rustic charm and the open shelving is beautiful and functional.

DIY Industrial Pipe Open Shelving

Restoration Hardware did it. Joanna Gaines did it. Lowe’s The Weekender did it. And now I can add myself to the list! Not to say that I am anywhere near the level of these amazing designers, but everyday folks should be encouraged that if I can do it, you can, too! The metal pipes and fittings are […]

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Here are 5 fun and festive DIY projects to get your house ready for some football!

5 Fantastic Super Bowl Party DIYs

Whether you’re a diehard football fan — like me — or an avid party thrower — also me — here are five fun and festive DIY projects to get your house ready for some football. Most of these projects take less than 10 minutes to make {not including drying time}, aren’t incredibly expensive, and are sure to […]

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Swings// additional details, photos and resources on how we built our backyard wooden playset

DIY Outdoor Playset // A Year Later

One of our most popular projects has been the outdoor playset we built for our kids in the fall of 2015. I am happy to report that it’s still in great condition — standing up to hurricane winds, downpours of rain and everyday abuses of rambunctious kids. It also continues to be a focal point […]

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We priced out pre-fab playsets and didn't see one for less than a grand. We also didn't see one we couldn't build ourselves, and so we set out to DIY a better playground for a lot less.

DIY Outdoor Playset // Materials & Tools List

Thank you for all the kind words and inquiries regarding our outdoor playset. We had a blast building it, but most importantly, our kids and their friends are having an even better time using it! My intention when I originally wrote the post was to prove that building a playset could cost a lot less […]

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The perfect cold-weather friendly fabric that also adds a touch of glam. Make your own faux fur pillows to lend texture, style and comfort to your living space!

DIY Faux Fur Pillows

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you enjoyed a lovely holiday and things have now settled down after all the hubbub. I don’t know about you, but my house usually goes through a period of winter “blah” after packing away all the Christmas decorations and until spring arrives. This year, I’m doing something different — […]

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Christmas 2016 // The Tree: a 7-to-under-8-foot Fraser fir with the best three accessories by far!

Christmas 2016

Wow, the most wonderful time of the year is now over. Did the time fly by for anyone else? I had so much more planned for this holiday season, but in the final days leading up to Christmas, I decided to stop, relax and just enjoy. And it truly was joyful. I hope yours was, […]

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