Summer Kickoff Giveaway

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  Would you like a little extra cash this summer? To go on a little road trip? Or buy some new summer clothes? How would you like a little bling for yourself too? I've got exciting news today!!! Me and some of my blogging buddies are giving away $375 cash and a gorgeous Kate Spade watch!   To enter simply use the Rafflecopter down below! Good luck!   a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Habitat for Humanity + a Twitter Party

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What does your home mean to you? To me it's everything. It's where my family and I feel safe and protected. It's something I take pride in, and I get to express my personality in. It's one of the things I feel blessed to have everyday, knowing that there are so many out there without one. For more than 175 years, P&G has helped families turn their houses into homes.  Through their partnership with Habitat for Humanity, they are bringing that same comfort of home to families who are … [Read more...]

Welcome Home Summer Tour Sneak Peek

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  Am I the only one that gets super excited when UPS or FedEx rings your doorbell letting you know that you have a package? I didn't think so. So imagine how excited I was when I opened up the door to find that I had multiple packages from Balsam Hill! For anyone that doesn't know Balsam Hill is a company that specializes in the most fabulous Christmas trees you ever saw. Most people think that is the only thing that they carry. They actually have some really beautiful home decor items … [Read more...]

Vintage Dog Collection

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Everyone collects something don't they? At least they do in my family. My mom collects vintage rhinestone jewelry, my grandmother collected antique dolls, and my aunt collected vintage Barbies. As a little girl I always went to yard sales with my grandma. While she was always on the lookout for old dolls, I was eyeing the fancy rhinestone jewelry (yes I was a sucker for some bling even back then). It was a fun challenge and gave me something to do while she was expanding her collection. As … [Read more...]

Thoughts of a Mother (and a Fence Post turned Wine Rack)

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When you're single or newly married, all of your thoughts are about you. How am I going to afford that new purse? What are we going to do this weekend? Why is my hubby in such a bad mood? When you become a mother, all of those thoughts are pushed to the side, and your thoughts are now focused on this brand new little life you are now in charge of. It then becomes, Is she eating enough? When will she ever sleep? Why is she still crying? Is projectile vomiting normal? And most important of, … [Read more...]

Tuesdays With Topher, Part 1: Our Story.

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I've got big news!!! My other half is taking over the blog today! Well actually he will be taking it over several times a month! We are starting a new series called Tuesday's With Topher. Where I am the visual part of the blog, Topher helps me from time to time with the behind the scenes work. So we thought it might be fun if he gives some little lessons on how to get a blog up and running! Hey there! This is Topher (AKA Mr. Restoration Redoux). I kind of have a rough idea of things I … [Read more...]

Earth Day with Tom’s of Maine

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias How do you feel about exposing your family to chemicals? It feels like every time you turn on the television there is a new story about how there are toxins in our water, our food, cosmetics, etc. Every year there are also increases in diseases like autism, cancers, and autoimmune diseases. It makes you wonder if there is a connection?  I'm no expert … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #96

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Happy Friday everyone!!  I hope you all had a good week! The unnamed child is super happy to have a three day weekend. She and I stayed up late watching movies, and she is dog sitting and hanging out with her girlfriend tonight, which means Topher and I will finish up binge watching White Collar. I'm still not feeling quite like myself, but am hoping I can get a little work done on some projects this weekend. My mom is hosting Easter on Sunday, so all we have to do is bring a casserole … [Read more...]

Swap It Like It’s Hot

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Guess what? Today kicks off the Swap It Like It's Hot Tour!!!! If you haven't heard of this before, it's where 33 bloggers each choose someone out of a group and send them some junktastic thrift store goodies. Then we all have to take what we received and transform it! I've seen this tour before, and I thought they looked so fun and wished I could be part of it. This year, I was invited to participate, and it has been nerve-wracking but fun! This is what I received from Charlotte from … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #90

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I just got back from an enrollment meeting for the unnamed child -- she's going to be a senior next year. Let's just say that there was a lot thrown at us about when to apply for financial aid, scholarships, dual credit courses, off campus classes,etc. To confuse things even more the unnamed child will be graduating a semester early, so all of our deadlines are different than everyone else's. Looks like I will be spending the weekend with my nose in … [Read more...]