Gingerbread Waffles

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If there were¬†ever a time when we needed smell-a-vision, this would be it! Friends, if you knew how AMAZING these gingerbread waffles make your house smell you would run right into your kitchen and start gathering ingredients! But, please finish reading this...because you actually need the recipe in order to make them so that your house can smell AMAZING! ;-) … [Read more...]

How to Make a Branches and Burlap Frame

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This is totally a 5 minute craft. I mean, for YOU, I'm quite certain this is a 5 minute craft. For ME, on the other hand, this was one of those 'let's take something super simple and make it totally more complicated than it has to be' kind of crafts. But, I promise, in reality this is, in fact, a five minute craft. Okay, maybe 10 minutes, but still, in theory this should be an easy peasy project. … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Have a White Mantel

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Do you remember that episode of Seinfeld when George Costanza finally has to come to terms with his Holiday heritage? It all comes to a head with his father proudly¬†revealing that while other families celebrated Christmas or Hanukkah, the Costanza family celebrated their own unique holiday. Festivus. And out comes the 'Festivus' pole! The person holding the pole gets the opportunity to air all of the grievances they have against the people in their lives. … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Clock Pumpkin

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Never before have I more strongly agreed with the phrase, "there's nothing new under the sun". I mean, have you SEEN Pinterest? Don't get me wrong, when I'm not feeling like a big ol' slug who knows deep down that she will NEVER end up making those '1,000 Healthy Crockpot Recipes', I really do like Pinterest. But, sometimes it seems like there is just no way I can ever come up with a fresh idea. So, when I was invited to participate in a '30 Minute Pumpkin Challenge' with the amazing … [Read more...]

My Other Fall Mantel

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Yesterday morning found me standing at the kitchen sink washing the dishes that I had no energy to clean the previous night. After water splashed up onto my sweatshirt I glanced down and noticed an orange spot on the neckline. I looked around in the sink and couldn't find anything orange that would have caused the stain and after another look at it I realized that it was already dried so it couldn't have just happened as I was washing the dishes. That's when it dawned on me. It was … [Read more...]

Fall Front Porch

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I have ponytail envy. My friend Shauna is one of my absolute most favorite people in the world and I adore her but I'm jealous of her ponytails. She somehow manages to achieve that elusive goal of having them look perfectly imperfect. You know what I'm talking about right? Where they're just a tad bit messy and yet still look styled so beautifully that she could probably get away with wearing a ponytail to meet the queen. She would be curtsying and rocking that ponytail like nobody's … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Fabulous Pumpkin Ideas

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We have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, we love all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. On the other hand, we hate all of the ideas and inspiration we find there. ;-) It can be so overhwelming! Especially when you see a grouping of ideas with titles like... "100 Ways to Decorate with an Empty Toilet Paper Roll" or "75 Ways to Repurpose a Tampon Box" or "50 Dinner Ideas (you hope and pray!) You're Kids Will Love"   Because, you see, at the … [Read more...]