Cluttered or Clustered? or The Minor Adjustment That Made Me Stop Hating My Winter Mantel

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Earlier this month I posted a peek of some clearance goodies I picked up to help with my winter decorating.  I finally got around to it...BUT, I wondered why I was getting an unsettling feeling every time I walked by my mantel.  I had mostly shopped the house and used items I love and use often...but something was just off.  After a few days I realized what it was.  It just looked too cluttered!  Continue Reading

Have You Done This for Your Skin Lately?

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There is a particular thing we can do to keep our skin healthy that I find myself neglecting way too often...CLEANING MY MAKEUP BRUSHES. This should really be done weekly to remove residual skin oils and any accumulating bacteria (yuck). So, today I decided that Monday would be for cleaning Makeup Brushes! I need to research the best gentle, natural way to wash my brushes (DO NOT believe the Continue Reading

My First Pinterest Project: No Sew Vest

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So...I have like 536 pins on Pinterest. Not all of them are recipes to try or craft projects to tackle, but a number of them are. I actually saw someone wearing this vest in person, heard she found it on Pinterest, and searched for it. It is literally no-sew.  All you need is 1 yard of jersey knit fabric that won’t unravel.  Being a bit larger than this lovely young lady, I made sure I got the Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 19 :: Organizing Spices {Done}

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Remember this little project from this post? I reached my little baby-step goal of getting it organized before I went to bed…BEHOLD! I found out some little things like I had 2 full bottles plus a bag of dried bay leaves {good thing I’m planning to make some pickling spice and rework my refrigerator pickles}.  I also still had a couple of things that contained onion powder and garlic Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 9 :: Friendly Blog Tips

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Category: Living & Learning Goal: Use Time More Efficiently Baby Step: Find tools to make blog reading & writing quicker - - - Today I just wanted to share a couple of simple tools that I have found very valuable while reading my favorite blogs.  Like you, I have to budget the time I spend on my computer.  I read lots of great blogs and web sites every day.  There are ideas I want Continue Reading