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How to Make Homemade Simmering Potpourri

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

How to Make Homemade Simmering Potpourri

The Holidays are all about home and hospitality for me so I was so glad when Sonya asked me to be a part of this series

Hospitality Filled Holidays!

And as I thought about home and hospitality, I thought about what I love about a holiday home.

I surely love the decorations and the food and the stories and the laughter.

But I also LOVE the smells!

So today I’m going to share my favorite recipe for homemade simmering potpourri!

And make sure to check to end of this post for 6 more amazing ideas for hospitality filled holidays!

homemade simmering potpourri for the holidays

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Be Brave

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 22 comments

Be Brave

So the other day I shared about my fake picnic and how that changed everything.

And since that post I’ve had more text messages and FB messages and comments that have been a blessing to my soul.

And I was reminded of why I joined the wonderful world of blogland to begin with.

I like you people. Like really like y’all. And I don’t want to leave y’all.

But I also don’t want to waste your time with fake posts about empty crafts and projects.

{Although I do have some fun projects that I’m planning!}

I want to share my real life with you and my real projects with you.

Just as you have inspired me…I want to inspire you. {Not breed discontentment!}

So this morning as I sit here on this balcony overlooking the ocean…I realize I have something I want to share.

I LOVE stories of brave people. I think I love reading them so much because I’m not a brave person.

I have no desires to jump out of an airplane or bungee off a cliff or ride Space Mountain. :)

And if you’re thinking about doing one of these things…I probably have a story of a friend of a friend who knows someone who tried that very thing and it didn’t end well for them. My brain tends to hold on to these sorts of stories. {I’m armed and ready for when my children come to me and want to do something hair-brained.}

Although those are really not the kind of brave things that I’m thinking about this morning.

lets all be brave

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Simply Saturday

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Simply Saturday


 I’m collecting fall ideas.

I know…it might be too early for some of you…{don’t judge}…but I CAN’T WAIT! :)

The girls have been back in school for a few weeks and we are ready to move on to the next season…

…the season of cool weather, thoughts of family and thankfulness, warm fires and a general feeling of coziness!

I’ve collected so many ideas on my Fall Pinterest board that it’s crazy!

I just can’t seem to get enough of wheat, acorns, gourds, pumpkins and such…

Enjoy these ideas!

How to Make a Wheat Wreath

I made this wreath last year, but it’s still one of my favorites.

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Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I hope your summer is going to be full of all of those things that make summer so special.

I hope it will be a time to make memoriesembrace momentslaugh a lot…and enjoy life!

I hope you catch fireflieseat ice creamswim all afternoonmake lemonade

…and live up each hour in each day!

And if you have some dreams that require a bit more cash…

…then this giveaway is for you!

Enter below for your chance to win!

Just think of all of the amazing things you could do with $400 this summer!

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Life to the full!


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Summer Camp Link Party

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

 Are you wanting to be THAT Mom {or Dad}?!

That SUPER COOL, SUPER FUN, “I wish I had a mom {or dad} like that!” Mom {or Dad}?!

Design Dazzle invited a few bloggers to share their best Summer Ideas…

…and now we want to see your AMAZING ideas!

Link up all of your BEST summer fun!

I’ll feature several of them {along with the other participating blogs} around the world wide web. :)

{And my girls can’t wait to try some of your ideas themselves!}

Design Dazzle Summer Camp Link Party

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Basket of Sunflowers

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in crafts, Uncategorized, wreaths | 8 comments

Basket of Sunflowers

One day I’m going to own an old pick-up truck.

I’m still trying to decide the color…

…but I have time to think.

It’s waiting its turn in line behind braces for 3 mouths of teeth…family beach trips…college tuitions…

…you get the idea. :)

And one day I’m going to plant a field of sunflowers and cut them by the buckets full and load them into my pick-up truck and take them down to my town square and sell them at the farmer’s market.

I think I’ll wear a straw hat with a red and white gingham bow…

…and help people fill their own basket of sunflowers for their front doors! :)

Sunflower Door Arrangement

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