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How to Dye Pretty Easter Eggs

How to Dye Pretty Easter Eggs

I can hardly believe it, but it's officially time to pull out the Easter decorations and get the house really ready for Spring. And with that come a few time honored traditions that I just love. Of course, first and foremost, is dyeing real easter eggs. That's right. No plastic eggs here. We dye and hide the real deal! And they also make for the loveliest centerpieces stacked in a bowl on a bed of pretty paper grass. While I love the cute eggs the kids make I also like to go a little outside...

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How to Set Up a Home Office Without an Extra Room

Do you have a dedicated home office? If not, it's possible to set up a home office without an extra room. Trust me, I'm in the throws of putting my own together and I can't believe it's taken me so long to do it! We actually moved to a new home this fall. And while it's larger than our last house, I still don't have an extra room that I want to use as a home office. I've decided to use our spare room as a guest room and set up my office in our...

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How to Plan a Moms Coffee Date

Who doesn't love a good moms coffee date?! I mean you say coffee and I say, "I'm there!" But even if you aren't a java junkie like myself, a coffee date can be a great way to get to know someone new. It can be tough for  us busy mamas to make new friends right? I have friends in all stages of life who I love dearly, but I would love to meet some more moms who have kids around my kids' ages. Because then playdates can become mom dates too. Bwah! So, let's talk about...

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Tomorrow Mattress Review

Tomorrow Mattress Review

Who here could use a good night sleep? Yep that's me waving frantically! Sleep is one of those things that when I don't get enough, family members beware, ha. That second cup of coffee just isn't enough to cut it. So when Tomorrow asked us to review their Tomorrow Mattress and Sheet Set, I thought yes lets do this and see if sleep truly happens. Tomorrow Mattress Review I had seen online how there are mattresses now being delivered vacuum sealed in boxes. It's one of those things that's hard to believe until you see it arrive....

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Easy Fall Centerpiece with Hearth & Hand

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is nearly here?! I've spent so much time focusing on my holiday decorating ideas, that I realized I needed to put together some Thanksgiving thoughts too! Now last week I shared the mini fall wine bar that I styled with some of my Hearth & Hand with Magnolia scores and this week I thought I would give you a peek at an easy fall centerpiece that I put together. It took me next to no time and would be perfect for your Thanksgiving table! In fact, I do believe I'll...

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Fall Wine Bar Featuring Hearth & Hand

Hi, my name is Kristin and I love everything Joanna Gaines touches. I know some may be over rubbed oil bronze, farmhouse sinks and shiplap, but I am not one of those girls. I just love the cozy, homey spaces that Joanna designs on Fixer Upper, so I, of course, had to head right out this weekend when the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Collection launched at Target! It was a busy scene at Target, so I didn't get all the items on my wish list, but that's what my online cart is for. Haha!...

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Three Fun Fall Crafts for Kids

It's finally here! It feels like it took forever, but our favorite season is now well under way. You've probably noticed how much we love this season thanks to the plethora of fall outfits we've been sharing, but that's not the only fall fun we've been having. We're getting our kiddos in on the action with some of our favorite fall crafts. Any mama with busy little children knows that occupying them with a craft can buy you at least a few moments of peace. That's usually when I grab another quick cup of coffee....

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My Favorite Summer Finds

I recently returned from our annual summer trip to our family's vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains and, as always, had a wonderful time. I tried to unplug as much as I could and really soak in every moment that I spent with my hubs and kiddos. This is our last summer before our baby starts kindergarten. That's right! Next year both of my babes will be in school full time. How crazy is that? Pretty crazy if you ask me. Haha! So, you could say this mama was feeling a bit emotional on our...

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Sleeping Beauty Party Ideas

I always love a good party theme. Don't you? For the first four years of her life, my baby girl had birthday parties with themes that ranged from Parisian, to Minnie Mouse, to The Little Mermaid and even a Peppa the Pig tea party. So, when it came time for her 5th birthday, I couldn't wait for her to choose a theme. I was pleasantly surprised when she went with one of my favorite childhood Disney princesses Sleeping Beauty, or Aurora, as she calls her. How cute would a Sleeping Beauty party be? As it...

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8 of the Most Fun Pool Floats

Most Fun Pool Floats

With warmer weather here and my pool officially opened for the season, it's time to stock up on the pool party essentials. After all, that's where I plan to spend a good majority of the next few months! This Memorial Day weekend has me happily at home working on getting my house prepped with fresh planted flowers, cute pool cushions, and of course the most fun pool floats that you've ever seen! Last year felt like it was all about that swan pool float. It took the world by storm. It was so pretty and you just...

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