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  I have joined the chalk paint movement.  Check out our kitchen before… outdated oak cabinets that really took away from the modern look of our house.  Hank was trying to pose for the picture!     I love white cabinets- they make a kitchen look so fresh and clean!  And I’m on summer break… so […]

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Anniversary Gift Ideas

  Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary to my parents! Look at these two love birds!! They were 30 and 32 in this picture.  Thank you mom and dad for showing both grit and grace in your marriage and being in it for the long haul. Thank you for never giving up, being present, and putting family […]

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Sweet Summertime Roadtrips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias Okay you guys have heard me say it before… I LOVE my job.  Second grade is the best.  My school is the best.  But SUMMER IS BETTER! We can’t complain about both having teacher salaries when […]

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3 Tips for Eye Care After LASIK

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyPureRelief #CollectiveBias This spring marked two years since my LASIK surgery with Vold Vision.  You can see my initial blog post here.  We bid on the surgery at a gala for the American Heart Association and won.  Remember that […]

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DIY Craftsman Style Shutters

Our goal for the summer is creating curb appeal for our home. At the top of our list was creating craftsman style shutters. Less than $100 later, our home looks transformed! You can build your own shutters in five easy steps.  My tutorial will be published in detail on First Security Bank’s Home & Garden […]

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2016 Summer Reads

It’s officially summer for us teacher folks!  My sixth year of teaching is complete and I’m making my list of books to read this summer.  So comment away with your favorites! Here’s what’s next on my “Want to Read” list on Good Reads: I have some great recommendations to share, too.  Here are some books […]

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How to Create a Cat Corner

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone.  #yougottabekittenme #CollectiveBias Let me preface this with: I was never a cat person.  Then we got Cash, Johnny Cash the Cat.  This never would have happened if I hadn’t been a newlywed prone to saying yes.  (This is […]

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Blue Apron- Unboxed!

Have you heard the buzz about these meal delivery services?  I was curious about it and my friend, Lindsey, gave us 3 free meals with Blue Apron. Sometimes it’s hard to take a jump to pay to try something new without really knowing what to expect and how it works.  I thought it would be […]