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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  Check out our kitchen before… outdated oak cabinets that really took away from the modern look of our house.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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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 […]

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How to Update Light Fixtures on a Budget

This all started when our ceiling fan stopped working and our home warranty replaced it.  Our new fan was black, so naturally the other light fixture in the same room needed to be replaced too.  After looking online and in stores, I decided to try giving this one a face lift first.  My motto around […]

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The Perfect Card for Tough Times

It’s no secret I adore Curly Girl Design cards.  She knows how to say what I can’t put into words, so I especially love her cards for hard times.  This is an easy gift to send to a friend during tough times.  I’ve given this card a few times locally with a box of a […]