Everything You Need To Know about VIP KID

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I had never heard of VIPKID until February!  Have you heard of it?  You can teach English online to children in China with the lessons provided for you and make up to $22/hour without leaving your house or communicating with parents.  At first it sounded too good to be true, but I looked into it […]

Mastering the Stains and Steps

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewPetNoStains #CollectiveBias Our rescue fur-children are Hank, Waylon, and Cash. The whole gang, two dogs and a cat, are best friends. The two dogs are in the house and always getting into mischief.  Unfortunately, Hank has a (super […]

Christmas Painting Re-Cap

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Christmas is such a fun time of the year to be creative!  There is inspiration everywhere I look, both at home and at school.  I enjoyed painting several canvases for my mom’s non-profit shop, Re-Made for a Purpose, and hand-lettering everything I could get my hands on. These cute baby pencil ornaments were super easy […]

2016 Book Review with Decorate My Life

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2016 was a great year for a lot of reasons, but especially for reading.  I love that Good Reads gives you a recap of all your books and reviews at the end of the year!  It’s fun to see your friends’ stats too. CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW ME ON GOODREADS!  Comment so I know and […]

Anniversary Gift Ideas

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  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 […]

Sweet Summertime Roadtrips

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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 […]

3 Tips for Eye Care After LASIK

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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 […]

DIY Craftsman Style Shutters

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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 […]

2016 Summer Reads

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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 […]

How to Create a Cat Corner

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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 […]