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Graduation Donut Backdrop

My handsome nephew is graduating from high school this week. To celebrate my sister, his mom, Wenderful made a cute Blue and White Graduation Donut Backdrop. We had seen this adorable one that Kristen at Capturing Joy made to celebrate her son's Eagle Scout accomplishment and thought it was such a great idea. It's a decoration, plus a photo backdrop AND dessert - all rolled into one … [Read more...]

Summer BBQ Party Ideas and Printables

Compensation for this post was provided by Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand or AOL Summer BBQ Party Ideas and Free Printables. The weather is warming up here and barbeque season is about to heat up. I love to get together with … [Read more...]

How to Build a Little Free Library – Information and Ideas

How to Build a Little Free Library - Information and Ideas! How to Build a Little Free Library - Information and Ideas. Have you ever heard of Little Free Libraries? It's an awesome way to share the love of learning and books. I really wanted to build one in front of the 1905 cottage. I was hoping to make one that was a miniature of the cottage and I thought since the cottage sat … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Summer Projects!

I've started switching out some of the spring decor at my house for a more nautical beach house theme for the summer this year! If you need inspiration to help you change up your decor for the summer months, here are... 16 Summer Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Citrus Wreath Centerpiece @ Giggles Galore Little Wooden Buoys @ Remodelando la Casa DIY Tile … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Patriotic Projects!

It's just about a week and a month until the Fourth of July--which feels weird because it still feels so much like spring here! If you're ready to start decorating for the fireworks and barbecues of the summer months, here are... 20 Patriotic Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * DIY Rope and Shell Beach Flag @ Finding Home Online Patriotic Pinwheel Cake @ Uncommon … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Target Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, and Tatertots & Jello to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all four sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to see … [Read more...]

Orzo Artichoke Salad Recipe!

I may have a little obsession with Orzo pasta. I love the shape, I love the the texture. And I love using it in salads! Orzo Artichoke Salad Recipe. This is my all-time Summertime favorites  -- Orzo Artichoke Salad. This is a recipe that you can almost always find in my fridge in the summertime. I love orzo pasta, fresh veggies and the tanginess of the artichokes and capers. Yum. My kids … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe!

I am addicted to orzo pasta. Maybe it's the shape or the texture?? I have an Orzo Artichoke Pasta Salad that I make all the time and I can't get enough of it! As I was buying ingredients to make it yet AGAIN, I decided to switch things up and make a Mediterranean version of this favorite salad. And I have to say that I love it. And the best part of this salad? It gets better the … [Read more...]

How to Help your Kids Willingly Get Rid of Toys They Never Play With.

Hi guys! I'm Meredith and I blog over at Perfectionpending.net where I write about my life with 3 kids and all the imperfections that go along with being a mom. My blog is full of funny memes, parenting humor and tips, and essays to inspire the mom that doesn't feel like she is quite measuring up. (Don't worry....you are!) One of the things that I struggle with most as a parent is keeping up … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 14 Summer Salads!

There's nothing as refreshing as a salad on a summer evening, and there are so many different types of salad to make! I always end up tossing together different things I have and hoping they taste good together. If you're looking for a little more guidance with your salad recipes, here are... 14 Summer Salads from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Chicken Poppyseed Fruit Salad @ I … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Farmhouse Projects Part Two!

I've been exploring different themes for decor for a while now, but my mind always wanders back to my current favorite style. Here are... 20 More Farmhouse Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Succulent Boxwood Wreath @ Suburban Simplicity DIY Industrial Light Fixture @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor Farmhouse Linen Cabinet @ Hello Farmhouse DIY Planter Tutorial @ … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and Giveaway from my Everyday Line!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, and Tatertots & Jello to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all four sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to see … [Read more...]

How to Restore Marble Countertops

How to Restore Marble Countertops. When I restored the 1905 Cottage's kitchen I knew I wanted marble countertops. It was at the top of my bucket list. I loved the color of natural marble. I loved the veining. I loved the look. So when I found a kitchen island at a clearance center that was discounted almost 90% I couldn't pass it up. Once I got it home I discovered that it had quite a few big … [Read more...]

Quick Grilled Summer Quesadillas!

Quick Grilled Summer Quesadillas! Grilled quesadillas are one of our favorite dinners to make in the summertime. The grill gives the tortillas a crisp outside and the heat from the grill makes the cheese melt in your moth. And school's almost out, I am itching to fire up the grill and serve these!!   So here's a quick and easy recipe for some amazing, quick, tasty and healthy Quick Grilled Summer … [Read more...]

Printable Graduation Card and Gift Idea!

Printable Graduation Card and Gift Idea! Hi Everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company back to share a fun new printable this month. Wow! This school year has flown by and it is finally time for graduation. If you are looking for the perfect (and simple!) graduation card and gift, look no further than this card. How cute is that, right?! And the best part? The gift and the card can come … [Read more...]