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Homemade Italian Orzo Wedding Soup!

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It's still 90 degrees at my house. But that isn't stopping me from wanting to make soup! I think I could eat soup everyday and be happy!! My favorite kind of canned soup is Campbell's Italian Wedding Soup. And it used to have these little round pasta balls in it -- they were so good! Then they changed the pasta and I don't like it as well. So I thought -- why not make your own version of … [Read more...]

Outlander Sneak Peek: My Favorite Books on TV!

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This post sponsored by STARZ and Time Warner Cable For the last 18 years, my favorite books have been the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have literally (literarily?) worn out three copies of the first book, Outlander, and they're always on my Kindle. (I'm reading the latest, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, now.) So I jumped at the chance to see the new Time Warner Cable Series on Starz, … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things – Spring 2014!

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It's been so long since I've done a "Favorite Things" post. I think it's so fun to share products that work and that we love. I would love to hear YOUR favorite things too!! Here are a few of my favorite things lately: My FitBit.  I've lost about 35 pounds in the last year through exercising and eating heathier and my FitBit has definitely played a big part in my weight loss. I just … [Read more...]

Tatertots & Jello: 26 of my Favorite DIY Projects from 2013!!

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First of all, I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who has been reading my blog anytime in the past 6 years. When I started my blog I didn't think I had anything to say. I was at a low point in my life and I never would have imagined how much joy and fulfillment could have come out of this online world. I have gained so much inspiration, met so many wonderful, amazing friends and it … [Read more...]

State Pride Tour – New York State of Mind Pillows and Free Printables!

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I'm so excited for this week! Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is hosting a FUN State Tour blog hop with bloggers representing 30 states!! I have been BLOWN away by the projects so far!! Be sure to go over to IC and find out all the details! Yesterday the tour ended with Tricia from Simplicity in the South and her AMAZING map art from South Carolina I am doing a project from New York. … [Read more...]

Instagram-friendly Project Life Kit and DIY Photo Tips!!

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Instagram is one of my new favorite things! I just love sharing ideas over there!! So I was so thrilled when I heard one of my other favorite things - Project Life - was creating a kit that was Instagram-friendly. Awesome!!   The new Just Add Color Kit Project Life Kits is perfect for your Instagram pictures -- with its 2x2-inch and 4x4-inch square pockets and cool inserts. (My teenagers … [Read more...]

How to Make a Layered Cobb Salad and Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing!

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This week is the last week of the the 60 Day Challenge that I have been on this summer. It's been great! I've lost 17 pounds so far and more importantly it has really revolutionized the way I look at eating. I'm getting healthier. It's been almost 60 days without Diet Coke AND sugar - something that I thought would never happen. While I have been making over the way I look at food, it's been … [Read more...]

Silhouette Giveaway and 40% off Silhouette Supplies!!

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Can you guys believe that it's almost AUGUST??? Where has the Summer gone?   I would be sad, except that my favorite time of the year is coming up!! Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can't decide which one I love most. SO fun!! I am so excited to get started on holiay crafts and decor. And that is why I am excited to be giving away my favorite crafting tool to one of YOU -- a … [Read more...]

Encouraging Kids’ Creativity – And a Quiet Game Idea!

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All of my kids love to draw, sketch and paint. And I'm so happy that they do! Each of them, from the time they were small, has wanted to create pictures and designs with crayons, paint, markers, pencils ... and even electronic devices, now! I think it is very important to encourage kids' creativity. It's a way for them to express themselves. They can use it not just to satisfy the human need … [Read more...]

Riley Blake Fabric Fest & Fabric Giveaway ($100 value)!!

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For the past couple of years I have had such a fun time being part of Riley Blake's Design Team. I have only been sewing for a couple of years so being on this team with so many AMAZING sewers has been a Dream-Come-True. And I am so excited to share that Riley Blake is throwing a super exciting event -- the Riley Blake Fabric Fest this September. It's going to be such an amazing time for … [Read more...]