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DIY Gold Jewelry Bowls {Easy Gift Idea}

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I have seen these darling jewelry bowls available for sale on some of my favorite flash sale sites like Jane or Groupdealz, but when I found these little gold china bowls at Home Goods the other day I figured it would be crazy simple to just make a set for myself. And, since they came in a four-pack, I had enough to make one for Christy and one for Terry, too.

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This was such a quick and easy project–and seriously they make a great personalized gift idea for just a few $ each.

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Silhouette Cameo Vinyl Decal Tutorial for Beach Sprayer (H2O Water Only)

I posted a few weeks ago on this great idea for after-beach sand cleanup--using a tank sprayer as a portable "shower."  You can read the original post here.  Quite a few of you expressed interest in a tutorial for the vinyl decal that I made to designate the sprayer as "H2O only," so I'm back today … [Read More...]

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Homemade Baked Potato Chips with Garlic Herb Dip

  A couple of weeks ago I hosted a girls' night in. I made a ton of homemade goodies including these wonderful baked potato chips. They were crispy around the edges and a bit chewy in the center. I seasoned them with salt and pepper and served them up with an amazing garlic herb dip. This … [Read More...]

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How to Paint Upholstery Fabric–Black Velvet Chair

If you're a regular here, then you've seen that I'm working on updating our living room, with a palette of black, white, gold, coral pink, and a little teal green/blue.  Doesn't that sound like a wild color combination?!  I promise, it's going to work!  Here's a sneak peek: You can see pictures … [Read More...]

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Front Door Makeover with Modern Masters Front Door Paint

{This is a sponsored post by Modern Master's Front Door Paint} I have been working on fixing up the inside of our house since we've moved in, but each time I pulled in the driveway, I realized I needed to refresh the outside too.   So, when we had the to opportunity to work with a new line of paint … [Read More...]

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Bench Turned Kitchen Table Banquette

  My kitchen and family room are separated by a half wall.  I have been dreaming of building a custom banquette off that half wall for a long time, but it never seemed to make it onto my to-do list.  I think I have been stalling because even though I liked the idea of a permanent fixture … [Read More...]

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Our New Home: Living Room Couch (and Lots of Pillows!)

  Yep, I'm STILL working on our living room!  Here are a few more pictures to show you what I accomplished today.  Stick around because I think the entire room (instead of this one corner) will be ready to show the world by next week. The other posts on this room are here and here. I … [Read More...]

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Our New Home: More Living Room Progress and a Gold Garden Stool

I posted last week on Stage 1 of our living room update here, where we added faux built-ins courtesy of IKEA.  I'm just finishing that project up, having added all of the crown molding and other trim on Friday, and caulking and painting today.  If you want to see the before pictures, check that … [Read More...]

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Southern Living Southern Breeze “Mocktail” Punch

  Last weekend at the Haven conference, we enjoyed this fun green drink while we were hanging out at the Southern Living Plant Collection Booth.  Often on Fridays we bring you a favorite cocktail at our "It's 5 o'clock at Magnolia Lane" series, but today we wanted to change it up and bring you … [Read More...]

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Summer Salad–Asian Chicken Salad

  I shared my favorite summer meals HERE, but this one also needs to be included.  Last year we stayed at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek near Disney World and I became addicted to this salad {they served it in a wrap}, I made it a priority to eat it poolside everyday {sigh...}. As soon as I got … [Read More...]

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

  I have been trying to crack the homemade chicken nugget code for a while now. My kids have hated everything I've tried; they've complained that they were too spicy, the wrong texture or they just didn't "look" like chicken nuggets. Isn't a chicken nugget supposed to be made out of chicken? … [Read More...]

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