Easy, Sanity-Saving Craft Idea: We Can/Can’t Play Door Hanger

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A few weeks ago, I went on a personal mission to find a cute door sign that would easily telegraph to the neighborhood kiddos whether my two were available (or not) to play.  Some days it's just easier to hang up the sign than to answer the door multiple times, right? Remembering that I used to … [Read more...]

House Tour–Tracey’s Gorgeous New Kitchen

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We are lucky enough to have some very talented friends, and we thought this kitchen makeover was too good not to share. This is our friend Tracey. She has been mentioned many times on our Blog, just not by name. For some reason, I always say things like "I was talking to a friend" or "My friend … [Read more...]

My Son’s 7th Birthday Camping Party & Giveaway

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My oldest son turned seven last week.  I ache all over just typing the number-- seven.  How did he get so big so fast?  He also has his first loose tooth, well actually teeth, as if turning seven wasn't enough! My son is totally into Star Wars, what seven-year old boy isn't these days? Since we had … [Read more...]

Free Inspirational Printables for Runners

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Remember when I posted my master bedroom with the office sitting area a few weeks ago? You can see the entire room remake {Here} . Well, I showed this picture of my treadmill and my "running corner," where I have a hook that holds my race medals and a couple of inspirational Bible verses about … [Read more...]

BIG BIG News {!}, Plus My Pantry Redo Reveal

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***The BIG, BIG news first, because I can't stand not to tell you right away--my kitchen redo is going to be featured in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine!  Their Real-Life Kitchens & Baths magazine comes out seasonally, and one of their editors contacted me about including my kitchen in an … [Read more...]

In the Kitchen: Spring Menu Reveal

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  My Spring Menu has "hatched" and I am so excited to share this healthy but satisfying menu that truly captures the essence of spring (at least I think so!).  This menu offers a ton of fresh veggies, light and fluffy fritattas, and energy-packed protein shakes that will get you … [Read more...]

Things are “Looking Up” in my Dining Room

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In our recent HOME TOUR post, I showed this picture of my dining room: I just felt like the room needed some jazzing up, so this weekend, despite the gorgeous sunny weekend weather we finally have here, I decided I needed to paint the ceiling blue. I think it adds a lot, don't you? We wanted to … [Read more...]

Home Office and Learning Center Progress

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A few months ago, the ladies here at 11 Magnolia Lane shared our home goals for 2012.  One of my goals was to turn a portion of our basement into an office for me and an educational center for my children.    I am thrilled to say, our office has been designed and installed so now it is time to … [Read more...]

Monogrammed Burlap Tote Bag Giveaway Winner AND Sneak Peak at My Pantry Reveal

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  We enjoyed an early worship service, followed by dinner and an egg hunt with dear friends.  My hubby even managed to see the end of the Masters in his recliner--a perfect day all around! Amy and I appreciate all the nice compliments on our Home Tours, if you … [Read more...]

Ginger Soy Marinated Skirt Steak with Sugar Snap Peas and Asaparagus Stir Fry

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For the Marinade: Ingredients 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced green onion Handful of coarsely chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon of black … [Read more...]

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