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Simple Malaysian Curry Puffs Recipe

I am always looking for new foods to try, and let me tell you, these curry puffs are among my favorites! These light and flaky filled treats are the perfect snack or appetizer. I made them for a small dinner party that I hosted, but you could just make them to snack on at home. [...]

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Delicious And Easy Blue Cheese Pasta Dish

If your family is anything like mine, pasta is a staple in your house. It does get boring serving the same old pasta with spaghetti sauce, though. So, I thought that I would share this amazingly unique pasta dish recipe with you. This is like nothing that you have ever made before. It’s so quick [...]

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Easy Pesto Grilled Cheese Recipe

It’s summer, which means that there are kids in practically every house…all day long. Do you know what that means? It means that you will have little ones constantly asking you for food. It never fails. When my kids are out of school they eat me out of house and home. So I am forever [...]

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How to Make a Rustic Wind Chime

If you ask me, there are few decor items quite so beautiful as wind chimes. They’re appealing to both the eyes and the ears. As it turns out, they are also surprisingly easy to make, and you can customize them to look and sound exactly the way you want! In this video tutorial, you’ll be [...]

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How to Make Paper Flowers from Old Book Pages

If you are in search of a creative and simple way to make DIY vintage paper flowers, you should enjoy this new video tutorial. I will show you how to make a paper flower out of an old book step by step with just a few other simple supplies. This decorative item can add a [...]

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How to Make a Cute DIY Bird Feeder Out of Craft Sticks

One of the great joys in my life is looking out my window each day at the birds which gather to eat the seeds that I used to throw on the ground. I say “used to” because I recently made an adorable DIY bird feeder shaped like a house, and now they eat out of [...]

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Quick And Wholesome Chicken Piccata Recipe

Do you have those days when you really want to feed your family a wholesome dinner but you just don’t have time to cook? We all have those days. I get so tired of take out and pizza sometimes, so I started gathering recipes that are quick and easy but also filled with delicious and [...]

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Simple And Tasty Potato Pierogi Recipe

Have you tried pierogies? I tried these little treats years ago but have never made them myself…until recently. I found this really simple potato pierogies recipe and I just had to share it with all of you. This is one of the easiest things that you will ever make and it’s one of the tastiest, [...]

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This Homemade Tomato Soup Is The Best That You Have Ever Had!

Tomato soup is a huge hit at my house. There is nothing that my family likes better than a steaming cup of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich on cold, dreary days. Believe it or not, I had never actually made my own tomato soup until recently that is. I have always relied on [...]

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Weekend Reading

Have you guys ever done the escape room experience? Just a few weeks ago I did one with my family. Everyone I’ve shared my experience with has one of two reactions. 1) “Oh no, I could never be locked in a room like that!” or 2) “Wow cool, how did you escape?” The truth is,
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DIY: Criss Cross Vegetable Trellis

*This project brought to you in partnership with Arrow Fastener™ tools. It’s garden season! I don’t plant a big garden every year, usually just a few tomato plants, some green beans, maybe some squash and that’s about it. I do love having home grown tomatoes, especially cherry ones, they’re like candy to me and once
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Best Purchases from Amazon (in the last year)

Well as everyone knows, today and tomorrow are Amazon Prime days, so there are lots of discounts happening online. I thought today the perfect day to share my best purchases from Amazon in the last year. I’ve returned a few things to Amazon when the quality is poor or the item isn’t what was advertised.
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Weekend Reading

Happy Sunday friends. It just dawned on me that summer is half over. Noooo! It’s so nice having lazy mornings with no schedule, no rush, I have the house to myself in the mornings when my teens are sleeping. They wander downstairs groggy from sleep around 11 or so and eat their breakfast in the
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Sources for Custom Cushions

A reader inquired about my sources for the fabrics in my client’s dining nook which prompted today’s post. We ordered her cushion and pillows from Cushion Source and I’m very happy with their quality. fabrics shown: coliseum / shibori net / pebbles We used a Sunbrella navy fabric for the seat cushion, but she plans
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Retail Shelving Inspiration (for the Home)

Before school starts, I’m building a wall of shelving for my teens, and so I dove deep into the countless options available to analyze what would work best. I may settle on a series of simple ladder shelves like these, but I’m also considering the idea of constructing something unique. Naturally, one turns to Pinterest
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Statement Black + White Tile Options

I installed this hexagon black and white statement tile in a client’s bathroom, it’s so beautiful! Reveal coming soon. :) The use of statement tile on a floor or backsplash is a great way to achieve impact. Who among you hasn’t stopped in their tracks at the sight of a high contrast black and white
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Fried Flatbread aka Hungarian Langos Recipe

So, I have been trying to add some culture to my life. With my schedule, it’s not always easy to learn something new every day, but I do want to at least try new cultural dishes, so I have decided to be proactive about trying a new recipe from another culture at least once per [...]

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Savory Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Do you love Asian dishes? I just can’t seem to get enough of my favorite Chinese restaurant. Unfortunately, I’m not made of money and eating out several times per week can get really expensive really quickly. Fortunately, I have, over the years, gathered up some of my own tasty Asian dish recipes, and this latest [...]

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Tasty Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Here in the South, a great green bean casserole recipe is a staple. We serve this up at all of our holiday functions. I recently ran across a recipe for green bean casserole that’s just a bit untraditional, but still as delicious as the one that I have been making for years, and I knew [...]

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The Easiest Homemade French Bread Recipe

Have I ever mentioned my love/hate relationship with bread? I do love bread, all sorts of breads, and that will likely be my downfall at some point. But, until then, I wanted to share this amazing new french bread recipe with you. If you love bread as much as I do, you are really going [...]

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How To Make A Marbled Cup With Nail Polish

Do you drink coffee? I personally am known as the coffee queen. I just can’t function without my morning brew and I’ve been known to enjoy a cup or two on cool evenings, as well. If you love coffee too…or tea, or hot chocolate…I have a great little tutorial for you. I’m going to show [...]

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How To Make a Plastic Bottle Floating Turtle

The day after school lets out for the summer, my kids are bored. They always have been and I would bet that this won’t change as they get older. So, I spend a lot of time those last few weeks of school looking for fun DIY crafts and projects to keep them busy during the [...]

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Weekend Reading

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the Fourth of July festivities wherever you were. I was in Las Vegas with family and friends but I also had a big job to do. We sold the house we owned since 2013, the home we remodeled top to bottom and held onto for a few
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Benefits of Natural Light

*in partnership with Milgard I’ve been working with a client for almost a year on a full scale remodel. It’s remarkable how this home has changed from a dark and run down home to a fresh and functional abode that suits her lifestyle. When she came to me, overwhelmed, at the beginning stage of her
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Weekend Reading

Hello friends, how was you June? Mine was a little extra lazy as June should be, right? ;) Today I’m finishing up a garden DIY project that I’ll be sharing soon, it’s one of those kinds of projects where you have to wait for your vines to grow so you can photograph it. :)  Fellow
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Sleeping in Treehouses

I was talking to my cousin and he reminded me of the “tree house” he built when we were kids in the oak tree at our grandparents house. One day my cousins Danny, Derek, and Darren decided to build a tree fort, they rounded up a bunch of wood, created a makeshift ladder to climb
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My Open Bookshelves

I’ve been asked about these open bookshelves in my office, how I like them, if they’re good quality, etc. The answer is I love them and yes they’re great quality, they fit the style of my office so well and serve a functional purpose, holding books, work supplies, art, and favorite objects. They’re so affordable
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How to Make a DIY Solar Chandelier

I know you have seen those gorgeous solar chandeliers that you can hang on your deck or patio. If you’ve ever priced them, you also know that they’re not cheap. I saw one that cost more than $150, which is why I love this DIY version. You can make your own DIY solar chandelier using [...]

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15 Delicious Summer Squash Recipes Even Your Picky Eaters Will Love

One of my favorite things about summer is fresh vegetables from my garden. One of my favorite vegetables is summer squash. If you have never tried yellow squash, you really need to. It has such a wonderful flavor. While I love the flavor, I realize that not everyone does. In fact, my kids used to [...]

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Chicken And Potatoes in a Creamy Sauce

I love a good meat and potatoes meal and this chicken and potatoes in a creamy sauce is quickly becoming my favorite. Seriously, this dish will rival anything you can get at Olive Garden. When I first made it, my family thought that I had ordered takeout! It’s just that delicious and it’s really an [...]

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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)

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