Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #84

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

Easy Sharpie Dot Mug

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My oldest daughter wanted to make gifts for her group of friends.  What item can anyone use?  A coffee mug of course, and if you make it adorable and personalized, then even better.  My daughter made these easy Sharpie dot mugs for her friends (but not with office supply Sharpies).   These really are easy […]

Last-Minute Snow or Freeze Shopping Checklist

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Moving around the country with the military, I’ve seen bad weather in a lot of different areas.  I’m always interested in how differently people in different parts of the country prepare for what’s considered bad weather there.  For those of you who have to run to the store at the last-minute before a bad snow […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party # 83

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

DIY Twine Ball

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When my oldest “baby” was home for Christmas she asked if we could craft together (she knows the way to her mama’s heart).  One of the projects we created together were to make these easy twine balls, because just one DIY twine ball wouldn’t be enough.   I received this great jar with Christmas candy in […]

Edamame and Artichoke Salad – The MD Factor Diet

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    I have a confession.  I didn’t eat as well I should have during the holidays.  I’ve recommitted to eating healthier and am focusing on finding new recipes to make my meals more interesting.  One of my new favorite healthier recipes is Edamame and Artichoke Salad.  And the best part is,  it’s as easy to make as […]

Sharpie Dotted Cup

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This is my “baby’s” first Valentine’s away at college.  I know it’s not a big holiday, but it’s always been a special one in our family.  Each year I’ve done something small, but personalized for my kiddos for Valentine’s Day.  I’m thrilled that my daughter gets along really well with her 3 roommates, so I’m […]

DIY Dog Poop Bag Holder – Valentine’s Day Treats

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatThePups #CollectiveBias Our puppy dog (who is actually an old lady, but doesn’t realize it) is such an important part of our family.  Every time we move with the military, she often meets our neighbors before we do.  […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party # 81

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As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I always appreciate that you’ve taken the time to join me at my link party. And now onto the […]

How to Reorganize a Kitchen

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If you know me and live near me, I’ve offered at least once to help you organize anything you like to tackle. Fortunately, I have wonderful friends who aren’t insulted when I offer and even take me up on the offer.  Last week, my crafting-buddy friend, J., invited me over for a fun day of reorganizing […]

#Ad Hot Wings with Cheesy Cool Dip

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero #CollectiveBias There are 2 things my family loves this time of year; hot wings and watching the big game. My children were born loving hot wings.  At age two, my youngest daughter kept begging to taste my plate […]

Make Your Own Philadelphia Flyers Cookie

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One of the best things about Christmas at our house is the amazing decorated cookies my youngest daughter makes each year.  This year after she made cookies of her favorite book characters, she catered to her daddy’s interests and made sports cookies for him.  My husband is from Philly and I promise that he bleeds […]

Where to Start Organizing – 5 Places to Get Started

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Have you made a resolution to get organized?  Are you wondering where to start?  How to start?  Let me share some easy ideas for where to start organizing so that you can kickstart your organizing journey today.   To increase your likelihood of success, start with a job small enough that you can complete it relatively […]

DIY Craft Room Organizing

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 I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.       I’m so excited that I’ve got my own craft room in my current house.  First. Ever. Craft room!  In all our 20+ homes before, my “craft room” was the dining […]

Inspire Us Thursday Link Party #80

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Happy New Year and wishes for a blessed and peaceful year!  Thanks for celebrating here with me today. As always, I just love seeing all the great projects that were linked up at the last Inspire Us Thursday Link Party. You have inspired me with so many wonderful ideas for projects and recipes. And I […]

6 Easy Steps to Start Getting Organized

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It’s that time when we all think about getting organized for the new year.  Some of us (me! me! me!) relish the opportunity to organize anything and everything we can find.  Others of us dread the chore of organizing anything.  If you’re one of my friends that don’t enjoy organizing, let me share 6 easy steps to […]

Busy Family Meals: Marie Callender’s Pot Pies & Winter Fruit Salad

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyAsPotPie  #CollectiveBias I don’t know which is busier for my family, the holiday season or everyday winter family life.  With 5 family members, school, activities, work, blogging and well, just life, we’re super, supper busy.  Our family is committed […]

Best DIY Projects of 2014

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I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s.  We spent it with all my family at home, including my parents and our dear friends, the R. family, visiting.  They’ve traveled to 2 different states and 3 of our homes to spend New Year’s Eve with us.  It’s such a fun tradition and we look forward to […]

Best Organizing Ideas of 2014

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It’s hard to believe that 2014 is over, isn’t it? (Tell me I’m not the only one that feels like she blinked and 2014 was over!)  While I’m focusing on spending time with my family this week, I thought it would be fun to look back at the ten most popular organizing posts I shared in  2014 (before I […]

Plan Now for Next Year’s Dental Care

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I participated in an Ambassador program on behalf of Influence Central for the MetLife TRICARE Dental Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. As the year winds down (can you believe it’s the end of the year already?!), it’s the perfect time to review your dental care benefits, plan ahead for the […]

Easy New Year’s Eve Poppers

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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  We usually get together with family friends (they’ve even traveled across time zones) to celebrate New Year’s Eve.  We go out to an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet (this is our friends’ tradition that we’ve adopted), play games, watch kitschy movies like the original Plant of the Apes series, eat […]

Wishing You a Magical Christmas

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays!  Can you hear the joy in my voice?!  My oldest “baby” is home for Christmas.  My parents are here for Christmas.  I am one happy mama.  Since my family is all here together, I want to focus all my time and attention on them. And since it is Christmas, […]