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Revelations in New York – Getting Deep

Ok guys...today is not going to be your typical DIY or design type of post. I am moving past the superficial and getting down on a deeper level with you. So in case you haven't been following along, last week I spent a few days in New York to attend the Better Homes and Gardens "BHG Stylemaker" celebration. "Stylemaker" is a title given to select bloggers and influencers (in design, fashion, culinary arts and lifestyle content), which Better Homes and Gardens…

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Custom Cornhole Boards DIY

College football season is just around the corner, and today I have the perfect DIY tutorial just in time for all of the tailgating festivities with these customized cornhole boards. These aren't just any cornhole boards...we managed to personalize our set with the addition of a custom-made decal. The design is a combination of our favorite football team (the Tennessee Vols) along with one of  our favorite bands (the Grateful Dead). Regardless of who your favorite team is, you can…

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Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Alfredo Recipe

Yes friends... you read the title right- today I am sharing an actual recipe for a low-carb favorite of mine which I have informally deemed Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Alfredo. For those of you who follow me for my interior design and home improvement posts, don't jump ship on me. I am not turning into a food blogger by any stretch of the imagination, but food and fitness are a huge aspect of my life. If I didn't keep tabs on my…

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Easy Statement Choker Necklace DIY

I am such a sucker for a good statement necklace and for the past year or so, I have totally been taking advantage of the fact that one of my favorite nineties trends, chokers, have made a major comeback. Statement chokers are such a great way to add interest and boho flair to an otherwise boring outfit. Problem is that I have a hard time finding them. What I have discovered is that there is a fine line between beautifully…

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Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Budget

With Mother's Day just a week away, I wanted to round up some gift ideas for you guys. Given all of the special occasions in May (graduations, proms, vacations), I did not want any of you to forget about that special lady in your life. Below are some gift ideas for moms, at every price point. From quirky to luxurious, classic to bohemian, every type of mother deserves to be honored for all of the hard work and sacrifices she has…

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Faith It Til You Make It

For most of my twenties, I was lost in possibility. So many hobbies and career paths piqued my interest, but I tended to burn out not long into my pursuit. A common request in my prayers and meditation was to recognize what I was put on this earth to do. It was my mission to find a passion/talent that I could capitalize on. When I unexpectedly became pregnant with my first son, I assumed that was God telling me to put aside myself…

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Stop and Smell the Roses…or Eat Cupcakes

Being as Valentine's Day is tomorrow, and I am a blogger, I feel a little obligated to give you all something a little festive. You see, I am not a big V-day person, nor do I really get enthusiastic about decorating with red and pink hearts and so forth....it's just  not "my thing". So, in a desperate attempt to add some sort of Valentine's flare to my home decor, I went to the florist, bought some "neutral" roses and called…

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Impromtu Birthday Brunch – My Son’s Second Birthday

Hope all of you had an amazing Christmas. Our long, holiday weekend not only involved travel for Christmas, we also celebrated our son's 2nd birthday once we got back in town. In an impromptu effort,  I decided to throw a simple, brunch party with immediate family. About a month ago, I decided that we were not going to throw a birthday party for my son. You see, his birthday is two days after Christmas.  I know this sounds horrible, but between…

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How I Wrap Christmas Presents

With the recent loss of my Grandmother, this Christmas is going to be a tough one. Actually, I cannot imagine Christmas without her, but I guess I will have to power through this year. See...my Grandmother was always the life of any family gathering. Vibrant and funny as hell. I can see her with big teased hair, dressed in all black, holding a glass of cheap Champagne( looking like Elizabeth Taylor )and always saying something wildly inappropriate. Like the time she…