Hey there! I am beyond blessed to be the wife of Mark Andrew and the stay-at-home-mommy of Quinn and Morgan! I love to decorate, create things, and generally make life more beautiful! Come join me, and let's see what we can make today!

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I posted this teaser yesterday, and many of you were excited to see the final product.



Back in May of 2013, I created these numbers.

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If you have been stopping by here for awhile, you know that the entire purpose of creating my faux fireplace was to have a mantle to decorate.

I change my mantle vignettes about once a month, and because I change it so often, I forget to take pictures.  And when I do take pictures, I forget to share them.  So, I am going to show you what is on my mantle today, along with a few of the mantles over the last couple of months.

After Christmas, I like a very clean mantle.  Not too much fuss.  Not too much color.  

Very simple.  It helps the room feel calm amidst the Christmas clutter, which is FINALLY all gone.  

This is another, simple vignette for winter that is in my kitchen.

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Tuesday Tips and Recipes #8

Do you know what a "life hack" is? Wikipedia says "Life hacking refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem of a person in a clever or non-obvious way." A quick Google search will pull up hundreds, if not thousands, of life hacks.  Here is a link to the ones I most recently viewed over at Twisted Sifter.

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Curio cabinet, again

Who remembers this little gal?!

Then she turned into this lovely lady.  Glass removal, white paint, and some poultry netting made a HUGE difference! You can see the original post here.

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Tuesday Tips and Recipes #7

Over the weekend, I tried a new pancake recipe and posted this pic on FB with the caption "Nailed it".

I thought it was obvious that I did NOT, in fact, nail it, but some people didn't catch the sarcasm.  So, for those that didn't catch it, the top picture is from the Chef Ron Lock website where I found the recipe. The bottom picture is my {sort of} fail.  I say "sort of", because, while the first couple of pancakes looked terrible and tasted a little chewy, I modified the directions and the rest of the batch tasted delicious!

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