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When to Take Down Your Christmas Tree

According to tradition, when should you take down your Christmas tree? Our friends at Good Housekeeping state, “tradition dictates that the Twelfth Night is the best time to take down your festive decorations — including your tree. It’s believed that waiting too long after the Twelfth Night will bring bad luck.” When is the Twelfth Night? That would be January 5th or…

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Live Simply

Make a Fresh Start for the New Year

Good morning and welcome to the New Year! The husband and I struggled to stay up until midnight. We saw the ball drop, we gave one another a passionate kiss, and then we immediately went to bed. Staying up too late would simply ruin our ability to get to brunch timely. I don’t like waiting for a table. One must…

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Organization

Organization Porn to Soothe Your Inner Neat Freak

Last month the husband and I finished our second One Room Challenge. We renovated our guest room over the period of six weeks. (You can read the final reveal here.) During the course of this project, the rest of our house got a little neglected. Our guest room looks amazing, but we are burned out.  It has been about a…

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Bedroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Neutral & Relaxing Guest Room Makeover

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE GUEST ROOM MAKEOVER Welcome to week five of The One Room Challenge!  One more week to go!  During this challenge I am making over my guest room.   So far, it is starting to look very beautiful. THE PROJECT PLAN The updated project plan by week is as follows: Week 1 – Complete the design plan and begin…

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Bedroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Neutral & Relaxing Guest Room Makeover

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Welcome to week four of The One Room Challenge!  During the course of this project, I will be making over my guest room.  The room is a little boring and not quite ready for guests.  During the course of this challenge I will be creating a neutral and relaxing retreat for visiting friends and family. THE PROJECT…

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Cooking, How-to's

Handmade Strawberry Milkshake Popsicle

One of my favorite things during the warm months is ice cream.  Seriously, who doesn’t love ice cream? This weekend the husband and I took a break from working on our guest room and headed out to get popsicles.  Not just any popsicles; gourmet ice cream popsicles with pieces of cookie inside. We have been living about 15 minutes away…

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