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“Lucky” Tattoo St. Patrick’s Day Shirt


Thing 1 is without a St. Patrick’s Day shirt this year…so far.  Instead of buying some $10 or $15 shirt he’ll wear once, maybe – big maybe – twice, I’m making him a shirt.  Yes!  Okay and I may be using the blog an an excuse to do this project.  Don’t judge me. Let’s get started!   “Lucky” Tattoo St. Patrick’s Day Shirt Equipment: 8″ x 10″ sheet of each:

Make Your Own Tufted Headboard


Kate here again from Candidly Kate. For way to many years, my husband and I have been students. With a PhD and a Masters in the house it takes a while to get through all of school. We were fortunate enough to receive a lot of hand-me-down furniture from both of our families, but when we finally finished up and moved to a new state with a real job, the Mr.

Pleated Apron with Built-In Hot Pads


I got to experience one of my favorite things in the world this morning. I showered alone.  While it may not seem that impressive, I assure you it is.  Most days if I want to get clean I have to wait for Thing 2’s nap and there is no way Thing 1 is going to let me shower without him.  But this morning Mike was home and I put on

DIY Braided Scarf & Kitchen Sink Sundae


So I have a secret.  I’ve been plotting with a bunch of gals during the last month.  You see there’s this special lady in our lives and today just so happens to be her birthday.   Hi Jen I LOVE YOU!!!   Okay.  I’m a little better now.  I got the idea to do this party for Mrs. Jen Marrs after seeing one for a big name blogger last year.

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake

No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake from {i love} my disorganized life

Hello, I’m Rachel, author and creator at {i love} my disorganized life. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here sharing with you today! First, a little about myself; I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mark, for 22 years. We have five children {ages 21, 20,18, 16 & 11} and two grand children {ages 1& 2}. We are all dog lovers in my house and have

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Rice

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I’m officially Suzy Homemaker.  Mike bought me a stand mixer for Christmas (I know I already mentioned this, but I’m still sort of in shock every time I walk into the kitchen and see in on the counter) and Mom got me a sewing machine!  I guess I have to cook, bake and sew a lot now. I can’t wait to sew some more.  Especially after the Christmas stockings I

Late Night Pork Chops

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Hello first post of the new year.  Nice to meet you.  I can’t wait to try new recipe, sewing projects and all kinds of fun things with Thing 1 & Thing 2 this year. We eat dinner really late here.  Like weird late for most people.  Mike works two jobs so that  can stay home with the boys.  He’s usually gone three to four nights a week.  Those nights I

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits. ———- Happy April! This month is off to the perfect start. Mike and I snuck in another date night!  How did that happen?!?  I got to reinforce my love for The Airborne Toxic Event.  SUCH A KILLER SHOW!!!  Four words > The Book of Love.  And I found a new band to get all music nerdy on – Nightmare Air.  Do it.  You know you

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Wednesday Whatsits. ———- Just in case you missed all the action on the blog yesterday ( I posted A LOT) here’s the run down. GYCO ~ BEER posts went live this morning, and there is a ton of hoppy goodness. There are two amazing giveaways I’m in on that you DO NOT want to miss! Win Deviled Egg and Casserole carriers from Vonny Bags. Enter HERE.

Fabric Pendant Necklace


The timing of this post is kind of serendipitous.  Amy from Mod Podge Rocks just recently released her book!  I was at Hobby Lobby buying the wood discs and glitter glue for this project, I looked behind me and there it was, Amy’s book – Mod Podge Rocks! I smiled and wondered how many people around me know that a blogger wrote the book.  It’s funny to think about my pre-blogging world

Jack Daniels Bottle Cake


If I’ve never mentioned it before, Mike works for an adult beverage distribution company.  We end up with all kinds of fun shwag around the house.  Today was the best!  He brought me home a Jack Daniel’s bottle cake mold and label stencil.  How cool is that?!?? I immediately wanted to make the cake happen.  I talked Mike into hitting Michael’s for food coloring.  I didn’t own a nice spatula for

Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes

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{photo source}   I’ve been wanting to share that picture forever!  Today is totally the right day.   Today I give you – Chocolate Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes!   You heard me.  After Mike saw this PIN from my cupcake board I was obligated to make these cupcakes.  Being the amazingly wonderful friend that I am, I sent some of these cupcakes – in cups – to my friend Dale in

Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread

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It’s game day! Ohio State could really use a W today. So off to Treena’s we go. We always show up with a dish and some drinks to share with everyone. I love potlucks, they make entertaining so much easier. Today I’m making Garlic Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread from The Pastry Affair. Another PIN and a delicious looking one at that. I like taking pull-apart breads or dips when I’m going

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Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Can you believe in just one short week the Grow.Swap.Share blog swap will be live?  I’m still wrapping my head around the idea.  I think back to my first Trading Blogs experience – it was my very first time guest posting or having someone guest post for me – and now everything has come full circle.  I will say it was really nice to give Melissa the

What is a Whole Food?


So last time I talked about food as being Medicine and this week, I am going to give you more specifics.       What is a whole food?   Whole foods are foods that are in the same form that they are found in nature. They are fresh, unprocessed, simple, and organic. You will see overlap of the some foods in different categories as whole foods usually supply more than

Better Than…Cookie Dough Cheeseball

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Yesterday was amazing!   The Buckeyes beat that state up north and all is right in the world.   GO BUCKEYES!!!     Per the usual, we were at our friend Treena’s house.  You may remember Treena from her Tater Tot Casserole.  Well, she has another gem.  This is the most addicting, delicious, “Treena did you make the cheeseball? Please tell me you did.” party food ever!  I say it’s

Blogging: Behind the Scenes


Today I’m getting down to the nitty gritty.  I’m not on of those bloggers that has a craft room or a really put together kitchen (I blame being in a rental) or even my very own space in my house…far from it.  We’ll talk about where the magic happens, how I tweak my pictures, and about blog designs.  This is my happy place. So here’s what things are really like here.  I’m

DIY Christmas Stockings


In one short week it will be Thing 2’s first Christmas.  The last two years have been nice, but this year I’m feeling especially Christmassy.  {Yes, I’m still using my word}  It could be because I have so many blogs and pins on Pinterest showing me how amazing my house could be or it could be because we are having a normal Christmas.  Two years ago me moved into our house on December 1st…we didn’t bother getting

The Most Powerful Thing…


  The most powerful tool you have to transform your health or keep your health is your fork! Use it well and you will thrive. Choose poorly and you will suffer.  This principle starts at a very young age but it can also turn things around mid-stream if you’ve been using your fork in a harmful way.  Actually, I find that the less a person uses their fork, usually the

Sand Art Brownie Mix

Sand Art Brownie Mix

Oh my gosh you guys.  The giveaways I have going on today – just WOW!  The big one is a KitchenAid Pro Stand Mixer.  I got one two years ago for Christmas, her name is Louise, and she’s just the best thing ever.  That giveaway is at the bottom of this post.  But as an extra special treat I’m giving away a prize pack including some of my favorite brownie