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Dinner Table Crafts to Keep ‘Em Busy

The holidays are fast approaching so it’s a good idea to get a plan in place!  If you have children and family members on your guest list,  the kitchen can become crowded and hectic.  Why not consider some simple dinner table crafts and activities to keep them occupied while you ready the feast?  Today I’m …

Seasonal Decor on a Budget

Honestly, I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. On the one hand, I love getting new ideas for home decor and recipes. On the other hand, I see these beautifully decorated rooms and think about how much it must cost to fully decorate them. The solution? Figure out how to get the same look on a …

Ten Tips to Tailgate Touchdown!

Saturdays in the Fall are fabulous for a long list of reasons… cooler weather, the coziest of flannel shirts, time to actually get that pumpkin spice latte… but the biggest one in many football fans’ books remains the return of tailgating season and a chance to cheer for their favorite team back on the field.  …

Easy Fall DIY: Stencil Pillow

I love a good fall DIY and this year I decided to do one for my front porch.  I spent a good bit of time cleaning and prepping my porch for fall, so it seemed only fitting that a fresh project should make an appearance out there. This project took less than an hour total, …

Ten Little Tips to Save Big!

Saving money doesn’t have to come from a complete budget overhaul.  Take note of some of these simple tips and see how much you can skim off your household spending! Take your lunch to work one day a week more than you do now. Eating  out can be a hard habit to break.  Not to …

Money Saving DIY Cleaners

Did you know there’s a safer, greener, CHEAPER alternative to your household cleaning products hiding in your pantry? The first time a friend told me she made her own cleaning products, I politely applauded her efforts before I mentally concluded there was no way I was ambitious enough to take on a project like that. …

Grab ‘N Go (Back-to-School) Breakfasts

I aspire to be one of those super put-together moms–one that rises early to make delicious gourmet breakfasts, serving my child at the kitchen table stylishly graced with fresh flowers, as we celebrate the rising of the sun and the beginning of our days together. But, the truth is…that is simply not our mornings! I am …

Easy Weeknight Suppers

We’re already back in school here in Georgia, and I’m sure many of you will be soon, too.  And with the return to busy weeknights comes the struggle to put a tasty filling supper on the table.  I find myself tired of the same dishes and searching for fresh ideas to feed my crowd without …

Mohawk Makeover: Mrs. Turley’s First Grade Classroom

Back to school season is finally here! Last week, Georgia classrooms were filled with children ready to begin a new year of learning and fun. Over the summer break, Samantha Turley, first grade teacher at White Elementary School (Bartow County), had to move rooms and was looking for a fresh, fun way to jazz up her new space. …

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