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Working with What You Have

Over time, I feel like we’ve lost the almost effortless consideration of working with what we have. We’ve become accustomed to simply going and buying new. I say ‘we’ because this is something I’m trying to work on as well. Think you don’t fall into this trap? Here are a few common scenarios most people […]

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Easy Last Minute Gift Guide

I previously listed a few fun DIY projects for decorating this holiday. With certain events like Christmas literally just around the corner, I’m avoiding the shopping mall if I can! So what do you do for those last minute gifts? Here are a few ideas for easy yet desirable gifts you can put together without […]

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6 DIY Holiday Decor Crafts

You know what breaks my heart? There’s something about the season that entices people to go out and buy, buy, buy. There are so many fun, easy DIY projects that can be made this time of year. When it comes to holiday decor, why not make something completely you? Here are some fun, practical DIY […]

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Free Label Printables for Organization

Whimsical Labels /Modern Labels / Airy Labels Elegant Bathroom Labels / Refrigerator Labels / Herb Labels Happy Friday! I was cleaning my kitchen yesterday and redoing some of my chalkboard labels that had smudged when I figured I could do a quick resource round-up. So in short, here are a few fun printables I found […]

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Simple Pleasures: How to Write for Recreation

Writing serves as an outlet, and you may be surprised how much weight it lifts off of your shoulders. Writing isn’t just for someone who wants to publish a novel — it’s a form of recreation. Some people even write daily, first thing in the morning or right before bed. If you’re feeling busy or […]

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DIY Simple Healthy Cookies Recipe

Last week on my Instagram account, I shared delicious (healthy) cookies I discovered. I wanted to make a quick blog post featuring more information and share with those of you who don’t follow my Instagram. These cookies are healthy in all the right ways, and get this — there are only two required ingredients. Any […]

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DIY Photo Frame Makeover

Thrift stores are the best place to get picture frames. There’s really no need to pay so much money at the store for one when thrift stores are usually overflowing with these. The main problem with the frames found at the thrift stores is that… Well, they’re usually really ugly. I forgot to take a […]

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DIY Headboard Tutorial

OK you guys, this was kind of a fail DIY. (It happens to the best of us.) A friend of mine claims it looks great, but he’s just being nice. I’ve named my headboard Mr. Lumpy. But hey, I still saved myself a few hundred bucks. And it’s comfortably lumpy. Here is a tutorial for […]

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Simple Pleasures: Bird Watching and 5 DIY Projects

A couple of months ago I installed a bird feeder in my yard. It didn’t have many visitors, and it took me a while to get the right seeds for birds in my neighborhood. Eventually I noticed the number of seeds were dwindling down, but I hadn’t seen any birds around. A few weeks ago […]

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Coconut Oil for Hair: Questions & Answers

¬† Ever since I posted my coconut oil hair tutorial, I’ve been getting a ton of questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please feel free to ask more questions in the comments and I’ll be happy to answer! How do I wash coconut oil out of my hair? The answer to this depends on […]

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