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DIY: Mini Pom-Pom Christmas Tree

Since we did a big remodel of our main living areas this year, I had to completely rethink and redesign our Christmas decor.  The biggest challenge was the mantel.  We recently moved the TV to hang above the fireplace which meant none of my usual holiday decor would fit in that spot anymore. The TV… Continue reading DIY: Mini Pom-Pom Christmas Tree

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DIY: Activity Advent Calendar

Holidays and birthdays, and life in general, have always been about experiences in our house. We try not to focus on the things, but instead create memories along the way. I started our Activity Advent experience, the "25 Days of Hupp-mas" as I once called it, back in 2011. At the time, we had a… Continue reading DIY: Activity Advent Calendar

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How to Use Simple Decor Pieces to Create Multiple Holiday Centerpieces

There is enough to worry about during the holidays.  Taking the time to create brand new table decor for every holiday dinner probably falls to the bottom of the long to-do list. Simple and easy decor is always my go-to, so table centerpieces is no different. I have a few basic decor pieces that stay… Continue reading How to Use Simple Decor Pieces to Create Multiple Holiday Centerpieces

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DIY: Chunky Knit Blanket Tutorial

You've all seen the super soft and cozy, chunky knit blankets.  You've wanted one until you checked out the price tag!! These things sell for over $100 lots of places. What if I told you, you could totally make one yourself. That it's super easy. Only takes a couple hours. And only costs $30-45!! WHAT?!!… Continue reading DIY: Chunky Knit Blanket Tutorial

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DIY Farmhouse Sign

They're everywhere; the farmhouse style signs with the inspirational or witty sayings.  Well, what if you want something custom? A word or phrase that's special to you and not something you'll find laying around on the shelves of Hobby Lobby?  It's time to DIY! I actually made this sign a couple years ago.  I heard… Continue reading DIY Farmhouse Sign

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Amazon Finds For Your Everyday

Amazon Prime Day is still going strong. Not that it really matters, Amazon's game is always really strong. I personally buy so many things for our everyday from Amazon now, including pantry items!  I always search Amazon first whenever there's something we need and they usually come through for me. You all seemed to enjoy… Continue reading Amazon Finds For Your Everyday

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Amazon Fashion Haul

As you may have heard, it's Prime Day on Amazon again! Lots of special deals happening. Heck, there's always special deals happening on Amazon! It's really become my go-to place for everything from groceries to home decor and even to clothing! Since I know you're browsing Amazon today (and every other day for that matter)… Continue reading Amazon Fashion Haul

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DIY Stenciled Tile Project

We are currently in the process of updating our late 90s builder grade house into a more modern and up-to-date home. When we bought this house 4 years ago I saw it's potential; lots of spaces, big kitchen, giant yard. It just needed some help to reach that potential.  We're finally tackling one of the… Continue reading DIY Stenciled Tile Project

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It’s Game Night: Our Favorite Family Games

It has begun.  Summer vacation, yes, but also a big first floor renovation! This has been a long time coming and I couldn't be more excited. For now, though, it means the five of us are basically living in the basement.  Yes, it's a large basement and we have a full kitchen down there, but… Continue reading It’s Game Night: Our Favorite Family Games

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Our Spring Tree Tradition

Well, hi there strangers! It's been quite awhile since I've written. I'm sorry about that and I promise to be better about it. I've mentioned many times that we live across the street from a 1600 acre park. It's amazing. We've created so many memories there already in our 3.5 years in this house and… Continue reading Our Spring Tree Tradition