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Changing or rekeying your locks is often overlooked after buying a new home. Learn how easy it is to secure your home, your garage, your shed, and your tools all with one-key convenience using Kwikset products! This post is a paid advertisement for Kwikset and I was given product to use and review. All opinions […]

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BLANCO. The opinions and text are all mine. While at the Haven Conference, a conference for do-it-yourself bloggers and decor enthusiasts, I previewed a new collection of faucets by BLANCO called the EMPRESSA Collection. Each uniquely designed faucet in the collection is inspired by […]

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s party! I’m so glad you stopped by! If you’re new here, the Tutorials & Tips Link Party is a place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature and pin my favorites. Please […]

Welcome friends! I’m so glad you stopped by tonight and look forward to catching up on your blogs! If you’re new here, the Tutorials & Tips party is a place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature and pin […]

25+ Fresh Summer Salad Recipes! So yummy!  Summer is such an amazing time for FOOD! All of the fresh vegetables can be found either in your own back yard or at the market, and they are oh so yummy! Bloggers everywhere have been linking up their favorite summer salads, and I’d love to share them […]

Take a home tour of this custom, white modern farmhouse designed by a couple of artists with eclectic and fun taste! Brian Wilkinson is a metal fabricator and custom furniture designer living his best life in North Carolina with his wife Becky and three beautiful daughters. He found a blog post of mine, 15 Beautiful White […]

Welcome friends! I’m so glad you stopped by tonight and look forward to catching up on your blogs! If you’re new here, the Tutorials & Tips party is a place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature and pin […]

Create a gorgeous outdoor tablescape and dining experience for your guests this summer with these outdoor table setting tips and helpful products from The Grommet. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Grommet. The opinions and text are all mine.   One of my favorite things about summer is taking […]

I started my journey on keto on the cliche date of January 1st, 2018. I’m not typically a New Year’s Resolution type of girl, but I was tired of feeling tired, tired of feeling hopelessly addicted to carbs and sugar, and tired of feeling out of control in many areas of my life. I knew […]

Hello friends! I just returned from Charleston from a family vacation and long-weekend away at the Haven Conference. I saw many of you there and it was wonderful to catch-up a bit! I apologize for being a bit sporadic with posting our party. This summer has been filled with a lot of play time! But […]

It is that time of year again! Summer is just around the corner and before you know it your kids will be out of school on summer vacation. Don’t allow the phrase, “I’m bored” to even be part of your children’s vocabulary this summer. Prepare yourself ahead of time with our DIY Summer Family Activities ideas and ward off any summer doldrums on the spot! As a bonus, implementing these ideas will create some cherished family memories this summer.

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Tackle that messy closet with confidence using these affordable hanging closet organizers! Teen Boy Closet Makeover: Hanging Closet Organizers This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart and contains affiliate links. Jump to the end of the post to shop the products! It has officially been one year since we packed our bags in […]

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Our white house with black shutters was made for cute 4th of July decorations! Come see our home all decked out in her patriotic best! Fourth of July House Decorations When we moved into our house exactly one year ago, I was waist high in cardboard boxes and butcher paper and wasn’t able to celebrate […]

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Hi friends and welcome back to this week’s Tutorials & Tips Link Party! I was on vacation all week at the beach with my family and now I’m playing catch-up on laundry, bills, yard work, grocery shopping, work, and life! Why is that we could always use a vacation after our vacation? 😂 I hope […]

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Thinking of renovating this year? Here are some great tips and practical advice on how to save money when renovating! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of LightStream, an online lending division of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine. I am passionate about making beautiful spaces in the home […]

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Outdoor furniture and accessories can be expensive. Here are my tips for getting a high-end look for less! Read more to find out all of the sources for my patio in my post, Affordable Patio Furniture and Outdoor Decorating Tips. If you’ve been following me for awhile, then you know that I currently work as […]

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Shakshuka is a Mediterranean and North African dish of poached eggs on top of a bed of tomato sauce. If you like tomato bisque soup and you like eggs, then chances are very good you’ll love this Shakshuka recipe! Last month, we traveled back up north to our former hometown of Harrisburg, PA and stayed […]

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Welcome to our Tutorials & Tips Link Party! I’m so glad you’re here! This is the place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature and pin my favorites. Please read the guidelines and picture permissions before linking up. As […]

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Having trouble identifying a plant? Here are 4 best apps to help identify plants and trees! If you have followed me for awhile, then you know we recently moved from the city to a suburb outside of Greenville, South Carolina. One of the joys of moving is learning what is planted in your new yard! […]

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This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust.  All opinions are my own. Drone shot of our current home in South Carolina. Our Journey to Home Ownership I was 26 and working as a school counselor just outside of Philadelphia and Matt was working as a college pastor at a church. We had been […]

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Cute decorating ideas for a boys’ media room or game room with affordable furniture options.  Boys Media Room Game Room Makeover This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart and contains affiliate links. When we moved into our new house last summer, my boys begged me to redecorate their bedroom before other rooms in […]

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Hi everyone and welcome back to our weekly link party! I’m so glad you’re here! If you’re just joining us, the Tutorials & Tips party is the place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature and pin my favorites. […]

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When I started my blog 10 years ago, I quickly realized that I wanted to MEET all of these amazing online friends in person–like maybe at a conference just for bloggers. Back then there weren’t very many blog conferences available and there definitely weren’t many niche conferences. I wanted there to be a conference just […]

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If you’re looking for a way to instantly add curb appeal to your home’s exterior, just add beautiful window flower boxes! Enjoy this post chock full of flower box inspiration taken from homes in Charleston, SC!  Flower Box Ideas: Window Flower Box Inspiration from Charleston Homes On our recent trip to Charleston (which you can […]

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Welcome to the party! I’m honored that you’ve chosen to stop by! If you’re just joining us, the Tutorials & Tips party is the place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I feature and pin my favorites. Please read the […]

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That area in your kitchen between your countertops and cabinets and behind your stove might be small in size but mighty in importance! Here are 5 things to consider when choosing a kitchen backsplash from Shaw Floors.  This post is created in partnership with Shaw Floors. All opinions are my own. One of the things […]

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Making this one small change on your home’s exterior could mean more dollars in your pocket at closing time! Image sources: Pictures are courtesy of Clopay. This post is created in partnership with Clopay. All opinions are my own. When we moved into our home last July, one of the first things I noticed is […]

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Hi everyone! I trust you’ve had a restful extended weekend and are ready to share your latest creations with us! If you’re just joining us, the Tutorials & Tips party is the place for bloggers in our niche to link up their best tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, recipes, etc. Each week, I […]

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16 Delicious Berry Recipes!  Berry season is here! Delicious recipes have been shared for the last few weeks in the weekly linkup party held here on the blog every Monday evening. I rounded up some great recipes for you, and I’d love for you to check out them out and tell me which ones you’re […]

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Welcome back friends to the Tutorials & Tips Link party! We’ve had a lot of new faces around here lately which is wonderful!  If you’re just joining us, the Tutorials & Tips party is the place for bloggers in our niche to link up their latest and greatest tutorials, tips, crafts, room reveals, furniture makeovers, […]

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