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As summer is winding down, our back to school preparations are gearing up! Here are my top 5 tips and tricks on how to keep your children healthy this school year. These back to school tips are sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens and NIX Ultra! FOR MORE TIPS AND LIFE HACKS GO TO BHGPROMO.COM. […]

Shop these classic and beautiful botanical prints! Come see how I created a lovely and affordable focal point on a blank wall in just minutes using art and frames purchased online at Walmart. This post is sponsored by Walmart and Art.com. When we purchased our South Carolina home, I was a bit stumped with what […]

While we are enjoying grilling outdoors, munching on watermelon, and lounging by the pool, the stores are reminding us (screaming at us) that Back to School season is upon us! If you haven't already, now is the time to work on that DIY study space for your kiddos. I have rounded up 20 DIY study space ideas that fit all budgets and skill levels. diy study spaces

Welcome everyone! I’m so glad you’re here tonight! If this is your first time linking up to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party, a special welcome to you! This 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 […]

10 Affordable Home Exterior Makeover Before and After Ideas! Come and be inspired by these affordable home makeovers!    Increasing the curb appeal of your home doesn’t have to completely break the bank! These bloggers have changed the exterior of their homes in an affordable way while drastically increasing the cute factor at the same […]

Wow! This is our 400th Tutorials & Tips link party together! I think that calls for a special celebration. Please raise a glass with me–no matter whether it be filled with wine, iced tea, or your kid’s sippy cup remnants.😂🥂 Tonight I toast to YOU! Cheers to all of the glorious recipes, room reveals, crafts, […]

60 Fun Back to School Ideas! Let’s get the school year started off with some fun!  If you have a school-aged child, you’re probably already getting ready for school to begin again. It’s only a few weeks away for some of my readers! Let’s get on a positive note for school to begin by having […]

Take advantage of some of these Amazon Prime Day finds! These are all products I currently own and can vouch for or ones I just ordered today. Happy shopping! Let me know if you have any great deals to add. NOTE: Prices listed below are NOT all accurate. Most prices are lower! Click on the […]

If you missed the Back to School: S is for S'mores party yesterday, be sure to check it out! There are a lot of cute DIY back to school decor ideas to steal. Today I wanted to give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the chocolate chalkboards. These are so easy to make and they are also a great first day of school photo prop! how to make chocolate chalkboards

Love the color blue for bedrooms? You’re not alone if you do! Take a look at these ideas for your home. Blue bedrooms instantly create a sense of calm, and that is largely desired in a bedroom. These bedrooms all incorporate various shades of blue in big and small ways that will have you feeling […]

Have you ever been stumped on how to decorate a room, how to space plan, and/or how to choose the best furnishings for your space? Read on to see this amazing 3D Interior Design room planner in action! The Room Design Dilemma Decorating a room typically comes easily to me. I can stare at a […]

I hope everyone in the USA had a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend! I was at the beach all week and am still playing catch up. I’m so glad you’re here tonight!  If this is your first time linking up to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party, a special welcome to you! This is a […]

Independence day is right around the corner and patriotism is in the air! But did you realize that many people find decorating with the American flag unpatriotic and even offensive? According to The United States Flag Federal Law, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, […]

Welcome everyone to this week’s Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time here, a special welcome! 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 […]

If you love being outside and are looking for some tried and true backyard hacks, then you’ve come to the right place! I have rounded up 50 Backyard Hacks that might just make your time outside more enjoyable this summer!  The hacks are broken down into the following five categories: grilling, gardening, outdoor games, outdoor entertaining, […]

Welcome everyone to this week’s Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time here, a special welcome! 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 […]

Looking for summer recipes? This post has tons of recipes that you’ll want to pin, and most importantly, make and serve to your guests!   Well hello there, summer! You’re finally here! Let’s eat! 😋 This post contains 80 tried and true favorite summer recipes by bloggers! The recipes have been broken down into 8 separate […]

Made with Hawaiian rolls, gouda, salmai, and a sweet poppy seed sauce, these amazingly delicious salami and gouda baked sliders are perfect for summer noshing!  My husband and I both do the grocery shopping. Sometimes he goes to the store, sometimes I go to the store, and sometimes we both go to different stores at […]

Welcome everyone to this week’s Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time here, a special welcome! 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 […]

Looking for plans to build your own wooden planter box? These bloggers have you covered! Check out these great ideas for building your own planter box.  I love the look of planter boxes on a porch or patio! They ground the space around a doorway, look great on stairways, and can also be useful ways […]

Looking for chic and stylish ceiling fan options? I have curated a collection of several farmhouse cottage ceiling fans for you to browse and shop! All fans pictured are found on Amazon and affiliate links are used. It’s no secret that I’m generally not a huge fan of ceiling fans. In fact, I eliminated every […]

Looking for some delicious Summer Pie Recipes to make for your next gathering? Take a look at this collection of tried and true, easy to follow recipes and you’ll be saying it’s as easy as pie in no time! Any time of year is a good time for pie (yes please!), but these recipes are […]

Hi everyone! Welcome back to this week’s Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time here, a special welcome! 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 […]

Looking for some unique container garden ideas for your porch or patio? Or maybe you just need a quick and easy flower arrangement for your summer party? Check out these gorgeous and unique planter ideas and flower arrangements that will have your outdoor areas looking beautiful this summer!  These unique container ideas are so great […]

Welcome back to this week’s Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time here, welcome! 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 […]

Spruce up your patio this summer with these neutral summer patio decorating ideas. Glean a few outdoor living tips to help you make the most of your backyard space! Neutral Summer Patio Decorating Ideas From spring until late fall, we love to take advantage of all of our beautiful outdoor spaces! We have two porches […]

Hiring a photographer is the best way to ensure a quality capture of yourself, but sometimes you want a do-it-yourself option! Here are some quick tips on how to take your own self-portraits with a DSLR camera. Matt and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary! We originally planned to celebrate with a much-anticipated trip […]

24 Patriotic Themed Ideas for Summer! You’ll love these! Summer is a great time to get together and celebrate! Many families decorate for July 4th, and also for Memorial Day. I wrote a blog post in 2012 about Decorating with the United States Flag, and I’d love to share some additional ideas with you today. […]

Vacation, Easter, Mother’s Day, and my 20th Wedding Anniversary all seemed like good reasons to fall out of ketosis and over-indulge a bit on some delicious carbs. Afterall, what harm could it do to take a small break from keto and live a little? I was successfully maintaining my goal-weight, consistently exercising, and feeling healthy […]

Hi everyone! I’m so glad you’re here to check out this week’s Tutorials & Tips Link Party! If this is your first time here, welcome! 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, […]

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