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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, […]

Mosquitoes have you running indoors? Read on for some great tips on getting rid of mosquitoes and other icky summer time bugs!  Mosquitoes are inevitable in the warmer months, but there are some great ways of getting rid of mosquitoes! Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your summer entertaining! Give some of these a try, and tell […]

Our lush green breakfast room is filled with simple DIY decorating projects and decor touches that have it looking beautiful for the season. Here are some tips on how to add simple touches of green to enliven any space this summer! The kids are almost out of school and summer is so close we can […]

Glean some decorating ideas for your outdoor spaces! Whether you have a patio, deck, balcony, porch, or just a small stoop we have some ideas for you! Over the last eleven years of blogging, I’ve been fortunate to have several unique outdoor spaces to decorate. I’ve love to show you some ideas for your own […]

Welcome back to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party! **Please note: Due to privacy and personal data rights Inlinkz is requiring everyone to verify their data before linking up. This keeps your information safe and grants permission to use the Inlinkz app. You only need to do this once and it’s similar to any app […]

Do you desire to go more green this year? Me too! Here are some tips for a greener cleaning and laundry routine using Home Made Simple products with plant-based ingredients. This post is sponsored by Home Made Simple. All opinions and pictures are my own. Why I chose to go green with my clean. Over […]

Learn how to combine natural elements, pattern, texture, and color to create a beautiful and chic boho outdoor table setting perfect for your next brunch! This post is sponsored by Walmart.com featuring Drew Barrymore’s Flower Home Line. All opinions on the cute products are my own! Post contains affiliate links for your convenience and to […]

I’m so glad you’re here to check out this week’s link party! **Please note: Due to privacy and personal data rights Inlinkz is requiring everyone to verify their data before linking up. This keeps your information safe and grants permission to use the Inlinkz app. You only need to do this once and it’s similar […]

Gorgeous violet and pink table setting idea perfect for Mother’s Day or any special spring occasion! Creating beautiful tablescapes is something I love to do! It gives me an opportunity to play with texture, color, and decor ideas on a smaller scale. This week I get to celebrate both Mother’s Day as well as my […]

Looking for Mother’s Day brunch ideas? Read ahead for 17 yummy recipes!  Mother’s Day is a great time for getting together over brunch. Invite some friends and/or family,  and make some new memories together! Brunch is a fun time of day for recipes because basically anything goes, and nothing is really off limits food-wise. Doesn’t […]

15 Yummy Cheesecake Recipes!  Cheesecake is a decadent, and sometimes formal dessert that is usually more simple than it may appear. This is great news for anyone who loves cheesecake, but perhaps doesn’t have the confidence to prepare this yummy dessert. Once you make a cheesecake, you’ll never go back to buying a frozen one!  […]

Decorate your outdoor space with furnishings that match your decorating style! Follow these easy tips to create an outdoor oasis the whole family will enjoy! This post is written in collaboration with At Home. I love their stores and think you will too! All opinions and words about their cute decor are my own.   Outdoor […]

Welcome back to the Tutorials & Tips Link Party! I apologize for all of the technical difficulties the last few weeks. **Please note: Due to privacy and personal data rights Inlinkz is requiring everyone to verify their data before linking up. This keeps your information safe and grants permission to use the Inlinkz app. You […]

A wise woman once said that a balanced diet is a taco in each hand! Here are 20+ delicious taco recipes to try!  Are you looking for some delicious taco recipes? You’ve come to the right blog today! Every Monday evening, bloggers link up their favorite projects/ideas/recipes, and almost every single week, someone links up […]

Today I have some fun and beautiful links to share with you from some amazing blogger friends! I was invited to be this week’s guest for a weekly round-up of beauty brought to you by the following bloggers:  This week’s offerings include tips for decorating your spring table, an inspiring bathroom remodel, tips for growing […]

Hi party people! We are back in action! I apologize that the party was MIA the last two weeks. Inlinkz (the link party software I use) has made some changes to their platform and it took me a minute to change with them! Fingers crossed the bugs are worked out and I’m able to see […]

These spring cleaning tips are sponsored by Tidy Cats and Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart! FOR MORE TIPS AND LIFE HACKS GO TO BHGPROMO.COM/LIFEMADESIMPLE . Spring is a wonderful time to implement simple life hacks that instantly refresh your home. Here are a few tips that are sure to make your life easier, tidier, […]

13 MORE Raised Garden Bed Ideas! You’ll love these ideas for your own garden!  If you’ve been around the blog the last few years, you’ll probably have read the incredibly popular post about raised garden beds: 13 Unique DIY Raised Garden Beds. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read that post, you’ll want to […]

10 Yummy Fruity Margarita Recipes for you to try!  Margaritas always remind me of the summer, the beach, and in general, taking it easy! And we’re getting a fun head start on Cinco de Mayo! If you love Mexican inspired dishes, check out these recipes: 18 Yummy Mexican Inspired Recipes. I hope that you enjoy […]

You’re invited to see my home spruced up for spring! Come on in and see how just a few simple spring touches make all the difference! Spring has slowly been unfurling her blooms here in the upstate of South Carolina for the last two months. I keep waiting for steady warm temperatures to arrive, but […]

Ready for spring? Try one of these 20 Sweet and Simple Spring Projects!   Hi there! Spring is always a time of year that brings back imagination, creativity, and energy after what feels like a never-ending winter. I’d love to show you some sweet and simple spring ideas today! Thank you to all the bloggers […]

Hi everyone and welcome back! I just returned from an amazing trip to Israel and am currently recovering from the jetlag. When I’m wide awake and ready to go at 2am I’ll enjoy looking through all of your links! 😂 If this is your first time here, welcome! The Tutorials & Tips Link Party is […]

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