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Twice Baked Potato Casserole at
Hammered Wire and Leather Bracelet at
Soda Pop Tab Recycled Bracelet Tutorial at
Macrame Friendship Bracelet Tutorial and 7 Great Friendship Gifts from #MyFavoriteBloggers at
Pumpkin Spice Bread at

Captain America Movie Treat Boxes with M&M’s Movie Mix #HeroesEatMMs

Captain America Movie Treat Boxes at #HeroesEatMMs #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I’m a mom of little kids, which means we rarely get to the theater to see a movie.  We always mean to, we want to, we plan to, and then someone gets sick, we can’t find a sitter…… Continue Reading…

Easy Baja Fish Tacos

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Now that my husband has gone gluten-free, I have to confess, it’s difficult finding variety in our meal planning.  We eat a lot of meat and potatoes these days – not many recipes to share when we grill steaks and burgers most of the time. ;) But I was really in the mood for something DIFFERENT… Continue Reading…

Beaded Button Clasp Bracelet

Beaded Button Clasp Bracelet at

Today’s bracelet project is a little more on the time-consuming side (plan for this one to take most of an hour) but the offset to it is that the supplies are pretty darn cheap and you have SO many ways to make it your own!  Part of what took me so long was that I… Continue Reading…

Leather Charm Bracelet

Leather Charm Bracelet at

It’s fall, and oh leather, how I love thee when the weather turns cooler. ;) It was my mission to make a simplified version of a wrap bracelet, bet even though I really liked the look, I thought it was still a little plain.  So when leather looks plain, you dress it up with metal,… Continue Reading…

Dry Mornings are Happy Mornings

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I want to thank GoodNites* TRU-FIT* for sponsoring this post and introducing me to their nighttime underwear.  I know this is a stage that passes with kids, and this absorbent underwear has made our nights drier and less stressful until it does!  Raya doesn’t want to wake up wet.  I don’t want her to wake… Continue Reading…

2-Minute Coffee Lover’s Glass Locket Necklace

2-Minute Coffee Lover's Glass Locket Necklace at

Yes, really, you can make one in 2 minutes.  Maybe less.  Well, maybe more if you haven’t actually had your coffee yet for the day… but seriously, this is probably *the* easiest jewelry project I’ve ever shared.  It’s a perfect gift for coffee lovers (or for yourself!) – while it’s not in liquid form, in… Continue Reading…

Fall Flavors and Fiestas: New Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita

Taste of Autumn: Bud Light Lime Apple-Ahhh-Rita at

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Anheuser Busch via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Anheuser Busch. Fall is right around the corner – I could feel it this weekend!  We went from 90 degrees down to 70, just like that…. Continue Reading…

Handwritten Notes Are Still Important (and How to Make Easy Embossed Greeting Cards)

Easy Embossed Greeting Card at

So a fellow blogger started a series this week that’s had me thinking.  It’s a hand-written note challenge.  At first I thought – who needs a challenge for that?  I write notes all the time!  But wait… do I?  Because aside from thank you cards, the last one I really remember writing was at Christmas… Continue Reading…