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Easter for Under $25

Easter has to be one of my favorite holidays. It is the perfect “new beginning” to me, spiritually and mentally. My family moved to Knoxville in 1993 from Jacksonville, FL, and my first introduction to the city was right around this time. So Easter sort of defines Knoxville for me. Growing up in a rather boring […]

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Party like you're Irish

Party Like You’re Irish

I’m not Irish. Well… actually, I am.  Waaayyy back there.  My Grandma’s grandma came off a boat from Ireland and her middle name, Leane (which is also my middle name), is of Irish origin.  I guess deep down in my soul I am wearing green proudly.  But in reality, I don’t know that much about the […]

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Valentine’s Day DIY Crafts {with Printable}

Last year was my first try at this whole kiddie Valentine’s Day thing. Where did the days go when you just bought a pack of cards and searched frantically for the perfect wording for the perfect person? Now it’s all custom just like everything else, really. And who am I kidding; while I complain about […]

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Valentine's Day Graphic

Valentine’s Day Crafts

I love to do crafts! I especially love to do them with my kids. Sometimes I love the idea of doing them with the kids more than actually doing them, but you know what I mean. I try to keep things simple, so it’s easy to do a few minutes and stop if they aren’t […]

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Pinterest, a Love/Hate Relationship

So I don’t know about you, but I can spend HOURS scrolling through picture after picture on Pinterest. Of course when I sit down it’s supposed to be for only for 5 minutes, and then next thing you know, it’s been 2 hours! I love Pinterest for giving me the hope of being creative. I’m […]

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Home-Made Bagged Popcorn!

I don’t know about you, but my family goes through a TON of popcorn. We love it. My father-in-law got me one of those counter-top movie popcorn makers one Christmas because he knew I love it so much. While living in Italy, we were quite a way from the commissary, and as fast as we […]

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Making Apple Butter

My friends and I got together this fall to make apple butter.  It was my first attempt at this homemade, crafty thing, so I didn’t know if it would turn out.  But I’m so glad I did it!  It was fun to do something I never thought I could do, to spend time with my […]

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DIY Thankful Board

DIY Thankful Board

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot to be thankful for: a beautiful family, caring friends, a roof over my head, food on my table…so many simple things that I often take for granted. My husband and I, as many of you, I’m sure, want to raise our daughter to be a […]

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