Opening New Doors

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Opening New DoorsMy baby is getting married in a few months and my daughter and son-in-law just bought a farm. The nest emptied and we're all doing great! I love my kids and grandkids... But I have been enjoying the empty nest...there I said it, don't judge me. I'm loving this season of my life. When my kids were younger, every article of … [Read more...]

Budget Friendly Design Tips

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Budget Friendly is my middle name! Now let me share 10 of my budget friendly design tips: I don't like spending money, but I like a pretty house. I am going to share some tips that I've used in my home and hopefully show you ways that you can create a beautiful home on a budget. I love live plants, comfy furniture, things you can prop your … [Read more...]

Milk Shakes, a cheerleader and Slim-Fast

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This is a story about pecan milk shakes, a cheerleader and Slim-Fast. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but jealousy and milkshakes do not make for a good combo. Life got busy.  I didn't have time to think about what I was eating, or at least that's what I tell myself. I gave up my daily walks and my line dancing.  I was too busy working … [Read more...]

Hometalk BlogLight! Me?

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I don't know how it happened but I'm so happy it did! I am in the Hometalk Bloglight! I still can’t believe it!  This is a huge honor and I am so thankful!   Hometalk is an awesome online community filled with talented people from professionals to DIYers and everyone in between.  It is the largest online home & garden … [Read more...]

Green Giant Surprise~My new DIY Finger Food

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I love a good surprise. I had never heard of them, but I jumped on the chance to try them. Green Giant Chips, made with real veggies and they taste great!  I love veggies and I love chips. I wasn't sure how they'd taste together, but I really like them. If I'm going to eat chips anyway, let them be made with veggies! I feel better about … [Read more...]

Must Love Dogs (on a personal level)

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I was on the phone with my little sister and she said, let me read you something that I wrote.  Ok, I was thinking, she's a very entertaining writer.  She usually writes really funny stuff, not this time.  She had me crying...I'm talking that ugly crying that happens when you're really touched, well I was really touched.   I think Murphy had a … [Read more...]

Odds and Ends

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Odds and Ends, you know the stuff that doesn't really go with anything.  The left overs, but the still important stuff and even some funny stuff.   The coffee bags shipped out and everyone should have theirs by now. I got this email from Miss Mary: And while I send stuff out, stuff comes in: I won these over at It's So … [Read more...]

Did you know,

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I want to get to know you and I want you to get to know me. I have a girl dog and her name is Murphy. Which is confusing, to some people. It's kinda like a boy name. She's a labradoodle, that nobody wanted.  She hasn't always looked this gorgeous. These are my grandsons, and my son Justin helped them create a gingerbread train. I love to … [Read more...]

Happy New Year

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I have resolutions for each new year, sometimes they change with each new day. They are always the same live healthy, love more, get organized, be happy... "Cheers to a new year another chance for me (us) to get it right." (Oprah Winrey) .......................................... Here's something that I clipped from the newspaper several … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas

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Hark! the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!" Joyful, all ye nations rise; Join the triumph of the skies; With angelic host proclaim "Christ is born in Bethlehem!" Hark! the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!" Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ the … [Read more...]

favorite things

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in my home town. (Actually in my weekend home town of  Dadeville Alabama!) When I saw that Centsational Girl was hosting a party about favorite things in our town, I knew what I was going to share.  Our favorite place is Lake Martin Alabama.  Talk about reFreshing!  Spend some time here and you'll never want to leave! (Details of sign … [Read more...]

Becoming,

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Last weekend, I attended the Becoming Conference in Black Mountain. Located just outside Asheville, NC at Ridgecrest Conference Center. The series of events to Becoming: June 13 - 7 am  Email notice, there’s a new posting *The Nester* speaks...I click over and see the announcement for the Becoming Conference...I wait...call and they’re sold … [Read more...]

It’s here!

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From the Beach Glass Shop! I entered a contest and won! Don't you love the way it's packaged!  Ready for gift giving or ripping into!  I had almost given up on entering give-a-ways!  I will continue, thanks for renewing my confidence! The beach glass is from the shores of Lake Erie, please check out Beth's blog and ETSY shop, you're going … [Read more...]