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Girls Room Collage Wall ~ with Free Printables!

This summer, the girls and I did a lot of crafty projects. The biggest thing we did was a collage wall for a new bedroom. The walls are painted a light gray and the trim is a darker gray. That created a neutral backdrop and the girls each chose their favorite color for decorative accents- red and teal/aqua. I also threw in some pink and white. This is probably my favorite home decorating project ever!…

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Lace Top Box Dress Tutorial

If you “like” my facebook page, you would have seen that I did, in fact, make my girls Easter dresses this year. Yes, I know that was soooo 4 months ago. I am not so patiently waiting on some photo prints to arrive in the mail so that I can finish and show you my current project, so I thought I would do a little backtracking for now. These pictures are more recent than Easter.…

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Summertime Pinterest Recipes ~ Tested and Approved

I have been really enjoying trying out new recipes with the bountiful summer harvest! The past few weeks, I have discovered some REALLY good ones! Zucchini ricotta galette– oh, that just sounds fancy! It looks as pretty as its name, doesn’t it? The crust is flaky and wonderful, with just a hint of tartness. The filling and zucchini/summer squash are OK, but the crust is what really makes this dish. I pinned this roasted veggie…

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Doll Sewing

I think I just about have my toddler put to sleep here. But, I am just going to hold her for awhile to make sure. It sure is hard to get her to take regular naps with all of her sisters home for the summer.  Eventually she just crashes. About 5 second before I started typing I felt her head go limp against my arm. She is pretty snuggly right now. 🙂 Anyway, when I was…

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Doll Diapers and Dresses

Today I have a very special guest post. This summer the girls and I have been doing a lot of craft projects. I am trying to keep them busy so that they don’t find their own ways to entertain themselves. As I mentioned before, one of my tactics for making my daughters dread Joann’s Fabric Store less is to allow them to choose a fat quarter when they are on sale. My daughter, Halley, and I…

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Baked Zucchini Gratin

I can’t believe I haven’t shared one of my FAVORITE zucchini recipes on the blog before! Baked zucchini gratin is one of the first zucchini dishes I ever tried. Yum…   Slice zucchini about 1/4″ thick or less and layer in a baking pan. You can also throw some sliced onion in there, but I usually don’t cause some people (i.e. myself) are picky. This time I was using yellow zucchini (peeled- see last sentence)…

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Pinterest Recipes ~ Tested and Approved

I LOVE PINTEREST! When I am menu planning, I like to look for new recipes on Pinterest. I never know if they are going to be good or not, so I like to hear from other people that they have tried it and liked it. So, I thought I would share some of the recent recipes I have tried and liked! Last night I made grilled honey mustard chicken (I didn’t have dijon and had…

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