How to Hard Boil Eggs Perfectly

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There are certain skills that you develop over time with lots of practice and others that can be achieved quickly with a little bit of patience. When learning to cook there are many skills that can be picked up along the way that don’t require a high skill level. Today we will go over one […]

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets – Part 2 – Painting

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Last week we talked about the prepping of kitchen cabinets for painting. To make your DIY paint job look professional, it will most likely involve some form of prepping. For our cabinets, we decided to both sand (lightly) and prime. If you have questions about sanding and priming, you can find the step by step […]

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets – Part 1 – Sanding and Priming

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One of the most dramatic changes you can make to your kitchen is to change out your cabinets. In our first home renovation, we re-stained the kitchen cabinets. Although it definitely improved the look of the kitchen, it was a LOT of work and I did not want to sand down all of the cabinets […]

Children’s Book Themed Baby Shower

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At 38 weeks today, we are still awaiting the baby’s arrival. I guess I get to be one of the “lucky” ones that walk around for 3 weeks dilated, but no actual progress is being made. That’s ok though because had Cecilia come last week we would have missed out on our final baby shower. […]

What to Expect in the 9th Month of Pregnancy

When sitting in the waiting room of the OBGYN, I casually play around on my phone while flipping through a few Parents magazines. It’s funny how time and life changes your interests. Even one year ago I wouldn’t be even slightly intrigued to read about the “Bucket List for New Moms”, but now I can’t […]

Burlap and Lace Baby Shower for Girl

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Having a baby is a special time in anyone’s life. When it is your first baby, there is an extra charm to it. A couple of weekend’s ago, I was showered with so much love at our baby shower hosted by my sister and mother. Not only does a baby shower assist you and the […]

Shrimp Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

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With my time in the workforce coming to a close (at least temporarily), I have been focusing on ways where we can save money. Neither Mr. P nor I spend a lot of money on stuff. We buy clothes when we need them and neither of us has a hobby that we pump money into. […]

DIY Large Letter Monogram

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This weekend we got to celebrate Cecilia’s upcoming birth with a lovely baby shower hosted by my mom and sister. Words cannot describe how much it means to me to know Cecilia is going to be surrounded by so much love. The shower took place at our house (which I would highly recommend as long […]

Baby / Children’s Health Record Book

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Home Management Binder – Free Templates Baby / Children’s Health Record Book Besides some of the more obvious ones, one of the first books that I read when I found out I was pregnant was Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman. While there are some things that I don’t think are not right for our […]