Easy DIY Baby/Infant Ladybug Costume

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Halloween is just around the corner and if you are planning to buy a costume, now is the time. As the day draws closer, the selection really starts to dwindle and instead of being one of the girls from Frozen, your darling daughter will have to settle for the cupcake costume in the back. Sure, […]

Southern Fried Catfish Recipe

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If you’ve ever traveled throughout the south and made your way into a small town, you probably came across a mom and pop restaurant at some point. Whether specialized or a simple country buffet, these restaurants are the epitome of southern cooking. One item that you can find on almost any menu is southern fried […]

5 (Easy) One Year Anniversary “Paper” Present Ideas

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Happy Anniversary! If you’re marriage is anything like ours then you are looking back and thinking, “Wow! Has it already been a year?” Time just flies by these days. Whether you’ve been married one year or twenty years, finding that perfect present can be stressful. For the traditional gift giver, there is a list of […]

Our Home Renovation 2.0 – Formal Living Room Reveal

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It has been awhile since we shared any updates on our home renovation. Although things have significantly slowed down around here (at least when it comes to manual labor), I thought it might be nice to share a few room reveals. We are not completely finished with our original interior renovation plans, but the remaining […]

DIY Hair Bow Holder

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In the south, there are two things that are common place in a little girls wardrobe – monogram “everything” and bows. The bigger the better seems to be the theme with birth of these items. At the recommendation of my girlfriends (who just happen to all have girls), I purchased 2 dozen 3″ bows in […]

Our Birth Story – A True Account of a Natural Delivery

You might have noticed that it has been a while since our last post and even before that, the number of posts have been limited. Let’s just say that the ninth month of pregnancy was exactly what everyone said it would be – exhausting. Our little one finally arrived (September 2nd!) and I think exhausting […]

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. […]