Once Christmas was over, I claimed that I had enough of holiday decorations and was going to skip the Valentines day decor! Well that didn’t happen ūüôā . But Saint Patricks Day is a little bit trickier. The decorations available in the stores are often a little hokey and mostly geared towards kids. I was looking for something a little big more modern, but still festive for our Saint Pats party. This garland definitely did…

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Since getting our new puppy in December, it seems like we’re going through a lot more dirty towels &¬†washcloths to clean up all spills that a crazy little puppy will cause! Living in a 3 story townhouse, I was definitely getting my exercise walking up all the flights of stairs to put just one dirty towel in the laundry basket. That’s when the piles started building up in the kitchen. Disgusting dirty towel piles. My…

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As many¬†of you know Joe & I got a doberman puppy, Reagan, in December and although we are absolutely in love with her, I’m NOT in love with the mess a puppy can bring to a home. As someone who cleans her¬†baseboards regularly, I’m adjusting to have ‘dog dirt’ (as I call it) in my house at all times. We’re also learning just how much energy puppies have and might be hitting a world record…

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Recently several friends ask me how I set up my blog. Thinking that they really were just being polite I say something like¬†“Oh I use WordPress, but do it through a separate hosting company to make it easier.” That’s when the head nodding and the ‘why are you not explaining this more?’ looks come. Having no idea that others would really be interested in following suite and possibly starting to blog, I didn’t have an…

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I’m guilty of not storing my veggies properly. I’m also guilty of not EATING¬†my veggies soon enough. Each¬†week at the grocery store I have the best intentions of an upcoming week of healthy meals, often to find that my produce goes bad before I get to them. Needless to say I need more veggies in my diet (for another post)! But for veggies such as onions, garlic & shallots that often come in a large…

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The painted balloon look (I assume¬†that’s what it’s called!) is so IN¬†right now and it’s easy to see why. What you typically see at a child’s birthday party is showing up at upscale gatherings, even weddings, for a colorful¬†touch. I had no idea how to paint balloons, but figured I’d give it a try. What I learned? It’s incredibly easy. And WAY more fun than doing the dishes (read below on that). Supplies needed to…

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Although I love decorating for the holidays, Valentines Day is typically the one I skip. Probably because I’m still recovering from putting away my Christmas decorations, but also I’ve had trouble finding subtle decorations that can somewhat blend in with my more minimal decor. I’m really in to this DIY hearts projects becase it adds a pop of Valentines Day without going overboard! Another bonus is that these can be used year after year so…

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I’m a big fan of the Google suite of products. As a long time¬†Outlook lover it took me a while to jump on board, but once¬†I realized that Google had so much more than just email (Hangouts, Calendar, Surveys, Google docs, etc.), I was hooked. So many applications in one location? Sign me up! (See my past posts on Hangouts and Gmail.) Google Docs somewhat mirrors Microsoft Office, with some major differences included the following…

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