Elf on the Shelf Ideas


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Christmas in July

Merry Christmas!

Christmas in July that is.

I know you are probably thinking I’m crazy for celebrating Christmas in July…I really don’t, but I still get super excited thinking about Christmas…who doesn’t!?

I could show you pictures of our 4 (yes 4) Christmas trees, how we make the best Christmas cookies EVER or how I wrap presents….but I have to save something for December!

Instead I’d like to tell you a little bit more about a Christmas tradition we started a few years ago.

I’m sure you are familiar with this guy…

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How To Make a Small Fire Pit


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Make Your Own Small Fire Pit

Happy Wednesday!

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you really need a particular item, but you don’t want to fork up the money to buy it?

Happens to me all the time…like the broken headlight that I have been driving around with all Summer long…

…yes Dad, I know I need to get it fixed…but I also have my priorities :)

Lately, I have been ALL about s’mores.

S’more blizzards from DQ, s’more candles, s’more lip gloss…coming from someone that has never been much of a s’mores fan.

I don’t get it, but I’m also really enjoying it!

I decided it was time that I have a s’mores party…but I don’t have a fire pit.

And I’m certainly not going to spend my money on one…after all I need to fix my broken headlight, remember!?

While browsing Pinterest one evening I saw that people make their own fire pits…how smart are they!?

I knew it was time to jump on this bandwagon :)

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Tour Through Blogland


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Touring Through Blogland

Good Morning!

Today I am thrilled to be participating in a Tour Through Blogland! My blogging buddy Katie from View From the Fridge invited me to join in on all of the fun last week. Katie is a mother of three adorable little boys, and has a super cute blog dedicated to diy crafts, home décor, and of course some fun family pics from time to time too! I love her creativity and use of color. If you haven’t seen Katie’s blog yet you can check it out here. Thanks for inviting me Katie!

This week it’s my turn to answer a few questions about my blog, my blogging process (sounds so technical doesn’t it!?), share some pictures of my home and give you an insight about what I have been working on lately.

Then I will introduce you to a few new bloggers at the end of this post who will share their tours with you next Monday.

So let’s begin…welcome to my tour!

First up my home… that we have named the Purple Palace!

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The Loft


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The Loft

Hello…and happy Friday!

While preparing for an upcoming post I realized that I have neglected to really show you one of my favorite rooms in the Purple Palace…the loft!

The Loft

So let’s take a little tour of our home office space!

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Summer Wardrobe Staple: The Maxi Dress

Good Morning!

Summer time usually means you are going to spend a lot of days feeling sweaty…and sticky.

Two feelings I’m not a fan of.

The last thing you want to wear on those kinda days is a piece of clothing that will stick to you.

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Bikini Bites: Skinny Pasta Salad Recipe

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a nice weekend!

My weekend consisted of watching the RHONJ marathon (and of course the season 6 premiere…yay!), riding in a parade, going to a 90′s throw back summer concert and riding on a group bicycle-trolley looking thingy.

More to come on all of that later :)

It was a great weekend!

Today I have another delicious Bikini Bite recipe to share with you!

Skinny Pasta Salad

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My Beach Vacation


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My Beach Vacation Wrap-Up

Good Morning!

Whew…it’s been a LONG week! But the good news is it’s FINALLY Friday!

Yay!

Today I wanted to wrap-up my beach vacation with a few more photos…so hopefully you aren’t sick of them yet :)

My Beach Vacation

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A Day Back at the Beach

Good Morning!

It’s only Wednesday and I’m ready to go back to the beach…

 A Day at the Beach

And this time I’m taking you with me!

 A Day at the Beach

(Feel free to thank me later :))

So let’s head back to the beautiful sandy beaches of Ocean Isle, NC shall we?!

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My Beach Vacation Home Tour


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My Beach Vacation Home Tour

Good Morning!

Normally, starting a new week isn’t too hard for me…but starting a new week after being on vacation is a little tough.

….I mean extremely tough.

For at least the next week my thoughts will consist of “this time last week I was relaxing on the beach”….these are never fun thoughts.

Since I’m no longer on vacation (and will be going through withdrawals all week), I thought I might as well reminisce my week with you :)

First up…my beach vacation home tour!

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4th of July


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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you enjoy this holiday and your holiday weekend!

A few years ago my family celebrated the 4th by renting a pontoon boat with some family friends, and cruising a channel in North Carolina while we were on vacation.

4th of July

We decided to go ALL out for the holiday by decking ourselves out in red, white and blue attire. A theme, I know…surprise, surprise!

It was clearly a 4th of July explosion :)

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