My Perfectly Imperfect Home Tour


My Perfectly Imperfect Home Tour

Good Morning!

Remember how I told you I was going to be more open about my life with you this year?

Well…today is one of those open days.

For. Sure.

When you are a single thirty-something {or twenty-something in my sister’s case} sometimes life or work gets in the way…and you don’t always have time to make your bed in the morning, put your clothes away, or sort through a stack of bills and junk mail. Sometimes it’s much easier to let those things go and sit down to watch an episode of the Real Housewives instead.

{Even if you’ve already seen that same episode 10 times.}

Although we try our hardest to keep the Purple Palace clean we are only human. So today we are going behind-the-scenes for a glimpse of what our home {gasp!} sometimes looks like.

Welcome to my Perfectly Imperfect Home Tour!

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Bikini Bites: Mini Shrimp Egg Rolls

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you…but I’m so glad it’s time for the weekend.

Weekends are perfect for relaxing, shopping, crafting, cleaning or perhaps trying something new…like a new recipe!

In today’s Bikini Bites segment Danielle has created a simple recipe that you might want to give a whirl this weekend :)

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Easy Valentine-Themed Canvas Art

Good Morning!

Since we are already half way through the long {and let’s face it kinda boring} month of January I think it’s time we start focusing on the next great holiday…Valentine’s Day!

Today I’m sharing one of my latest Valentine’s Day-themed projects with you over at My Crafty Spot.

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10 Easy Organization Ideas

Good Morning!

Like most people this time of the year I have the word organization on my mind.

I desperately need to organize the pantry, my closet, the kitchen cabinets, my garage…the list is somewhat endless.

What have I done to start some of these organization projects you may wonder?

Not. A. Thing.

Actually…I take that back. I have been looking at lots of different organizing ideas on Pinterest :)  That counts, right!?

There are a ton of great ideas out there, and today I thought I’d share some of them with you!

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A 2015 Goal


Have you made any resolutions for 2015?

I’m not much of a new year’s resolution kinda girl. I prefer to sit down every year on my birthday {which is in October} and check off the goals I accomplished for myself that year. Some I accomplish…some I don’t,  but it’s very empowering to check off things you kind of forget about. Then I make a list of new goals – professional, personal and some plain off the wall {you have to shoot for something!}. This process works for me.

So…when a new year starts in January I’m already focused on what I need to be doing to reach my goals for the year.

One goal I have this year is to read more.

And…I’m talking a real book. I want to turn a page, use a bookmark or highlight something if I need to. Totally old fashion I know :)

Today I thought I’d share a part of my 2015 book list with you…

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Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

Good Morning!

This year for Christmas it seemed like everyone in my family got a Ninja blender.

{And when I say everyone I really mean my mom and sister, but of course that means my dad and I did too since we each live with one of them. Oh the joys of having a roommate!}

I’m a huge fan of blenders…you see when you are “learning” how to cook you can’t possibly mess anything up in a blender.

Throw everything in…and if it doesn’t taste right keep throwing more stuff in until it does.

Piece. Of. Cake.

So, in the spirit of eating healthy in the new year {and me wanting to test out the new blender} I thought I’d share one of my new smoothie recipes with you today.

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December Faves

Hello Friends!

Ok…I know my December recap is just a tad late. But in my defense, I took some much needed time off over the holidays to enjoy the season.

So even though it’s January 5th…and we already recapped 2014 here and here, we are going to do December now :)

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My Fave Posts of 2014

Happy New Year!

I’m so excited it’s 2015!!

You see 5 is my lucky number…so anything with a 5 in it has to mean good things, right!?

I think so :)

On Monday, I shared a little recap of 2014…and the top 5 most popular posts of the year with you. Today, I’d like to share my personal fave posts of the year.

Let’s get started…in no particular order:

Post #1

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2014 Recap Blog Hop

Good Morning!

I can’t believe it is time to recap the year 2014 already…..

When I sat down to really think about everything that has happened this past year {and what I really wanted to share with you} I became a little hesitant.

You see in real life I have no issue telling you anything you want to know about me. Perhaps sometimes I even say a little too much. But, that’s just me.

In the blogging world I tend to hold back a little for some reason. In 2015, I’m going to focus on being more open with you about my life, because being an avid blog reader myself it seems the posts I enjoy the most are about other blogger’s lives.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love seeing their crafts and home décor too…but being open and sharing things is really what blogging is all about.

Not to mention…I’m not really being my true self if I don’t open up a little more. So, what better time to start being open than with my 2014 recap!

Here we go…

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Erma’s Latest Shenanigans

Merry Christmas!

I know things have been a little quiet around here this week. I’ve been preparing for Christmas and finally just decided to kick back and enjoy the holiday season a little more myself.

But…I couldn’t go a week without sharing some of Erma’s latest shenanigan’s with you of course!

And let me just say…there were some great ones :)

So for your Christmas enjoyment here’s what Erma the Elf was up to last week…

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