Before & After: Living Room

My living room is done, clean and before Tucker decides to get out all of his toys I thought it would be best to photograph it. This room was my dining room my first day on the floor, my bedroom my first two nights here and thankfully my living room all the times in between. Today, I am sharing the transformation of the room that I spend most of my time in.

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DIY Patriotic Clutch


A day later than normal, I am seriously considering moving my weekend blogs to Saturdays so it might be a regular thing. I do have a fun one to share with you today though, especially with Memorial Day coming up! I realized this Winter that I had absolutely no patriotic bags and from some inspiration from the islands on my most recent trip I started thinking about a fun way to make one myself! This weekend I am sharing my DIY Patriotic Clutch! Perfect for all of the Summer parties and barbecues!

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DIY Essential Oil Natural Deodorant

Ready for a little DIY? I know, it’s long overdue. I have been looking for a natural deodorant for MONTHS now. And let me tell you, it’s been a very painful couple of months in doing so. I am allergic to SO much that I knew I needed something that was 100% natural. My search failed so many times that I finally started researching how to make my own. Now that I’ve perfected the recipe I’m here to share it with you.

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Being Thankful

bt-blogIt’s the time of year again where I battle with my love for Christmas and at the same time try not to overlook Thanksgiving.  I’m trying to stop myself from breaking out the tree and all of my favorite Christmas decorations. (Plus my army of Nutcrackers!) Not to mention I keep finding myself going into the kitchen to start baking Christmas cookies! This week I want to share with you my need to just stop and be thankful for all aspects of my life during this month of Thanksgiving.

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DIY: Foaming Hand Soap

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I fell in love with Young Living Essential Oil Thieves Foaming Hand Soap in January, and realized when I went to wash my hands that my soap dispenser was yet again empty, I seriously pouted as I did not want to spend another $17 (plus shipping!) for hand soap let alone the $50 refill bottle! My frugal side started thinking about what it would take to make my favorite foaming soap so I asked myself several questions…  How hard would it be to make? What would the cost of the supplies be? Would making the soap actually save me money??

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