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Friday, September 4, 2015

Never Apologize for Being Awesome

A few Sundays ago our lesson at church took a little bit of a detour (in the best way possible!), and we ended up talking about what each of us is really good at, but sometimes we're so shy or humble that we won't admit we're actually good at something or multiple things.  I loved it and it was just the boost of confidence I needed at the time.  Whatever you're good at, own it! Maybe you're good at cooking, or listening, or reading or just being awesome.  Because we're all awesome in our own way, and we shouldn't have to apologize for that!  So print this out and never forget to be awesome.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Dr Pepper & College Football...My 2 Loves!

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If you follow my blog...or any of my social media channels....you'll know I not only love college football but I also love Dr Pepper.  Combine the 2? Greatest thing of my life.  Dr Pepper is an official sponsor of the College Football Playoff and the National Championship Trophy is presented by Dr Pepper, so it's only natural that you enjoy them together. College football kicks off this Saturday, so here's a fun table you can put together and party with all your friends & family.
I went to Walmart to grab some of my favorite flavors like Dr Pepper TEN & Dr Pepper Cherry and obviously original Dr Pepper.  I also grab a few fun snacks like pretzel bites, popcorn & Cheez-its.
I laid down black & white striped paper and layered green moss over it. I used a small wood pallet as the backdrop and threw on some pom-poms, a football & colored pennants to represent some of the teams playing in the games.
To make Saturdays even more fun, I created 2 different sheets. One you can list all the games being played & how they played last week, as a quick reference. 
The other you can have everyone predict the winners & losers of each game being played.  I'm super competitive so I'm really excited for this one!
Download them here & here.
You could win $20,000 in college tuition from Dr Pepper. Be sure to check out http://cbi.as/mhrt for more information on how you can #WinTuition! What would you/your child do with that tuition money?

Friday, August 28, 2015

Felt Ball Monogram

Remember that fun pillow I made for my son's bedroom using Hello Maypole felt balls? I had some left over so obviously I needed to make something else fun. 

I grabbed this wood sign at Hobby Lobby, gave it a paint job and sanded down the edges a little. 
Be sure to trace and layout the placement before you start gluing your felt balls on.
Adjust as necessary, attach with hot glue and you've got an adorable new sign for your child's room! This wood plaque can with pre-drilled holes for hanging which is awesome.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Peanut Butter Waffles with Chocolate Glaze

I mean....yum. They're super easy and kind of healthy? Not really, but let's just think they are, okay?  
Start with a basic waffle mix. I went REALLY easy and just used Kodiak Waffle mix (1 cup mix & 1 cup water) To your waffle mix add:
2 Tablespoons powder peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
and a tiny bit of stevia extract or sweetener if you so desire.
Make a basic chocolate glaze with powdered sugar, cocoa and heavy cream. 
Dip waffles in glaze while still slightly warm.  BOOM. What's better than peanut butter and chocolate? Peanut butter and chocolate for breakfast.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Yarn & Wood Bead Necklace

 Take two long lengths of yarn and knot together, add bead, knot again and repeat! 

To finish, add an some extra length of yarn, knot & tuck in ends and you're finished!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Favorites: Fall Style

Is it fall yet?! I am so ready for cooler weather and being able to wear jeans without loosing half my body weight in sweat! (Lovely visual, right?) You Arizona girls feel me!  I've been pinning (living vicariously) some fall transition outfits so for Friday Favorites, I thought I'd share a few! I'm just so excited for long sleeves and layer and being able to use the other half of my closet again...
                                                             via To Vogue or Bust                                      via Hello Fashion
                                                 via Penny Pincher Fashion                                      via House of Harper
                                                     via A Fabulous Fete                                                  via Happily Grey
                                                                     via                                                                via Extra Petite