Category Archives: Life At Home

old stompin’ grounds

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I’m heading home to spend time with the family and to show the boyfriend where I grew up. Nothing like taking him to my old stompin’ grounds filled with fried catfish and back roads.
Happy Weekend!

A litte treat

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Someone got a little treat… peanut butter. Think it was a successful treat.

Starting to feel like fall

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Saturday was pretty relaxing. I worked on a few DIY projects (coming soon). Someone took a nap. Then we baked cookies. It finally feels like fall around here and we soaked it up with the windows open the whole day.  It was perfect.

Happy Sunday!

What Makes You Happy?

Happiness.

eating healthy
having time to spend with my friends
crafting
cuddling with Maggie
working out
having a rewarding job
thought of graduating from Grad School in December
spending time with family
developing my photography skills
cooking (goes with eating healthy)
travelling
having manicured nails (even if I do them myself – still puts a smile on my face)

I was having a pretty rough day yesterday.  I thought to myself instead of complaining, write down what will make you happy.  I figured I can at least do something(s) each day that’ll put a smile on my face.

 My list is simple.

It will take me to stop doing things that don’t increase my happiness and replace those items with one from my list.

What makes you happy?

It’s been a week.

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A long, long week.  Ever have one of those weeks that seems to be dragging on?  Well this week is one for me, that’s for sure.  I seem to be struggling to find time to get anything on my task list done.  It’s bumming me out.  Thank goodness it’s hump day!

Friday Five

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1) I have a thing for cloud pictures. I think that’s apparent.

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2) I’ve got a pup that is sneakily trying to learn how to drive. Take my eyes off the driver for one second and somehow she’s in the seat.

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3) Yummy dinner with friends at Garbo’s in Springfield this past week.

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4) Quick glimpse of my outfit this week. Now with school back my clothes are lasting much longer than my average 8-5 job. Try 8am – 10pm.

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5) Nothing beats a day at the lake. Tubing. Fishing. Relaxing. One word can sum it all up – perfect.

DIY Project Board

To say I’m a dreamer is a bit of an understatement.  I have all these ideas and projects swirling around in my head at all times.  This past weekend, I finally took a moment to capture my ideas.  But first I had to create a project board, naturally.

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You’ll need: 1 picture frame of your choosing, fabric large enough to cover the entire frame, scissors for trimming, and dry erase markers.

First measure the fabric.  I wanted mine to be a bit larger than the frame backing (for good measure).

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Second, I cut (not much explaining there).

Finally, I put it all together and then hang on the wall.

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Overall my Project Board cost me $9.00 and about 10 minutes, which includes re-hanging my pictures on the wall to make room.

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I think it turned out great and now I have a place to capture projects and ideas.

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Now, I could have put some lettering spelling out “projects” on the fabric before piecing the frame back together, but I didn’t think it was necessary and who knows – that frame may take on a second life someday.

The total cost for this project broken down:

Frame – $4

Expo markers – $4

Fabric – $1

Total: $9 and about 10 minutes

Enjoy!

Friday Five

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1) Kick back and relax, the weekend is here.

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2) Spent an afternoon wandering around here last weekend. Now I cannot wait till I have my own home to decorate.

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3) Whipped up a nice lil’ meal this week. Apple Braised Chicken with a whole lot of veggies 🙂

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4) Pretty flowers that were sent to a dear friend

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5) one day apart, same area of the city.  HUGE difference.

Weekend has come to an end.

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I’ve made it home after a successful StL adventure.
I’m tired. The pup didn’t open her eyes the whole three-hour drive home. I think it’s safe to say she’s one pooped out pup.
Here’s to an afternoon of rest before starting another week.

Friday Five

1) New favorite website (check it out here). It’s about being from St. Louis, which I’m not.

However, I have so many friends from St. Louis and this website pins them perfectly.

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2) Dixie Stampede is an adventure.

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3) Morning scratches are the best.

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4) I’m headed to one of my favorite cities this weekend. StL.

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5) New DKNY watch came in this week. It was love at first sight.

Happy Friday everyone!