Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Taking a Break

Sometimes you just need to take a break. 
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Friday, September 23, 2016

{Random|} August in Photos & Bonus Video

It's time to clean out that camera roll and see what happened last month in random photos.
 This is what happens when I start organizing and cleaning out my cabinets.
 Always happy when this arrives!
 Hubby's band gig.
 Beautiful hydrangeas.
 A trip to the Container Store for some more organizing.
 These were GOOD!  They were baked chickpeas that tasted like Doritos!
Having a date night.
 Pasta!!
 Waking up to these amazing cookies on the counter is rough!
Roasting some corn on the grill for corn salsa.
 And roasting some chickpeas in the oven.
 Wearing one of my thrifted shirts.
Last month's book club selection.
And finally...a cool time lapse video that Miss High School created.  She's painting a notebook  for school with a mandala design.  It's pretty hypnotizing to watch!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

{DIY} Staircase Mirror Update with Chalk Paint

I was so inspired by Miss High School's Chalk Paint Mirror Tray Transformation, that I did a mirror makeover of my own.
 I was eyeing up this staircase mirror and thought it could use a little update.
 I gave it two coats of American Decor Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting.
 Then a quick coat of the wax finishing cream.
I can't get over how much it brightens up the space now!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

{Things Loved} Favorite Side Dish

Have you tried these?
 They have become a favorite of mine for a quick side dish or even a main course.  The potatoes cook in the microwave for 5 minutes and then you let them sit for 2 minutes.
 After that, just add the included seasoning mix and stir to combine. You can add butter or olive oil with the herbs but I think they are great as is.  I found mine at Walmart.
They are really nice with my Mushroom Black Bean Burgers.
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Ikea's Raskog Cart:Styled 2 Ways

I purchased this beauty back in August and I've been having fun styling it up and deciding where it's going to be most useful in the house.
So far, I've come up with two ways to use it.
 First, in the kitchen in the nook next to the oven.   This is where I'm currently keeping it. It's a perfect fit, don't you think?
 I call this the school command center.
Here it holds the back pack, lunch bags, drink holders and the laptop.  It's a great way to keep it all corralled and accessible.
 My second style idea is a fun bar cart for parties.  It really holds a lot and can be moved around to wherever you need it.
I have a few more ideas for styling the Raskog so there's more to come!  Do you have a Raskog cart? How are you styling it up?

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Save Money with Groupon Coupons #GrouponCoupons #ad

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I have another money saving tip for you from Groupon.  They offer coupons for pretty much everything you could possibly imagine.


 It is so easy to find coupons for your area.  You go to the site Groupon Coupons and enter your location into the search box(or the location where you want to go if you're planning to be away in the near future), press the search button (little magnifying glass) and you will see thousands, yes THOUSANDS of coupons for your area.


You can then sort the coupons by what you are looking for--by store, product, activity, getaway or service.  You will probably see a lot of your favorite retailers, where you shop already.  I tried it for some of the stores I have visited lately to see what I could save on. You too can get in on the deals because there is absolutely no fee to join. Groupon Coupons are completely free to use for everyone. Some of the stores I frequent and the coupons I spotted were:
Get 15% off your next order.
Get 10% off your next order.
Paperless Coupon--virtually clip coupons right onto your rewards card. No coupons to carry and you don't even have to show your phone, just use your rewards card!

That was just after one quick search.  I will definitely be checking out Groupon Coupons the next time I need to go shopping for anything. 
Have you tried Groupon Coupons yet?

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