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If I had to live my life over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would... Continue »
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I talk about my two worlds a lot. How they rarely collide. How I am not sure how I would handle things if they did. One world is home. Sacramento. High school. The fam. The girls. The other world is... Continue »
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When I grow up I need to have a bookshelf, like this. It will be simple and beautiful, like this. It will be filled with books, like this. This is what is going to make my first apartment and my... Continue »
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Hi ABM readers! It's Rubyellen from Cakies and I miss you guys. It's been awhile since I've been able to do something for this space. I love hanging light fixtures (they're my favorite kind!), so I thought it would be fun to do a different take on a caged pendant light. I made 3 of them, but this would look just as great alone! Supplies: 18 gauge galvanized steel wire... Continue »
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worn / blouse, thrifted. overalls, current elliot. rings, various. bracelets,... Continue »
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Hi friends! Today we're customizing a regular deck of playing cards with photos from your life! We love sharing our favorite photos in unexpected ways around the house. Next time you have friends over for a game of cards they'll be so impressed with your adorable customized set! This card set also makes great gifts. Think Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day... the possibilities are endless! Here’s what you’ll need... Continue »
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Have been home from the Order of Omega Retreat for 5 hours. Which is long enough to have allowed some of the positive ideas to sink in. Wanted to get them down before they escape: The idea of giving "Feedforward"... Continue »
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A very successful businessman talked to my marketing class last semester. He quoted Charles Swindoll and said, The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than... Continue »
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Hooray, hooray...we're almost there. Tomorrow is my due date. Sometime in the next week, we'll meet this little girl. It feels like it's been forever since we knew there was a baby on the way and it feels like just... Continue »
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I've made a few different kinds of cheesecake before but I wouldn't say that I have a favorite go-to recipe. Until now. Trey loves cheesecake. So overtime I'd like to develop what I consider to be the perfect cheesecake recipe. My mother-in-law has an apple pie recipe that she swears by, and it's her husband's favorite. It's just kind of a cute thing they have. I love it. So I'm... Continue »
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This week marked The End of my alone time. My mom comes tonight and she'll be here until Paul gets home for leave. And then when Paul's gone again, my mom will come back to help with the baby. And... Continue »
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We've been prepping decorations for Emma's bachelorette party later this week. Emma thought it would be fun to have a piñata filled with tiny little liquor bottles. "Um Yea!" we all said. :) So we made it happen and it was super easy... and it's hot pink! Seriously, there's nothing like "wedding week" to make us appreciate that rare project that was way quicker than we thought it would be.... Continue »
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I've never been much of a thrift store or Craigslist shopper. I totally envy the folks that are and marvel at the "look what I found!" photos on their blogs and Instagram feeds. It's such an artform, and something I... Continue »
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It's week twenty-one and I love this project. (Heads up ... I plan to stay pretty up to date with PL and this update posts until the little one arrives.) click the photo to enlarge for a somewhat clearer image.... Continue »