Woodland Critters Quilt

In February one of my BFF’s had her first baby. Since quilting is my newest favorite hobby, I just had to make her a quilt! The nursery is decorated in shades of mint green and lavender, so I used those colors in batik fabrics for the backgrounds of the blocks and then appliqued the critters on each block.  It was such a fun quilt to make and I love how it turned out.  You can find the pattern at Shiny Happy World along with Craftsy classes and more.  These patterns are great for learning and this is the third...

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New Kitchen in the Works

Yesterday Jason and I finally made our decision for the kitchen remodel – we decided to go for the gusto and replace everything.  At first, we were going to sand down and paint the original wood cabinets, however on closer inspection found that they were in a lost worse shape than we originally thought.  So off to Lowe’s we went in search of something affordable, but stylish, and something that we like, but would also help sell the house down the road. We will also be purchasing a new Samsung dishwasher and convection oven to match the new refrigerator...

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Goodbye Tree

A couple of weeks ago we said goodbye to the 200-year-old, 140-foot tree in our front yard.  Did we want to?  Of course not!  But, it was destroying the foundation of the house and once it was cut down, we found that it was actually rotting from the inside out. Do you realize what would be left of our house if that thing fell on it?  What if we were IN the house when it fell?  Not feeling “quite” so bad now… Now that the gigantic tree roots aren’t forcing the foundation in, it’s time to re-support it from...

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Front Door Roman Shades

Since we’ve moved into the new house two months ago, we’ve been slowly updating the little things here and there in tandem with a few larger projects, such as replacing the sewer lines and removing the 200-year-old tree that was ruining the house foundation.  A kitchen remodel and outbuilding overhaul are the next big ticket items on the list.  Meanwhile, indoors we are busy ripping up carpet and researching the process of refinishing the hardwood floors. Then on the sidelines we have small details such as replacing curtains and blinds. Our front door is an old red door with a very...

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken Casserole

This recipe combines two of my favorite things, tater tots and buffalo ranch! It’s supposed to serve 8, but I guarantee each person will have two servings.  😉   Low Carb Note: This recipe can be made low carb friendly by replacing the tater tots with cauliflower.    Ingredients 1½ – 2 pounds uncooked chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces 1 – 24 oz. bag Tater Tots Potatoes ( for low carb, substitute with boiled cauliflower ) ¼ cup Franks Buffalo sauce 3/4 cup ranch dressing 1/4 cup of blue ranch dressing 1 cup Mexican blend cheese 6 green onions, thinly...

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