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Blog Love: Introducing Lilies and Dandelions

24 Feb
I found an adorable new blog that I just had to share with you.  Introducing Brianna and her blog, Lilies and Dandelions!  While she has not been blogging that long, she has been an avid blog reader, like me.  She has a wonderful new post about a natural cleaner using lemons and lavender.  She also just recently posted about a soap making experience and shares some instructions.
To introduce her blog, Brianna is having a giveaway and I must say it is fabulous!  She is giving away a lavender package from Dreamy Whites that includes:
(Photo by Dreamy Whites)
1~ 10″ x 12 1/2″ bag filled with 3/4 pound of dried organic lavender,
which can be used to refill your sachets
6~ 3″x 4″ lavender dryer sachets
(Photo by Dreamy Whites)
1 bundle of dried organic lavender
(Photo by Restoration Hardware)
And from Restoration Hardware,
the France Post Large Lumbar Tarp Pillow Cover (measures 16″x 28″)
Isn’t Brianna giving away an awesome package? 

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Blog Love: Simply Creative Insanity – Ice Cream Social

19 Feb

This year, I have volunteered to do room parties for my Hailey’s class.  I found one of the cutest blogs to help me.  I love the blog Simply Creative Insanity.  She has so many adorable ideas…I am amazed at her creativity!  Her latest party, an Ice Cream Social, is so stinkin’ cute, that I just had to share! 

Don’t you just love the colors?  They are so bright and cheerful…perfect!
I love all the details…personalized water bottles, labeled tins…
There is so much more to see so you must show her the love and check out her blog!
{All photos by Simply Creative Insanity.}

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Recipe Review: Pumpkin Crumb Cake

8 Feb

I found a new website, Southern Plate.  I love her style…she cooks southern just like I do.  Not only is she just plain funny but it looks as if she has some very tasty recipes.  I tried one of her recipes, Pumpkin Crumb Cake.  It was easy to put together and very moist.  Not overly sweet.  My kids loved it.  Troy thought it was good, but seemed to be missing something.  I added a powdered sugar glaze and he thought it tasted better.  It was eaten before I could get a picture…maybe next time. 

The one thing that I really liked about the recipe was the crumb.  I have been looking for a Maple Muffin recipe.  When I was a working girl there was a company that came to our office and delivered muffins.  They had a maple muffin that a struesel bottom and top.  It was to die for….so good.  I have yet to find a recipe that duplicates it but that struesel recipe is very close to what I remember. 

Give this recipe a try.  You won’t be dissappointed!

New Blog: Knock Off Wood

21 Jan

While I was reading through one of my fav blogs (EVER!), they shared a new website.  OMG!  This has to be one of the best blogs!  Ana, the blogger, makes furniture and she has full plans to make knock off furniture.  Like this…..

Photo Source:  Pottery Barn
or how about this????
Photo Source:  Pottery Barn

Can you believe it?  I have already made a list of all the projects that I would like my husband to accomplish this year.  (But, because I won’t remember next week, I better write it down….lol…)  All of the possibilites and money saved get me all giddy inside!

You have to check out this blog!