DIY Dragon Eggs

I am admittedly one of the millions that watches Game of Thrones.  It is one of the shows I go out of my way to watch at or near the time it airs on HBO.  In an effort to apologize before it happens, please be aware that it’s taking all of my power to not turn this into a GoT commentary post.  With that said, I will do my best to keep it on track for purposes of this week’s DIY project.

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Go Green Cleaning

The time has come to start Spring Cleaning and we have scoured Pinterest for the best reciepes tomake your own cleaning solutions at home. It is also Earth Day/week so this is the perfect time to consider tossing those harsh chemicals and go green with cleaning.

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DIY Block Shelf

I’ve reached a point where I need to declutter and reorganize my home.  Maybe it’s because I’ve been in this house for over a decade and it’s still missing something that makes it “home.”  Maybe it’s because I realize I have little to nothing for storage options.  

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Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

It’s February!  We’ve survived the holidays.  Although we had temperatures in the 40s, 50s, and 60s for Christmas, we’re starting to see those colder temps settle in a little bit more now.  I don’t know about you, but winter is one of my favorite times of year to the extent I can settle in with a blanket and a nice cup of warm soup and allow my mind to drift off to a nice warm oasis.  While I’m a fan of a variety of soups, chowders, and chilis, Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is one of my hearty favorites.  You can’t beat the warm, thickened beef broth bathing tender cubes of browned beef, moist potatoes, and soft carrots.  Just thinking about it, I’m tempted to run to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients and make a batch right now!  

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Delicious Hot Cocoa

It’s that time of year when the temperatures start to drop.  It’s also that time of year when people find themselves up to their noses in cookies.  We have the perfect solution to both “problems.”  That solution is, of course, hot chocolate.  A good cup of hot cocoa will help warm you up.  It provides a perfect pairing for those Christmas cookies.  (It also provides a great gift if you’re still looking for something for someone on your list.)

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Last Minute Gift-Marble Mugs

I love DIY craft projects.  When Christmas rolls around, I often make a list of DIY projects I can make for various people in my circles.  This particular project has come across my radar more than once this holiday season.  If you’re looking for something unique, easy, and quick (I’m not saying you forgot your kid’s teacher’s present, but if the shoe fits…) this project definitely fits the bill.  

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Party Storage Hacks

It’s getting to be that time of year when you find yourself hosting parties. There’s Thanksgiving.  And, Friendsgiving.  And, Christmas.  And, New Years.  Suffice it to say that between now and the end of the year, you’re looking at at least another four major events – not including whether or not anyone in your inner circle will be celebrating a birthday or other major life event.  

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

It’s pumpkin-everything season.  I think I even saw a pumpkin-spice bacon at the grocery store the other day!  While I tend to think that pumpkin-spice bacon is taking things a little too far, there are some things that I look forward to leading into the holiday season each year.  One of those things is pumpkin pie.  I will take a fresh-baked pumpkin pie with some creamy Cool Whip any day!  (What, you thought I make my own whipped cream?  Okay, I probably should.  But, Cool Whip is one of those things from my childhood that I have a hard time giving up.)

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