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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mexican Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

The hint of spice is an unexpected fun twist in these easy-to-make
Mexican Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies.

I love the unexpected in recipes. The addition of chili powder in these cookies doesn't take away form their sweetness and cookie-ness...it just gives them a bit of wow! Check out the easy recipe below>>>

Monday, September 1, 2014

DIY Chore Boards for Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Finish Dishwasher Detergent. 
All opinions are mine alone. #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias

These DIY Chore Boards are perfect to motivate kids to help around the house. This summer, my boys added dishwasher duties to their chore routines: they load, empty and use dishwasher detergent with ease these days. See how I made these boards below. Also, grab a fantastic coupon for Finish Detergent and a free printable for the chore cards, too.
Do your kids participate in household chores? My kids do...but to be honest, they can be more motivated by the monetary reward rather than the actual satisfaction of completing the chore. See how I made these super simple boards below for them>>>

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Inspiration Monday | Giveaway Week

Today's Inspiration Monday is a special one!
We're adding a seventh permanent hostess to our fun!
Please welcome Meegan from What Meegan Makes!
And we also have a fabulous giveaway from One BLESSED Mommie!

We feature lots of your projects during the duration of the party via social media.
To search for features, use #InspirationMonday. 
Feel free to follow along via our blogs below:
I Should Be Mopping the Floor | Refresh Restyle
Redhead Can DecorateScattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
twelveOeight | What Meegan Makes | Your Homebased Mom

Last week's party had us drooling over the deliciousness! And with the busy school season upon us, cooking time can be hard to come by. We pulled several of the yummiest, easiest, weeknight dinner recipes for you to enjoy. Check out all of the awesomeness below {this week's features selected by Kristi from I Should Be Mopping the Floor}>>>

Friday, August 29, 2014

Free Alphabet Printable

This free alphabet printable is perfect for
nurseries, classrooms, homeschool rooms or just about anywhere! 

This free alphabet printable is perfect for nurseries, classrooms, homeschool rooms or just about anywhere!
I love rainbow designs for kids' areas! I thought the alphabet in rainbow form would be so fun. Download yours below>>>

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Selecting Timeless Pieces for your Home

When decorating our home, we've tried hard to select pieces that will last a lifetime...rather than pieces that will last a trend. My friends at Havertys have that down to an art. Check out some of the ways we've incorporated timeless pieces into different areas of our own home.

Isn't the above photo just gorgeous? It's from the Havertys website...a place that I've been lost dreaming in lately. I love how this room could easily stand the test of time. From the furniture to the artwork, it will work today...and several years down the road. Here's how we've incorporated that idea into our own home below>>>