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Day 4-Free Kids Valentine Card Printable - Sweet Muffin Suite Day 4 of the free Valentine’s Day Downloads. This is a simple way to let your child’s friends know that you care. Simply print, cut out and add a sparkly glitter pencil. It’s that easy. Only 2 supplies are needed, paper and pencil.

DIY Teepee Trellis Oh, the weather’s getting good, isn’t it??? I am so excited to have 75 degree days andI love seeing all things green in the garden. I actually picked my first Oregon strawberry yesterday… Not beautiful, but so yummy! Of course, my preschooler gobbled it right up, so I had to take her word for it. Free Printable: Life is to be Enjoyed “And finally, in all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” This quote is taken from a 1996 address called Stand True and Faithful by Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley to the Young Women of the church. Football Food - Super Bowl Food is here! Around the first grade my boy discovered football. After his first touchdown pass at the Y his head was filled with dreams of becoming a famous quarterback, and collecting football cards by the dozens became an all consuming obsession. Simply throwing the football with Daddy could go on for hours after Daddy's arm gave out, and the Super Bowl? Well, it became the pinnacle of life.

Zucchini Pasta Bake with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Moving is terrible and I hate it. For the first 22 years of my life, I lived in the same city, on the same block, in the same house. (You’ve heard this before.) I felt incredibly safe there. Then I move to California, and have moved FIVE times in the past five years. And now we’re moving again, but this time, back to the east coast. Sweet & Simple Valentine's Day Dinner Party This sweet and simple Valentine’s Day dinner party is easy enough for even the last minute planner to pull off in a pinch, while the festive aqua & red color palette make for a lasting impression! From the delicate hearts pattern on the table covering to the pretty vintage aqua glassware filled with ever-so-sweet baby’s breath, Nicki from Vitalic Photo set the scene for a truly lovely little celebration! {P.S. Love the artsy font used in the background banner? It’s called Sketch Rockwell and you can download it for free here!}

Parties to Pretties – Dinner in the Sand May 21 by Emmadime Being that Jordan is back in California and I have been spending loads of time at the beach, an ocean side meal felt appropriate for this week’s Parties to Pretties! Toting your dinner and table setting out to the beach is such a unique experience – if you’re near the coast, I highly recommend giving it a shot. Kitchen Island Board and Batten How-to After I painted our kitchen cabinets I felt like our island was looking a bit boring. I had all the quarter round trim for the floor cut, painted, ready to install but I couldn't do it. I knew I wouldn't be happy with it just as it was. It needed more character. I was debating between bead board and board and batten.

Fiesta Friday (On A Thursday) - Oscar Fiestas II The 87th Academy Awards is February 27; if you are hosting an Oscar viewing party let's get your creative juices flowing. You could go with with a standard palette of star decor and red, black and white or let the movies themselves be your guide. The latter is a little more of a challenge but if you're up for it, the subtlety has a huge impact. I'll show you both ways, feel free to mix and match to your heart's content. Baked Pasta with Roasted Peppers and Zucchini & Giveaway One of my raves about living in regional areas – especially a foodie haven like Orange - is the ease of getting cheap pub food. OMG, I didn’t declare that out loud did I? Forgive me if I sound like a total cheapie! But who doesn’t like cheap (and delicious) food? Okay, I sound like a total cheapie again.

My Brass Valentine On the agenda for the next few days: craft like a mad woman with hopes of sending cards out in time for delivery by the 14th. But this year I wanted the Valentines to be special… so I’m thinking that my friends and family might be pleasantly surprised to open an envelope and find a handmade metal card (paper is so last year), with an embossed message. Don’t be intimidated!

before & after: atlanta loft transformation Oh, lofts. Lovely, light-filled lofts. I will always be envious of people who live in big, airy spaces like these, but after watching Grace and Amy setting up the D*S office, I now have a better understanding of how hard it can be to make huge industrial spaces feel comforting.

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