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Blessings, Katie              

Pallet Word Art - Low Cost Way to Decorate

September 23, 2016

I wanted to share with you our latest wood project. With this project, we went and got a free pallet from Lowes Improvement store. Here is how we created this look:

1) My husband took the pallet apart
2) He used two other pieces of wood on nailed them into the back of the piece running the other direction, creating one solid piece.
3) I painted the front and sides of all the boards a white semi gloss color (something I already had on hand)
4) I then applied a coat of dark colored stain (left over from our wood wall) and let it sit for about 2 minutes and then wiped it off. Keep as much or as little on, for the effect you want. I personally took a lot of it off. Note, since I was putting stain on paint, it really never dries - more about this in a minute
5) We let it sit for about 4 days and then my artsy husband got to work. He typed up the words in the font and size he wanted. He then printed them out and then traced on the back of the paper using a graphite pencil and it created a stencil on the wood, which he then painted in. He free handed the trees on both sides. (He had to be careful where he touched since we had stain on wood).
6) Since the stain is always a little tacky, as it was applied to wood, I sprayed 2 coats of poly on the entire piece so that you it can be touched. 
7) To attach it to the wall, we screwed hooks into the back of the piece and attached heavy wire between the two hooks and then hung it on the wall.

For us, this was a free project since we had everything on hand and got the pallets for free!


Installing A Wood Wall - The Easy Way!

September 17, 2016

We recently completed our wood wall in our living/dining room and I wanted to share and give you some tips we found along the way.

We looked on line at a lot of tutorial's on wood walls. I was surprised at how many different techniques there are. In the end you need to do what will work best for your budget and skill set. We found the following possibilties: 

Use reclaimed Wood (wood you find from old fences, etc.)
Use pallet wood
Purchase New Wood (this is what we did)

Installation Method
Put ...
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Life of the Party {Review}

September 16, 2016

The minute I saw this book, Life of the Party, by Bob Kealing, I knew I had to read it! I am a fan of the 1950"s and have been to my fair share of Tupperware parties, and could not wait to learn more about Brownie Wise. She was President of Tupperware during part of the 1950's and really was a big reason for their success in the early years. 

I loved all the pictures scattered throughout the book and just learning more about how Tupperware began. I will be honest and say that at times it lost ...
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The Things We Knew {Book Review}

August 14, 2016
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Hi everyone, back with another book review! I like to mix up my fiction and non-fiction ready as much as possible and decided to choose Catherine West's The Things We Knew.

The story centers around a family from Nantucket, and most specifically around the youngest sister, Lynette. Family history she cannot remember, an old love that is back in the picture and ailing parents, makes this a great summer read! It has everything you would want, but with a spiritual bend that makes it refreshing. 

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The Queen of Katwe {review}

July 24, 2016
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I have a passion for true stories. Can't turn one down in book or movie form. I was asked to review The Queen of Katwe and to let you know about the upcoming Disney movie based on this book - coming out September 23rd!

I will be honest and say that the beginning of the book was a little confusing. After a short introduction to Phiona Mutesi, you are introduced to people that you are not sure of how they fit in the story and why you are learning about them. Once the book introduces us to Robert...
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What to do when life gets too busy?

July 11, 2016
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I wanted to check in, it has been 2 months since I have posted something, way too long! When I started I was a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling my 2 children. Fast forward and I now have a full time job. Love my job, but it means less time available to write here. 

Have you been there, when life just changes? Whether it is an unexpected move, sick parents or children, you just learn to adapt, right? I truly believe the job I have now is not really about me. God put me in the ri...
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Review - That's Not Hay in My Hair

May 10, 2016
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I had the chance to review what I believed to be a Young Adult book, That's Not Hay in My Hair. Come to find out, it really is a book more for the middle school aged crowd. It is a cute story, written by Juliette Turner, who herself is only 17, and is the story of a 5th grade girl who moves from New York City to Texas. With that moves comes all the trails of learning to live on a farm, in the middle of no where. For the author being so young, it is pretty well written, but did find some ideas...
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Target Coupon - $2 off Fresh Food

May 10, 2016
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It's easy to forget that Target offers fresh food in most of their stores now. When I head there it is not for food normally, but I wanted to point out a great coupon they have on their website right not. $2 off any $10 purchase of fresh food items. Great way to save some money! Click HERE to print yours. It does not expire until June 4th.
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Buy 1 Get 1 Free - Heartwood & Oak Wine

March 24, 2016

This is a pretty nice deal for you wine lovers. Heartwood & Oak is offering you 2 bottles of wine for $9.95, plus free shipping. A great way to try a new wine and not have to go buy it!  This is a membership offer, but you can cancel anytime. Here is the rest of the info...

About two weeks after your introductory order, and about every four weeks thereafter, you will receive your next shipment containing six bottles of wine curated by our wine experts, at the regular price of $13.33 per bottle...
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Free Susan Brown's Baby Gelee

March 24, 2016
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Here is another freebie today! Get a Free Sample of Susan Brown’s Baby Naturals Botanical Gelée.
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