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The Mom Brush {The Detangling Brush Every Mom should have}

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Hey, hey, hey! How was your weekend? I’m a little slow to post today because I have a weekend hangover.  <---can you relate? Do you ever feel like you need a weekend to recover from your weekend? That’s how I feel today. Our weekend was mostly defined by two words: Dance Competition. My oldest is a really good dancer {yes I’m bragging, but I can’t help it}. And it is so much fun watching her dance. But every dance … [Continue reading...]

16 Fabulous Easter Finds

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Hey there Peeps! (<---- see what I did there?)  ;) Do you guys even like peeps? I've been hearing lately that the thing to do is open them up and then leave them on the counter for like a week? Who knew?? Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yes, Easter. It's coming and quick. Have you thought about Easter yet? I really hope to be on top of things this time around but if we're keeping it real, I probably won't. Ha! … [Continue reading...]

Fast, Easy, and Delicious Alfredo Recipe

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My kids scarf this stuff down, and as a Mom, there isn’t much more a kid can do than to actually eat their dinner to make a Mom happy as a clam. Can I get an Amen!?! For birthdays around here, I let my kiddos choose what we have for dinner that night. Most of the time, my kids pick this for their special night. I know you probably have an Alfredo Recipe already, but this one is GOOD {as opposed to just … [Continue reading...]

How to get a green Spring lawn fast!

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Yesterday was St. Patrick’s day and the color green was on everyone’s mind. So, speaking of the color green, why not turn your yellow yucky winter lawn into a lush dark green fairway!?! My husband Dan is a PRO when it comes to making our lawn a dark healthy green. I have heard it dozens of times from our friend and neighbors, “How does Dan make your lawn such a DARK GREEN color!?!” There are many important steps … [Continue reading...]

Portable (and custom!) Time-Out Rug for Toddlers

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Hi friends! I’m Beth from Sawdust and Embryos! If you aren’t familiar with my blog... my husband and I have twin girls. Twin TODDLER girls. Drama City. Let’s just say they’re very ‘spirited’ and strong-willed. As parents we’re learning to choose our battles. And with regards to discipline, since they aren’t quite old enough to understand ‘loss of privilege’, we’ve embraced the Time Out method for now. I would like to … [Continue reading...]

Industrial Furniture Painting Technique! {EASY as 1.2.3.}

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One thing I can promise you is that my house is not boring! I bought these IKEA barstools almost a year ago with this tutorial in mind. But, for some reason, I kept putting it off! Plus, I didn’t know if my vision would actually work so it took a back seat on my to do list.  I caught a wild hair the other day and glazed all four of these barstools in less than 30 minutes. So, when I say this tutorial is as easy as … [Continue reading...]

United States Barn Wood Map

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I am soooo excited about our new barn wood map that Dan made for me! The guy is a freakin’ rock star on the jigsaw. I could have tried this one myself, but his skills are bar none. We started out with a barn door from my sister Natalie. Thanks sis. {You have actually seen this barn wood before…we used it in Jill’s house to make the sliding barn door}. But don’t you worry, if you don’t have access to barn wood, you … [Continue reading...]

New Gallery wall is complete! {After I convinced my hubby it was necessary}

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  Does your husband hate me? It’s ok, you can be honest. I’ve heard it dozens of times, “Would you quit changing your house? Now my wife thinks we need to change OURS!” Although Dan is mostly supportive of my crazy ideas, last time I went to IKEA with him, I started arranging frames on the ground at the store. Dan’s reaction? “What are these frames for? What wall do we even have left to decorate!?!” I … [Continue reading...]

Throw Pillows to Liven up your Space! {Surprise Giveaway!}

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Everyone loves a surprise in the mail right? Well the winner of today's giveaway will be getting Happy Mail every month for the next year!! We have joined together with some amazing bloggers and the fantastic shop, Michelle Dwight Designs to give one (very) lucky reader A Year's Worth of Pillows. Are those not great? The winner will get to pick one pillow of their choice... each month... for 12 months... that's … [Continue reading...]

Not my favorite spray painting brand…

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Last Spring our courtyard needed a makeover, so I spray-painted our patio table. Yes, I took these pictures nearly a year ago. I forgot I had taken them, and I came across them today. I’m scatter-brained what can I say. But, I thought I should tell you what happened so that you don’t run into the same problems if you decide to spray paint anything in the near future. I used Valspar Spray paint called Exotic … [Continue reading...]