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Curried Guacamole

In blog-land, there is an endless array of gorgeous centerpieces for summertime parties. Pinterest is full of beautiful table eye-candy.  But let me ask you this: what beats a spread of delicious food in the middle of a table?  Not much.  I love to have good nibbles on hand whenever we have people over. And… 

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The Be Awesome Party #6 – Julie’s Features

 Hi friends! It’s time for another Be Awesome party! Last week was fantastic; thanks to everyone who linked up! This week’s features were chosen by the fabulous Julie from Check out these fabulous project: In order from top left: Growing Flowers for Gifts & Tackling Pests from It’s Organised Junk Yard Step Chair Redo… 

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Green and Gold Memory Wire Bracelet

In the middle of all of this renovation chaos, and discussions about subfloor and tile and drywall and dollars, today, I wanted to make something.  Something that I could start and then finish.   My dear blog friend, Adrianne of Happy Hour Projects, taught me how to make a memory wire bracelet months ago. And… 

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We have the house!

After all of the real-estate drama that this past year has brought to us, we finally have the house! It’s been quite the journey: first our house didn’t sell, then we renovated over Christmas (not always the best idea, friends), then we sold in a heartbeat… only to find a house we loved, with an… 

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Georgia on my mind: The Haven Conference

Guys… this past couple of weeks has been a complete whirlwind.  Just over a week ago, I was in Georgia, attending my very first blog conference. And then the day after I touched down in Vancouver, content and exhausted after a five day trip on the other side of the continent, we go the keys… 

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Be Awesome Party #5 – Angie’s Features

Hey friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. This week, we’re doing something a bit different with our Be Awesome Party features. We decided to each take turns choosing the week’s features. And this week’s collection was curated by Angie from Echoes of Laughter. Check out these fabulous projects that were linked up… 

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An Upcycled Bird Feeder

Today is a blog hop featuring some of the fabulous #myfavoriteblogger gals. The theme? Birds.  Fitting for me, no?  At the bottom of this post is a giveaway. Don’t miss it!   It’s been a little while since we’ve done a trash-turned-fabulous post. And this project was a fabulous happenstance of my parent’s recycling bin, and… 

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… and then Tom Hanks bursts into the room with his golden retriever…

Does the phrase “a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils” mean anything to you? Have you seen “You’ve Got Mail”? Yes you have. It’s only on t.v. every second week.  The quirky pairing of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan inspired me to create this flower-pencil bouquet as a back-to-school gift for the teacher in your life. … 

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Dinosaurs and Playhouses

 It’s a pretty well known fact that my kids are afraid of most attractions. Especially attractions that are designed for kids.  No giant mouse is going to shake Lila or Lucy’s hand without them showing the whites of their eyes.    So when I asked the girls if they’d like to visit Dinotown for a… 

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