Recipes

Classic Homemade Lady Locks

Kim / December 17, 2018

Today’s post is going to be a long one, but totally worth it – I’m sharing a recipe and step-by-step tutorial for making lady locks.  I’m from western Pennsylvania, home of the legendary wedding cookie table, and no respectable wedding reception or Christmas cookie tray would be complete without these delicate, bite-sized pastries.  I am told this particular recipe is…

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Fashion, Stitch Fix

My December 2018 Stitch Fix Review

Kim / December 14, 2018

Happy December!  I can’t believe that Christmas is just a week and a half away!  In this season of preparing my family for Christmas by decorating our home, baking, meal planning, and gift buying and wrapping, it was a welcome indulgence to get my monthly Stitch Fix shipment!  This month was so much better than last month – I can’t…

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Fashion, Stitch Fix

My November 2018 Stitch Fix Review

Kim / November 14, 2018

Last month, I received my first Stitch Fix box in about a year.  It was a great fix – I really liked four of the five items and ended up keeping three of them.  My October “fix” felt really tailored to my personal style and was very appropriate for the fall season.  Unfortunately, my November 2018 fix didn’t quite hit…

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Beauty

October 2018 Allure Beauty Box Review

Kim / October 29, 2018

This post is pretty late in the making, seeing as how’s it’s already October 28th!  But, the good news is that I’ve had this box of products since around about October 7th, so I’ve been able to put them to regular use for review purposes!  This is my second month of receiving the Allure Beauty Box, and I have to…

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Fashion, Stitch Fix

My October 2018 Stitch Fix Review

Kim / October 13, 2018

Happy Friday and Happy Weekend!  Today, I’m sharing my most recent Stitch Fix delivery with you.  I mentioned in my last post about the Allure Beauty Box that I used to receive Stitch Fix shipments, but stopped.  Well, never say never – just as I was really starting to miss getting a “fix” on the regular, Stitch Fix sent me…

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Beauty

September 2018 Allure Beauty Box Review

Kim / September 11, 2018

Happy Fall!  I can’t believe it’s time for changing leaves, blanket scarves and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!  Last week, I received an e-mail from Amazon suggesting that I might be interested in a beauty box subscription.  As it turned out, the box that Amazon thought I might like to have only got so-so reviews, but at the bottom of the page,…

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Creative Stuff, DIY

DIY Kitchen Sideboard Refinish

Kim / July 31, 2018

You guys…I’m pretty excited to share today’s post with you!  I have always had a thing for making something old and tired look new and this project is all about that! Earlier this summer, I decided I wanted to get rid of my small kitchen table (that had seen better days) and replace it with something that had a smaller…

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DIY, Family Fun

Easy and Affordable DIY Lego Table

Kim / July 2, 2018

I have to start this post with a shout out to my sweet husband, since creating the Lego table was his idea and he did the heavy lifting on this project.  Our two boys have a ton of Legos and, while we love their enthusiasm for creating and building, they also have a one year old sister who needs to…

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Creative Stuff, DIY

Unicorn-Themed 1st Birthday Party Invitation

Kim / June 25, 2018

                            My niece, Kinsley, turns one in early August!  And, because I’m such a nice aunt and sister, I’m putting my party-planning skills to use to create a super fun unicorn-themed birthday party for her. As I think I’ve mentioned, I believe that the invitation sets the…

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Creative Stuff, DIY

DIY Essential Oil Salt Scrub

Kim / March 18, 2018

  I love bath and body care products.  But let’s face it, they can be expensive, and the list of chemical ingredients in commercial products is certainly a concern.  Over the years I have experimented in making my own cold-process soap, lotion and fragrance mists, all with pretty good success. One of my favorite bath products is salt scrub.  I…

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