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The Trials and Tribulations of Installing Blinds

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Soooo..I’ve been working on this office makeover for what seems like years. In reality, it’s only been a couple months since I really decided what I want as far as furniture and colors and started gathering the pieces. Previously, we discussed window covering options, and what I was torn between.  One of the pieces I picked up were these light filtering blinds from Levolor.

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Unconventional Love Story Movies

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We’re all looking for love. It’s one of the basic human emotions that makes us feel whole. Whether it’s romantic love, a strong friendship bond, or parental and familial love, we all need it. These are some of my favorite unconventional love story movies that showcase that one true love in unexpected places and ways.  Check out some of my favorite romantic movies, too!

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4 Great Ideas to Spoil Your Man

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Men seem to get left out when it comes to Valentine’s Day.  How about some great ways to spoil your man this year?

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Men like to be spoiled, too.  Whether you need to apologize for a disagreement you’ve had or just want to show the man in your life some love, there are plenty of ways to make him feel special. Doing something just for him can rekindle the flame, keep your love alive and remind him that he is adored and respected. If you aren’t sure where to start, here are four ideas to spoil your man and make him feel appreciated.

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Slow Cooker Chili Made Three Ways

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Slow cooker chili is an easy dish to make to feed a crowd.  Try it for your next gathering.

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Chili is one of my favorite cold weather foods. Ahhh…who am I trying to kid? Chili is really one of my favorite foods. Its easy to change up, depending on the day and what your mood is. Looking for something spicy? Throw a couple peppers into your pot of chili. Want something soupier? Increase the water or stock.

Slow Cooker Chili is practically no fail, too. Simply brown your meat (or mushrooms) and onions, and then throw all the ingredients in.  Let it simmer all day, and voila! Slow Cooker Chili that will have everyone begging for more.  Slow cooker sauces make it even easier!

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Unique Wedding Venues for all Budgets

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Trying to plan a dream wedding with limited resources? Not to worry. There are a number of ways to create a beautiful, memorable wedding on a budget, especially if you keep your eye out for areas of big potential savings. One of the most effective places to make cutbacks is on wedding venues.  A huge chunk of wedding budgets usually goes to securing a location, especially if food and drinks are included with the wedding venues’ services. By using the following tips to think outside of the box a little, you can substantially reduce these wedding venue costs.

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Tips for an Eco Friendly Wedding on a Budget

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So you want to have an eco friendly wedding on a budget?  It’s not impossible, it just takes some creative planning.

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Your big day is right around the corner. You’re getting married in an eco friendly wedding. But here’s the problem. You want to save money and you’re a bit of a tree hugger. A frugal tree hugger? That’s usually an oxymoron! Traditional weddings, with ample confetti, rice and so on, can be full of waste – both ecologically and financially!

Planning an eco friendly wedding on a budget doesn’t have to be hard.  You just need to think about things differently.

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Enter the Walmart + Kraft Foods Sweeps + A Giveaway

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Special thanks to Lunchbox for sponsoring this post. Opinions and thoughts are, as always, my own.

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Do you love cooking up tasty treats for your family? Maybe it’s experimenting with something new at dinner time, or whipping up an awesome spread for a big sporting event. Maybe you’re a major recipe collector, and you have nine million ideas for future meals. You know who you are! If you keep going “hey, yeah, that sounds like me!”, then I have something fun for you.

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American Red Cross + Master Lock are a Winning Combo

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Thanks to Masterlock for sponsoring this discussion.

 

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When people hear about American Red Cross, and the work that they do, they generally think of huge, mega disasters. I have witnessed this first hand, like the time there was a wild fire that tore through the National Park where we lived. Or living in SW MO, we witnessed the huge E-5 tornado that devastated Joplin, MO. While the American Red Cross is often first on the scene in these types of natural disasters, that’s not where they do their best work.

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