How to give Yourself a Raise

Most people think raises can only be obtained from an employer. While that is one way to get a raise here are five tricks to giving yourself a raise.   Get out of debt The best way to find extra money is to stop paying it out to everyone else. If you stop spending money […]

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Masterpiece Classic

Have you ever found five bucks in your pocket and thought: “I wish I knew a cool girl who was going to Ghana (to help teach sign language to deaf kids) that I could help out a lot by funding her trip?”Well ladies and gents, here is your BIG opportunity! I wanted to share the talent of Nicole […]

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Think like a skinny girl at Chick-Fil-A

   Did you know Chick-Fil-A has a ton of good meal options for less than 500 calories? I never bothered to look past my usual meal of a crispy chicken sandwich deluxe, large waffle fries (with extra Chick-Fil-A sauce), lemonade and ice dream cone. That meal totals over 1,500 calories, yikes!Today was the first time I went there […]

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Debt Rant

I’ve been reading a ton of posts in blogland about getting out of debt to “improve your credit score” so you can get a better rate on your next car or home loan. Dumb! If you are saving, scrimping, sacrificing and working hard to get out of debt why in the world would you turn around […]

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Easter/Spring Wreath

DISCLOSURE: Warning! This is not an easy or quick project. I am still shocked when I think of how long the wrapping of the yarn took. When I began wrapping I was thinking “this is so fun and cute!” I decided an hour later that their must be a better way… But there was no turning […]

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Felt Pom-Pom Tutorial

Who doesn’t LOVE an easy-ish project? These pom-pom’s are one of the easiest DIY flower I’ve ever done.  I made them for my easter wreath and they were an easy way to “fill in” large areas on it. For this project you will need: Multi-colored felt Fabri-tac fabric glue Scissors   Cut out a 4″ […]

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Felt Rosettes

I am a big DIYer and when I see something crafty I like, I usually think “I could make that.” I have seen these adorable felt rosettes on pinterest, esty and in boutiques and here is my tutorial. I made them for my Easter wreath, but they would be adorable as headbands or hair pieces.   For this project you […]

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Obsessed

   If you couldn’t tell, I’m more than a little obsessed with this project. I would say the main reason is because it was all my hubby up to this point. He dug the pallets out of the snow, loaded them up into the truck, broke them down, cleaned them off and started piecing it all together. […]

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Cheesecake Tartlets

  These cheesecake tartlets are tasty and you can whip them up (literally) in under 15 minutes, minus the refrigeration time.   For this recipe you’ll need: 8 oz cream cheese 1/3 cup powdered sugar 2 tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup heavy cream fresh raspberries Phyllo shells     First, whip together the […]

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The Prep – Accent Wall

For this project you’ll be using a lot of warped wood from the pallets. So, to make it look the very best, you’ll want to make sure to use a flat black paint on the back to make sure it hides the wall behind it.       If you look closely at the bottom, […]

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