DIY Wood Pallet Projects (Book Review and Giveaway!)

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DIY Wood Pallet Projects & Ideas (DIY Book Review)

The book DIY Wood Pallet Projects is intriguing on it's own since transforming wooden pallets into gorgeous home decor and furniture is all the rage right now. But when the package containing it arrived in the mail, I took one look at the author's name and like Buddy in Elf when he saw Santa, screamed "I KNOW HER!!!"  I'll admit though that even if I didn't know the author personally, I would still be impressed with this book. The instructions are easy to follow and I adore every single … [Read more...]

10 Must-Do’s in Anna Maria Island, Florida (plus HUGE giveaway!)

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Things to Do in Anna Maria Island, Florida #travel #Florida

It's been a bit quiet around here lately for many reasons, one of which is that I've been traveling a bit-- including scouting out the best things to see and do in Anna Maria Island, Florida. However, ahhhh I'm so excited for this, I want YOU to be able to experience it too! So several of my blogging friends and Anna Maria Island Home Rentals are GIVING AWAY an Anna Maria Island getaway! And you won't even have to share a bunk bed with me, it's all yours to enjoy! Read on... This was my first … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Giveaway: 5 $100 Gift Cards!

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Duluth Trading Father's Day giveaway

Hey Hey! It's almost FATHER'S DAY! If you're looking for a Father's Day gift idea, look no further- we've got you covered. A few friends and I are giving away FIVE $100 gift cards to Duluth Trading Company so you can snag some great gifts for dad. Or for you. I won't tell. ;-) Wondering what Duluth Trading Company has for guys? Take a peek! And if you want to do a little shopping for yourself, you might like these picks: Duluth is famous for their workwear like their Dry on the Fly … [Read more...]

Game Day Party Food: Easy Homemade Ranch Dip!

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Delicious Homemade Ranch Dip Recipe- make it in under 5 minutes, so fre

Many thanks to El Monterey for sponsoring these homemade dip recipes and the Game Day Taquitos giveaway! Let's face it-- The Big Game is fast approaching, and for some of us, it's just an excuse to hang out with friends, eat yummy party food, and maybe cheer on a football team or something. Especially this year-- since my team didn't make it to The Big Dance, I'll be sitting on the sidelines and chowing down on some delicious appetizers while chatting with my friends instead of focusing on the … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday (+ $100 Amex Giveaway!)

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Small Business Saturday + $100 Giveaway!

Many thanks to The UPS Store for sponsoring this conversation and the $100 American Express gift card giveaway! Small businesses are part of what makes our country great-- having an idea and seeing it through to fruition, employing locals to keep the economy moving, and putting money right back into the community where they reside.  Those are a few reasons I shopped local last Saturday and supported the Small Business Saturday movement first started in 2010 by American Express and supported … [Read more...]