Winter Weekend in Chicago

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What to do, where to eat and see during a weekend in Chicago during winter.

Chicago is a wonderful place to visit for a weekend trip. It is easily accessible from just about every airport and for many midwestern states, it is an easy driving distance. Chicago is around 4-5 hours from where we live. I was born just outside of Chicago, spent a summer in college working there and my husband went to undergraduate there, so we both know the city well and this made it an easy decision for us when we were trying to find a city for our one-year anniversary trip. Not to mention the amazing (more…)

Layered Glitter Monogrammed Water Bottle

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How to make a layered glitter vinyl decal for a water bottle

 

I previously posted how to make a princess monogrammed water bottle. My sister saw my post and wanted her very own water bottle. I decided to change the design and make her a Little Mermaid water bottle with layered glitter vinyl and use a glass water bottle. Glass can easily be used to apply vinyl. They are a wonderful alternative for those wanting to avoid plastic. In this post, I’ll show you how to make your very own layered glitter (more…)

RunDisney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

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What to Expect on your RunDisney Trip!

For Disney fans and runners, alike Walt Disney World’s runDisney Wine & Dine weekend is simply amazing. The mix of Disney, running and Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival makes this Disney race weekend one of kind. For my second RunDisney event, I decided to run the 10k at Disney’s (more…)

Winter Pillow Covers

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Update Your Decor With Winter Pillow Covers

An easy way to update your winter decor without spending a fortune is with pillow covers. You can cover existing pillows for less than $20.00 and have a new look for the winter season. Create your own covers or purchase new ones in a style you like. I decided to save myself some time and not sew new covers. On a trip to IKEA, I found some plain red covers that would perfectly fit my couch pillows for less than $10.00 each! They are perfect for an iron-on vinyl overhaul. I made both designs at the same time with a die cut machine and design (more…)

Nashville Hot Chicken Recipe

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Try the Nashville Craze at Home with this Hot Chicken RecipeNashville Hot Chicken…..

has been around forever. However, it just recently became a craze. I grew up in Nashville and while I remember people referencing hot chicken, I don’t remember it being a thing until after I graduated high school. I’m HUGE fan of anything spicy, so I’m shocked I never had this dry rubbed spicy chicken sooner. The company I worked for out of college had the Nashville hot chicken restaurants, Bolton’s, vend at their music venue. Part of my job was working with the vendors. After telling the owner, Mr. Mathews, I’d never tried hot chicken he gave me some. I was hooked from that moment on. Shortly after this, hot chicken took (more…)

2016 Holiday Gift Guide

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Great gift ideas to please everyone on your list

The Holidays are here! I love everything about the Christmas season. Gift giving is one of my favorite ways to celebrate. It can be a daunting task to find that perfect gift. This year find them something they will really love! We’ve put together a list of gifts, including some DIY, that are sure to please everyone on your list.  (more…)

Disney World Offers A Limited Time 4-Park Magic Ticket

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Find Out More about the New Walt Disney World 4-Park Magic Ticket OfferIf you have ever been to Disney World, you know how expensive park tickets can be. A park hopper is a huge plus for people wanting to go between parks, but it’s time to rethink that strategy with this new ticket offer. Disney is offering a fantastic deal for their 4-Park Magic Ticket. This ticket allows you to enter one park per day for four days. In general, Disney World doesn’t have many “deals”! If you are going to Disney during (more…)

Packing for a RunDisney Trip – Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

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Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend is almost here! Everything is booked, the trip planning is complete, the race outfit is ready to go, my training is almost over. It’s time to start planning what I will pack. When it comes to packing, I either over pack by a substantial amount or I under pack by a substantial amount. I stress over every item I put in my bag and have nightmares that I forgot half of it. This stress is even worse when it comes to any of my Disney vacations. Packing for RunDisney events is no different. * This post may contain affiliate links, if you make a purchase after clicking these links we will be compensated.

What To Pack For A RunDisney Weekend

Packing for Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

My packing list is quiet extensive, as I plan to have everything I could possibly need and them some. We are also staying at Disney from Thursday to Monday afternoon, so my list may be longer than you will need. I am flying Southwest with free checked bags. We use the Disney Magical Express. With this transportation service, Disney will deliver my bags to our hotel. This time around we will be staying at All Star Movies.

Every item you need to purchase upon arrival will cost you possibly triple the cost extra. For any Disney vacation a packing list is essential. I have included in this list what I will be (more…)

How to Make A Personalized Burlap Wreath

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How to Make A Personalized Fall Burlap Wreath

Fall is the perfect time for a burlap wreath. Making a burlap wreath is so simple. Burlap is a popular decor item right now. It’s an easy material to work with. The look of burlap is very southern rustic. It pairs well with most fall outdoor decor. Add some rustic chic to your fall decor, with this simple personalized burlap wreath! *This post may contain affiliate links, if you make a purchase after clicking on these links we will be compensated.*

How to Make A Personalized Fall Burlap Wreath

Basics of Making a Burlap Wreath

A burlap wreath is made with very few supplies. You will need a wire wreath frame, floral wire, and burlap ribbon. That is it. Three simple supplies. You can pick those up at any craft store. I used two different burlaps, one spool of plain burlap and one spool of pattern burlap. I taught myself how to make a burlap wreath awhile back with (more…)

Cricut Explore Air 2 Is Here

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Comparison of the Explore Air 2 & Original Explore Air

Cricut launched a new Explore Air! Cricut Explore Air 2 is now here and available on the website now. If you have spent any time reading my blog you already know how much I use and love my Cricut die-cut machine. After doing extensive research I decided to purchase a Cricut over the other brands available. The Cricut Explore Air 2 fixes some of the issues I have with my current Explore Air. I cannot wait to get my hands on one to test it out.  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

Why I Love The Circut Explore Air

I purchased the Cricut Explore Air to help make my DIY projects simpler and my cuts more precise. I never imagined, even after all my research, how many different projects I would end up using it for. The Cricut Design Studio offers (more…)

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