Vintage Valentine Gift Ideas and Latest Finds

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I’ve been spending a lot of time decluttering and organizing the house as of late so I was really good when I went to Renninger’s a few weekends ago and brought a shopping list. There were a few pieces of ironstone and a portrait painting of a society lady we found towards the end of the day, I’m still thinking about! Here’s a look at a few things that made it home from the girl’s weekend and a few vintage gift ideas for your favorite Valentine too…

Tips for Shopping Renninger’s Extravaganza

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In yesterday’s post, I shared 17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a list of easy and mostly budget friendly gifts to celebrate the day. One of the first ideas on the list was “Take a Trip.” If you live in Florida or plan to visit and haven’t had the chance to explore Mount Dora yet, I highly recommend it. While you’re there, you should also experience the massive outdoor sale at Renninger’s Extravaganza which happens only three times a year. Here are a few tips for shopping the Renninger’s Extravaganza…

17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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As we inch a little closer to February, I thought I would share 17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day. It totally snuck up on me last year so I decided to make a conscious effort to be more intentional about celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. This list of 17 Valentine Gift Ideas is a celebration of love in action, which is the best kind of love. It’s also mostly budget friendly and perfect for anyone in your life you care about…

When Love Shows Up

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Let me just start off by saying this is not the post I had originally intended to write. After sharing posts from my mom’s birthday brunch this week, I fully intended to share a magical birthday experience of my own. But this post isn’t about any of that at all. This post is about how love showed up and saved my milestone birthday…

DIY Drink Charms for the Busy Girl

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All of the elements of the tablescape for the birthday brunch came together fairly easily but there was one small detail that gave us a little bit of trouble. We had to figure out how to delineate the glasses the kids were using from the glasses the adults would be using so there wouldn’t be any drink mix ups. We decided to make monogramed drink charms that took mere minutes to make. Here’s a look at how you can make your own DIY Drink Charms if you’re a busy girl too…

The Easiest Breakfast Birthday Cake Ever

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We recently celebrated a milestone birthday for my mom with a special brunch. I knew in advance we were going to have Belgian waffles with caramel sauce and I was this close to using one of the waffles as her birthday cake. But as the party drew near, I just couldn’t let her celebrate the day without a cake that was a little more substantial. I decided to create the easiest breakfast birthday cake ever and I’ll show you how to make one too…

A Birthday Brunch to Celebrate Mom

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My mom is truly one of the most giving people I know. She is kind, loving, supportive and encouraging and definitely deserves to be celebrated. We gave her a special birthday brunch earlier this month to honor this fabulous lady and her milestone day. Here’s a peek at all of the details and how you can create a special birthday brunch to celebrate your mom too…

How to Create an Elegant Winter Mantel

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When you walk through our front door the mantel is one of the first things you see in our open floor plan home. I quickly got to work trying to create an elegant winter mantel that would fit the style of the birthday brunch but that would also be so neutral it would last until spring. Here’s a look at how all of the details came together…

15 Things You Don’t Know About CoCo

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CoCo has officially started her birthday week and is currently out of town right now. I knew she had a lot on her plate so I told her I could handle another guest post. My last one went really well so I figured I could handle it. This post is called 15 Things You Don’t Know About CoCo…

Delicious Open-Faced Breakfast Sandwich

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Breakfast is definitely one of our favorite meals so we’re always looking for an easy, healthy way to start the day. This delicious open-faced breakfast sandwich is super simple to make. It has several layers and is the perfect way to surprise someone with breakfast in bed. Here’s a look at how to create this delicious open-faced breakfast sandwich…

How to Create a Simple Morning Routine in 4 Easy Steps

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Let me ask you guys something, do you have a morning routine? It’s been my observation people usually fall into two camps…you’re either super excited to wake up and start the day OR you’re hitting the snooze button over and over again. I don’t know about you but I feel the most productive first thing in the morning. It hasn’t always been that way though. I used to spend my mornings completely crazed. Here’s a look at how I created a simple morning routine in four easy steps and how you can too…

DIY Lemongrass and Lavender Sink Scrub

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Living in Florida we’re blessed to have an abundance of fresh seafood at our fingertips. While we usually take the trash out immediately after dinner, I feel like the scent of fish sometimes lingers in the sink for some reason. I started using a nightly sink scrub about a year ago as part of our nightly routine and haven’t looked back. This sink scrub is really easy to make and it smells fabulous. Here’s a look at how you can make your own Lemongrass and Lavender Sink Scrub too…

How to Create a Nightly Routine in 4 Easy Steps

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Do you guys have a nightly routine? I have one. I feel like it keeps me productive and on track. Most people I know have some sort of morning routine but it’s my nightly routine that sets the morning routine up for success. Anyone can enjoy a nightly routine, you just have to make it a priority and keep it consistent. Here’s a look at how to create a nightly routine in 4 easy steps…

From the Front Porch

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This week has been in busy but in the best possible way. We’re celebrating my Mom’s milestone birthday tomorrow with a big brunch at our house. I’ve been getting ready for the festivities all week so I’m excited to see how everything comes together. Here are a few things fun things from around the web this week…

Meal Planning for The Busy Girl

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About this time last year, my sisters and I decided we would all meal plan together. We were super excited, traded recipes, called each other when things wrong, way wrong (hello, Moroccan lettuce wraps) and shared a weekly grocery list too. We came up with a solution that so simple any family can use this meal planning system no matter what their dietary needs. Meal planning for the busy girl (or family) in just a few easy steps, here we go…