Let Someone Else Do the Dishes

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Happy Monday! I know, I know, it’s actually Wednesday. But with Fall comes seasonal allergies which shut down my body for a day or two. When I emerged from the allergy haze, I was disappointed to find that the two days had not magically erased the weekend house hangover. Tell me you know the kind, where you have a fabulous weekend full of impromptu dinners with friends and unexpected play dates. But then you wake up with a house that looks like this:
Weekend Mess
Not pinnable Life
The girls are still working on keeping their rooms clean and my husband, who is actually way cleaner than me, doesn’t know where half the stuff goes. Thank goodness for mommy’s little helpers…
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Bedroom Updates

It’s easy to create a decadent bedroom when you have plenty of money to splurge, but where’s the challenge, or the talent, in that? It’s far more impressive to achieve grand results with a diminutive bank balance, so don’t despair if you can’t afford that $1500 window treatment. Hard work, a keen eye for design and some thrifty accessories are often all you need to update your bedroom.

After seven homes, I consider myself quite the sanctuary space update expert.
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Lazy Housewife Handbook : Summer Cleaning Tricks

Who wants to spend time inside cleaning when they could be out enjoying the summer fun? Not this lazy housewife! So here are ten of my best summer cleaning tricks.

Ten Summer Cleaning Tricks
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5 Natural Remedies for Stomach Cramps

For five star Friday, here are five natural remedies for stomach pain!

5 Natural Remedies for Stomach Pain
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Ten Ways to Get Out Stubborn Summer Stains

Summertime and the living is easy, and so are the stains. From ice pops to grass stained knees, clothing just seems to attract stains during the summer. Shout set me up for summer with a package of stain fighters. And they want to give one of you one too. After all, just because stains happen, doesn’t mean you should stop having fun. Shout will even help you find some with their new fun finder.

And if you don’t catch the stain in time for Shout, here are ten ways to get out stubborn stains!

Ten Ways to get Rid of Stubborn Stains
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Celebrations : My Little Pony Birthday Party

Friendship really is magic so to celebrate my twins’ seventh birthday, we invited a few friends over. Here is how I planned double the fun for way less than double the price!

My Little Pony Party How To

Food!
Decorations!
Games!
That cake!
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Wordless Wednesday : My Little Pony Party

Sneak peak at the Terror Twins’ My Little Pony birthday party. Details tomorrow!
My Little Pony Birthday Cupcakes
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Celebrations : A Southern Luncheon

Down south, where I used to hang my hat, luncheons are the go to choice for celebrations. And why not? You get to enjoy a meal, a cool drink, and the company of friends and still be home in time to finish the day out (or take a nap.) It is just a civilized way to celebrate. So when I was in Atlanta last week and MomTrends invited me to a lunch sponsored by Aladdin and styled by Party Bluprints… well I couldn’t get my (metaphorical) white gloves on fast enough.
Aladdin Southern Luncheon
(photo credit : Momtrends)
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Bringing Memories to Life with YesVideo

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. Opinions are my own and not those of any one else.

Swoon

Sometimes, it’s hard to remember the day pictured above. Even at the best of times your wedding is a blur. Add in the craziest possible pre-wedding week ever (highlights included getting roofied at my bacehlorette party, a car wreck, and a suspected appendicitis scare the day before I was to fly home), and I am kind of amazed I was even upright for mine. That’s where the wedding video comes in. Except ours were languishing on actual video. We just missed the cut off for everything being on DVD.

That’s where YesVideo comes in…
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Bringing the Hotel Home

Happy to have partnered with Frette, my dream sheets, on this post!

FretteSheets

So today I fly out for the Type A Conference. My husband keeps wandering around going have fun “working”, finger air quotes and all. The word vacation has also been thrown around a lot. And I have to admit that even though this is work, it is also a vacation. Because hello, hotel bed.
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