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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

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1/2 c. unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Thursday, May 20, 2021

How to Finish a Raw Wood Edge

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I finished building a pedestal for my washing machine to sit on (with some shoe storage underneath), but I needed to ‘finish’ off the exposed raw edges of the wood before I stain and seal it.

This is what I mean by the raw edge...

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

How to make cut-out Sugar Cookies

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These sugar cookies are so easy to make and can be frosted to your liking!


3 c. all-purpose flour

2 sticks unsalted butter

1 egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c. powdered sugar


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Kitchen Backsplash Reveal

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I’m so excited to share my latest project with you!

I’ve been wanting to do a tile backsplash in our kitchen for years! Not only does a tile backsplash protect the drywall from splashes and stains, I feel like it just adds such an overall completion to the look of the kitchen. 

Currently lighter cabinets seem to be the on-trend option for kitchens, but I actually LOVE my dark cabinets. The only down side to having the dark cabinets is the darker feel to the kitchen, (and it doesn’t help that we only have one small window over the sink)...not only did adding the white subway tile give the kitchen an overall brighter look, it makes it feel so much bigger as well.

Both wins in my book!

I’ve listed/linked all the supplies I used for this project below, and I’ll also go over any tips, tricks, and thoughts.

Friday, November 13, 2020

How to Remove a Granite Backsplash

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For years I’ve wanted to have a tile backsplash installed in our kitchen. 

After a lot (!) of research, I finally decided to just jump in with both feet and get it done. (A huge thanks to my husband for believing in me on this one!) 

If I was going to do this project I was going to take to the extra time to do it the right way (in my opinion). I knew I wanted the 4” granite backsplash, the builder installed, gone. I felt like removing this would give the kitchen an overall cleaner look.

The first thing I needed was a heat gun. Lucky for me, my neighbor had one and graciously let me borrow it. So thankful to him for that!

I have to admit, I was really nervous to get started. I was worried that once I pulled off the backsplash, there was no going back. I decided to have some confidence in myself and tackle this.

To start, I plugged in the heat gun and turned on the higher setting. It kind of just sounds like a loud hair dryer.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Remove Permanent Marker from Board Books

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My youngest has a couple of board books with mazes in them. A dry erase marker is supposed to be used when drawing in the book so it can be erased and used over and over. 

One evening I was in the shower. My husband and my youngest decided to read some books together, and my son grabbed his mazes as well. He also grabbed himself a marker and they got to work. It wasn’t until later they realized it was actually a permanent marker. 

They tried wiping it off with an eraser, using a wipe, Windex, etc. Nothing worked. Luckily, I know a trick! I swear I’ve done this a hundred times!

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Camping Chair Storage

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For the past couple of months I’ve been tackling organizational projects in our garage. I felt like too many things where just being thrown here and there, or were just constantly in the way.

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