Thank You!!

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First, I want to say THANK YOU!  This little break has been such a blessing.  I have recieved some of the nicest and most heartfelt emails/comments from many of you.  I want you to know I appreciate each and every one…You are the BEST!! With that said, I am SO ready to come back.  I […]

4 FREE Phone Wallpapers (Perfect for When You are Trying to Loss Weight)

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4 Phone Wallpapers with Inspirational Quotes

This is a little bit different from the normal DIY posts I write.   In all reality it should be a DIFY (Do It For Yourself).  I am on a journey to get healthy…and believe me it’s not easy!  Getting healthy (for me) means losing at least 30 pounds.   Pounds that have taken years to […]

Cause We Are Living in a Pinterest World…

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How to embrace Pinterest without losing your self-esteem

PINTEREST is all anyone is talking about anymore… Over the last few months I have heard it said over and over again that “we live in a Pinterest world”.  Every time I’ve heard it, it’s been in a somewhat derogatory tone.  They say it to point out how unrealistic we, as a society, have become because […]

What are YOUR Expectations for the Holidays?

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It’s a few days away from Thanksgiving and Christmas decor has EXPLODED in my house!  As you can see my home is in complete disarray.  Boxes are are everywhere, ornaments thrown about haphazardly and items placed on shelves waiting to find a home.  It will probably be like this for another day or so and I’m OK […]

Finding Gratitude in Unexpected Places

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***This post is written by Michele from Imperfectly Wonderful World.***   In this season of Thanksgiving, it’s easy to find people talking about gratitude.  It’s only natural to reflect on all of the things we are thankful for this time of year.  If you’re on Facebook or any social media site then, you’re usually bombarded […]

5 Ways to SHAKE Your FEARS and Get DIYing!!

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5 Ways to SHAKE your FEARS and get DIYing

I would say the number one question I get asked by friends and acquaintances is: How you did you learn to do all the things on your blog (my projects)?? The simple answer I always give them is trial and error. This question doesn’t really have a simple answer, though… I grew up in a […]

Get Your Kitchen Free of Clutter in ONLY 15 Minutes

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Declutter your kitchen is JUST 15 MINUTES!

It has begun!!  I have already taken some huge steps in “taking back my house” from all the stuff!!   The kitchen is the hub for most houses and can be the spot that takes the most abuse.  As one of the most frequently used rooms, it’s no wonder the kitchen is often the most […]

Family School Year Journal

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When school starts we seem to go into overdrive mode.  You know what I mean…the evenings are filled with activities and practices.  Time goes by so fast and at the end of the year all my well intentioned list of “want to dos” is still just something I SHOULD have done.  My girls are growing […]

The Bible Study Challenge

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I’m super excited to share this post by Michele, one of my new contributors and long-time friend!!  It’s a little different from what you would normally find here and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! I’m going to be honest. This blog post is for my own sake as much as […]

DIY Clipboard and Monthly Verse Printable

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Hi there!  I’m Sara from sincerely, sara d., and I’m honored Angela asked me to be a contributor on Unexpected Elegance. Angela is so creative and a diva at DIY projects, and I always love seeing what she’s up to. Today, I’m going to show you how to make a fun clipboard. And the cool thing about […]