Grilled Steak Kabobs

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Memorial Day weekend is here!  It's the official start of summer and grilling season!  To kick off this weekend, I thought I'd share one of our favorite grilling recipes.  These Grilled Steak Kabobs are delicious and everybody goes crazy for them! Did you ever see the movie Ratatouille?  The rat is the chef and can throw together a recipe just by smell.  That's my husband.  He can smell spices … READ MORE

Father’s Day Gift Idea

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Sponsored by Snapfish Ever since Reed was a baby, Kyle has played a game with him called "Reed Pillow".  It's a simple game.  Basically, it consists of Kyle laying his head on Reed's tummy, wiggling it and yelling, "Reed Pillow"!  At this point, Reed dissolves into a fit of uncontrolled giggles.  Reed is growing so big and it's more and more difficult to pin him down for this silly, reminiscent … READ MORE

Puddle Jumping Quilt

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I just finished my 5th quilt!  Can you believe it?  This is the first quilt I've taken to someone else for the quilting portion.  But I have to tell you, I LOVE how it turned out!  My favorite part is the piecing anyway.  This Puddle Jumping Quilt is also my first block quilt! I used this pattern from Thimble Blossoms.  Bonnie and Camille is one of my favorite fabric designers.  The prints are … READ MORE

Lavender Vanilla Sachet

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This post originally appeared on The 36th Avenue on April 27, 2015. This Lavender Vanilla Sachet can be whipped up in under 10 minutes!  I've kept one in my gym bag for weeks and it still smells great! Here's what you need to make your own Lavender Vanilla Sachet! 3 tbsp flax seed 4 drops of lavender essential oil 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Burlap Sewing machine with coordinating thread Hot … READ MORE

Balloon Dipped Luminaries

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This is probably one of the easiest ideas ever.  Not only is it super simple, but it can be modified to coordinate with any occasion!  These Balloon Dipped Luminaries add a touch of fun to any celebration! All you need to create these luminaries are 9 inch balloons, mason jars, sand and votive candles.  I used the smaller canning jars with the quilted crystal pattern because the smooth finish … READ MORE