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January Faves

Good Morning!

January always seems like a super long month to me. Maybe it’s because I spend a lot of time at home {because it’s too cold to go anywhere}, or because I hardly have any exciting plans compared to the busy month of December {hence some major post holiday blues}.

Either way it’s still a month worth recapping 🙂

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A Super Bowl Story & Recipe


Super Bowl weekend has held a special place in my heart since the year 2012. For those of you that may not remember, Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl that year. I didn’t actually go to the game {unfortunately, I’m not made of money…yet :)}, but I spent Super Bowl weekend attending the festivities in Indianapolis.

To date this is definitely one of the coolest experiences I have ever had…and I’m not even a big NFL fan.

So in honor of Super Bowl weekend, I thought it would be fitting to share a little bit of my experience with you…oh and of course I also have a yummy, skinny buffalo chicken dip recipe I’ll share in this post too!

Superbowl XLVI

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My Perfectly Imperfect Home Tour

Good Morning!

Remember how I told you I was going to be more open about my life with you this year?

Well…today is one of those open days.

For. Sure.

When you are a single thirty-something {or twenty-something in my sister’s case} sometimes life or work gets in the way…and you don’t always have time to make your bed in the morning, put your clothes away, or sort through a stack of bills and junk mail. Sometimes it’s much easier to let those things go and sit down to watch an episode of the Real Housewives instead.

{Even if you’ve already seen that same episode 10 times.}

Although we try our hardest to keep the Purple Palace clean we are only human. So today we are going behind-the-scenes for a glimpse of what our home {gasp!} sometimes looks like.

Welcome to my Perfectly Imperfect Home Tour!

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Bikini Bites: Mini Shrimp Egg Rolls

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you…but I’m so glad it’s time for the weekend.

Weekends are perfect for relaxing, shopping, crafting, cleaning or perhaps trying something new…like a new recipe!

In today’s Bikini Bites segment Danielle has created a simple recipe that you might want to give a whirl this weekend 🙂

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Easy Valentine-Themed Canvas Art

Good Morning!

Since we are already half way through the long {and let’s face it kinda boring} month of January I think it’s time we start focusing on the next great holiday…Valentine’s Day!

Today I’m sharing one of my latest Valentine’s Day-themed projects with you over at My Crafty Spot.

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10 Easy Organization Ideas

Good Morning!

Like most people this time of the year I have the word organization on my mind.

I desperately need to organize the pantry, my closet, the kitchen cabinets, my garage…the list is somewhat endless.

What have I done to start some of these organization projects you may wonder?

Not. A. Thing.

Actually…I take that back. I have been looking at lots of different organizing ideas on Pinterest 🙂  That counts, right!?

There are a ton of great ideas out there, and today I thought I’d share some of them with you!

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A 2015 Goal


Have you made any resolutions for 2015?

I’m not much of a new year’s resolution kinda girl. I prefer to sit down every year on my birthday {which is in October} and check off the goals I accomplished for myself that year. Some I accomplish…some I don’t,  but it’s very empowering to check off things you kind of forget about. Then I make a list of new goals – professional, personal and some plain off the wall {you have to shoot for something!}. This process works for me.

So…when a new year starts in January I’m already focused on what I need to be doing to reach my goals for the year.

One goal I have this year is to read more.

And…I’m talking a real book. I want to turn a page, use a bookmark or highlight something if I need to. Totally old fashion I know 🙂

Today I thought I’d share a part of my 2015 book list with you…

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Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

Good Morning!

This year for Christmas it seemed like everyone in my family got a Ninja blender.

{And when I say everyone I really mean my mom and sister, but of course that means my dad and I did too since we each live with one of them. Oh the joys of having a roommate!}

I’m a huge fan of blenders…you see when you are “learning” how to cook you can’t possibly mess anything up in a blender.

Throw everything in…and if it doesn’t taste right keep throwing more stuff in until it does.

Piece. Of. Cake.

So, in the spirit of eating healthy in the new year {and me wanting to test out the new blender} I thought I’d share one of my new smoothie recipes with you today.

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December Faves

Hello Friends!

Ok…I know my December recap is just a tad late. But in my defense, I took some much needed time off over the holidays to enjoy the season.

So even though it’s January 5th…and we already recapped 2014 here and here, we are going to do December now 🙂

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My Fave Posts of 2014

Happy New Year!

I’m so excited it’s 2015!!

You see 5 is my lucky number…so anything with a 5 in it has to mean good things, right!?

I think so 🙂

On Monday, I shared a little recap of 2014…and the top 5 most popular posts of the year with you. Today, I’d like to share my personal fave posts of the year.

Let’s get started…in no particular order:

Post #1

Bob Knight

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