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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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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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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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Erma’s Latest Shenanigans

Merry Christmas!

I know things have been a little quiet around here this week. I’ve been preparing for Christmas and finally just decided to kick back and enjoy the holiday season a little more myself.

But…I couldn’t go a week without sharing some of Erma’s latest shenanigan’s with you of course!

And let me just say…there were some great ones 🙂

So for your Christmas enjoyment here’s what Erma the Elf was up to last week…

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Good Morning!

For those of you that have your Christmas shopping done kudos to you.

For those of you that wait until the last minute like I do…good luck!

When it comes to shopping for gifts I am so the typical man running around the mall like a chicken with it’s head cut-off.

But…in my case procrastination always pays off…and usually I find some great deals!

So for all of you last-minute shoppers…I have put together a few gift ideas to help make your shopping experience a little less stressful 🙂

Let’s start with some gift ideas for the women in your life…

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