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How adorable is this little bracelet!  I just love the fact that you put your own initials into it, so there will be very few people that have the same one  as you!  I found this little thing on Pinterest but it originates from seller MarinetteJewelry .  Her things are so lovely and unique!  Definitely check it out!  These would be a PERFECT gift for your bridal party, a recent graduate, a new bride, a new mom, mother’s day!  Ah! I might order a few now!

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So I have this problem…. I have this cute little porch, all the California sun a girl could ask for and these two little wooden flower boxes that just complete the “package”;  It’s not a back yard but it’s my dream outdoor patio space for now… ya know?  So as I said, I have this problem….. I have these jerk neighbors who live below us.  So these jerk neighbors complain to management EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I. WATER. MY. FLOWERS……. Annoying and rude!  I mean, come’on!  It’s not like water is flooding their entire apartment!  It’s more like a teaspoon of water escapes the 7 protective layers that I have created and drips down onto their outdoor patio.  I mean, really folks, what happens when it rains!??!  She killed my basil, my mint and my dill and I can safely say that I very strongly dislike her.

So anyway-

I think this would be the perfect, cheerful, springtime addition to my apartment without risking disturbing the beast below.

I’m so trying this!

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I wanna know two things:

#1 WHO thought of this?

#2 WHY didn’t I think of that??

Easy cleaning whisk! YES!

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Yummy Turkey and Vegetable Chili

 

So this recipe is easy, flexible and so easy to make it your own!  All I did was:

1. Chop up some onions, zucchini, peppers, carrots (my fav!) and celery

2. Heat some olive oil in a large pot

3. Throw in those veggies until they start to get tender

4. Toss in some ground turkey (as much or as little as you like) (we like it fairly meaty so I add a lot)

5. Season meat with salt and pepper (and taco seasoning and/or other spices if you’d like)

6. Continue until meat is cooked through

7. Add canned diced tomatoes (I usually add two cans and another can of diced tomatoes with green chilies)

8. Let it simmer for awhile

9. Add beans if you’d like!  They’re a nice touch for a little bit more fiber!

10.  Simmer until you’re ready to chow down!

11. Add a dollup of low fat sour cream, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and some avocados on top for a delicious treat!

Enjoy!

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Gorgeous Purple Arrangement

I love this purple flower arrangement.  This was displayed in a barn-like building with a combination of wood, steel, and stone.  I think it works perfectly!  The bright purple and greens alongside the twigs with small purple flowers  give this arrangement a barn-yard feeling.  The sticks add some height and depth to the floral piece and I think it really completes the look!

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So I can not take the credit for this recipe!  I saw this on my cousin Hannah’s blog and I couldn’t wait to make them! P.S. Hannah’s blog is freaking adorable!  And not only because of her delicious recipes and charming southern wit!  Her ADORABLE baby Eleanora is plastered all over the place and you just want to squeeze her she’s so cute!   You should definitely check it out!

So I changed the recipe a bit because I was feeling strawberries at the time and had some strawberry pie filling in the cabinet!  These are soo simple it’s re-donk-ulous!

You’ll need:

This is pretty much it!

Take some pie crust and roll it out a bit so that it’s a little thinner…you get more mini-pies that way anyway!  Then you cut some circles with your cookie cutter OR a lid to a container!  Ha!

So I don't have cookie cutters! This is me being resourceful!

Lay them out on a tin-foil-lined baking sheet

Drop a lil' dollop of pie filling in the center

Then top with another cut-out and seal with a fork!

Then I sprayed a little bit of spray “butter”on top with a little sprinkle of sugar for some extra sweetness!

(in lieu of a glaze)

If you have extra pie crust, feel free to make an abnormally shaped pie... it'll make you smile

Get it? ^

Then bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes!  Sooo simple! And delicious!

Lovely Golden Brown

Top with some whipped cream!

Aaaaand....

En-joy!!!!!

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So I was so excited about my purple flower arrangement last week that I attempted another!  I’m not sure how I feel about this one.. I think there’s a bit much going on here.  However, I do think that certain bits and pieces of this one have potential.

For example, the grapes in the vase are great!  I think they really add a third color to the mix that I think is awesome and it brightens it up a bit more.  I do think, though, that the grapes would be better served in a smaller vase where they kind of take over the water.

The limes are my fav.  I feel like if this whole thing was just limes, tulips and green leaves, it would be killer but that in combination with the grapes goes a bit overboard.

Here’s a picture without the limes.  I almost like the grapes here!  They aren’t being overtaken by the limeys!

There ya have it!

 

What do you think?

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