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Monday, January 26, 2015

On My Mind and Valentine's Day ......

Yes, I'm still alive and yes, I just up and disappeared. I'm not sure if anyone is still hanging around here but if you are, thank you! 

So here is what has been on my mind the past few months....

Last fall I was thinking about the future of my blog when "Young House Love" up and left. I wasn't expecting that at all. It kinda put everything into perspective and I knew it was time for me to take a break. As you fellow bloggers know, blogging can be very time consuming! I started feeling like I needed to post something really great all the time and it just wasn't fun any more. I've also noticed that several of my favorite blogs are posting a lot less or even stopping all together. I wrote a post last year about the changes I've noticed in blogland. Has anyone else noticed the change or contemplated ending their blog? Please tell me I'm not the only one that feels like this.

As for the future of my blog .... I honestly don't know. Right now I'm staying but I can't promise that won't change. Today is the first time in a long time that I really felt like writing a post. 

Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner I'm sharing a few ideas. I don't do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day. Usually it's just my hall shelf and coffee bar that get changed around. As always, I try to use what I already have. I purchased 2 new items this year from the Target Dollar Spot and spent a whopping $2! 


This little glass jar with cork lid was $1. It's perfect for storing cocoa "extras" like these cinnamon candies. I added another jar full of mini marshmallows and some fun paper straws from my hoard. 
I just might have a paper straw obsession. : )




I filled some metal containers with hot cocoa mix and Valentine's Day themed napkins. I also like to keep a few mugs in a wire basket next to my Keurig.


Here is my hallway shelf all decorated for Valentine's Day .....


This wood LOVE sign is the other item I purchased from the Target Dollar Spot. I added some cute subway art and a few other accessories to my console table.



Well I guess that's it for today. Thanks so much for visiting! I love hearing from you! If you'd like to leave a comment just scroll down to the bottom of this post.

I've also added some new items to my Etsy shop. You can check that out here


HAVE AN AWESOME DAY!





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Sunday, September 7, 2014

My Etsy Shop is now open!

Hello friends! I've been MIA for the past few weeks but I have a good excuse! I have been working on opening my Etsy shop! 

Introducing
My Etsy Shop ....
TurquoiseAndTrine 



A few years ago I opened an Etsy shop and sold a few items. After that I really didn't do much else with it. 

Lately I've been thinking about opening my shop again but under a different name. I wanted something that represented me and what I love.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Wood Banner & 50¢ Garage Sale Find

Hey friends! How are ya? We are back into school mode here. Hannah has started her second full week of 8th grade and Taylor just survived her first day of college! 
We're not going to talk about how old I feel with a kiddo in college okay? Thanks!

Lately I've been working on a few projects in my craft room. I made a wood banner and found an awesome vintage wall organizer for 50¢ at a garage sale. That, my friends, was all I needed to start creating a gallery wall!

The wood banner was super easy to make! I found the wood cut outs at Michael's and used Americana chalk paint.


After the base color dried I added polka dots and stripes on the banner pieces.

Monday, August 18, 2014

And the winner is.....


The winner of the Ball Brand Products give away is.....


Kristy 
from the blog "More Than 9 - 5 ...
My Life As Mom"





Congratulations Kristy and thanks to 
everyone who entered!



Have an awesome week!




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Saturday, August 16, 2014

International Can-It-Forward Day

Just wanted to send out a reminder that today is...

International Can-It-Forward Day!!



You can click here to watch the webcast....


Friday, August 15, 2014

Blueberry Iced Tea

Happy Friday!! You all know that I love iced tea. Lately I've been obsessed with flavored iced tea. I tried blueberry iced tea at a few cafe's and it was so good! I decided to try and make some at home using my Keurig.

 Blueberry Iced Tea

This is what you'll need to make your own....

Lipton Sweet Tea K-Cups

Blueberry Green Tea Bags 
(I used Republic of Tea)

Fresh Blueberries

Lots of Ice