The August Directive – Take it Easy!

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In July, I worked really hard to build my social media presence. It took a ton of time, but it was definitely a success — apparently hard work pays off! I’ll talk about it all more later in this post, but first let me tell you about the 2014 Directive!

What is the 2014 Directive?

The 2014 Directive is a New Year’s resolution and goal-setting link up structured in a way to maximize success of your goals by setting them on a monthly basis instead of yearly basis that’s practically impossible to keep. Monthly goals must be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. You can join the link up at Kate and Trudy!

How Do I Join Along?

If you’d like to participate, visit the 2014 Directive details page at Kate and Trudy for all the information you need to get started on the right foot. You can participate by linking up your blog post below and/or sharing your goals on Instagram (using the hashtag #the2014directive) with photos throughout the month. [Read More...]

Caffeinated Crafters Link Up

Hello happy readers! With the temperatures rising, we’re finding it’s hard to stay cool this summer. We hope you’re able to catch some relief from the heat by either hanging out at the pool, beach, or lake — or maybe indulging in a little more ice cream than normal! We also hope your having lots of summer fun and we can’t wait to see what you have to share this week.

Join us every Tuesday for the Caffeinated Crafters Linky Party!

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Guest Bedroom Makeover for Just $200!

Guest Room Makeover for $200!

My best friend Amy recently asked me to help make over her guest bedroom. She and her husband got married last April, and this room has been a little neglected while they’ve spent time investing in the rooms of their house that they use more often — the living room, their bedroom, and so on.

She originally gave me a budget of $150, but we upped that to $200 since this bedroom really had nothing but a bed and nightstand to work with. We used a combination of store bought items, DIY projects and hacks, thrifted finds, and shopping Amy’s house for things she didn’t need in other rooms. I am SUPER excited to share this with you guys today — I love, love, love how it turned out (and so does Amy, which is what really matters!).

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Anthropologie Gift Card Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday my friends! Today I’m sharing a recipe this afternoon on Today’s Creative Blog — a sweet balsamic reduction over vanilla ice cream! Hashtag that one “nom”!

Stop by and say hello — it can get lonely as a guest poster and I’d love your comments over there!

Balsamic Vinegar Reduction with Vanilla Ice Cream by @letseatgrandpa

Additionally, it’s illistyle giveaway day! Once again, I’ve joined with April and a bunch of her awesome friends to give away a fabulous gift card to one of our readers!

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