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Using Paint to Transform Furniture {Your Turn to Shine Link Party #29}




Welcome to another week of Your Turn to Shine.  In case you've never been here before, this party is hosted by five different bloggers. That means what you link up here will be seen (and possibly featured) on FIVE different blogs at one time!  So much exposure for what you've created!  The five of us also are sharing our features on our party's Pinterest board if you'd like to follow along.

Whether you have something to share today or you just want to get some inspiration, I appreciate you stopping by.  Take a moment to see what has been featured and spread some love to some of the bloggers linking up their posts this week!

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Carrots Sauteed with Onions and Bacon


Carrots with Sauteed Onions and Bacon.  Delicious recipe at www.andersonandgrant.com

Adding green beans to bacon and onions that have been sauteed in a pan is one of my favorite ways to serve them.  Since I'm not a huge fan of most vegetables it is important to find different ways to make the ones that I eat.....Like having green bean casserole or oven baked corn.

Carrots are one of my favorites and I could practically live on bacon, so I decided to put a twist on my green bean recipe and add the bacon and onions to the carrots instead.  And the result was delicious.
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Keep Trying Until You Get It Right....What My Spring Mantel Display is Teaching Me




I have been working on this post for weeks.  It is pretty much time to redecorate my mantel and I'm just now sharing it with you.  Let me explain why......




The whole post began as a lesson about decorating with threes.  A very important lesson, I might add.

Plans and designs were made in my head.  Lists were written of things I wanted to include in the lesson.  I gathered supplies and started my display, full of things to illustrate the concept of multiples of three.

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Friday Favorites




Would you believe that yesterday, April 23, there were blizzard-like conditions at times in PA?  I posted this picture to Instagram in utter disbelief.  





Today's forecast is much improved thankfully.  It is difficult to work on a spring post while it is snowing outside!  
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Inspiration to Help You Get Organized {Your Turn to Shine Link Party #28}




Welcome to another week of Your Turn to Shine.  In case you've never been here before, this party is hosted by five different bloggers. That means what you link up here will be seen (and possibly featured) on FIVE different blogs at one time!  So much exposure for what you've created!  The five of us also are sharing our features on our party's Pinterest board if you'd like to follow along.

Whether you have something to share today or you just want to get some inspiration, I appreciate you stopping by.  Take a moment to see what has been featured and spread some love to some of the bloggers linking up their posts this week!

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What Inspired Me to Start Blogging and Where To Go From Here




Today I'm feeling a little introspective and decided it is all something I need to share with you. I've started a post like this numerous times the past few months, yet can never seem to finish it.  Either it never seems complete or I decide that sharing my thoughts isn't something you need to hear.  As I sit here typing, though, I know that it all finally needs to get out of my head and onto the screen.  And then I need to hit the publish button regardless of whether it is all ready or not.  In order for me to finally move on and have a clear picture of where I'm going, I need to put my feelings into words.

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Country Home Magazine and Some Trash to Treasure Finds



So how was your weekend?  Saturday was an almost summer like day here and provided the perfect opportunity for getting some cleanup done in the yard.  Last summer, my mom and I trimmed up the pine trees by the road up to encourage them to grow from the inside again.  This also seemed to encourage the snow plow to clear the snow from our yard as well as the road.  It was seriously wide enough to have a three lane road....unnecessary since there are only three houses on the street.  This left a lot of stones and gravel to rake out of the front yard.  It is done now and feels like a real accomplishment to have it cleaned up already in the season.



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I mentioned a few weeks ago that my mom and I have been cleaning at my grandma's home.  The basement, like a lot of homes, became a catch-all for things not needed on the main floor of the house.  Add in the fact that the basement has had some flooding on a few occasions. and we have a bit of a mess on our hands.  Unfortunately, there is a lot that just has to be tossed, but I found a few treasures that I thought I'd share with you.




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Friday Favorites




There is really nothing that puts me in a positive and creative mood more than  being able to take a walk through the neighborhood on a beautiful day.  I've gotten to do that a few times this week, and my mind seems so much clearer.  It is amazing how a simple walk can make it feel like anything is possible once again.  

I'm lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with little traffic that is also a very short distance from a cemetery with a paved path.  Some people may view walking through the cemetery as a little morbid or freaky, but can you really think of a more quiet and peaceful place to be?  
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How to Get Noticed at a Link Party {Your Turn to Shine Link Party #27}




Each week, I try to visit most, if not all of the links from Your Turn to Shine.  (Commenting doesn't happen nearly as much as I'd like, though.  Sorry about that.)  I've been trying to choose favorites around a central theme for the past few months, like DIY projects or kitchen renovation ideas.  As I was scanning through the entries from the last party, though, I was inspired to take a different approach this week.

There are specific things about a picture that seem to entice me to click on some posts more than others. I'm guessing that I'm not alone in this.  When we are linking our hard work up at a party, isn't the goal to get visitors to our blog and possibly be featured by the host?

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Forcing Forsythia to Bloom Indoors for Spring Decorating



One of the sure signs that spring has arrived is when the beautiful yellow forsythia bushes begin blooming throughout the neighborhood.  The bright cheery color makes me think of warmer weather that is on it's way.  

You don't have to wait for them to blossom outside to enjoy the beauty, though.  Forsythia is one of the easiest flowering branches to force to bloom inside the house during the colder months.
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DIY Clipboard Made From a Cutting Board


Another quick and simple DIY project using old cutting boards that will keep you organized!


To make my EAT cutting board "art" a couple months ago, I bough many random bread boards.  I ended up a with a couple that didn't have handles and wouldn't work for the project.  Rather than donate them back to Goodwill, I decided to make my mind do a little creative thinking about what they could be used for.  You know, besides cutting vegetables.  
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Friday Favorites




Ah!  It was so refreshing to end a week without any snow or freezing temperatures.  Could it be that spring has finally reached Pennsylvania?  The daffodils are just starting to peek their heads above ground outside my house and it is sure a welcome sight.

I find that my mood is more positive and my outlook on the future is brighter when the weather is good.  Would you agree?  Of course, with that being said, I've gone another week being a little absent from posting.  And it isn't that I don't have anything to say.  I even have projects completed and photographed.  But something has been blocking me from mentally getting anything accomplished....including answering the thoughtful comments that I've been getting. With any luck maybe that blockage will disappear along with the last remnants of winter.
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My Favorite DIY Projects {Your Turn to Shine Link Party #26}




Welcome to another week of Your Turn to Shine.  In case you've never been here before, this party is hosted by five different bloggers. That means what you link up here will be seen (and possibly featured) on FIVE different blogs at one time!  So much exposure for what you've created!  The five of us also are sharing our features on our party's Pinterest board if you'd like to follow along.

Whether you have something to share today or you just want to get some inspiration, I appreciate you stopping by.  Take a moment to see what has been featured and spread some love to some of the bloggers linking up their posts this week!

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Friday Favorites are Back!




Good morning to you friends!  It feels so good to finally be back to sharing some of my favorites posts on Fridays.  

As much as I love creating and sharing what I've done, it is fun to be able to share what my friends and other bloggers are doing as well, and I'm so happy to be back at doing that.  (In case you hadn't been following along before, my Friday Favorites posts were put on hold for about a month.  Even though we all love Pinterest and sharing things we find interesting, some creators are not as interested in their images being shared and choose to sue bloggers over their use of pictures in posts.  I took a few weeks to figure out how I wanted to continue with my Friday Favorites.)
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DIY Projects Anyone Can Try {Your Turn to Shine Link Party #25}




Welcome to another week of Your Turn to Shine.  In case you've never been here before, this party is hosted by five different bloggers. That means what you link up here will be seen (and possibly featured) on FIVE different blogs at one time!  So much exposure for what you've created!  The five of us also are sharing our features on our party's Pinterest board if you'd like to follow along.

Whether you have something to share today or you just want to get some inspiration, I appreciate you stopping by.  Take a moment to see what has been featured and spread some love to some of the bloggers linking up their posts this week!

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