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Sunday, January 25

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:

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I appreciated the honesty in Glitter and Gloss's post "Ten Excuses I've Made for Myself" for why she hasn't stuck with a commitment to get healthy. Let's face it; we all let ourselves off the hook, and sometimes it's just time to admit the excuses aren't good enough.

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Considering our new puppy, this post "What They Should Have Told Me Before I Rescued My Pitt Bull" on the Huffington Post really resonated with the Mister and me.

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Continuing the doggy theme, I also really enjoyed this post "Letting Go of Expectations: A Dog's Wisdom on People and Life" from the Tiny Buddha. Whether you have pets or not, it's definitely worth a read.

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This Oatmeal Coconut Cookie Scrub, which is featured on Life with the Hawleys, sounds heavenly and looks super easy to make. With all the cold weather, a little pampering is just what the doctor ordered.


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Friday, January 23

Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

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I confess...

I cannot believe that I missed another week of blogging. Sometimes it just feels like things are too crazy. Fortunately, I have wine and coffee to keep me sane.


I confess...

Our pup is growing up way too fast. He's getting so big, but he's still such a cuddle bug. Here's hoping that doesn't change.



I confess...

I STILL haven't shared my word for 2015 or my resolutions....which may be an indication as to how well they are going. LOL.

I think I need to dedicate a morning this weekend to getting my blog posts up to date and scheduled.

I confess...

I'm getting really excited about the art show that I'm helping organize. If you're in South Carolina, you really ought to plan to come to Cayce on April 11 and join us.

Also, I was on the radio to promote it, so please give the show a listen. I come on at about 14 min 30 sec.



I confess...

I need advise. The Mister scored this piece of furniture for free for us this week, and we plan to paint it and use it as a bar/sideboard in the dining room. What color would you paint it?




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Sunday, January 11

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.

So, here are the rules:

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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That said, here were my favorite reads lately:

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Of all the rooms in my house, the kitchen is probably the one that I most want to de-clutter and get organized. So I was excited to find the Whip Your Kitchen into Shape challenge, organized by I Heart Planners. We're about a week into the challenge, so some catch-up will be necessary, but  if I double-up, you'll be caught up by the end of the week.

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This list of things to tweak about your life, which was shared on Fast Company's blog, is simple and totally do-able changes that will make a big difference in your life. My favorite was to think about your weekend plans on Wednesday night.

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Like many other smart phone users, I use my iPhone as my primary camera, so I'm always on the hunt for a new photo app to improve my pics. Krystal's Kitsch has a great little of useful apps, which can make editing quicker and easier.

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Get your yum on with Little Dove Creations' four gourmet grilled cheese sandwich ideas because, let's be real, grilled cheese and soup are staples when the weather gray and dreary.

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Friday, January 9

Good morning, lovelies!

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I confess...

I'm working on curbing the spending this month as my checkbook recuperates from the holidays. It's hard to pass those sales up, but I gotta pay the bills, right?

The Mister and I agreed tart of the getting more dollars in the savings account means we have to eat at home more often this year.


Can I just say that I'm ready for Brown Box Veggies to start back up for 2015? Cooking at home is a lot easier when I have fresh, local veggies on hand. The produce section at my local grocery store just doesn't cut it.


I confess...

Yesterday was our coldest day so far this winter. So what happened on Wednesday night? Our heater decided to stop working.

A high of 32 degrees outside, and it was 48 degrees INSIDE the house when I woke up yesterday morning. I just couldn't even deal; I was so miserable. As I said all morning long, "I choose to live in South Carolina to avoid weather like this."


Thank goodness we had a friend who does HVAC work and he showed up about 9 a.m. to save the day.


(If you like my nail polish, it's Casey from the January Julep Maven box; become a Julep Maven using my referral link. After you sign up, they'll send you an email with a promo code for a free month.)

I confess...

One of my goals for 2015 is to learn to knit. On Sunday, I had a girls night in with a friend so she could show me some basics while we watched Scandal and drank wine. Her recommendation was also to purchase Stitch 'n Bitch as a reference book. (There is also a Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet if any one wants to send me a belated holiday gift. lol)


I'd also love to find a few good youtube channels for tutorials and project patterns. Any recommendations?

I confess...

I re-purchased a Fitbit this week to help me track my fitness levels. A Fitbit was a gift to myself last year, but I wound up sending mine back as part of the voluntary recall. I decided that with the new year, I wanted to get back in the swing of things. I'll be talking more about my fitness goals next week, but if you'd like to be friends, I'm tracking on these site: Fitbit and Dailymile.

I expect to begin tracking next week.

I confess...

I have a favor to ask of y'all. I'm on the planning committee for a local art show, and we've put the call for artists out. Could you like our Facebook page and share it? Even if you're not local, the more people we have interacting with the page, the more reach we have in our community. Thanks!



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Sunday, January 4

Hi friends!

I am so excited to be back to the Weekly Round-Up party in 2015. I've greatly missed sharing some of my favorite posts, and seeing your favorite reads.

This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships. So get those Round-Ups ready and join me & Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos for the party every Sunday morning!

1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.


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My Round-Up this week is mostly focused on goals and fresh beginnings for the new year:

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If you're looking to start a blog or take your blog to the next level, you want to check this list of blogging resources at the Wonder Forest. Her blog is a great source for getting the blogging basics in place.

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If your 2015 goal is live more healthfully, you may like these ideas for naturally detoxing, shared by Divas Run for Bling. I promise there are no crazy restrictions or funky cabbage soups involved.

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For those of us who are looking to be more organized and take control of the clutter in our homes, the Happy Housie's home command center may provide some inspiration, especially if you only have a small corner to work in.

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If starting a business is one of your resolutions this year, these revelations about starting from Sage Grayson are good food for thought as part of the planning process.

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If you really haven't thought about goals for 2015, the 12X30 Challenge, hosted by Chasing My Extraordinary and My So-Called Chaos, my be something you want to check. They put a challenge or habit out for each month and there will be a linky party to share your progress. January's challenge starts tomorrow.

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Friday, January 2

Good morning, lovelies!

Confession is good for the soul, so grab the button and let it all out. You'll feel better when you're finished.

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I confess...

It seems like the month of December was gone in a blink. I cannot believe we're in 2015 already. Since I was so busy last month, and blogging go so spare for me, here are a few of my favorite holiday photos:
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I confess...

Our pup Roscoe is growing fast. His puppy antics and cuteness have been such a ray of sunshine in our house, especially considering how much time I spent sick last month.

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I confess...

Roscoe and Paige have become fast friends. Paige has become a fabulous big sister to him, and he's learning so much from her everyday.

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I confess...

We have made serious progress with our living and dining room remodel. I am seriously overdue for a progress report, but I'll share that we now have furniture in both rooms.

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High-Heeled Love: Friday Confessional 1.2.15

I confess...

I am so glad to be back to blogging. I have some big goals for 2015; some I'll be sharing on the blog in the next week or so. I can't wait to see what the year brings.


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