28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 24

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win! You didn’t think we’d only give away a hand vac, did you? Black + Decker 36V MAX* Lithium Stick Vac with ORA Technology ($299.99) is still lightweight, but […]

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Virginia Barn Wedding with Colorful Flowers

It may be cold in the South right now, but the gorgeous sunshine and bright colors at Brittney and Nathan’s wedding have me more than ready for spring! This Virginia couple invited their loved ones to Riverside on the Potomac, a beautiful venue in their hometown, to witness and celebrate their marriage. With the help of their planner, Wit Weddings, […]

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5 Times Reese Witherspoon Ruled the Oscars

In our book there is no competition, Southern gal Reese Witherspoon was the queen of the Academy Awards. Although the actress, who won an Oscar in 2006 for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line, did not take home a golden statue this year, her grace and humor put her on the top of our list.

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 23

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win! Here’s your last chance to win a new pendant for your kitchen–Shades of Light’s Strata Art Glass Pendant Light ($149) is hand-blown and looks even better when […]

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Crepe Murder Winner #1 — Confess Your Sin & Repent!

Friends, Grumpy believes the Big Guy loves us all and is willing to extend mercy to anyone who confesses to crepe murder and promises never to do something so horrible again. Even if the guilty party is a church.

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 22

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win! Can’t get enough copper? Add Wayfair’s Old Dutch Hammered Four Piece Canister Set in Copper ($55.50) to your collection of copper pots and Moscow Mule mugs, and let […]

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Cottage Makeover: The Transformation Begins

Some exciting progress has occurred! Outside the old vinyl siding has been removed and the new brick facade is going up nicely. This is going to give the house a much nicer, more solid look.   My plan is to paint the brick for a monochromatic, more contemporary feel. Since the brick will be painted, I didn’t worry about the color […]

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 21

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win! Yes, you’ve read this right–we’re giving away another Calphalon Contemporary Non-Stick 11 Piece Cookware Set! ($399.95) Try your luck, and answer this question for another shot at […]

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Favorite “Oscar” Quotes

Many memorable speeches have been given at The Academy Awards. Here are a few of my favorite Oscar night quotes ~ as well as quotes from some other famous “Oscars.” Don’t bang on my can! Go away. – Oscar the Grouch Did I really earn this, or did I just wear you all down? – Sandra Bullock on her Oscar win for Best Actress, […]

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28 Days of Kitchen Giveaways: Day 20

Every day in February, we’re giving away the essentials you need to stock and update your kitchen. Check in each day to see what it is, and enter for a chance to win! Pine Cone Hill’s Mingled Denim Placemats (set of four; $55) are easy to clean and will pair beautifully with bold patterned napkins. How to Enter: When readying for […]

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