On Trying New Restaurants When You’re Tired of Cooking

If you can believe it, these words came out of my mouth last night: “I’m just SO tired of COOKING!” My hubby sarcastically responded, “I can’t imagine why!” Let’s just say, between Thanksgiving, houseguests, now Christmas baking for gifts and gatherings, and it being my turn to take meals to those in our church who have had surgeries or new babies…mercy! My kitchen has been BUZZING! 

I knew I would have a reprieve over the weekend, as my husband normally likes to eat out at least once. In fact, that’s normally the hardest question we ask of one another: “Where do you want to eat?” “I don’t care…where do YOU want to eat?!” I guess if that’s the hardest part of our week, we’ll survive, right?!

But here lately we’ve been trying out some new places! And one of my favorite resources when finding said eateries is none other than Groupon!

For instance, we discovered The Gourmet Pizza Company over in Tampa a couple of months ago!

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And just last month we enjoyed BJ’s Brewhouse over in Orlando. 

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Home Matters Linky Party #48

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. 

I have a lil’ announcement to make before we all party-on! This will be my last party as a host for Home Matters.

We all have those periods when life demands a bit more attention than what we would normally give, and I have reached such a stretch of time. As is my philosophy, I always strive to do something very well, or not at all, so at this time (since I am no longer able to put in the work that it takes to run such an amazing party WELL) I will be stepping down as a host.

But never fear! The party will go on! I will still be around linking up my posts! And you can always feel free to visit the lovely Lorelai (over at lifewithlorelai.com) to continue on partying, OR…you can visit our brand new host, Melissa (over at adventuresfrugalmom.com)! Melissa has been a co-host with Home Matters for a LONG time, and I’m thrilled that she’s stepping in to be a host! Make sure you stop by and welcome her!

Okay, okay…enough of all this! Let’s PARTY!

Home Matters Linky Party #48!

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Thank you so much for joining us for this last party of July 2015! We are always excited to see what you have to share with us at each party. Please invite your friends to party along!

It is also a sad day here at Home Matters. Our host, Kristen, will be leaving us after this week for some much needed time for life. Home Matters retains a place in her heart, and she will return to party with us sharing new blog posts when she can.

After nearly a year of hosting Home Matters, we want to thank Kristen for all her hard work and dedication to help make this party what it is today. It is with this gratitude in mind that we have a special tribute to her time at Home Matters. Be sure to check it out, and share your love and support with Kristen.

 

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Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:

Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…

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Kristen at The Road to Domestication:

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Lorelai shares some of her favorite Color Schemes

Summer Improvements For Your Whole House from Kristen

Thank you, Kristen!

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Here are just some of the AWESOME posts Kristen shared throughout the year!

25 Helpful Dishwasher Hacks | How To Throw An Amazing Minecraft Party | My Celiac Story | 5 Creative Home Organizing Tips | Favorite Photo Shoots | Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili | Easy Strawberries & Cream Pie! | Cheap & Easy Ideas for Updating the Look of Your Front Door

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Nicole at No Time For DIY:

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Amanda at Momily Homily:

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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Anderson:

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Alayna at Alayna’s Creations:

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Rhonda shows us How-To Save Up To 70% Off Your Children’s Clothing

Here’s an awesome list of Kid’s Craft Supplies from Sheena

Nicole shares some great tips in this Blog Post Pre-Publish Checklist

Upcycled Wildfire Patio Chair Planters from Jane & Sonja

Amanda shares her DIY Sleepy Time Gummy Snacks

There’s Something for Everyone at Carowinds from Melissa

Alayna brings us the Let’s Bake A Cake Wedding Gift Basket

Make-Up Tutorial – Everyday Polished Look from Sarena

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Once upon a time in Feature-Land, there were some great summery recipes to cool and refresh you, some awesome tips for the college dorm room, fun gift ideas, and even a little outdoor decor magic with Fairy Tales.

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Stylish Dorm Organization from Brittany @ Overdue Organizing

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Delicious Ice Cream Recipes - HMLP 48 Feature

Delicious Ice Cream Recipes from Jessica @ Dreaming Of Leaving

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Wine Labels for Anniversary and Birthday - HMLP 48 Feature

Wine Labels for Anniversary and Birthday from Michelle @ Michelle James Designs

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Fairy Tale Reclaimed Wood Signs - HMLP 48 Feature

Fairy Tale Reclaimed Wood Signs from LZ @ The Summery Umbrella

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23 Iced Coffee Recipes You Have to Try - HMLP 48 Feature

23 Iced Coffee Recipes You Have to Try from Ashleigh @ Living Off Love And Coffee

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

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The Big Kitchen Reveal from Kris @ Aurora Patina

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4 Water Activities For Kids from Nina @ Grandma Ideas

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

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We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

 

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

    1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)

 

 

    1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.

 

 

    1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.

 

 

    1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.

 

 

    1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.

 

 

    1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

 

 

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

 

 

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We are looking for Co-Hosts for the month of August. If you are interested, please

 

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By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

 

Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Home Matters Linky Party #47

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. 

Home Matters Linky Party #47!

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Thank you for joining us for another wonderful week at Home Matters! We are so excited to have you here, and see what you have to share with us. Invite your friends to party along too!

 

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Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:

Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…

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Kristen at The Road to Domestication:

Kristen is a lover of organization, crafting, cooking, baking, reading, writing, traveling, social media, music and more!

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Lorelai presents: Cool For School or Anytime – Shoelacing!

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Tomato Ketchup from Kristen

Say, “Hello!” to our July 2015 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love

by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

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Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:

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Rhonda at MultiTaskingMaven:

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Nicole at No Time For DIY:

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Amanda at Momily Homily:

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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Anderson:

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Sarena at Teal Inspiration:

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Alayna at Alayna’s Creations:

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Jane and Sonja at Sustain My Craft Habit:

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Sheena shares an Under The Sea Sensory Bin

TV’s Effects On Childhood Development part 2 from Amanda

Jane & Sonja show us how to Make Your Own Delicious Mulberry Jam

What Season Are You? Sarena shares the secrets

A Full Week of Highs and Lows from Melissa

Rhonda helps us understand What Your Kids Are Learning Playing Minecraft

Even A Beginner Can Sew This Doodle Dress! see how from Nicole

Alayna shares this Stars and Stripes Corn-Hole Boards DIY Tutorial

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We have some spectacular Features for you today! Ideas for re-purposing, DIY projects, an All-Star entertaining idea, and a great summer dessert! Enjoy, PIN, and share…

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32 Wonderful Uses For An Old Iron Rake from Linda @ Crafts a la mode

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All Star Hot Dog Toppings Bar from Amy @ Atta Girl Says

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Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone from Lisa @ The DomesticLife Stylist

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DIY Reversible Picnic Blanket from Bev @ Flamingo Toes

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DIY Frame Tray from Dagmar @ Dagmar’s Home

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

 

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party

 

 

 

Are you ready to Party?

 

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The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

 

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media. Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

 

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Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

    1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)

 

 

    1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.

 

 

    1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.

 

 

    1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.

 

 

    1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.

 

 

    1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

 

 

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

 

 

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We are looking for Co-Hosts for the month of August. If you are interested, please

 

Click Here for DETAILS!

 

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

 

Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

Don’t have a blog, but want to Remember to Party With Us each week?

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Home Matters Linky Party #46

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. 

Home Matters Linky Party #46!

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Thanks for sharing a little of your summer with us, we love having you join our party! Bring a friend and share the fun!

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Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:

Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…

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Kristen at The Road to Domestication:

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Summer Floral Craft Projects capture the beauty with Kristen

Lorelai shares a timeless classic: Banana Pudding – An Easy Old-Fashioned Recipe

Say, “Hello!” to our July 2015 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love

by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Co-Host Graphic July 2015

Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:

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Rhonda at MultiTaskingMaven:

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Nicole at No Time For DIY:

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Amanda at Momily Homily:

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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Anderson:

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Sarena at Teal Inspiration:

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Alayna at Alayna’s Creations:

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Jane and Sonja at Sustain My Craft Habit:

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From The Garden To The Grill a recipe from Melissa

Nicole shares It’s All About The Handmade Bags

What Do You Need To Keep In Your Car Alayna gives some tips

Jane & Sonja share their DIY Inscribed Beach Stone Centerpiece

July Stitch Fix Review from Sarena

Sheena celebrates her One Year Blogiversary

How To Make Homemade DetergentRhonda gets the kids involved

Specks And Logs from Amanda

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We have lots of summer fun, a fabulous idea for helping you decorate your spaces, a little “girly” info, and a luscious dessert!

32 Ways To Keep Kids Learning This Summer - Feature HMLP 46

32 Ways To Keep Kids Learning This Summer from T. Worthey @ A Worthey Read

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How To Add A Cool Twist To Old Summer Fun - Feature HMLP 46

How To Add A Cool Twist To Old Summer Fun from Becky @ Craft Create Calm

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How To Use PowerPoint To Design A Room - Feature HMLP 46

How To Use PowerPoint To Design A Room from Angela @ Grocery Shrink

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Back To School Pre-Cycle and Beauty Srvival Kit - Feature HMLP 46

Back To School Pre-Cycle and Beauty Survival Kit from Erlene @ My Pinterventures

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Tartlets with Mascarpone Whipped Cream and Blueberry Sauce - Feature HMLP 46

Tartlets with Mascarpone Whipped Cream and Blueberry Sauce from Mira @ Cooking LSL

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Just A NOTE: If we hit 500 Links, we’ll have HIGHLIGHTS next week!

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

 

Featured at Home Matters Linky Party

 

 

 

Are you ready to Party?

 

Brand Logo HMLP 2015 ©

 

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

 

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Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media. Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

 

HMLP - Hashtag 2015 ©

 

 

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

    1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)

 

 

    1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.

 

 

    1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.

 

 

    1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.

 

 

    1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.

 

 

    1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

 

 

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

 

 

HMLP - Interested in Co-Hosting With Us 2015 ©

 

We are looking for Co-Hosts for the month of August. If you are interested, please

 

Click Here for DETAILS!

 

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

 

Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Home Matters Linky Party #45

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends. 

Home Matters Linky Party #45!

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Thanks for joining us for this week’s party! We hope you all had a happy 4th of July and Canada Day weekend, and are ready to party again.

If you haven’t followed the hosts and co-hosts on social media, we’d love it if you’d take the time to do so. There is nothing better than making new blogging buddies! Let’s have some fun…

 

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Lorelai at Life With Lorelai

Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…

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Kristen at The Road to Domestication:

Kristen is a lover of organization, crafting, cooking, baking, reading, writing, traveling, social media, music and more!

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Lorelai shares How To Make Meringue Topping

Tempt your taste-buds with Kristen’s Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Say, “Hello!” to our July 2015 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love

by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Co-Host Graphic July 2015

Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:

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Rhonda at MultiTaskingMaven:

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Nicole at No Time For DIY:

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Amanda at Momily Homily:

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Sheena at Sheena Lynn Anderson:

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Sarena at Teal Inspiration:

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Alayna at Alayna’s Creations:

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Jane and Sonja at Sustain My Craft Habit:

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Nicole shares how to Get Your New Blog Approved For Google Adsense!

How -To Never Lose A Sock Again Find out the secret from Rhonda

Sarena tells us The Easiest Way To Repaint Cabinets

Find out the EWGS 2015 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen from Amanda

Alayna shares some cool summer decor with Swimming Subway Art

So, You Want To Have A Beach Day from Melissa

Find out about Sheena’s Summer Travel Planner

Discover this DIY Repurposed Garden Planter from Jane & Sonja

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We have featured some really fun summer ideas for you this week. Totally cool activities, DIY projects, and even Minions! Enjoy!

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt and S’Mores Printables from Jenn @ Clean & Scentsible

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DIY Cardboard Castle from Swapna @ The Practical Mom

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Wristlet Purse and Pill-Gum Case - Featured Post HMLP 45

Wristlet Purse and Pill-Gum Case from Roy & Nancy @ Our Peaceful Planet

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DIY Minions Party Ideas from Dinah @ DIY Inspired

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Women's Swim Cover-Up Pattern and Tutorial - Featured Post 45

Women’s Swim Cover-Up Pattern and Tutorial from Emily @ Nap Time Creations

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