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{home} Dining Room Makeover for under $350

About six months ago I decided that our dining room (nook, eat-in kitchen?) needed some serious help and that a makeover was in order. The table was banged up, the chairs covered with stains and I was so sick of the pea coloured paint!

 

I began my hunt and fount some great tables, I fell in love with this one from Wayfair and the price was right. I could already see us sitting down to dinner and I was excited! That is until I started looking at chairs, man the price really adds up when you want eight of them. I fell in love with these ones at Crate & Barrel but decided that Link might want to go to college someday so I couldn’t justify $4400, especially with a sticky toddler on the loose! So I did what I do best and researched some ideas and came up with a DIY makeover plan. 

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{travel}: palm springs

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White Blank Space - Life Fling

I am the definition of a homebody. Give me a good book, a cup of tea and some cozy socks and that my friends is my Friday (and Saturday night!) But when I had the opportunity to sneak away with my mom, my homebody self couldn’t turn it down. We decided on Palm Springs. It had sunshine, palm trees and since neither of us had been there before it would give us a chance to discover it together.

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{travel} flight essentials

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I can’t believe I’ll be on my way to Palm Springs in one week! I love traveling with my family but sometimes it’s nice to get away for a girl’s trip. My mom and I will be gone for four nights, I can’t wait! One of the best parts of traveling without kids is the packing, so much less stuff. I’m planning on taking a carry-on and a purse, that’s it! No stroller, no crib, no diapers!!!! Here are my must have items for any flight. Continue reading

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{food} gnocchi & pomodoro sauce

  Gnocchi - Life Fling

When I go out for Italian I almost always order gnocchi, I just love the chewy, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth goodness! I used to try to make it at home but that mostly consisted of boiling the gnocchi and serving it with a prepared sauce and it was never great. I decided to stop wasting my time and put in a bit more effort and I was greatly rewarded. This dish is addictive and fairly simple to make so if you love gnocchi like me or have always wanted to try it give it a go and let me know what you think. Continue reading