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    Holiday Bedroom

    It’s beginning to look A LOT like Christmas around here!  I started early and I’m just adding the finishing touches to my 2022 holiday decor.  Today I want to share how I transformed my bedroom for the holidays and where I found some of these awesome finds.  This was the first year I had my amazing bedroom shelf to work with it and I can say it was a lot of fun!  Some of the items I had from last year and then I ordered a few new.  Here is my shelf with woodsy gnome theme.                 Every headboard needs garland this time…

  • Food

    Cheesy Banana Pepper Dip

    As we get closer to the holidays, what better than a decadent dip with a bit of kick ~ meet my Cheesy Banana Pepper Dip.  You could definitely use any hot pepper like jalapenos or hatch chilis instead of banana peppers, but I have a LOT to use right now from my garden.  If you are going to substitute, try and understand just how hot your peppers are to gauge how many you will want to use in this dip.  If you are using a mild hatch or poblano, you could double up the pepper count, but with the more extreme peppers, you will want to stay with three or…

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    Stone Entryway

    When we did the addition to our lakehouse for the new mudroom we didn’t have enough room for much of a front porch because the septic is in front of the house and we can’t cover it with concrete.  For those of you who’ve never had a septic system, septic tanks require access for emptying.  There are two access points to the septic, one about 2 feet off the front door and another about 10 foot.  Our temporary solution were some odd shaped pavers we had laying around, which helped keep the entryway free from mud when it rained, but it was not very attractive… Step 1 Remove old stones…

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    Easy One Pot Shrimp Boil

    I have been making this shrimp boil for years and it is always easy and delicious. This meal is good for a large gathering or an easy weeknight dinner for the family.  There are some modifications you may want to make if you are serving this to a large group. If there will be a lot of kids I will make one pot mild and let loose with the shrimp boil spices on another pot for the adults. If it’s a big group to feed, I like to serve this with rice made with chicken stock – the flavors are great together. I like to serve with a simple chopped…

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    Pool/ Spa Renovation

    Our twenty year old pool needed a face lift and we were tight on time- so with some new tiles, plaster patching and epoxy pool paint – voile! An old pool is a lot of work, especially with aging plaster which makes an easy home for algae.  So when my daughter was graduating high school and we were expecting a lot of guests at the house, we decided to tackle a portion of our pool remodel.  Our spa was the worst area of the pool because the tiles were actually falling off the front where the water flowed from spa to pool.  We did our research and decided to remove/replace…