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Katie Jewell
I enjoy cooking, crafting and creating delicious things for my husband!
I enjoy cooking, crafting and creating delicious things for my husband!
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Adding a Tile Backsplash to the Kitchen
When we bought this house, I liked the cabinets, but the countertop was not my favorite. It was a plain laminate that just did not do justice to the quality of the cabinets. However, after living with it for a few years, it didn't bother me nearly as much a...

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Bathroom Reno for under $250
Before and After Our upstairs bathroom has been a room that didn't need a ton of work to update it. So I left it for about two years, and it was really functional and not offensive at all. However, I wanted to quickly bring it into this century with a new l...

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A Letter to My Baby on the Eve of Your First Birthday
Dear Sweet One,  I haven't spent much time this past year reminiscing and being sentimental. I've been far too busy enjoying you and all you've accomplished in just one short year! Watching you grow and seeing what new things you've learned each day has bee...

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Monster Pants Knitting Pattern with stitched-in eyes and teeth
I made a pair of grumpybums monster longies from the tales of the Wandering Lady blog. They turned out well and are quite adorable. I wanted to make a second pair right away with a few touches of my own to make the knitting go even faster. So I used her pat...

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Baby Sophisticate Sweater
Yes, this is my little guy! He's finally big enough to wear the sweater I made when I was only just pregnant. It's fun to see him wearing it! I think I timed it perfectly for size and cold weather. I used Cascade 128 Superwash Silver color 1946. I had to bu...

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Last Minute Gifts for 2015! (Or products I love this year!)
I'm sure that many of you are already prepared for your Christmas gift giving. Yay for you! For those of you who are still in the market for some Christmas gifts, I'd like to share a few of my favorite items that I discovered in 2015. I was mopping just now...

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Confessions of a New Foodie
This post contains affiliate links.  I'm a foodie. There, I said it. Phew, it's good to get that admission out there. I just have to recognized and admit that I am a foodie and embrace that as a good thing. :) According to Wikipedia (that's totally official...

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Goodbye Fluorescent Lights!
I know that fluorescent lights are relatively cheap and hugely popular in 1974 when our house was built, but yuck! Ooooh how I hate them in my house. They are fine in a classroom, but over my kitchen table? Nope! No thanks. This light had to go. It's been f...

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One final vanity update!
So if you're counting, this is my fourth vanity painting in this house. That's right, we have four bathrooms that all had original 1974 vanities. I've discovered that the easiest/cheapest way to give the entire room an update is to paint the vanity. It real...
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