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Easy DIY Picket Fence Coastal Directional Sign

Learn how to make an easy DIY picket fence Coastal Directional Sign. These look so cool and are so easy to make + lots of uses.

Easy DIY Picket Fence Coastal Directional Sign via @mermaidsandmojitos

Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors

Want a Bug-free Backyard? Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guests will thank you.

Secret Hacks to Keep Bugs Away Outdoors via @mermaidsandmojitos

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent. No more dangerous chemicals, sticky sprays, and stinky bug spray. Try one of these recipes for Essential Oil Bug Repellent.

Make Your Own Essential Oil Bug Repellent via @mermaidsandmojitos

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way

Learn how to clean a boat hull – the easy way. Here in Florida, our boats are always exposed to the elements and to keep it looking great you’ll need an easy way to clean the hull. If you leave your boat in for a couple of days you’ll notice it has a ring around the hull at the waterline. Here’s an easy way to clean the hull and remove that waterline.

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way via @mermaidsandmojitos

Easy DIY Hanging Rope Shelf

For about $30 and a couple of hours, you can build this easy DIY hanging rope shelf. A super cute DIY shelf that fits into any coastal or rustic decor.

Easy DIY Hanging Rope Shelf via @mermaidsandmojitos

Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for Less Than $400

Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for under $400. This easy DIY project will take your masterberoom from blah and booring to wow.

Create Your Dream Master Bedroom for Less Than $400 via @mermaidsandmojitos

How to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget

I love my kitchen…
But that wasn’t always the case.  Take a look at how our kitchen looked when we moved in.

How to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget via @mermaidsandmojitos
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How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way

Learn how to clean a boat hull – the easy way. Here in Florida, our boats are always exposed to the elements and to keep it looking great you’ll need an easy way to clean the hull. If you leave your boat in for a couple of days you’ll notice it has a ring around the hull at the waterline. Here’s an easy way to clean the hull and remove that waterline.

How to Clean a Boat Hull – the Easy Way via @mermaidsandmojitos

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Caprese Salad an Italian Classic

Caprese Salad an Italian Classic. Layers of tomato and mozzarella topped with basil and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Fresh and tasty.

Caprese Salad an Italian Classic
Layers of tomato and mozzarella topped with basil and drizzled with balsamic vinegar are the perfect compliment to just about any meal.  Fresh and tasty. via @mermaidsandmojitos

Eggplant Milanese | Pan Fried Eggplant Cutlets

Eggplant Milanese. Better than take-out and done in 30 minutes. Special enough for a party, simple enough for tonight!

Eggplant Milanese | Pan Fried Eggplant Cutlets
Fast and easy Eggplant Milanese ready in 30 minutes. Special enough for a party, simple enough for tonight! via @mermaidsandmojitos

Skinny Pork Al Pastor with Pineapple Salsa

Pork Al Pastor perfectly pairs sweet pineapple with smokey chipotles. Using a slow cooker may not be authentic but it makes it easy to serve pork Al Pastor tacos for taco Tuesday or any day.

Pork Al Pastor perfectly pairs sweet pineapple with smokey chipotles. Using a slow cooker may not be authentic but it makes it easy to serve pork Al Pastor tacos for taco Tuesday or any day. via @mermaidsandmojitos

Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad

Chicken Milanese with an arugula salad recipe. Simple and elegant chicken Milanese is ready in just 30 minutes.

This simple Chicken Milanese is the perfect weeknight meal, ready in 30 minutes. This is an Italian classic, served with a squeeze of lemon and simple a salad. via @mermaidsandmojitos

Chicken Satay with Crunchy Peanut Sauce

Chicken Satay with Crunchy Peanut Sauce is the perfect Thai appetizer. The crunchy peanut sauce is so good – a new family favorite.

Chicken Satay with Crunchy Peanut Sauce is the perfect Thai appetizer. The crunchy peanut sauce is so good - a new family favorite. via @mermaidsandmojitos

Coconut Chicken Pineapple Curry

Creamy and spicy Chicken Pineapple Curry. Way better than take-out. Simple and easy and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Filled with fresh veggies and just a touch of sweetness from the pineapple. Elegant enough for entertaining, simple enough for dinner tonight!

Chicken Pineapple Curry.  Better than take-out.  Simple and easy and on the table in less than 30 minutes.  Elegant enough for entertaining, simple enough for tonight! via @mermaidsandmojitos

Make Your Own Burger Bar Party

This Make Your Own Burger Bar is the perfect backyard barbecue. Everyone loves a good burger and this party is super easy and stress-free.

This Make Your Own Burger Bar is the perfect backyard barbecue. Everyone loves a good burger and this party is super easy and stress-free. via @mermaidsandmojitos

Red, White, and Blue 4th of July Barbecue

4th of July Barbecue Recipes to celebrate Independence Day. This easy-breezy 4th of July Barbecue menu includes all-American BBQ favs.

4th of July Barbecue Recipes to celebrate Independence Day.  This easy-breezy 4th of July Barbecue menu includes all-American BBQ favs. via @mermaidsandmojitos

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Greek Salad

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Greek Salad is the perfect light summer salad. The vibrant flavors pair well with grilled meats, chicken, and fish.

Heirloom Cherry Tomato Greek Salad is the perfect light summer salad.  The vibrant colors and flavors pair perfectly with grilled meats, chicken, and fish. via @mermaidsandmojitos

41 Father’s Day Barbecue Recipes

41 Recipes for a Father’s Day Barbecue. A laidback barbecue is a perfect way to celebrate Dad. So fire up the grill and get cooking.

41 Recipes for a Father's Day Barbecue. A laidback barbecue is a perfect way to celebrate Dad. So fire up the grill and get cooking. via @mermaidsandmojitos
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One of my passions is creating a home that is comfortable and inviting.  My Husband and I have done enough DIY renovations now to know how to keep it stress-free (mostly) and easy to accomplish.  I’ll share my tips and tricks for designing on a budget – by updating, repurposing, and making over items you already have or can pick-up cheap.  + I’m doing some cool stuff with clothes to update my summer wardrobe. Let’s create something! Kelly

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Chief Mermaid & Mojito Maker

This is me hangin’ out on the boat – it’s an absolutely gorgeous day in the Florida Keys – doing what wannabe mermaids do best…splashing in the waves + soaking up the sun. Life’s amazing.  Want to learn more?  

Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon, They shine when it’s their time.

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