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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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?  

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Live More.  Stress Less.  Spend Better. Comfortable & Casual with a Coastal Twist.

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.

Mermaids & Mojitos Recipes

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Irish Onion Soup with Caramelized Guinness Onions

Irish Onion Soup is a riff on the classic French onion soup. The onions are braised in Guinness Beer and add a rich carmalized flavor.

Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes

Irish Eyes will be smiling with these easy St. Patrick’s Day recipes. 21 easy recipes to host a stress-free St. Patrick’s day party.

How to make Irish Coffee

Learn how to make Irish Coffee
An Irish coffee cocktail is a mixture of brown sugar-sweetened coffee, Irish whiskey, and topped with whipped cream.
This is so easy to make and prepare to feel pampered and enveloped by this warm coffee cocktail. 

Easy Irish Nachos Featuring Sweet Potato Fries

Irish Nachos with Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet potato fries topped with pulled pork or chicken with melted cheese and pico de gallo. Yum!

Guinness Pulled Pork | Easy Slow Cooker Recipe

Slow Cooker Guinness Pulled Pork -deep rich flavor without any bitterness.  Set and forget for the perfect fall-apart tender pulled pork.

Last Minute Mardi Gras Party Ideas and Recipes

Throw a last-minute Mardi Gras Party. I love any excuse to throw a party, but Mardi Gras is a favorite, try these easy Mardi Gras recipes.

Romantic Recipes for Two | Valentine Day Recipes

33 Romantic Recipes for two to Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Simple and elegant recipes for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.

Super Bowl Recipes to Feed a Crowd

Here are Quick and Easy Super Bowl recipes to feed a crowd – throw a stress-free Superbowl party that everyone including you will enjoy.

Quick Easy Super Bowl Party Menus

Here are Quick and Easy Super Bowl Party Menus so you can throw a stress-free Superbowl party that everyone including you will enjoy.

Quick Easy Super Bowl Party Recipes

Here are 25 Quick and Easy Super Bowl Party Recipes so you can throw a stress-free Superbowl party that everyone including you will enjoy.

Diy & Creative Philosoph-

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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Kell-

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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