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Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free

Try these Secret Hacks to Keep Your Backyard Bug Free. Your next backyard barbecue is guaranteed to be bug-free. Your guest 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.

Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor

Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor Easy driftwood distressed hardwood floor tutorial Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking floors with this easy beachy distressed hardwood floor tutorial.  I'll show you how to rescue old damaged hardwood floors and make...

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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Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor

Beachy Distressed Hardwood Floor Easy driftwood distressed hardwood floor tutorial Learn how to create beautiful, professional looking floors with this easy beachy distressed hardwood floor tutorial.  I'll show you how to rescue old damaged hardwood floors and make...

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17 Awesome Father’s Day Menu Ideas

17 Awesome Father’s Day Menus filled with all the man food your dad craves. Celebrate dad with these super easy Father’s Day Menu Ideas.

Easy Cheesy Huevos Rancheros Casserole

This easy cheesy Huevos Rancheros Casserole is the dish perfect to feed a crowd for breakfast or brunch. Filled with spicy, cheesy veggies this Huevos Rancheros bake will be a hit at your next brunch. Serve with Bloody Maria Sangrita or Palomas.

Gambas Al Ajillo | Classic Spanish Garlic Shrimp

Gambas Al Ajillo | Classic Spanish Garlic Shrimp Tapas. This buttery, garlicky rendition of the Spanish tapas favorite is super fast and easy.

Honey Bourbon BBQ Burgers

Honey Bourbon BBQ Burgers combine the best flavors of summer. Sweet and smoky honey BBQ sauce, a grilled burger topped with blue cheese.

Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Float

Try a Root Beer Bourbon Ice Cream Floats, the flavors of this childhood favorite gets an adult makeover for this frosty, creamy grownup cocktail.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding

Mexican Hot Chocolate Bread Pudding is the perfect bread pudding pairing of sweet luscious chocolate, cherries, and a tiny bit of heat.

Bloody Maria Sangrita Recipe

Try a Mexican twist on the brunch fav Bloody Mary with this Bloody Maria Sangrita Recipe. Tequila with spicy tomato and citrus juices. Yum.

Strawberry Pumpkin Seed Bread

Strawberry Bread with pumpkin seeds is the perfect balance of sweet and savory and is delicious. Serve with honey butter. Strawberry bread also makes awesome french toast, just sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Pecan Banana Buttermilk Waffle

These Pecan Banana Buttermilk Waffles are the perfectly crispy and fluffy waffle. The secret is the buttermilk. The bananas cook and carmelize and make these waffles extra special and perfect for any breakfast or brunch. Easy enough for everyday but elegant enough for any special occasion.

Tropical French Toast Casserole

Tropical French Toast Casserole is the perfect make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish. Nutmeg paired with vanilla, bananas, pecans and coconut.

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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