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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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Kentucky Derby Recipes and Party Plan

Kentucky Derby recipes and party ideas. Looking for a fun and different party idea for spring? Throw a Kentucky Derby Party. The race is always the 1st Saturday in May.

The Secret to Making the Best Pancakes

Learn the secrets to Making the Best Pancakes – Ever. Step-up your pancake making with these game-changing pancake making tips.

Classic Bloody Mary Cocktail

Spicy Cajun Bloody Mary is a spicy adaptation on the classic. Topped with shrimp, cornichons, and blue cheese stuffed Tabasco olives.

Create a Juice Bar for a Special Brunch

How to Create a Juice Bar for a Special Brunch or Mother’s Day Breakfast. Everyone loves freshly squeezed juice.  A freshly squeezed juice bar is a fun and interactive way to let your guest customize their favorite juice by mixing and matching flavors and Herbs.

Create a Mimosa Bar for Brunch

How to Create a Mimosa Bar for your next Brunch. Nothing says brunch like a classic mimosa, a mimosa bar is so much fun and easy to set-up.

Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews

Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews is the perfect complement to spicy Carribean dishes like jerk pork or jerk turkey. Creamy fluffy Jasmine rice simmered in coconut milk, tossed with curried bananas and salty cashews.

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe

Jamaican Jerk Pork jerk spices are the perfect complement to grilled pork. This grilled jerk pork tenderloin recipe is super easy to make and requires very little prep work so you’ll be eating in no time.

5 Easy Easter Menus For Any Lifestyle

5 Easy Easter Menus for Any LifestyleSpring is in the air, flowers are blooming, the weather is warming.  Easter is a time of rebirth and the perfect time to gather friends and family to share a fun and festive meal.  Try one of these 5 Easy Easter Menus. 5 Easy...

Goat Cheese and Walnut Panzanella Salad

Goat Cheese and Walnut Panzanella Salad with a light honey mustard vinaigrette is the perfect starter for a spring or summer lunch or dinner.

Easter Bunny Pancake Recipe

Cutest-ever Easter Bunny Pancake Recipe. All the kids will love these bunny pancakes. They taste delicious and are almost to cute to eat.

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

Kell-

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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