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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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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.

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Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes

St Patrick’s Day Recipes. Start the day with Irish Buble and Squeak Eggs Benedict. For supper serve Irish stew, soda bread and sherry trifle.

How to Make Irish Soda Bread

Learn How to Make Irish Soda Bread. This traditional Irish bread is so good and the perfect complement Irish Beef Stew.

Irish Eggs Benedict Bubble and Squeak

Irish Eggs Benedict Bubble and Squeak have a funny name but this potato pancake is filled with cabbage and bacon then topped with a poached egg, hollandaise sauce, and peas.

Irish Sherry Trifle

This Irish sherry trifle filled with berries, Irish sherry and cream is the perfect dessert to finish of any meal or St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is a hearty meal filled with melt-in-your-mouth tender beef and potatoes. Perfect for St Patrick’s Day.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage – a favorite Irish dish for St Patrick’s Day and made so easy using a slow cooker.

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee

Café Brûlot – New Orleans Flaming Coffee is a very impressive way to finish a wonderful meal. In many of New Orleans grand old French-Creole restaurants, like Arnaud’s, Antoine’s or Galatoire’s this is the grand finale of the meal. Flaming brandy-spiked coffee spiked with a touch of citrus and cinnamon.

Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch Cocktail

The Tipsy Mermaid Rum Punch Cocktail is filled with all sorts of boozy goodness 4 types of rum, Green Chartreuse, blue curaçao, pineapple, and lime juice

Bayou Swamp Water Cocktail

This Bayou Swamp Water Cocktail is filled with pineapple juice, coconut rum, citron vodka, Chartreuse and blue curaçao.

Hazelnut S’Mores Martini Cocktail

Hazelnut S’Mores Martini Cocktail is a very grown-up take on the classic s’mores of childhood. Make a batch of these for your next bonfire.

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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