Valentines Dessert on a Budget

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Let's be honest here... How much do you spend on Valentine's Day?  Fifteen bucks for chocolates?  Fifty for flowers?  A million dollars on dinner?  Ok, maybe more like $100 but sometimes it does feel like a million.  But you don't have to break your budget to keep from breaking your babe's heart. I'm a firm believer that intentional gifts are always the best!  There is nothing better than knowing that your significant other put their mind and heart into making something special just for you.  … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Pinterest Round-Up

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Hi Friends!  Here at DBL, we LOVE love!  That might even be an understatement!  While we don't believe that love should only be shared on Valentine's Day, we do believe that "Love Day" serves as a good reminder of our need to show love to those we love.  And, beyond that, it generally forces us to get creative, go outside the box, and show love in ways that we don't normally- whether it's crafting, cooking, gifting, or anything else! So, to celebrate all the LOVE in the air, one of my … [Read more...]

Our ONE WORD: Why we didn’t do New Years Resolutions

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Plain and simple, we are goal setters.  We want to do something, we set goals.  Just like I talked about in the last post, Eric and I have lots of SMART goals that we've set for 2014 and I shared a few of the big ones!  But, even though we set goals for ourselves throughout the year, and occasionally use New Years as a launching pad/resetting time for some of our goals, we decided to do something a bit different this year.   We decided to have ONE WORD to inspire our year, for all of 2014.  … [Read more...]

2014- It’s a New Year with Big Plans!

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It's safe to say that while I didn't get to blog as much during 2013, it was certainly an amazing year off of the blog! 2013 was full of fun, love, and major life and business changes! As I shared before, after officially launching my organizing and efficiency consulting business, 2013 was definitely the year of tremendous opportunities. We gained tons of new clients, expanded our services, hired employees, and truly flourished. I'm 100% thankful for everything we were blessed with in regards to … [Read more...]

Gift Wrap that Rocks!


I think we can all admit that gift wrap gets a bit stale sometimes.  Like really boring.  The same patterns, the same colors, and then it all just starts to blend together.  For my most recent ladies’ craft night, we decided to make our own holiday gift wrap!  It was simple, it was fun, and now, we know that our gifts will stand out amongst the others! I purchased all of the supplies for the ladies to get started with.  I did my best to get an assortment of supplies so … [Read more...]

DIY Pinecone Holiday Garland


My second holiday project was a simple little craft project involving just a little bit of paint, ribbon, and pinecones.  My mantle ends up not getting overly decorated each year.  This year, I wanted to add a little dazzle to our mantle with a simple, cost-effective project.  To make my Holiday Pinecone Garland, I grabbed: Pretty ribbon Scented pinecones Wire Paint of choice (I went with sparkly, but that’s up to you!) A quick, little mini-tutorial goes like this: Paint your … [Read more...]

Scented Soy, Long-Burning Candles with Personalized Labels Tutorial


This year with the holidays approaching and a very busy schedule, I knew that I would only have a small amount of time to tackle holiday projects.  So, I needed to be strategic in my selection process.  The first project that came to mind was soy candles.  I’d been wanting to make them forever and simply haven’t gotten a chance to.  I had found a ton of tutorials only, but the easiest to follow was a “survival candle” tutorial.  I know it sounds kind of funny, but the gist is that soy candles … [Read more...]

2013 Holiday Project Line-Up


Year to year, I hardly have had time to get holiday projects dreamed up, designed, and completed with law school exams always looming.  This year is different for the first time- no more law school!  Yay!!!  And, what does that mean?!?  I actually have holiday projects that I was able to whip up.  Now, these are a bit early for Christmas, but I just thought I’d share a quick sneak peak at the tutorials that I have coming up for this year’s holiday projects.  I’ve even incorporated some of my fun … [Read more...]