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My hunt for modern farmhouse curtains

Who knew curtains could cause so much anxiety? I swear my friends are about to abandon me because of my constant questions (What about this color? It is too this? Too that? Are you about to murder me if I ask anything else?).

There’s just something so permanent about them…despite them being easily removed. Even though I’m a bargain hunter, it’s still an investment when you’ve got as many windows as we do in our new place. And it will definitely impact what color rugs/furniture/decor I use.

But Amy, you ask, why start with curtains? Wouldn’t it make more sense to start with big pieces, like a couch? Um. YES. But of course I’m not going the easy route. Because I found this image on Pinterest a few months back:

Hi there, Hymns and Verses! Thanks for using these pretty curtains and inspiring me.

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The easy way to “bake” with Wewalka

Thanks to Tryazon, I was yet again able to host some lovely ladies for a fun afternoon of trying products and generally just hanging out. Any reason to chat and snack is a good in my book!

We tried out the flatbread and puff pastry dough. My goal was to use them in a practical, appetizer-y (not a word) way. We settled on everything crackers and raspberry/hazelnut palmiers. Sounds terrible, right? 😉

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The easiest way to shred chicken

We usually have some sort of meat with dinner, and my favorite is chicken. It’s one of the healthier meat options, and I love how versatile it is.

Many of my favorite recipes, including my enchiladas, call for shredded chicken. Ugh. Typically I’d shred with two forks, but aside from taking so much time, I absolutely abhor the sound of utensils scraping on each other *shivers*.

Enter my new way to shred:

 

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The Vital Tasks: How I got myself to clean everyday

I’m messy by nature. While I love and thrive in clean, organized spaces, the creative part of me can’t help but leave piles in my wake. But my “Type A” part can only take so much, which is why I knew I needed a system that could work for all of me.

Then I happened upon this quote: “It’s the little things that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”

I realized that if I could make myself adopt a few small cleaning tasks each day, that could make a big difference over time. I’m calling these little bits here and there:

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Easy Weeknight Sweet Potato Tacos

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get my meal plans sorted on Sunday, it’s probably not going to happen. Which means dinner might be a haphazard mashing-together of whatever’s in the pantry.

Seeing as we like to eat a balanced dinner whenever possible, I’ve been making a real effort to keep several quick, easy and healthy recipes in my pocket for those hectic weeks.

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