Soft And Chewy Gingerbread Cookies


I know what you’re thinking: Another gingerbread cookie recipe? Seriously? Before I made these cookies, my husband believed that gingerbread cookies were merely glorified holiday dirt clods…Well let’s just say that I changed his mind. This ain’t just any other gingerbread recipe, these are soft and chewy gingerbread cookies. Have we gotten your attention? These cookies…

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DIY Short Copper Pipe Curtain Rod

Curtains for Window Bench

I have this large window seat bench in my living room.  I love how it brings lots of sunlight and adds a second sitting area in the room.  I’ve been wanting to add some curtains to the big windows but didn’t want the curtains to block any sunlight because we need all of the light…

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Melanie’s Favorite Beauty Things and a Skin Authority Giveaway!


Occasionally I get overwhelmed with excitement about products I’m using, so I just wanted to give you a peek into what I’m obsessed with right now. Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish.  You guys, don’t buy this!  You’ll hate me because it’s so fabulous and smells so delicious, and it ain’t cheap.   It instantly…

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7 Tips You MUST Know Before You Use High Gloss Spray Paint!

Tips for using high gloss spray paint from

Several weeks ago I revealed my small mudroom makeover and the statement piece of that project was the wood motif mirror I found at a garage and painted it with high gloss spray paint.  It turned out beautiful and stunning but it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.  A lot…

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Courtney’s Awesome Christmas Gift Guide 2014

Courtney's Christmas Wish List

This year my husband and I have decided to have a low key Christmas, which I really like because we can really focus on the true meaning of Christmas and eliminate the stress that comes with shopping.  I don’t need much this year but there’s always some things I wouldn’t mind getting, a girl can…

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8 Tips on How to Host a Memorable Holiday

Gold and Silver Themed Tablescape from

Last week was Thanksgiving and it was my very first time hosting a large holiday gathering at my house, and boy did I learn a thing or two.  I would have done a few things differently, but I wanted to share with you some of the things I’ve learned by seeing my mom (the greatest…

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Caitlin’s KUTV Debut And A Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

This past week I had my very first segment on KUTV 2 News to share my chocolate ganache over a pumpkin pie recipe. At 7:00 am and five minutes before we went live, I realized that I had forgotten one of the two ingredients (basically I’m the worst sister ever) and the most important one, whipping cream….

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