This Week’s Finds Under Fifteen


Between picking up a second job and running a dog rescue out of my home, I have had no time to focus on myself, my blog, or keeping things pretty around here lately. Since yesterday was pay-day, I decided to de-stress in the best way I know how…shopping for my home! There’s this store called Maison’s Du Monde that I…

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Red Velvet Cookies With White Chocolate Chips


I always joke that IKEA is my second home but for some, it’s their only home! I’m talking about the Sicilian strays. Sicily has an enormous problem with strays. Their struggle is so bad that as I was shopping in the lamp section a few weeks ago (for a ridiculously cute and well priced floor lamp that I will show…

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Cliff Jumping in Cassible


If you’re all friends jump off a cliff are you going to jump off too? Yes, the answer is yes if this particular cliff is the not-so-well kept secret spot in Cassible! Okay, obviously you should take it upon yourself to┬ácheck that it’s safe the day you go as the water level does sometimes change. Please DO NOT assume that…

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How to Add Size Better Than a Vicky Push-Up Bra


Unless you’re someone of the A-list breed who has 99 problems but square footage ain’t one, why wouldn’t you want to add a little more square footage to your home? There are a ton of ways to trick the eye and false advertise what’s under that roof from your choice of furniture to your choice in art. Here are several…

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“Stepping” into another year with the Valley of the Temples


The hubs and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary the weekend before last. Even after 3 years sometimes it’s still so surreal to me. No other relationship I have ever been in has been nearly as fun and uncomplicated. Don’t get me wrong, he still gets on my last nerve waayy too often but there’s so many things that make…

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A Glass of Cavagrande


Even though I have never actually experienced childbirth myself, I imagine it is something similar to Cavagrande. The hike back up was so dreadful I began to re-evaluate my entire life and all the moments leading up to that very one. I just remember thinking, “How the hell has this been done so many times before?, How do people live…

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Easiest Ikea Hack EVER: DIY Tray table


With the weather being so nice this past weekend I was motivated to get an outdoor seating area going. I’m really trying to stick to a microscopic budget because we have our 3 year anniversary coming up in a few weeks and my husbands birthday right after. Still, I felt like it was a top 5 priority to create a…

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DIY Sweet and Sour Aprons


Technically I’ve been an adult since I turned 18 but I hadn’t really felt like a true “grown up” until this year. This year, I gave gardening another shot with a lemon tree and managed to successfully keep it alive for longer than a week. I finally established an understanding for the “quality over quantity” concept. I quit smoking, cut…

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What to Do With Only 2 Hours in Ortegia


When we relocated to Sicily we left our car behind in hopes of selling it and paying off our loan which wasn’t the best of planning on our part. You see, when you hear me tell you that I live in Sicily, you probably think I’m walking down to the corner cafe each morning and grabbing a cup of espresso.…

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Trash to Treasure DIY: Vintage Nightstand Transformation


When we initially moved into our new home with close to nothing to furnish it with, I wanted to decorate it with a plan. I figured I’d start with the areas others would see the most like the living room, dining room, and downstairs bath, and then move my way up to the second floor. I swore to myself that…

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