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First Day of Kindergarten

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text ...and tears - are all mine. Two  Grandbabies in  School. Two! My sweet Roo started kindergarten this year. That gets me right in the heart to think about it. It also makes me feel old. As in real old. I wanted to share a sweet little story about the first day of school. Roo's First  Day of Kindergarten If you have been following me here for any amount of time, you know without a doubt how much I love my three grandbabies. I call them my Grandloves, and they are my three little heartbeats. My middle grandson, Devin, who we call "Roo" - has stayed with me almost full-time during the day for several years, just like his brother did at this ... read more

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Spiced Apple Walnut Bread… in a Jar

  Two  Ingredients. Yes, two!! Two simple ingredients and two simple steps to one of the MOST amazing breads you've ever eaten. Well, I digress. Three ingredients and three steps if you want nuts. I like nuts. {I am often described as such.} :-D The nuts are optional. But, seriously....  while I was mixing up this Bread "recipe" (and I use that term lightly) - I was thinking to myself, "Self - there is no way this will work.   This bread is gonna be as moist and light as a Concrete Cupcake." I was sooooo wrong.  You simply have to try this... Spiced Apple Walnut a Jar! I'm sure you have seen similar recipes on Pinterest. One cake mix with one can of Pumpkin puree. Well, my hubby and grandloves don't really like pumpkin ... read more

An Apple and Berry Wreath | The Everyday Home |

Easy Apple and Berry Wreath Update

It's  Apple  Picking  Season ! That means a few things. It's almost Fall! ---->  Yay Fall! <----- And that means it's also time to start decorating with Fall decor, and apples, at The Everyday Home. A few days ago, I shared an area of my newly decorated Urban Farmhouse Breakfast Room. I am going to show you how I easily updated the current wreath with some apples 'n berries.   10-Minute Apple 'n Berry Wreath Update I am joining a group of Fabulous Bloggers for #FarmhouseFriday.  I Love this event. Full of Farmhouse goodness from some amazing Bloggers and I am honored to take part each month. Each participating blog will be featured below. Please make sure you take a few minutes to check out their projects. A few days ago, I shared ... read more


DIY Galvanized Wall Bucket

I  Love a 10-Minute  Project! I love a project where you can zip out to  your garage and run back in and throw  some flowers in it and stand back and congrat yourself - and then mentally scold yourself for putting the project off for so long because you could have enjoyed it sooner. I love THAT kind of project. :-D Welcome to another Lowes DIY Days. Where a group of bloggers walk aimlessly through Lowes (okay, maybe not aimlessly... maybe some actually know where they are going) looking for an item that can be turned into something  unexpected.   Like my DIY Galvanized Wall Half Bucket I am so excited to take part in another #LowesDIYDays Challenge,  sponsored by Hometalk.  I always love to see the exciting ... read more

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Six Easy 5-Minute Arrangements

My Mama loves me ! Oh yes, she does. She just recently "re-gifted" me with one of  her favorite and valuable material possessions. A Staffordshire Blue & White Soup Tureen. Trust me... if there was ever a great way to be "re-gifted" then this is it. I have the perfect place for it, too.    I am sharing  Six Easy 5-Minute Arrangements using my "new" Blue and White Tureen. My mother started collecting blue and white dishes many, many years ago.   I have stated here several times that I inherited her "dish" gene.  At least, that's my story and I am sticking to it.   It's "genetic," I can't help it.  :-D When we lived in Europe, I couldn't help but pick up a few pieces here and there and send them back to Mama as a surprise. ... read more

Mexi Cheesy Rice and Chicken Skillet | The Everyday Home |

Mexi Cheesy Rice and Chicken Skillet

I love a casserole ! In fact, I love anything that is easy to make, is filling, and my family will eat. So when I can create a casserole that becomes a hit, especially with the Grandloves - well, that recipe becomes a keeper! Or, in this case - it's a "Winner! Winner! Rice and Chicken Dinner!" :-D Best of all, its quick 'n easy and can be assembled in minutes. I hope this becomes a fave with you, too.   Mexi Cheesy Rice 'n Chicken Skillet     #ad  This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and recipe are all mine. I am an advocate for homecooked meals. Especially on the weekends when the grandchildren are here. Eating at the table is a must. Saying grace before dinner is a must. No distractions.  No phones. ... read more


White Cherry Fizzes

I am tickled Fizzy! The Everyday Home has another new Guest Contributor and I could not be happier. Meet Jennifer Carroll with Celebrating Everyday Life. If you follow her blog, then you know why I am so excited to have her as part of  The Everyday Home. If you aren't familiar with know her, you are in for a real treat. Please make sure you check out her blog and  the free ebook she is offering. This month, she is sharing a Summer Beverage idea and I want to run out and get the ingredients now.  White Cherry Fizzes Well, hello! My name is Jennifer Carroll, and I regularly blog over at and I'm super excited to be sharing some fun recipes and entertaining ideas with you once a month over here at The Everyday ... read more

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Pillows at The Everyday Home Shop

Wanna go shopping? Well, of course you do. Shopping keeps the world going around right? :-D I am so proud to announce that I am getting back (slowly and on a smaller level) into the world of online shops. A few pillows. A few signs. And who knows what else I may offer over time.  You can shop right in your pajamas... - while eating Cheetos... - slurping on a Diet Coke. {You go, you healthy woman, you!} :-D In a few short days, your pillow will arrive... Along with the cutest little personalized tag you've ever seen.   All pillows are linen and include an insert.   So, if you think you can't go another single day without one of these pillows for your home - click HERE ... ! {Size details incl. on shop page} I would ... read more

A Before & After Home Tour | The Everyday Home |

Before and After Flip House Tour #3

The For  Sale sign is up! We are on the hunt for our next kill. Oh... I mean flip house. Each time we finish one project - I say... "THIS is my favorite home." And, then - we complete another one and then THAT home becomes my favorite.   But, this one really did come out quite beautiful.  {If I do say so myself.} This project was a little more of a pain for some reason...but in the end, we still got the job done in less than 30 days (29 to be exact!)  So, I am proud to present... 166 Parnell Road   Here is the Exterior Before... The outside required very little work. A good power washing, the front rails needed to be stained, shutters repainted and some landscaping. The yard was overgrown but all in all, not too ... read more

Cheesy Rice and Chicken Skillet Recipe | The Everyday Home |

Easiest Ever Mexican Rice

I'm  Easy  Like  Sunday Morning. Well, at least when it comes to cooking. Quick. Easy. Simple. But, ultimately delicious. Because the Grandloves are here with us so much -  the "yummy" part is non-negotiable. And to a 3, 6 and 9-year old - the term "yummy" means something totally different from us adults. :-D I will be sharing one of my family's favorite meals in  a few weeks as part of Tyson's A+ Program. Here is a sneak peak....   The base of this yummy skillet is my   Homemade Easy Cheesy Mexican Rice.  It packs a wallop of spices and veggies.. and if you are serving this as a side dish, you can give it a generous douse of cheese, too. One of these days, I will share how I make Mexican Fried Cheese and Rice ... read more