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You guys. You have NO idea how EXCITED I am about this! My readers and subscribers are simply awesome.  I've been wanting to give you guys something to thank you all for your support.  But not just anything.  Something good.  Something useful.  Something awesome. And here it is!!!  I've made over 50 premium free printable wall art files in 5 designs all available in 11 different colors! This will make your next gallery wall project so fun and easy!  Your bare walls will thank you. All the printables are designed to print on 8.5x11 sized paper and fit into an 8x10 frame.  So this means you can print them from home and get them up on your wall ... read more

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and Amy! Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop is THE place to link up and share recipes, craft, DIY project posts and more! This Week At Carrie This Home: Most days it's just me and my three year old for lunch.  It doesn't make much sense to make a big meal just for the two of us.  Healthy Seasoned Rice with Avocado is one of our favorite lunch options.  Loaded with taste, whole grains and healthy fats it's the perfect lunch or small dinner!   Some Of My Favorite Links From Last Week: I fell in love with this Laundry Room Makeover on a ... read more

Healthy Seasoned Rice and Avocado

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Today I have the pleasure of sharing one of my favorite lunch recipes with you.  It takes minutes to prepare, it's packed with whole grains which makes it healthy, and it's super simple to make. There's something about the creamy smoothness of avocado that makes this light meal seem like an indulgence. Most days I'm at home with my 3 year old and it doesn't make sense to cook up a huge meal just for the two of us. This is one meal we both can customize to our taste and enjoy together.   I enjoy my seasoned rice with avocados (which is a great source of healthy fats) and he enjoys his with some shredded cheddar cheese on top. Healthy Seasoned Rice and ... read more

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and Amy! Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop is THE place to link up and share recipes, craft, DIY project posts and more! This Week At Carrie This Home:   When baking cookies, do you get tempted to eat the raw dough?  That happens to me every time!  I created an egg-free edible sugar cookie dough recipe to solve that problem.   Feel free to check it out after you link up!   Some Of My Favorite Links From Last Week: I loved the His and Her pillow cases from Sew Sweet Vintage.  This would be the perfect Valentine's Day ... read more

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough For One

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I get tempted to eat cookie dough every time I bake cookies.  The worries of consuming raw eggs keep me from doing so.  And then there's the calories to worry about.   I just want a small serving of cookie dough to satisfy that my tooth!  Is that too much to ask?   In hopes of answering that dilemma, I came up with the awesome Edible Cookie Dough for One recipe.  One of my readers asked me a great question about that recipe: Can I use regular sugar to make sugar cookie dough mix?  My son likes sugar cookie dough and I'm just curious how this can be adapted for that. After doing some fun and tasty experimenting, I developed the Sugar Cookie ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 110

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 I am so excited to announce that we have a NEW host for the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  The girls and I are super excited to have Kristi from Making it in the Mountains!   When I heard the news that Kristi was joining the party, I jumped up and down and squealed with excitement.  True story!  Kristi is a girl with tons of creativity so I knew she'd be perfect for our party! What's Popular At CTH This Week: After being so disorganized and consequently suffering from several mommy fails, I decided to do something about it.  I made a Family Command Center & it only took me about 10 minutes to make!  It's super easy--I'll show you how! Some ... read more

10 Minute Family Command Center

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Some of our greatest lessons have been learned from our biggest failures.  I've had a lot of failures to learn from lately.  This project was birthed out of one such failure...  One day I was dropping off my 5 year old daughter at school.  As we walked into her classroom, suddenly my stomach sank. Oh no. Today is apple day. Today I was supposed to give my daughter an apple for school and I FORGOT! Ugh. My daughter realized she didn't have an apple and a look of panic flooded her face.  She started to cry and my heart broke.  It meant a lot to her to be prepared and I dropped the ball.  Thankfully her sweet teacher had extra apples so everything ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 109

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  Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop Thanks for joining me and Amy From A Blossoming Life, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! If you'd like a reminder when the party starts, subscribe to my email list!  What's Popular At CTH This Week: If you're looking to start some healthier habits, give my Low Calorie Peach Green Smoothie a try! It's BY FAR the best way for me to pack some veggies into my diet with an awesome taste!  This is my #1 way to get my kids to eat more veggies because they love the taste. If you're wanting to do a ... read more

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm so glad to have you with us! Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! If you'd like a reminder when the party starts, subscribe to my email list!  Some Of My Favorites From Last Week's Party: These Honey & Spiced Glazed Pecans from Penney Lane Kitchen look incredible!  What's a girl to do if she has too many shoes?  Build a ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 107

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm so glad to have you with us! Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! If you'd like a reminder when the party starts, subscribe to my email list!  This week at Carrie This Home   I love how spray paint can totally transform an object in the matter of minutes.  The Five Dollar Mirror Makeover is a great example of that fact! ... read more

Five Dollar Mirror Makeover

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Let me tell you a story about an old mirror. Many years ago my mother-in-law (AKA the Queen of yard sales) bought this mirror thinking we could use it somewhere.  It was old, dirty and not my style. "What in the world am I going to do with this thing?!?" That was my first thought about the mirror. You'll have to forgive my faithless reaction.  I wasn't blogging and doing easy DIY projects back then.  I couldn't see the potential in things like I do now.  Not knowing the potential the mirror had, I put it in a closet and completely forgot about it... ...until a couple months ago.  I rediscovered it while cleaning out my closet. Now, after many years, ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 106

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Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! Don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list!  This week at Carrie This Home  I hate writing thank you notes.  There.  I said it. As a parent, I want my kids to learn thankfulness so this week I shared some tips on how to make it easy and fun to write thank you notes with kids.    Awesome Features From Last Week's Party: The Vintage Sheet had ... read more

Make Thank You Note Writing With Kids Easy

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Can I make a confession? I hate writing thank you notes.  I don't know what it is but writing thank you notes is one task I tend to procrastinate on. Last week, my son had his third birthday.  It was pure joy watching him play with his friends and seeing his reaction as he opened presents from the people we love most. Now that the party is over, the time has come to write the thank you notes.   I want my children learn the art of saying thank you despite my strong dislike of writing thank you notes.  The act of writing thank you notes offers a great opportunity to teach kids about gratitude while providing a fun activity that can adapt to kids of all ages and ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 105

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This has been a BIG week in our family.  My baby just turned 3.   I know, he's not a baby anymore but he'll always be "my baby". As if that weren't enough change, I decided to potty train my son this week too.  Almost nothing is more exhausting than potty training.  The method I'm (sort of) following requires you to stay with the child at all times for three days straight.  That way you can catch the {ahem} event happening and rush them to the potty.  One really good thing that comes out of potty training is all the special time we spent with each other.   We've been snuggling up together and reading tons of books.  I love these precious times ... read more

How To Organize Sewing Supplies

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Do you have one of those friends that loves organizing?  You know--that friend you would LOVE to come over to help you tackle all that clutter and bring life into those messy areas of your home? I do.  Her name is Morgan and she has genius organizing ideas over at her blog Morganize With Me.  Today I'm excited to announce that she'll be sharing one of those genius ideas here with us! So, let's get started with Morgan! I'm very excited to be here today and to get to share some of my organizing passion with you all! Thanks so much Carrie for having me. (And don't worry, if you are not into sewing, you'll still be able to use these organizing tips for any type of hobby, ... read more

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Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! Don't miss a party,  subscribe to my email list!  This week at Carrie This Home  My friend Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods shared a super cute and easy Melted Bead Ornament Turotorial.  My kids had a lot of fun making these and we've already given a couple away! Don't Forget... The Elite Blog Academy course will be opened for a limited Black Friday special ... read more