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Friday, July 15, 2016

DIY Fruit & Veggie Wash!

YES! THIS is a DIY for cleaning veggies & fruits!
YES! It is just as good as those store bought chemical veggie cleaners!
YES! You will love it!

I use this wash for berries, other fruits, and veggies!
+ Cherries
+ Strawberries
+ Raspberries & Blackberries
+ Watermelons
+ Oranges
+ Peaches
+ Pears
+ Squash
+ Tomatoes
and SOOO much more!
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Rocking Chair Makeover

Update an OLD Rocker
Living Room
& more [of course!]
We are planning to use this in our guest bedroom, but will most likely use it in our future children's rooms.
My grandmother gave it to me & it was very unstable.. I did not think I could get it back to functioning! But a little wood glue [I mean A LOT of wood glue!] and chalk paint did the trick!
I am so happy that it turned out so well! It is very old, so we will use it as decor more than use, but my heart feels so wonderful having one of my grandmothers antique treasures in my home.
I went into deep thought and decided to paint it. I have a love/hate relationship with painting really OLD furniture! But this called for paint! It was cracking and the wood was splitting beyond repair and it needed to be covered & sealed to prevent it from worsening.
I used a chalk paint (grey) and it turned out great! I added a burlap ribbon to the finished product to add a {[pop]} of pretty!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Easy & Delicious Slow-Cooker Meatballs

Easy & Delicious Slow-Cooker Meatballs

So.. my hubby loves this Crock Pot meal (and I do too! It is super EASY!)
I would say it only takes 5 - 10 minutes to prepare! and it feeds a CROWD!
You can make it for less, by just minimizing the ingredients! I make it all the time for just the two of us!
I made this for the two of us, a family of four, and had plenty of leftovers for my parents!
We made meatball subs with ours (Pepperidge Farms sub buns used) & my parents made spaghetti with what I gave them!
This is a great meal for football parties, family gatherings, and more! Simple, cheap, and easy!
I have not met a soul that has disliked it!

Try it & let me know what you think!
I'm always looking for feedback!

You can make this in any brand of slow-cooker!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blessings + a GIVEAWAY!

What is better than Jesus, Family, & Happiness? Nothing.
But, Giveaways are great too !
Mama's Blessed asked me if I would like to help with hosting a giveaway.. of course!
I knew all of you would appreciate it!
&&& love the items!
"Today I have teamed up with some awesome ladies to bring you a giveaway meant for encouraging. Need a little pick me up? This giveaway is for you! There are 3 prizes and 3 winners! This giveaway will end July 7 in the evening and winners will be contacted on the 8th. You then have 24 hours to respond and claim your prize or another winner will be picked. This is US only. I absolutely LOVE these three businesses and the products that they have to offer. So when coming up with this giveaway I had no issue picking the prizes!"

- Ashley @ Mama's Blessed


* $25 eGift Card to *

* TEE from [ you choose ] *

* 11oz mug from [ you choose ] *
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Home Reno's - First Completed Project - Exterior Paint + New FRONT door!

I am absolutely inlove with our freshly painted home!
(yes, we went with similar colors! The cozy, comfortable earth tones are what drew us into buying our home in the first place! - The shutters did not need painting, we had just painted them this past fall but the painters did another coat anyways.)
We had to have new trim put up, some siding replaced, and the house, shingles, & shutters painted.. but finally, it is complete! I love our new front door, but I will definitely be making some changes (new knob & a cute wreath! && possibly some white paint around the window on the door.. to match the window above!) Whew.. house work takes a lot of time and energy! But I can not complain!

Keep a check on my blog, I will soon have pictures of our backsplash in the kitchen, freshly painted kitchen cabinets, new flooring, interior decorating, and a bathroom remodel! Yep, we are some busy folks!

Thanks for reading!
Leave me some comments telling me what you think!
- Lelu

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


LAKE WATER (Don't worry.. it is not really water from the lake!)
How to make "lake water"
- 2 packets of green koolaid
- 2 cups sugar
- warm water
make & chill until ready to serve!
I put a NEW pack of fishing bobbers in mine! SO cute!

Lanterns, aqua colored items, & things wrapped in twine are always cute for the LAKESIDE theme!
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Lelu's FAMILY FAMOUS Crock Pot Creamed Corn

Well folks, this is my absolute favorite dish to take to family functions! (& to make at home too!) It is super easy to make and people beg for it weeks before celebrations! I have a cousin that tells me to make him a dish before he arrives & I do the same with my mother. And it's even become such a big hit that my dear friend over at Mama's Blessed has claimed that it is one of her favorite recipes to make too! You just gotta check it out!

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