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Dollar Tree Spring Decor

This is a budget friendly post about how to take some cheap $1 items from Dollar Tree and make them look super cute in your home for spring!

First I bought speckled egg garland and since one strip was not very long I bought two and tied them together!

I added this new and improved garland to a cute $10 boxwood garland from Target to make the perfect spring garland for my mantle.

Next I took the larger eggs and some pale yellow Easter grass and filled a clear jar with them! I added some faux florals and made a cute spring vase!

Lastly, I took two $1 vases from Dollar Tree and added some smaller eggs from one string of garland which I just cut to let the eggs loose, added some eucalyptus stems and set them on my tv stand for another spring touch!

And that’s it! I have beautiful spring touches that match my neutral decor, all for under $20! Now if Spring would just hurry up and arrive!!

Xoxo,

MK

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Yummy Sausage and Potato Soup

Y’all. This soup was so delish! It was super easy with a little prep time!

First I chopped up some onions and carrots and sautéed them in 1 stick of butter in the pot I was going to cook the soup in.

Next I cooked a kielbasa sausage and one jimmy dean regular sausage in the skillet together.

Next I peeled and cut potatoes and added them in the pot. Then I added 1/4 cup flour to the pot and stirred. Then I added the cooked sausage and 1 1/2 boxes of chicken broth to the pot.

I boiled for 10 minutes then reduced heat to simmer for 30 minutes or until your veggies are ready to eat.

I added garlic salt, salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano to season my soup! We paired this soup with toasted garlic bread!

This was the first time I’ve made this kind of soup and it was so yummy! Scroll down to see the full recipe!

Enjoy!

Xoxo,

MK

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I CUT MY OWN HAIR! An easy diy hair how-to!

You read that right. And yes it’s as scary as it sounds! But it is actually super easy!

I’ve been cutting my own hair since the pandemic started! And now I’m just at the point where it’s just about convenience now with 4 kiddos here and being a full-time sahm and business owner!

You can do it too!

To trim my hair:

I separate my hair into 4 parts and put them in hair ties. I slide the hair tie all the way down to the tips leaving about two inches from the hair tie to the tips.

Then I decide how much I want to take off and cut. I do this to all 4 parts. Then I take one part out and the next part out and compare. Using my first section as a guide, I make sure it’s even. Then I use the second section as a guide for the third section and so on.

To cut bangs:

I gather the amount of hair I want to the front making a round hair part around my forehead. Then I hold it all together and cut at my nose.

Then I cut a little more. Finally, I turn the scissors vertical and just snip the ends randomly.

On the sides I make sure to tier it down to my face.

It doesn’t have to be hard but you just have to take the plunge!!!

Xoxo,

MK

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BBQ Crusted Pork Chops

Ok this one is so yummy and easy! Get some boneless thin pork chops and you can easily whip this together for dinner!

Start by mixing together two different bbq sauces. I used Sauers Original and Sweet Baby Rays Hickory and Brown Sugar. I poured in enough of each that I could dip all of my pork chops in them! I also sprinkled a little of each of these seasonings into the mix: Old Bay, Paprika, Garlic Salt, Butt Rub, and Famous Dave’s rib rub.

Once that’s all mixed I dipped my pork chops in it and then dipped them in a bowl of Progresso bread crumbs. Make sure you’ve got them good and covered!

Next spread them out on your cookie sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes on 325 degrees. Then I broil them for 4 minutes!

I totally forgot to take a picture when they were done! Massive fail! But they were so tender and yummy! I paired them with baked beans and Cole slaw!

Enjoy!

Xoxo,

MK

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Level Up Your Home with Dollar General Decor

Okay just so everyone knows aka public service announcement – the DG has the CUTEST decor right now! I could seriously buy every basket. I think I have a basket obsession.

Dollar General has really stepped up their decor game. From lamps to baskets to cute little signs, I mean they have it going on!

Take a look at some really cute pieces I recently bought from our local DG!

The sign and the plant stand that I’m using as a soap and lotion tray!
This adorable basket and it was only $8!
These cute plants! $3!
The sign, plants, and cute wash cloths!

Like I said the DG is where it’s at! I am excited to transition to spring in just a few months!

Xoxo,

MK