sweet things

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remember, sweet things are just special little random things i’ve found on the internet to share with you, such as:

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have y’all seen this? you can get a whole box of 80$ worth of makeup and nail polish for only $2.99 when you sign up with Julep! it’s awesome! then, you can cancel your subscription any time after that so they don’t keep charging you. basically you’re signing up for a monthly subscription with the first month free. what’s not to love and get excited about? hello new nails for free!! just click here to try it out for yourself!

Limited Edition Summer Brights Welcome Box

you’re welcome.

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i’ve been LOVING the Nester’s new book. like i’m going to bed early as i can and reading it every night.  she is so real. husbuddy asked me what it was about though…and all i could tell him was that she’s a christian woman who loves decorating, has lived in 13 houses, is a blogger and is empowering women to create beautiful homes, no matter the budget…she’s sharing her story and giving ideas on how to create beauty. because it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful! {#idhtbptbb } the nester has been in magazines for things that “professional designers” would literally scoff at. she put duct tape on her walls in a diamond pattern- it turned out gorgeous and she won awards! what?! who does that?

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via the nester

 

um, this lady.

i don’t know how else to say it. she’s so inspiring! check out her book! get it here. or anywhere that sells books.

a couple quotes:

“it finally dawned on my that if i’m not able to let my guard down in a perfect house, maybe others feel the same way. and if other people feel that way, why the heck was i working so hard to make our home appear to be perfect?…imperfections aren’t that bad after all. they are even valuable” pg.57

“i fear a pristine life more than i fear scuff marks on the floor.” -deborah needleman

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this diy stripped water color pillow.

striped watercolor pillow | the handmade home

via the handmade home

so fun! i’m going to have to try it!

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hello pioneer woman sangria! i plan on meeting with you on the 4th of july! get the recipe here.

Watermelon Sangria

via the pioneer woman

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apparently i think i have all the time in the world to read this summer. i’ve joined the bloom book club. we’re reading the book called Pursue the Intentional Life. it is written by a lady in her 70s who’s still asking God how to be intentional every day. i’ve read the first 3 chapters and fell in love with it already! and to see a video of the author, click here:

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a quote from the book:

” a complainer at forty will, with much practice, engrave the response in his or her bones by seventy. self-centeredness will intensify. bitterness, allowed to take root and grow over decades, engulfs and consumes in advanced age. anyone living a frittering existence at thiry will, apart from a serious course correction, end up frittering away an entire life. it is just as true that a person doesn’t suddenly become a wise, kind, gracious, fruitful old person by reaching, say, seventy years. of course, it’s not too late to grow and change(and i take comfort in that) but, more important, it’s never too soon to begin.”

guys, that was on page 16. umm…there’s so much goodness in this book!

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and last but not least, i have to share with you this recipe

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken - No need to order take-out anymore - this homemade version is so much healthier and a million times tastier!

via damndelicious.net

 

we have made it a couple times already and it turns out amazing! so easy and so good! especially for my gluten-free/dairy-free husbuddy who can’t really make it to most chinese restaurants. so, since it has been a win, i thought i’d share.

which sweet find is your favorite?

xoxo-kimberly renee

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2 Responses to sweet things

  1. Dana June 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm #

    Thanks Kim, I can’t wait to check out the book and make the recipe! The pillow was very cool also!

  2. Karen June 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I got the book “The Nesting Place” for mother’s day! I’m almost finished reading it. Lots of great ideas and inspiration.

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