DIY Concrete Paver Patio [pt. 2]

So you have your concrete paver patio in place, now to amp it up a notch and make it the backyard oasis you’ve always wanted. Follow along here to see what we did.

If you haven’t read part 1 on how to build your concrete paver patio – you can do that here: DIY Concrete Paver Patio [pt. 1]

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DIY Concrete Paver Patio [pt. 1]

I will start this post by saying we had NO plan or previous experience when we went into this project. I had a vision, our mediocre DIY skills and the will to make it happen. I will say, we learned things along the way, there was a lot of sweat, blood and some tears – but it turned out great! This is a lengthy one, but if you want to learn how you can save thousands by DIYing your own backyard oasis – follow along!

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Mix-It-Up Overnight Oats

Whether you’re on a journey of eating healthier, or just looking to mix up your mornings with an easy breakfast option – I’ve got the answer for you! Mix-It-Up Overnight Oats are an easy, make ahead option that you can top with virtually anything in your pantry or fridge. They all utilize the same base that you make the night before and then in the morning you top with your add-ons and have a hearty, filling, healthy breakfast! I’ll walk you through how to make the base oats and my favorite ways to top them.

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DIY Wallpaper Accent Wall

I’ve always wanted to do a fun wallpaper accent wall, but most of the walls in my house are textured. Whomp. We when we built the new house, our powder room came with a pedestal sink and boring construction grade fixtures and it was in dire need of an upgrade. I saw my opportunity and took it – the hardest part was convincing my husband!

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Cheesy Jalapeño Popper Dip

In honor of today’s big Super Bowl game, more than likely we’re all huddled around our TV’s gorging on wings, chips, dips and more! Below is one of our favorite go-to dip recipes that offers the warm cheese-y, bacon-y goodness that any great dip has with a slight kick to wake your taste buds up. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

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2020 Vision

Happy New Year!

I’m not one for ‘resolutions’ because why wait for a new year to start making a change? I do however love the excitement, cleanse, empowerment and optimism that surrounds a new year.

I do love setting realistic, achievable goals for the new year on Jan 1. In 2019 I made some serious changes and crushed some serious goals. I lost 50 pounds, I practiced an act of self-care monthly, became comfortable with being misunderstood, and turned my focus to the family that loves & supports us.

I’ve got even bigger goals for 2020. Follow along for all my weight-loss tips, tasty recipes, favorite things and more!

As always, cocktails & curse words included!

Mom guilt and Grace.

This is a near and dear friend of mine, her words have never rang more true – this parenting gig is H A R D.

Kate's Corner.

This is me. It’s a typical Sunday here. We attended church this morning, went on a short target run afterwards, and returned home to have lunch before nap time. They’re happy. I’m smiling. Things seem like they’re going well.

Right?

HA.

IN REALITY: I woke up a little late today. Actually, I woke up really late. Our first church service time recently changed from 8:30 to 8:00, which seems a little like Satan’s at work- but no one asked me 🤷‍♀️ I’ve been a first service goer my entire life, since my childhood. I mean, why go to the 9:30 service when I can show up 30 minutes late to the 8:00? Its LoGicAl, at least in my scattered mind. The kids handled the time change really well. And by really well, I mean we all left the house in tears. Wyatt, because he was mad I put shoes…

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