Walnut, Mint & Feta Brown Rice

walnut, mint, feta brown rice
I feel like, as a blogger, I’m supposed to be fairly tech savvy. This is 1000% NOT the case right now. I got a new laptop last week, and I’ve been battling with it non-stop. I guess I’m battling more with figuring out how to use Windows 6 than the computer itself. Either way, its irritating and I keep pulling out the old laptop while the new one just sits on my desk looking pretty. Right now, though, I’m forcing myself to use the new one. It’s working, although, it’s taking me about 3 times as long to edit photos and create a blog post.

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Inspired by…home of Calvin Klein

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and grandfathers I know! And a special shout out to my own dad! You have set the most amazing example for me of strength, support and unconditional love. You work tirelessly to take care of our family, day in and day out. You have raised 3 intelligent, driven and loyal daughters who have an incredible role model for what a husband and father should be. Thank you for all you do! I love you!

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Wooden Spool Clock

DIY spool clock

Medical websites are my nemesis. About a month ago, I went to the doctor for a spot that appeared on my leg. At my appointment, 3 different doctors looked at my leg, none of them had ever seen anything like it and had no idea what it was. They did some blood work, sent me to dermatology and told me to Google it. I’m sorry…you are telling me to Google what is ailing me? I’m sorry, I know that Google is now a verb but when did this start happening? Of course, anytime I have a medical issue, I Google the symptoms both before and after I see the doctor, but I’ve never had a doctor TELL me to Google it!

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Dark Chocolate Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

dark chocolate, blueberry, oatmeal muffins I’m getting a little tired of pre-made scrambles every morning so I thought I’d try something new. I still wanted something healthy but I also needed something tasty that my husband will eat…enter baked oatmeal muffins…made with NO FLOUR! These are easy to prepare ahead of time, customize with whatever toppings you prefer and grab and go as you head out the door in the morning.

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1st Blogiversary


Time flies! I can not believe it has already been a year since I started Just Like Playing House! This has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences and fulfilling things I’ve ever done. I have learned so much over this past year, not just about owning a home and DIY, but about myself. I’ve learned, that sometimes, I can’t get everything done that I want to get done, and that’s ok. I’ve learned, my house doesn’t have to look perfect at all times. I’ve learned, not everything is going to turn out like you expect, it’s ok, just give it another try or move on.

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