Springtime Mailbox Refurbishment

It must be nearly spring!  Houses are selling in our neighborhood quickly, and lots of families are out doing beautification projects.  When I was driving around our neighborhood, I was noticing that there were a lot of pretty mailboxes, and I started thinking that we needed to replace ours.  After pricing them, and realizing the cost, and acknowledging that all my mailbox needed was a little TLC, I decided that a mailbox refurbishment rather than a replacement was in order.  I thought I’d share how I went about refurbishing our mailbox, as it takes only a couple of hours, spaced over a weekend.  With the springtime weather, this is such an easy DIY to spruce up your outdoor home!

Does your mailbox look weathered and untidy? Don't replace it! You can update it inexpensively with paint and vinyl following this mailbox refurbishment to make your house stand out!
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Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook

Based on my Facebook feed, I would hazard a guess that I’m not the only woman out there who is thrilled  that we are getting to see what happened to Rory and Lorelai in the last ten years in new episodes of the Gilmore Girls.  I’m not sure what made this show a cult classic for women, but it was.  It was for me.  I have the complete series on DVD, just in case Netflix decides to stop making them available.  The Mellow Man says that while he is in love with Lauren Graham, the dialogue on the show is rather exhausting and fast.  That got me to thinking– maybe that’s why we women love the show so much!  It’s the clever repartee between Rory and Lorelai Gilmore.  There are so many great conversational moments and quotes from the Gilmore Girls, particularly from Lorelai Gilmore, and I have a hard time picking my overall favorite.  That being said, I think one of my top 5 quotes is about flexibility, “As long as everything is exactly the way I want it, I’m totally flexible.”  That quote describes me, and actually most of my household.  In honor of the release of all new Gilmore Girls episodes and my love of the show, I used that quote to create an easy Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook.

Are you excited about the new episodes of the Gilmore Girls? Here's an easy to make Gilmore Girls Fan Notebook to toss in a bag that has one of Lorelai's best quotes on the cover!
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Peppermint Cake Batter Cookie Blossoms

I love cake batter cookies that you make with store bought cake mixes. Do you? There are so many amazing recipes for them out there, and I’ve shared one of my favorite before with peanut butter and chocolate cake mix.  However, when I made those cookies, a commenter asked about making them with Andes Mint Candies, and that got me to thinking.  What if I made for my Christmas Cookie Exchange, Peppermint Cake Batter Cookie Blossoms that are like the traditional blossom cookies, but combine chocolate and mint.   When I found some darling holly leave and berry springs in the store, along with the peppermint Hershery Kisses, I knew what cookies that I wanted to make for the holidays– Peppermint Cake Batter Cookie Blossoms!

My Mom Made That: Peppermint Cake Batter Cookie Blossoms (2 Ways!)
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