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5+ Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Linens

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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I love that “saving money” no longer has the negative connotation that it did when I was growing up in the 80’s. Back then, it wasn’t considered cool to shop at thrift stores or to repurpose furniture. We could never have imagined that drinking from recycled Mason jars while sitting in mismatched chairs at a […]

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Homemade Ice Cream cakes make every occasion special! Using a bundt pan adds just a little more special pizazz!

Easy Peasy Homemade Ice Cream Cake

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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This recipe is so stinkin’ easy I’m almost embarrassed to post it here.  But I think you’ll agree it may will provide you with a fun way to “fancy up” a plain-Jane cake and make almost any occasion a little bit more special… First of all…get out your Bundt pan.  If you don’t have one, […]

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Fall is in the air – an autumn round-up!

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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According to the calendar, fall doesn’t officially begin until the end of September, but that’s much too late for my taste. September 1st marks the first day of autumn around here. That’s because September 1st is the day I decorate my house for fall! Never mind the fact that it’s still hot as blue blazes here […]

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Top 10 Staycation Ideas for South Georgia!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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South Georgia is a lovely agricultural region; not always a destination stop, but often an area you’ll travel through to get to many other fun destinations. Located central to Atlanta, the beaches of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Florida panhandle, and Disney, if you live in or near the SouthEast and want to go “anywhere” for […]

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7 essentials things to do to save money at the grocery store

7 Essentials for Saving Money at The Grocery Store

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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If you Google “saving money at the grocery store” you’ll find about a gazillion great ideas. Unfortunately for me, when I see a gazillion ideas about anything my brain tends to short-circuit and I process none of them. Assuming I’m not the only one whose brain works this way, I’ve compiled a short, uncomplicated list […]

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Essential Oils – Clean and Refreshing

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Trista Porter

Trista is currently attending a local university. She is majoring in business administration and English. Not one to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass her by, she has recently started her own business featuring health-friendly and earth-friendly products. She also co-owns a photography business with her boyfriend fiancée. Her dreams are to be a successful writer, businesswoman, wife, and to spread the love of God. Learn more about Trista by visiting her at The Earthly Ones or ReiDesigns.
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One of my new years resolutions is to be frugal while still using products that are friendly to the earth and people. I know. It seems impossible considering so many products either have tons of chemicals or are ridiculously expensive. But, even on a tight budget, I have found lots of ways to stay green and […]

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Throw a Dr. Seuss Baby Shower {On a Budget}

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Dr. Seuss baby showers seem to be all the rage right now, and March is a great time for them, as the very first day of the month is Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday! But it was no surprise when my book-lovin’ niece requested that theme for her baby shower. What was a surprise, however, was the […]

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Warm and Yummy Egg Pie (or Quiche)!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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I may be dating myself, but some years ago there was this saying “Real men don’t eat quiche.” Well, my hubby and I used to laugh at that, because I had this go-to recipe for leftovers that I would frequently prepare for supper…which (of course) was pretty-much quiche based. As our first-born son got older, […]

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Make Your Own Body Butter ~ Easy and Economical

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Candy

Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Making your own body butter is so much easier than you’d think. Sure, you can find more complicated recipes on line, but I’m all about keeping it simple. This versatile, one-main-ingredient recipe will have your skin silky smooth in no time flat. And, with this a few simple adjustments you can have a lotion that […]

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A 3 Night Beach Vacation for Less than $250?!

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Candy

Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
Candy

Our family loves the beach, but we often have a difficult time forking over the ridiculous amounts of money it takes to stay in a decent condo. So, we had the brilliant idea of combining our love for camping with our need to answer the call of the waves.

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