On Island Time…

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Recently I was lucky enough to travel to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands and it was A-MA-ZING!  We stayed at the Marriott there and the beach was absolutely gorgeous.  The trip was the perfect way to relax and enjoy some nice weather before winter sets in.  Here are a few pics from the trip!

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All photos were edited with Instagram, expect the last one that was edited by me.  Until next time…

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The easiest, tastiest, healthiest dip you’ve ever had!

Hi!  So far I’m doing much better with blogging… twice in one week!  This time I thought I would share one of my FAV recipes.  It goes by many different names… Texas Caviar, Poor Man’s Caviar, Black Bean and Corn Dip, etc.  Whatever you want it call it, it is quick and delicious!

Ingredients:

1 can each: black eyed peas (drained), whole kernel corn (drained), black beans (drained and washed), diced tomatoes (drained), rotel tomatoes (drained)

4-6 chopped green onions

1/2 large green bell pepper, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing

 

All you do is mix together all the ingredients and add the salad dressing to taste.  Serve with tortilla chips.  ENJOY!

 

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DIY Project: Kitchen Chair Makeover!

Hi all!  Sorry it has been SO long since I’ve posted.  I have been extremely busy with work and getting settled in the Queen City.  However I am FINALLY  ready to start blogging about new new life!

For my first real post I want to share about my kitchen set makeover!  I found a great dining room set at a consignment store for an amazing price!  The only problem was the seat cushions…  Yuck!

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Needless to say, this had to go!  I wanted to recover the cushions with a really bright, colorful fabric since most of my kitchen is painted white.  I also wanted the fabric to match some pictures I had hanging up in the dining area.  I ended up choosing this fabric:

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Much better!  After the fabric was ready it was time to recover the cushions!  Since the old fabric on the cushions was really old and gross, I decided to recover the cushions with an old table cloth first.  I covered all the cushions with the table cloth inside out using a staple gun…

The next step was covering the cushions with the new fabric!  Basically I repeated the process of covering the cushions with the fabric and securing the fabric with a staple gun.

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Here is a finish cushion:

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aaaaaand Ta-Da!  Here is the finished product!

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I was really happy with the way it turned out!  Since I am new to the world of DIY projects, I was a little nervous about taking this project on at first.  However, it ended up being super quick and easy!  I am going to start documenting more DIY projects, sharing marketing trends, decorating info, and more.  I am going to leave you guys with a picture of my new dining area.  Enjoy!

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My first post!

Hello all!  I’ve decided to start a blog documenting my start in the “real world.”  I graduated from the University of Georgia in May 2010, and recently moved to Charlotte, NC to start my first big girl job as an internet marketing specialist.  I’ll be writing about my new life in Charlotte, including but not limited to: all things seo and social media, diy and decor, recipes, happenings about town, and basically anything else I want to write about.  Enjoy!

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