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Travel Journal Chicago IL

Chicago, Illinois January 15-17, 2016   My birthday week has officially arrived!! This is my second time celebrating a birthday in Chicago, and I have never been disappointed with the feeling of adventure I get when exploring this large city. There is just so much to see and do. We spent our first night becoming brew-masters […]

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New Year, New..Something!

A New Year is something everyone can, and should look forward to. It is the opportunity to start new. This could be internal or external. A new year is an opportunity to make goals, learn new things, and grow as an individual. Several people make a mockery of New Years resolutions and people that choose […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole 

Tis The Season! Ingredients|| 2 pounds sweet potatoes 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon butter, melted Directions|| Wash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut off woody portions and ends. Cut […]

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Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

  Halloween is this weekend! And, this past weekend I was getting a little worried I wouldn’t find a costume!.. Okay, very worried! I even started texting my girl friends to see what they were coming up with, or if they were going to spend a million dollars buying a new costume. Since I DIY’d […]

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Tipsy Pumpkins?

I wanted to make a couple “pumpkin mummies.” I had the perfect gourds but could not figure out how to make them stand upright. I had the idea to hot glue a halved wine cork behind the pumpkin.  It worked so well! This “spidey pumpkin” was alot of fun for our toddler! I used wax […]

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October 1st Has Arrived!

I have been waiting for this day! Although the Fall season officially started September 22nd, I thought it would be socially acceptable to wait  to post my “Octobery” ideas. Honestly was anxiously waiting to post my all time, relate-able Fall quote from F. Scott Fitzgerald, but most of my pumpkin spice latte loving friends have […]

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Farewell Summer

So, Autumn is right around the corner, September 23rd to be exact! Although I am extremely excited for fall blog posting, The season also marks the one year anniversary of DomesticatedDiva.net I am very thankful I was able to spend the last bit of the summer weather up north. Top five things I LOVED about this […]

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Let’s talk about Groupon..

TGIF Guys!! I wanted to share with you, my experience with Groupon. I have recently met people who have never used it, or they’re just skeptical of the site..don’t be! I myself have purchased 44 Groupons and counting! I have taken trips, purchased clothes, and used plenty of the beauty services..there really is no reason […]

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Save it for a rainy day..

Hey guys!! I am sharing tonight a throwback for you:)! Have a great weekend! Baylor and I will be taking our 12 hour voyage to the south this Wednesday!! I’ve started thinking of easy portable ways to entertain our toddler for that time. A simple portable indoor outdoor sandbox:)) With all the rain were having […]