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45 Unfiltered Thoughts During a Fixer Upper Episode.

I watch HGTV like it's my job. If that sentence turns you off, what are you even doing here? The rest of you, WELCOME. My people. For a network with a target demographic made up of your mom's bunco club to now be relevant enough to show up on tumblr and have tweens tweeting things like #actualgoals is... impressive. You're probably wondering, soooo what the heck happened? I'LL TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED! Chip and Joanna Gaines! That's what happened. Whether you’re…

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MY DIY GIFT GUIDE 2015

No Sew DIY Camera Strap by Sugar & Cloth  2. Faux Agate DIY Coasters by DIY Joy 3. Anthropologie Hack Bowls by The Lovely Drawer 4. DIY Marble Tray by Almost Makes Perfect 5. Gold Frosted Decorative Bowl by A Subtle Revelry 6. DIY Crystal Topped Boxes by Homey Oh My 7. Marbled Ring Dishes by A Beautiful Mess 8. Hanging Copper Planter by Style Me Pretty  9. Jewelry Organizer by Julep  10. Chalkboard Cheese Stone by Frankie Hearts Fashion  11. No Sew…

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The WHY Behind This Blog.

I woke up this morning with a realization. In two years of work, I have essentially created a portfolio that looks only partly like real life and is mostly just an attempt to make me worthy of a publisher when my manuscript is finally complete. Quite frankly, I wouldn't blame you if you found this blog a little boring because it's exactly like every other blog on the internet. So today, right now, I need to share with you the reason…

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Healthy Ramen

I have a confession. I, Madison Gray, author of said food blog, made a terrible batch of cookies. No like, practically inedible. Original ideas don't always end well and in case you were contemplating it, DO NOT REPLACE FLOUR WITH PROTEIN POWDER. Why? Yes, let's address the "why". It's like this, we're going to Hawaii for Christmas which means bikinis in three weeks and essentially my plan was to reward myself for excersize with cookies. Surprise! They didn't workout. Pun fully…

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My 21 Cyber Monday Deal Picks!

LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN, or should I say continue? It's Cyber Monday today so now is the time to get all your holiday shopping done from the comfort of your couch. Yes please! As someone who ventures out on Black Friday almost every year and has worked in retail during the holidays, I can tell you that the following sales are as good if not better than Black Friday. Not to mention you don't have to interact with humans or…