Inspiration…

Take a minute and watch this video shared by Jillian Michaels of a woman who went to the gym everyday for 100 days and made a time lapse video.

I’m up here…and you’re down there.

I hope your 200 followers liked the fat shaming. Super classy. At least I’m honest and not a liar like you. Go have yourself some VANILLA ice cream and get back to your lame life of stalking me and being a stealing white trash use people bitch.

Oh & thanks for the hits to my blog. And for getting in on the GOMI action. You are so obvious. #hatersmakemefamous

Point proven.

Go to hell you crazy bitch…and by bitch I most definitely mean you Janie.

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A Bazillion & ONE Christmas Treats!

A Christmas Treat

I love to have allll of my ideas in one convenient spot..so I compiled a list of allll the Christmas treat I could find and put them in one blog post for easy access!

Global Warming Snowman Cookies from Empress of Dirt

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Easy Santa Belly Cookies from Tidy Mom

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Peppermint Kiss Brownie Bites

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Holiday Eggnog Blondies

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Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Cake

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Holiday Eggnog Cheesecake

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Holiday Eggnog Muffins

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

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3 Ingredient Peppermint Candy Cane Bark

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Rice Krispies Trees with Reeses mini pb cup as the trunk

 

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Red Velvet Cake with Peppermint Whipped Cream

 

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Gingerbread Brownies – 4 ingredients and 5 easy steps

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Oreo Peppermint Crunch Cookies

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Peppermint Fudge

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Christmas Bark Cookie Crunch

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Santa Hat Peppermint Sugar Cookies

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White Chocolate Oreo Snowman

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EASY Reindeer cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

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Reindeer Cake Pops from Lisa Storms

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Grinch Oreo Pops

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This Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Tree from Cookies and Cups looks super easy & super festive!Christmas-Tree-Rice-Krispy

 

 

Reindeer Cupcakes from  Empress of Dirt

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Rice Krispie Treat Tree Pops from Positively Splendid.

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Peppermint Crunch Bark PLUS 61 other peppermint recipes!

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Snowman Sugar Cookies

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Santa Nutter Butter Cookies….love how they used coconut on the beard!

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Gingerbread Sandwich Trees

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Candy Cane Cookie

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Peppermint Gooey Bars

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WhipperBerry Peppermint Drop Cookies – Meringue Recipe

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

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Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

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Candy Cane Blossoms

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Santa Cap Cupcakes-Healthier for kids! Strawberry, Whip Cream, Marshmallow!

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Snowman Kabobs

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Chocolate. Dipped. Pretzels.  Oh, yeah…

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Candy Cane Oreo Peppermint Bark – easy and delicious!

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North Pole Cupcakes via www.KarasPartyIdeas.com! DIY instructions & FREE printable North Pole tag!

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Snowman Cookies at TidyMom.net

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 White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

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Red & Green Cupcakes from Sugar Swings Serve Some

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Party Wagon used the store bought Rice Krispie Treats for a super quick idea… Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats

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Decorating doesn’t get any easier than these Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies from Meet the Dubiens

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Nutter Butter Cookie Reindeer Pop Treats from The Idea Room

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These Rice Krispy Treat Ornaments from Amy’s Finer Things make a great centerpiece!

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Candy Cane Marshmallows from Martha Stewart

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Snowman Shots from Babble

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Rainbow Christmas Wreath

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Reindeer Treats

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Santa cookies made using Milano cookies and candy melt!

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These Rice Krispy Treat Reindeer from Land O Lakes are super simple!

 

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Melting Snowman Smores from Relatively Reagan.

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Starlit Mints Cupcakes from Hello Cupcake.

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North Pole Cupcakes

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Peppermint & White Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies from  Cupcakes and Crablegs

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Snowman Cupcakes from Betty Crocker

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Tootsie Rolls, Twizzlers, & Rice Krispy Treats come together to make these adorable Christmas Lights from Sweetology! How creative!

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Santa Hat Cupcakes from Created by Diane

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Marshmallow Snowman Treats from Amanda’s Parties To Go!

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Vanilla ice cream rolled in coconut makes this Coconut Ice Cream Snowman from Martha Stewart a divine treat!

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Rice Krispy Treat Present Cake from 4tunate.

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Cookie & Pretzel Reindeer Cupcakes from Hoosier Homemade

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Whimsical Eggnog Christmas Cake from Bakingdom

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Santa Hat Cupcakes made with Ice Cream Cones!

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Christmas Cornflake Wreath Cookies

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Peppermint Brownies

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Peppermint Patties

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Hot Cocoa Dippers

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Gumdrop Cookies

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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

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Red Velvet Hi Hat Cookies

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Peppermint Kiss Brownies

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Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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White Chocolate Peppermint Toffee

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Chocolate Peppermint Lasagna

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Ice-Cream Cones

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HERSHEY’S and Reece’s Buttercup Chocolate Candy Trees

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White Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Sugar Cookies

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Peppermint Bark No-Bake Marshmallow Cheesecake Bars

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Iced Gingerbread Cookies

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White Chocolate Peppermint Sugar Cookie Pizza

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Classroom Christmas party snack idea: Reindeer Munchies – This is a sweet and easy recipe the kids can help make. Santa and the elves will gobble it up. I like the idea of putting treats in the cone.

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Mini Santa Hat Cheesecakes

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Cute Reindeer Cupcakes

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Peppermint Oreo Muddy Buddies

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 Reindeer Food from Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats

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Peppermint Bark Moose Munch

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Santa Party Mix from Cookies and Cups

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Peppermint Bark Brownies

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White Chocolate Gingerbread Pudding Cups

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Christmas Present Pretzels

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Snowman Cheeseball

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Santa Pancakes from Gather Round Our Table

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Peppermint Marshmallows

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Peppermint Marshmallow Hot Chocolate on a Stick

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Candy Cane Steamers

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Easy & Delicious Homemade Eggnog

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Santa & Snowman Milkshakes by Whisk: A food blog.

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Snowman Eggnog

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Reindeer Chocolate Milk

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Peppermint Crunch Ice Cream Pie

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Santa Bread from Taste of Home

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Cherry Cheese Danish for Christmas

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Eggnog Dip

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Fruit Christmas Tree at Ginger & Garlic

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Cheese & Sausage Tree Tray

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Fruit & Veggie Tray Ideas

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Rudolph Pancakes

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Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Sandwiches – These adorable sandwiches only take minutes to make

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Snowman Pizza at Delia Creates

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Reindeer Noses

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Gingerbread Granola

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Snowman Cheesesticks

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Santi-tizer

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Thanksgiving Goodies Galore!

Thanksgiving Goodies Galore

 

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Chalboard Pumpkins!! Holy sweet potato pie I love them!

Make your Thanksgiving something to remember with perfect little details like these printables: 

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FREE Thanksgiving Feast Printables!

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15 Free Thanksgiving Printables!

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Free Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props

The next bunch are just fun Thanksgiving treats I found…there are no links because I only came across the pictures…but they all look extremely easy to figure out & assemble 🙂

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The next group are cute Thanksgiving treats & turkeys that all have links to tutorials for how to make them!

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“Thankful” Pumpkin Bars with Alpha-Bits Cereal

 

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Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys Complete tutorial & supply list.

 

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Candy Corn Popcorn Cones

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Turkey Cookie Sticks

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Jello Pilgrim Boats

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Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats

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Reese’s Pilgrim Hats

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Easy Turkey Cookies

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Turkey Cupcakes

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Thanksgiving Feast Cupcakes

and this version…

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Thanksgiving Food Cupcakes

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Pumpkin Candy Cookies

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Little Gobblers

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Reese’s Turkeys

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Chocolate Rice Cereal Snack Turkeys

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TeePee Treats

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M&M Turkey Favors

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Oreo Turkeys

 

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Fruit Gobbler

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Turkey Treats

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 Rice Krispy Treat Turkey Pops

 

 

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1. Speckle-ly Acorn Cookies by The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle

2. Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice Acorns by Sugar Swings!

3. Acorn Cake Bites by CandiQuik

4. Elegant Autumn Rice Crispy Acorns by Bakingdom

5. Sweet Acorn Glazed Donuts by Gracious Rain

 

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6. Chocolate Bar Thanksgiving Name Plates by Dollhouse Bake Shoppe

7. Fall Leaf Cookies by LilaLoa

8. Drawn on Marshmallows by The Decorated Cookie

9. Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies by Noble Pig

10. Autumn Spiced Fall Leaf Cookies by No Empty Chairs

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11. Mini Cherry Pies by “What you give away you keep”

12. Pumpkin Pie Bites by Dollhouse Bake Shoppe

13. Apple Pie Pops by Buttercream Bakehouse

14. Mini Pecan Pies by Bake or Break

15. Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Cookies by The Decorated Cookie

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16. Pilgrim Cupcakes by Create-Celebrate-Explore

17. Thanksgiving Teepee Cupcakes by Stie’s Thoughts

18. Marshmallow Cookie Pilgrim Hat Pops by Dollhouse Bake Shoppe

19. Pilgrim and Indian Cake Pops by The Party Animal

20. Chocolate Pilgrim Hats by Hungry Happenings

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21. M&M Turkey Favors by The Party Animal

22. Turkey Cupcakes for Thanksgiving by Hoosier Homemade

23. Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies and Cards by LilaLoa

24. Nutter Butter Turkey Cookie Pops by The Party Animal

25. Thanksgiving Turkey Rice Krispie Treats by The Celebration Shoppe

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26. Little Gobbler Turkey Cookies by Seventh House On The Left

27. Pie Crust Turkey by Hungry Happenings

28. Thanksgiving Turkey Cake Pops by Bakerella

29. Caramel Turkey Cupcakes by Jo and Sue

30. Handprint Turkey Cookies by Bee In Our Bonnet

Paradise…well almost…

Danny & I both grew up in the country. Wide open spaces…no neighbors…and lots of beautiful TREES.

The road Danny grew up on & we lived together the first couple years…

When Daynie was about to start school…we bought a house in a sweet, quiet little neighborhood…just to get in the school district.

We LOVE LOVE LOVE our house.

I said when I first saw it..this house was built for me.

It’s huge, has a massive open living/kitchen/dining area perfect for my entertaining, a large master bedroom with closet to die for, tile throughout (perfect for my allergies)  and the biggest craft closet you ever did see. The neighborhood is wonderful and you couldn’t ask for better neighbors.

Just one little problem….we want land. And privacy that just doesn’t come in a neighborhood.  We want lots of land and lots of trees.

I was already beginning to notice a huge difference in the way my kids were growing up & the way we did. We want a place for our kids to play outside for hours, ride 4-wheelers, shoot guns, go fishing, & just feel that quiet country atmosphere.

I realized this was a serious problem when my kids & I had to jump a gate/fence once a while back  and they were clueless as of how to cross. Such a simple thing I take for granted..you’d think it’s just common sense…but for a kid that has never had to do it..they didn’t really know how to start. LOL.

Over the last few years we have been on the lookout for land to build on  or a home with land in the area. The summer of 2012 we thought we had found “the perfect home” and it had the perfect amount of land with it.  It had EVERYTHING we wanted. A pool, a huge shop, 13 acres, two ponds, and a jack & jill bathroom for the kids! Again..when I saw the house…I had this overwhelming feeling that the house was built for me. We immediately secured a contract and put our house on the market. We were tight lipped about it because we didn’t want to jinx it!

And then we waited.

And waited.

Here we are over a year and a half later and our house hasn’t sold…but our dream home has.

I was a little sad but I knew the whole time that it was completely out of our hands. We did everything possible to make it happen and if it didn’t…then that was God’s plans.

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We kept our house on the market awhile longer as we explored our options and made decisions. Houses are just not moving in the area. I think in a couple of years after the new school is built and people are desperate to get in the district again..we will have better luck. Danny just wants land now. So we looked for something that we can buy to go spend weekends & holidays that we could afford. Something we can do all the things we want to. And we found it.  So we took our house off the market for now. We will try to sell again later on. Then we will find a large acre tract and build our forever home on it.

The land we found for our family for now..while we keep our current home… is about 20 min from our house. It’s a six acre tract  that is lined by a creek. on 3 sides. Adjacent to one side is 30 acres owned by Danny’s family.

Our little piece of paradise is just perfect for what we want it for. It has a massive in ground pool & hot tub. It has a pump room for the pool that is huge and has a bathroom/shower. Beautiful landscaping. There is so much detail even in the driveway pavement/edging. There is a treehouse/fort built into a tree for the kids. And it has a cute little cabin! At one time it actually had an over 4000 square foot house built on it that burned down. So now we are left with a HUGE slab.

This piece of property has been sitting dormant for awhile. It needs a lot of work to get it up to date and in working order. Danny & I are so excited to roll up our sleeves & make it our own!

The land is just gorgeous! We already have plans to build a pond!   We have sooo many plans for this great place!

For the next few years while our kids are growing…we will use it as a weekend & holiday getaway. A place to relax & swim & enjoy the outdoors. Family & friend get togethers. And parties!

I have a lot of other things up my sleeve though…business opportunities & dreams to make come true. This place is perfect for that too!  I saw it the minute I viewed the place!

Texas is turning winter here…& the place needs a lot of work…but here is the pictures of my little piece of paradise in the making….

Here is the retaining wall that is adjacent to the 30 acres…look at all that rock! You can also see part of the driveway.

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This is looking from the slab to the pool below. 050

We don’t know what all we need to do to the pool yet..but we plan on having it sanded & painted. 051 052 053 054 055 056 057

So much space! I can see my kids riding their atvs now!

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Isn’t this just the coolest for a kid? Danny has a lot of work to do to it…but we will make it awesome!061

I am SOOO in love with this cute little cabin! It’s so perfect for us!

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I can’t wait to get the landscaping all cleaned up! You can see in the pic below where the steps lead up to the slab.065 071 072

This is the shallow end of the pool…074

The pool is crazy deep! You can also see the cabin in the background of the top right of the pic below.

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Waterfall that goes down  into the pool….080

 

The hot tub….081 082 083 084 085 383 384 385

Here’s a few pics of the inside of the cabin…we’ve had some big rains lately in East Texas and it flooded the cabin…but we have it fixed now so it won’t flood again. We will tear out the floors & do lots of updating in here..especially the appliances.

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The loft for the kids…389 391 394 396

This is a little bedroom…398 399 400 401 403

The loft…404 406 409 411 412 413 416

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See the washer/dryer in the little closet to the right?419 426 428 430 433 438 446 448 450 452 454 456 458 460 464 472 474

See how huge the slab for the house is?? That’s only PART of it!476 478

 

I will update ya’ll when we start getting to work on this amazing place!

And when it’s ready to go…PARTAYYYY!! (and yes…I’m going to invite all my awesome blogging friends for a weekend of awesome!)

 

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