How to Paint a Lamp Shade

Do you ever look around your home and see a need in the area of home decor?

I do all of the time, but before I go out buy something new, I look at what I have and think about how I can make it work.

That's what I did with this lamp I had bought for my daughters bedroom and later decided not to use it. 

The lamp ended up in my office, but I wasn't a good fit. I needed a lamp in my bedroom and thought this could work if only it were another color.

I had no idea if this would work, but it did and here's how I did it.
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Totspot | The Budget Friendly Kids Clothing Site

I got to spend some time with my amazing grandson this week and absolutely love every moment with my little man.
About a week before I went to pick him up, I ordered him a few summer outfits from Totspot
Use code GKBKRP when you sign up and get $2 toward your first order.
Totspot is a site where you can buy and sell kids fashion. I was amazed at what I got for just $50.

 
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Banana PB&J Snack Crackers

My #PutItOnARitz Banana PB&J Snack Cracker recipe and shopping trip have been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
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I'm definitely 'that mom' who will whip up fun snacks for her kids to have when they get home from school. They come home hungry everyday, so I try to have something for them to grab while dinner cooks. 

A snack that's easy for me to make are these Banana PB&J crackers. I love them because I always have the ingredients on hand in my pantry and refrigerator. You can use any type of cracker to make these, but I suggest RITZ®. That way you can snap a picture and enter the RITZ® Snackify Challenge Instagram Contest where you could win 1 of 40 $100 Walmart e-gift cards.

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Why I Prep My Office Every Friday

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There are three things that tend to make me grumpy. Not getting enough sleep, not eating when I'm hungry, and clutter.

Every Friday I plan a no-work day and use that time to prep my desk for the next work week.
Planning ahead has always helped me ward off stress and a grumpy attitude. On Fridays, I like to de-clutter my office and put things back in their proper place. It's really quick because I have things pretty organized already. The two main spaces in my office are my shelves and desk.
Starting with my shelves, I make sure all of my supplies, folders and books are back in their place. 

Starting the new work week with a clean office is key to being more productive and less grumpy.
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Master Bedroom Makeover Progress

I am so excited about our master bedroom makeover. We are in the final stretch and should be completely done by May.

I'm sure if we were paying for it all with credit cards we could just charge it now and pay for it later, but we live below our means and pay cash for everything. 

So let's look at what we've done so far.
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