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Chase Your Awesome Summer Series

By |June 24th, 2015|

Hi there, crafty happy people. This is Dee, your summer lovin’ CSI Girl!

This summer, I decided I was going to “Chase Awesome” and do the things that would make me happy, be spontaneous and regret nothing. I asked some other bloggers to also share how they would “Chase Awesome” this summer and first up, we have […]

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DIY Patriotic Favor

By |June 18th, 2015|

“….And the rockets red glare,

the bombs bursting in air,

gave proof through the night

that our flag was still there….”

Using toilet paper rolls {Yay for recycling} and paper, I created fun Patriotic favors that you can give out at your 4th of July party.

Start off by cutting your paper and tissue paper the same size to cover […]

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Herbs de Provence Pork Tenderloin

By |June 14th, 2015|

Recently, at a blog conference, I met Laura from With her business card, she handed out the cutest jars of Herbs de Provence. Ever since, I have been trying to come up with a recipe to use the spices in. Tenderloin is always a classic around the CSI Home so I went with it.

You […]

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Mixed Media Patriotic Art

By |June 5th, 2015|

Mixed Media Art involves using more than one medium. I also like to add different textures. For this “Patriotic Bird”, I used objects of different textures, mod podge, hot glue and paint. I also pulled out Scrabble Tiles because why not? They are cute and I get 3 points for my word.

First, I painted my […]

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Firehouse {No} Pepper Salsa

By |June 1st, 2015|

Leave it to a fireman to teach me how to make the most tasty salsa. It packs a big punch of flavor and there is not a pepper to be found in it. I hate chopping peppers and worrying about the juice and seeds getting on me which leads to getting into my eyes. Anyone […]

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Boho Chic{Ruby Claire Giveaway}

By |May 31st, 2015|

Whether you are wanting the boho look or just a beautiful dress to wear to a summer wedding, the Freshly Yours dress is for you!

Need gorgeous heels to wear with it?

No Problem. Ruby Claire has that too!

This dress is light with the most beautiful lace. You will feel like a princess in this dress. I […]

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Patriotic Kids Art

By |May 21st, 2015|

We recently got to use products from DohVinci. This product combines playdoh with 3d printing. When it dries, you have a masterpiece. There are so many different bases you can use to create on such as wood, plastic, ceramic but we decided to use a canvas. It worked perfectly! The stylist resembles a glue gun […]

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Swordfish Steak

By |May 17th, 2015|


Ever tried Swordfish?

146 Calories

55% of the daily recommended amount of protein

It is also loaded with potassium and selenium which helps with energy and electrolytes. This meal may look light but it packs a big punch of flavor and fulfilling. With a couple of seasonings and herbs, I created a marinade and grilled the swordfish on […]

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Summer Tic Tac Toe

By |May 5th, 2015|

Did someone say “Summer”?

Yes, I most certainly did, because hold on tight. Summer is right around the corner and you will need some boredom busters that won’t break the bank.


Using a wood slab that you can get a Michael’s, I created an easy, colorful and fun Summer Tic Tac Toe.

All you need is some […]

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Summer Lemon Wood Craft

By |April 28th, 2015|

When I create something, I like to think outside the box or in this case, outside the fruit. Does a lemon have to be all yellow?

I decided that a lemon doesn’t have to be all yellow. I can make it what I want and to match my yellow and pink porch decor.

I found everything I […]

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Denim Dreams{DIY Dream Catcher}

By |March 27th, 2015|

Follow your heart,

Capture your dreams,

Live life to the fullest!

I don’t like to throw out items that I think I can upcycle. So, when a pair of jeans went out of commission, I knew I could use the denim. I picked up a round wire planter for just a few bucks at Home Depot. Then, I […]

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Rosemary-Lemon Butter Recipe

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Give your next meal some pizazz!

If food could do jazz hands, this Rosemary- Lemon Butter recipe would.

This is a great way to wake up an old pasta dish.


* 1 stick of butter

* Fresh Rosemary chopped

* 1 Lemon- zest

Set your butter out so it will become room temperature. After it is at room temperature, then spread […]