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Spring Front Porch

Hello all! Today I'm asking for a little favor. For the past few weeks, I've been working behind the scenes on revamping the Satori blog. This summer, I'll be rolling out a new look with new features that I hope will make your experience here even better. After receiving feedback on the Satori Facebook Page earlier this year, I added more outdoor decorating and gardening posts as a result this spring. My goal is to always be in touch with … [Read more...]

Summer Entertaining- Outdoor Oasis Party + Giveaway!

Outdoor Oasis Party

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the rest of our house. It's an oasis where we can escape the busyness of life, take time to rejuvenate, and reconnect with … [Read more...]

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm + Giveaway!

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm

Thank you to Balsam Hill for sponsoring today’s post in the spirit of Mother's Day. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Until last week, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to pull out my flip flops again. Winter had been hanging on ever so tightly, and the opportunity to do any outdoor spring decorating hadn't presented itself. By this time last year, we had our patio furniture out of storage and I had picked up quite a few plants from our lo … [Read more...]

Get Ready for the Outdoor Extravaganza Link Parties!

Join the Outdoor Extravaganza 2014

Spring is finally here, and that means it's time to get ready for the annual Outdoor Extravaganza link parties! This time, I’m joining 5 other talented bloggers to share some of our outdoor projects, and we want you to show us what you've been busy working on outside, too! This year's hostesses are (left to right): Kristin from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Tiffany from Living Savvy Angie from Echoes of Laughter Lucy from Cr … [Read more...]

Saying “Thank You!”

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Although blogging is a labor of love for me, I still consider it my job. Anyone who has managed a blog for any length of time knows it requires careful planning, perseverance, and a high level of commitment to create interesting content week after week. Today, I want to take a moment to thank the people and companies who make it possible for me to keep the Satori blog rolling along! Let's get started... Pushing papers is a collection of … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti + Microplane Giveaway!

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti Recipe

Thank you to Microplane for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share one of our favorite cookie recipes.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Do you like baking? Now that my son is away at college, I don't do near as much as I used to. A treat for me is eating dates and nuts or a square of dark chocolate. Occasionally, I crave something with a bit of crunch to pair with an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Biscotti is that satisfying in … [Read more...]

Vintage Key Art + Pot of Gold Giveaway!

Vintage Key Art- Gold Gilded Shadow Box

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and although we typically don't do much around here to celebrate the Irish tradition, I thought it would be fun to join a group of other Canadian bloggers in hosting a "Pot of Gold" giveaway! I'm sure you'd love to get your hands on $300 worth of Paypal cash! (More on that in a bit.) In the spirit of today's giveaway, each of us were asked by Tara from Suburble to create something gold. Of course, I … [Read more...]

Our Sunday Best Showcase- Link Party

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Hello everyone! I know I don't usually post on Sundays, but today I'm happy to be joining three other lovely ladies to bring you Our Sunday Best Showcase. Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs and Nicolette from Momivore's Dilemma and ink & sky have been hosting a fantastic Sunday link party for a while now. Perhaps you're already a regular? Recently, they asked Aimee from Twigg Studios and I to join them. Needless to say, I jumped at … [Read more...]

Google+ Link Party: Grow Your Circles

Today I'm co-hosting a Google+ link party along with 13 other creative bloggers. I hope you'll join us! And now I'll have Amanda fill you in on the details... Happy New Year!  Welcome to the first Google party of 2014! Is one of your 2014 blog goals to grow your presence (circles) on Google+?  I hope you'll join us every other Wednesday for the Google+ link party. Google+ is the place to be for better SEO and increased website ex … [Read more...]