An easy way to decorate a store-bought cake

On A Girl Named PJ: An easy way to decorate a store-bought cake

July is a big month for birthdays in our family. Two weeks ago, Levi celebrated his 4th birthday with a backyard adventure party, and today's my husband's special day! In honor of his birthday, I thought I'd share an easy way to decorate a store-bought cake because -- let's be real -- some of us don't have the time, interest, or culinary skills to bake a homemade cake … READ MORE!

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Shopping for monthly calendars

Shopping for a monthly calendar to hang in the kitchen

When I was growing up, my mom kept track of meetings, appointments, and birthdays in a slender datebook (always secured with rubber band), plus a monthly calendar mounted inside a kitchen cabinet. My mom now relies on her iPhone calendar when she's out and about, but she still transcribes everything onto a master monthly calendar hanging in the kitchen. Quickly, she can see when my … READ MORE!

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Weekend reading: link roundup

A Girl Named PJ Weekend Reading: Link Roundup

This weekend's link roundup includes a pair of reviews for a New York Times best-selling book, a ukulele lesson, a cute summer dress (on sale!), and more. … READ MORE!

Living room inspiration: Clear acrylic coffee tables

A Girl Named PJ living room inspiration: Clear acrylic coffee tables

Shortly after we moved into our Omaha house -- so back in 2008 -- Jordan and I drove up to Minneapolis for the day. We didn't head into the city or even the Mall of America. The sole purpose of our trip was to stock up on furniture and decor at IKEA. Among the bookcases and the dressers and the bar stools we brought home that day was a large white coffee table with metal legs. The … READ MORE!

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A quick tip for dealing with jealousy + free desktop wallpaper!

Eyes on Your Own Work free desktop wallpaper from A Girl Named PJ

For better or worse, jealousy is a topic I keep coming back to on this blog. I've revealed my jealousy triggers and shared advice from some of my favorite bloggers on how they deal with jealousy. Today, I'd like to chat a little bit about how I tame the green-eyed monster when he dares to show his ugly face -- which, if we're being completely honest, happens more frequently than I would like … READ MORE!

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