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Hello everyone! I wanted you all to know that Eventful Existence has moved to a new site! I am so thrilled to have a self-hosted blog and be able to really make it my own now. I know it’s a hassle for you readers but I’d love it so much if you could hop on over to my new site and follow that! I promise, this is the last change for awhile! Love you all! ūüôā

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Happy Friday! If you are like me, I always struggle with what to get the men in my life! They are hard to buy for and most of what they want Рthey get when they want it! Hopefully these ideas will help you like they helped me! 
Enjoy! Xo
Gift Ideas for Him

A couple weeks ago I got an itch to make up some “Christmas” cookies! I knew the weeks leading to Christmas would get so crazy at work that I wouldn’t have time, and I was SO right! It has just been insane around here but that is a good thing. We are all so proud of what we do here at Kiepersol¬†that we never have a problem working extra hard to spread the word about what we do!

I digress – back to the cookies. So instead of doing a massive baking day – you know those where you have extra high hopes of accomplishing all of these crazy, insanely complicated cookie recipes and then you end up covered in flour with a bunch of Pinterest fails? Yeah, I wasn’t about to go down that road again. So I baked three different recipes on three different days. It made it really nice. I’d bake a batch of cookies ¬†and try a new recipe and still manage to walk away from the situation unharmed. So here is one of the cookies I made that weekend. They are really delicious, light and airy! I love anything lemon and these have a great lemon flavor! Give them a try for your Christmas baking this weekend!¬†

Enjoy! Xo

 

Ingredients:

1 Box of Lemon Cake Mix

8oz tub of Cool Whip

5 cups Powdered Sugar

1 egg

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Prepare a greased cookie sheet or use a silpat. 

Mix all ingredients, except the powdered sugar, together in your mixing bowl. 

 

 

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In a separate bowl, put the powdered sugar. Take two spoons and make rounded tablespoons of dough and drop into the powdered sugar. DOUGH IS VERY STICKY! 

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Roll in the powdered sugar until coated then form into a ball. 

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Place on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches away from each other. 

Bake for about 8-10 minutes depending on your oven!

I had to peek to see how they were crinkling! 

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Enjoy! These were so yummy!

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With Christmas only 8 days away, I figured this blog post might be good to help inspire anyone that needs last minute gift ideas!!  This year it has snuck up on me so fast that I can hardly believe Christmas will be here so soon! I think the wedding had a lot to do with that Рit made this year go by SO fast! Anyways Рhere are a few ideas for that beauty hunter, fashionista or homemaker in your life. Any of these gifts are sure to please! 
Enjoy! Xo
Holiday Gifts For Her

So, I saw this idea on Pinterest and totally wanted to make one! It was such an incredibly easy project and only took about 10 minutes (not including staining the wood)! The great thing about this project is you could make it as narrow or wide as you want, with as many rungs as you need! I made mine shorter but wide enough to really display the blankets. I used this stain by Rustoleum in the Kona color. It turned out so pretty and only needed one coat. 

Enjoy! Xo

What you’ll need:

1 – 1 x 4 x 10 piece of wood

1 quart of wood stain

Paintbrush

Long nails and drill

First: I had handsome cut the wood to the measurements I needed

Second: I stained the wood (this is for more than one project).

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Third: I measured out where I wanted the rungs to go and made marks with a sharpie.

I wanted the rungs to be at an angle so it was a little harder to hold everything while drilling.

I did put 2 nails on each side of the rungs to keep them from rotating.

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Final: Put your favorite blankets on display! I just love how this turned out. Ours is a little shorter and wider than the one pictured but I like it that way! 

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I just love the holidays for getting all dressed up and attending fun parties! I have put together a few cute outfits that are so festive! Remember – you don’t always have to go for red and green but I just loved these combinations so much, I didn’t mind the holiday colors! This midi skirt is just to die for! It’s a must on my list for sure!¬†
Enjoy! Xo
Holiday Attire

The holiday season is full of fun get-togethers and fancy soirees to attend! I always love bringing the host/hostess something to show appreciation for the invitation. Here are some ideas that any host/hostess would love! 
Enjoy! Xo
Hostess Gifts

For Thanksgiving, we traveled up to Nashville, TN to spend the holiday with Davey’s mom and brother. It was such a wonderful trip and it was so nice to be back in Nashville. Both of our hearts are in the city and we long for the ¬†day that we can be there permanently! On our way back to Texas on Sunday, I wore this comfy outfit for the long travel day ahead. Little did I know that our 9 hour drive would turn into a 14 hour one! Right outside of Memphis we hit bad traffic and we didn’t get home until almost 3am. Blah. This outfit was a comfy one to travel in, lots of layers and stretchy fabrics help to maintain comfort throughout the drive. I think after a certain amount of time in a car though, nothing is comfortable anymore!¬†

What is your favorite outfit for a long car ride?

Enjoy! Xo

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Chambray: Polo (old)

Top: Target (old)

Scarf: handmade

Pants: Banana Republic (here)

Boots: Target (similar here)

Bracelet: Gifted


I always find myself struggling to get the men in my life gifts for Christmas! This year is no different. Normally, when they want something, they just go get it themselves! Handsome and I are starting a new tradition where we are only going to give each other stockings each year filled with small presents (remember: small presents are sometimes the BEST presents!). Here are some ideas for stocking stuffers for that special man in your life!
Enjoy! Xo 
Stocking Stuffers for Him

 I just LOVE making homemade Christmas decorations. My brother came up with this idea for our front porch and I just LOVE how they turned out! Homemade touches for Christmas always make it so special and unique! Try this idea out Рplus if you have kids, they will love making this. We just googled a bunch of different snowflake shapes to make!

Enjoy! Xo

What you’ll need:

Glue gun with glue sticks

Popsicle sticks

Ribbon or fishing wire

Spray paint

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