microwave turkey
| Nov 2018
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You CAN Microwave a Turkey

It’s flying around the internets – the microwave turkey challenge! Folks are texting their parents and asking if they can microwave their turkey this Thanksgiving. Just search #25lbTurkeyChallenge on your favorite social media platforms and prepare to pee your pants. The responses are hilarious. We also laughed, but were also intrigued. As frequent “nailed it” challengers, […]
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Holderness Wreath
| Oct 2018
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You’ll fall in love with this DIY OMGourd Wreath

We have a confession. Mini pumpkins baffle us. Every grocery store produce bin is overflowing with these stunted gourds. They beg to be gathered up and thrown in the cart, but then what do you do with them year after year? Plop one on the mantel? Throw ‘em in a bowl? We’re the HolderMess Family […]
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DIY Hand Knit Blanket
| Oct 2018
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DIY Hand Knit Blanket: How to Fail and How to Nail It

Fall is in the air… No, it isn’t. It is still 90 degrees in October. Check the calendar, North Carolina! We may have sweat all over this project, but it will be a super cozy blanket once fall eventually decides to show up. Pull it together! Of course, no Nailed It video goes on without […]
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| Dec 2016
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Easiest Hot Chocolate!

As the weather gets colder we wanted to show how we make hot chocolate at home. It’s fun to make with the family – and it tastes REALLY REALLY good. What’s your favorite holiday recipe?
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| Jan 2016
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When kids take over the kitchen | Chopped cooking challenge

I had had enough. I’d had enough of carefully preparing healthy, delicious meals only to see my children reject them. I was DONE. So I made them cook. Yep. I told my six year old and eight year old they were in charge of dinner. “I will show them,” I thought. “They’ll collapse in a […]
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| May 2015
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Girls like Star Wars too!

When Lola was born we were drowning in a sea of pink tutus and princess sleepers. I couldn’t have been happier. Every trip through Target I would find another girl-tastic gem … those little socks that look like teeny ballet slippers? I’ll take 12! When Penn Charles was born, I ventured into the baby boy […]
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The Design Network - SpaceOff-8
| Apr 2015
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A basement intervention (aka a fabulous MAKEOVER)

This is a no judgement zone. So, please don’t judge our basement. It was full of furniture first acquired in college: a chair I found on the side of the road, a table from IKEA’s first collection, and a rug I think I may have accidentally took with me when I moved out of a […]
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| Sep 2014
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PENNterest: Penn takes on a Pinterest project

Post by Kim, craft by Penn I grew up in an incredibly crafty, do-it-yourself family. Long before Pinterest, my mother and grandmother went to the store and bought patterns to make a lot of our clothes. Before home improvement superstores, my father would take on massive projects around the house.. for fun. The house needs […]
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