10 At Home Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

For the majority of our 16 year marriage Shane and I have had stay-at-home date nights almost every weekend. Whether it was because we lacked babysitters, or our budget only allowed for one night out a month, or just out of pure “I don’t feel like going out” laziness, over the years we have come […]


Christmas Room Tour

If you are coming over from from Pretty Handy Girl, WELCOME! I just love blog hops and I have been following this one all week. A big thank you to Chris from Just A Girl for organizing it. I have always focused most of my decorating in the family room. That is partly why I […]


Christmas Mantel 2015

I was invited by Jen from House of Wood to join her mantel blog hop. I have loved seeing all of the other blogger’s mantels so far. I think I am the last blogger to decorate for Christmas. I don’t know why I drag my feet every year because I really do love Christmas. It […]


Handmade Gift Ideas

Growing up we used to draw names within our family and then we were responsible for finding gifts for that one person. Every once in awhile my parents would declare a “handmade only” gift exchange. Everything we gave our chosen family member had to be made by us (with help from parents if we were […]

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Fall Mantel {Styled X3}

I love this series so much! I look forward to it every month. And you are in for a treat because this month I have Kelli from Lolly Jane and Kelly from Live Laugh Rowe! They are amazing. In case you are new, the idea behind Styled X3 is that I buy three of the same […]

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DIY Icicle Ornament

I am lucky enough to be a HomeRight Ambassador and I get to use their products to make awesome things including today’s project :) When I was growing up my mom had gorgeous antique ornaments. She also had handblown glass icicles that she hung on the tree with them. They were my absolute favorite! I […]


Chalkboard Wreath

I have a confession….. I am not a huge wreath fan. I want to like them and I think that most are pretty cute. But I just don’t get super excited over them. Christmas is really the only time (with very few exceptions) that I even hang them. I was trying to think of a […]

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Christmas Home Tour 2014

I love visiting virtual home tours and so I think it is fun to occasionally be in one and share my home with you. When Chris asked if I would be in her Christmas home tour again this year I knew it would be the kick in the pants I needed to get the decorating done […]

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Tips For A Simple Fall Tablescape

We don’t entertain much unless it is in the summer and we can host in something in the backyard. Our dining room is just too small. It fits our family perfectly but there is no room for extra people. But even though we don’t have dinner parties, I still attempt to decorate the table occasionally for […]


Fall Home Tour

I am so excited to be participating in this year’s Fall Home Tour! Yesterday the tour ended with My Fabulous Life. If you are coming from there, WELCOME! I am glad you came :) Am I the only one who is still reeling over the fact that it Fall already? How did this happen? I swear summer […]

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Christmas Home Tour 2013

Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour!!! If you are visiting from Emily’s blog WELCOME! I am glad to have you. And I am excited to share my home with you today.   When Chris from Just A Girl approached me about participating in the Home Tour I was excited. In the past, all I have […]


Fourth Of July Ideas

It is getting close to the Fourth of July so I decided to do a little FLASH BACK FRIDAY and share my  fourth of July posts from the past.

I don’t have a new one this year. I have been busting my (not so little) rear end to get 4 projects done. I am exhausted. I will be lucky to have enough energy to sit on the porch and hold a sparkler when the 4th comes. So maybe I will show my kids these pictures too and be like “See. Remember mom use to do fun things on the holiday.” :)

Click the link to see the full post of each one. Enjoy!



Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. I will be taking the next little bit off from posting here on the blog. But I will be popping in on twitter, Facebook, and instagram. So I will see you back here in 2013!!! […]


Holiday Decor {made from duct tape}

Hold on. Don’t go anywhere. Did the phrase duct tape scare you a little when paired with holiday decor? Cause I am not going to lie, when I was asked by Scotch Duct Tape to create something for the holidays with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape I was a little baffled as to what […]


Homemade Caramel

It is my birthday today! And I made myself a treat. These caramels are seriously the best I have EVER had in my whole life. It is my mom’s recipe that she had been using for the past 40 years. Talk about tried and true! I remember as a child I would sit at the […]