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Parenting and Technology

My kids are growing up in a world so different than from when I was growing up. I remember growing up and listening to my Walkman while mowing the lawn.  While I belted out the lyrics to Randy Travis’s Forever And Ever Amen,  I was thinking how cool it was to be able to listen to music while […]


Metal Projects and a GIVEAWAY!

My blogging friend Laura from Finding Home Farms is tall, sassy and one of the kindest people I have ever met. She is also ridiculously talented. Her husband recently quit his corporate job to pursue his passion and they now have a thriving maple syrup business. It is really an inspiring story. You can read […]


PUR Prize Pack Giveaway!

Last week I posted one of my favorite winter weather drinks (which I ended up drinking a lot of when I got sick right after posting) and I promised to giveaway a PUR prize pack this week. Before we get to the giveaway, I wanted to show you how easy it is to install the […]

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Best DIY Project of 2015 CONTEST!

You guys! It is here! I have been on pins and needles all week waiting for today! I have hosted this contest since 2011 and it is truly one of my favorite things of the whole year. Every year you guys get to show off your best projects from the year and with the help […]

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Get Ready….

It is that time of year again! The ‘ole annual Best of DIY contest. I LOVE seeing all the projects you guys have been doing all year. Every year the projects get better and better.   The link up will be on January 4th and will be open all week. The judges will consult and […]


Merry Christmas!

Another year is coming to a close and I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you all. I hope your holidays are filled with family, love, and chocolate :)  I’ll see you after the new year!    

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Favorite Things 2015 Edition

Every year for the past several years I have shared my favorite things that I discovered throughout the year. Other bloggers do this as well and I always look forward to reading all of their posts. This is not a sponsored post. I just want to share my favorite finds from this year but I did add […]

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My Inspired Room

My good friend Melissa from The Inspired Room has just released a new book! It is stunning. In celebration of that, she asked a few of her blogging friends to share our own inspired rooms in our own homes. I feel the same about all the rooms in my home since we worked together as […]

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If Pinterest Came Alive…

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your Pinterest boards came to life? If you could see all the things you had pinned in person and meet the people behind the pins? Well, guess what folks? It can happen. There is going to be a Pinner’s expo here in Utah with 100 […]

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Vintage Pencil Sharpener

Growing up we had a pencil sharpener in my dad’s office where you cranked the handle and it could be mounted to the desk. I loved that thing! We have had a problem in our house for what seems like forever. We are always losing our little pencil sharpeners. I am not sure where they […]

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Living Water

I’ve been reflecting on things lately. Reminiscing. I purged like crazy and went through every single thing we own including pictures. It has made me both sad and joyful. Sad because of the fact that my kids are no longer tiny and squishy, and filled with inexpressible joy at the things we have had the […]

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Personalizing Your Space

It’s back to school time! I recently updated our command center with new job charts, added an updated version of our family motto, and the homework cubbies are starting to filling up. Since I am done painting my office, I needed to hang up new hooks so the kids had a place to hang their backpacks. […]

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10 Years Later…

This is a post for The Home Depot Foundation who I love dearly. Every thought, opinion, and experience is all mine.  It is crazy to think that Katrina hit and destroyed much of New Orleans 10 years ago. It doesn’t feel like it has been that long. And what is even more crazy is that there […]

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Using Your Voice For Good

I’m putting away the power tools and paint and I’m getting personal on the blog today. Something touched my heart and I wanted to share. Our family lives in a community that glorifies sports. All sports, but baseball in particular. Shane and I like baseball too. We signed our oldest up for little league when he was […]

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The Most UNpinnable Post on the Internet

Shane is unbelievably supportive. He doesn’t bat an eye when he comes home from work and has to step over debris from my latest (sometimes spur of the moment) project. But there are times when I wish he were less supportive. Like when I say “I think I need to repaint, renovate and redecorate the entire […]