August 27, 2016

I’m Choosing to Make This a Great Day (free printable)

May10

Every day when we wake up, we have a choice and sometimes I forget that very simple, yet vitally important truth. We begin the day with new opportunities, new interactions, and new decisions. Many things in our day to day life […]

Last Minute, Creative Stocking Stuffer Ideas & Traditions

Dec21

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” The carols are playing, the fresh garland’s been hung and the Hallmark Channel is on autoplay because our youngest daughter and I can not get enough of these cheesy, feel good movies. […]

Make Your Own Huge Chalkboard Sign for under $10 (+ video)

Sep18

There’s nothing I love more than displaying words of encouragement and truth around our home. Learning how to make your own chalkboard sign for just a few dollars is a fantastic way of bringing character to your home without breaking the bank. […]

Ever So Fun & Inexpensive Table Centerpieces (perfect for Easter)

Mar12

I’ve shared this post idea previously, and it’s still one of my very favorite frugal and creative ways to bring a touch of Spring to my decor. Honestly, for one dollar worth of seeds, you can create the most fun […]

What’s the Best Way to Organize Digital Pictures?

Oct16

Since I’m traveling and didn’t upload my 15 minute Clutter Countdown projects before I left, I knew that refreshing the importance of digital clutter is equally as important, so let’s tackle our pictures. While digital photography has revolutionized the ease with which […]

Home Renovations: Where Do I Start When I’m On a Budget?

Aug25

For the first time in our married life, I have a home renovations checklist; a real honest to goodness checklist with more than “Fix toilet, replace air filters and unclog drains.” You all, this is a milestone, but for those […]

Organizing Ideas for My Small Spaces

Jul26

I’m continually grateful for the place we’ve called home for 17 years. Our babies became men surround by these walls and our girls took their first steps right in the middle of our kitchen (on our beloved “tacky floors.”) When […]

Shop Your Yard: DIY Tree Stump Coasters & Candleholders

Jul16

Every morning as the sun shines through our french doors, I sip my morning coffee, remind myself to begin each day with a grateful heart and think fondly on my power tool wielding son. As a little girl, I remember […]

DIY Embellished Glass Mason Jars

Jul1

There’s something so special about using our God given creativity to speak life into our home, yet when most hear the word “crafts,” they run the other way. It conjures up old memories of stick glue and markers gone awry, […]

Cute DIY Summer Gift Wrapping Ideas

Jun6

As a child, one of my favorite aunts always used newspaper print to wrap my birthday presents, adorned with her signature magic marker calligraphy. I thought it was fun, quirky, and definitely unique to my aunt. As I grew up, […]

A Peek Around Our Place, New Flooring and Home Goals

Jun4

Giggles echoed from the edge of the family room. The girls circled up, creating wonders with their Magic Looms, while the guys munched on chips and salsa at the kitchen table. Throughout our home, conversations erupted; the stories shared and […]

DIY Gilded or Fabric Covered Bowls

Mar18

Do you remember last summer when I was involved in our fun DITTO DIY? One of our projects included a Gilded challenge. Yes, we had to gild something or paint it gold. I sure wish that I had thought to […]

DIY Personalized Photo Coasters (An Entire Set for around $1)

Mar12

 I recently read that we see over 250 images everyday. 250 EVERY DAY! That’s a lot of images. Between instagram, pinterest and facebook, I am willing to bet I see double that every day!  If you are anything like me, […]

Spontaneous Kitchen Demo + New Floors

Mar10

Our home is a place where everyone is welcome. On a daily basis, we celebrate both the beauty and bedlam of everyday life, and a large majority of that celebration centers around great food. The old cliché states that “the […]

The Before and the Almost After Dining Room Redo

Jan28

Bookshelves lined the walls. Waiting piles of our kids’ “treasures” stacked in corners reminded me to sort and pick a few favorites. Boxes of pens, pencils, papers and nick knacks cluttered each surface. Marker masterpieces of days gone by whispered […]