Fall Home Tour Part 1

Despite the fact that it was 95 degrees outside last weekend, I got started on decorating my home for fall. I assessed what I had in storage and picked up a few more pumpkins on a Target run. Three times. Darn you, Target! Darn. You….

4th of July 2016 Decor

Not knowing what our Independence Day plans were going to be this year, I just did a really quick and easy 5 minutes of decorating for the 4th of July this year. Nothing too wild.  I still have some bunting to put up outside so…

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Hostess With the Mostess Tip #1

Hostess tip: I like to leave some mouth wash out on the guest bathroom or powder room counter for guests to swish if they’re feeling less than fresh after indulging in a big lunch or dinner. I decant the mouth wash into an oil dispenser,…

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Kitchen Island Tray

I love using a tray on my kitchen islands to corral things and create fun vignettes with. Using a tray to makes what would be a cluttered-looking counter seem much more neat and tidy. Trays also allow you group together an assortment of objects you…

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Laundry Room Spruce Up- Part 1

Our rental has an ok sized laundry room. It even has a sink, which I didn’t have in our last house. And I love having it more than I thought I would. There isn’t a whole lot of storage, though. So I corralled my jars…

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Halloween 2015 Decor

Being in a rental this Halloween means keeping things relatively simply for seasonal and holiday decor. So last weekend My daughter and I got out a couple of tubs full of Halloween decor I had stuck in the garage and sorts through it, picking out…

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Bedroom Update

This may seem totally ridiculous to many, but I’ve been slowly neutralizing my house. I’ve been removing a lot of the color and replacing it with more neutral colors. So a few months ago, I decided that as much as I loved my bright yellow…

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How I Got my Family to Remember Their Vitamins

Though I’ve made it a goal to fulfilling most of our nutritional needs via the food we eat, I feel better knowing that anything we are lacking in our diets can be supplemented by vitamins. But we just weren’t remembering to take our vitamins. Even…

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2013 Semi-Customized Basic Builder Home

In 2013 we bought a basic builder grade home and changed a handful of things about it. We knew it was only a temporary home- we planned on living there 2-3 years. We didn’t even make it 2 years before we sold it and moved…

Inspiration Sunday

So many things I come across or even just thoughts I have during the week inspire me. But then I forget about them and continue on as I was before without incorporating them into my life or growing from them in any way. Sunday is…

Schoolroom DIY Wood Sign

This sign was my first attempt at hand lettering on wood. I bought a piece of wood from Home Depot that was ready cut down to 2×4 ft. I mixed up three of my favorite Minwax stains: Jacobean, Early American, and Weathered Oak. A quick…