Thursday, March 19, 2015

Guest Bedroom Makeover: From Playroom to Relaxing Retreat


We love spending time with our family, especially since we are spread out all over the state and country. We love to have everyone come visit at the holidays and last year was no exception. 

The problem though?  We didn't have a proper bedroom for my brother and his new wife.
And my brother and his new wife are now expecting their first baby. We couldn't be happier for them, but that is a dilemma.  

How could we have them sleep on an inflatable mattress for 4 nights?  

No question about it...we just couldn't. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

One Day App and a VISA Gift-Card Giveaway

Like many moms out there, I have thousands of photos and videos of my two sons.  

All of them are tucked away in photo albums.....kidding....who has time to scrapbook anymore? They are all tucked away on my computer and sometimes my boys and I will cozy up and watch the funny moments from when they were little.

So when I was asked to review a new app called One Day (IOS and android available), I jumped at the chance to try a new way of recording my kids.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

When You Love Someone.....Homemade Valentine Cards

When you love will brainstorm clever, witty sayings for Valentine's cards with 2 little cuties and use their exact words all the while smiling that they truly are your children. will go to Target and browse the holiday aisle looking for the perfect non-candy add-on to go with the clever, witty cards. will spend an hour or two creating said Valentine cards on the computer.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Chalk Paint® Kitchen Inspiration on Hometalk

Sometimes when it is snowing for hours and days and weeks on end and my boys are outside sledding, I like to cruise through Pinterest, and Hometalk to find inspiration for my next project.

 Am I the only one who does this?

If you haven't heard of Hometalk it is a community where you can post projects about your home and garden or ask for help with projects from the other talented members.

Monday, February 2, 2015

T-Shirt Gallery Wall

Once upon a time there was this t-shirt...oh wait...I started another post with that, but it was on the same wave length as this one, so let's keep going.

You see, there are two boys in this house who save me a ton of money on clothes. I don't have to buy super cute Mary-Janes or party dresses or 15 different colors of tights.  They require t-shirts, one pair of sneakers and sweatpants. They even share socks.

So when they do need clothes I try to buy the cutest of the cute and clever t-shirts out there.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kitchen Update with Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan

My neighbors moved in across the street almost 2 years ago, but I met them before they closed on the house.  They drove up one summer evening while I was walking down the street and we just started talking...for like an hour.

Right away I knew that we would be friends. Carol and Mark are from Texas and have that wonderful southern charm that sucks you in like a bear hug. They are warm and welcoming and I couldn't ask for better neighbors/ friends.

So this past summer when they decided to makeover their outdated kitchen I was all in to help.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

 The Best of 2014

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” 
 — Ralph Waldo Emerson

As I looked through my posts from this last year, I came to realize that it was my best blogging year for number of readers/followers {thank you}and my worst year for the number of posts I wrote.

I just wasn't feeling as creative this year, but I am not ready to pack it in. There are still stories to be told and projects to be completed!

Here are the best projects we did this year....

Monday, December 29, 2014

Twirl and Take a Bow Link Party...The Last One

Happy End of 2014, everyone! As the year winds down and I start to freeze the left over cookies, for when we are wanting a sweet treat in February, I think over the last year of this link party.

It was full of wonderful inspiration and I have enjoyed it immensely. Leslie; however, has decided that today will be the last Twirl and Take a Bow Party. 

So here is to you and your wonderful projects! We will all still be reading. Enjoy the inspiration!

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