Wallpaper can be a scary word Hear "wallpaper" uttered and instantly, most think one of three things. 1.) It means a lot of work if you're planning on tearing it down. 2.) It use to be a word most would hear and instantly think "dated home". 3.) If you're planning on putting it up, it can strike dread into your heart. I'm here today to share that truly, in my experience at least, it's not as bad as most are lead to believe. Hallway renovation update The hallway ... Read More about How to hang wallpaper: getting it perfect the first time.
Staying hydrated in winter is so. dang. hard. Who wants to drink water when they're freezing? I ride the struggle bus with staying hydrated from about November - March. I am constantly freezing during winter, so who wants to drink cold water? I've already got cold toes and fingers, am wearing sweatshirts constantly, and my lips are a shade of purple/blue. Yes I know, my circulation stinks. So, how could I possibly want to drink enough water? Did you know staying hydrated in the summer ... Read More about Staying Hydrated in Winter
Updating interior doors Our hallway renovation is coming right along! I wanted new bedroom and bath doors but oh the cost! After researching I decided instead to work on updating our interior doors with molding, paint, and some new handles. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. I've seen so many use molding to update their doors, so I settled on a simple double boxed pattern and sent Travis off for material. updating interior ... Read More about Updating interior doors. Our hallway renovation.
Cake pop - a fun addition to any party! Yell "cake pop!" and both kids and adults turn heads. They are cute and fairly mess free. Another added benefit: they're bit size so you aren't filled with guilt. . . that is if you can stop at just one. ;) Turns out, they are pretty darn simple to assemble, and can be made a day or two in advance for easy preparation. Actually, making them in advance is the key to their success. They've got to cool and harden. This leaves much less mess when you ... Read More about Cake Pop how to tutorial
Grief only exists where love lived first - Franchesca Cox As I write this I'm waiting on the call. The call that my grandmothers life has ended. Every time my phone dings with a notification I feel my heart lurch. I'm afraid to look. As much as she needs release from her broken body, to lose her forever is beyond my comprehension. The grief has begun. I've struggled with the realization these past few weeks that this is truly the time she's being called home. My grandma is such a fighter. ... Read More about What I’ve learned from grief
Valentine's Day Gift Guide Ya'll, I LOVE Valentine's Day with a passion, but that doesn't mean I spend a ton on this holiday. The Valentine's Day Gift budget in our home is relatively small. Christmas and Birthdays are for going big. Valentines is more a simple and sweet showing of appreciation by making the recipient feel extra special. Plus, give me ALL the shades of pink right now! #feelingthatspringvibes I'll be picking about two items from the lists below for each of my family ... Read More about Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for all!
Valentines cake. Say those two words and I swoon. If you've been around the blog for long you know I'm all about holidays. Any excuse to throw a party, decorate, and bake! Valentines Day? Great, let's bake a Valentines cake! In all seriousness though, this holiday holds a special place in my heart. And it started long before I began dating or ended up marrying my husband. I'd wake up as a little girl to red, pink, and purple Valentines gifts from my dad and mom. It always made me feel so ... Read More about Valentines Cake tutorial & recipe
Lemon ginger detox what? Let me just tell ya, it's the bomb Who's on a January cleanse/diet of some sort? Girl, I am with you! I had way to much fun in December (and regret nothing) but it's time to reign it in and get serious about feeling good and shedding the few winter pounds that crept on. Let me introduce you to my little friend: the lemon ginger detox drink, in concentrate form. It's a keeper ladies. Easy to make and effective! Why is it called a detox drink? Because lemon and ... Read More about Lemon Ginger Detox Drink Concentrate
I'm finally sharing the entryway makeover we did a few months back. I still walk by it each day and smile. It changed the front of our house in all the best ways. And it was EASY! A two day project that made a major impact. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. I want family and guests to feel immediately welcome when they enter our home. For that they need to be encouraged to hang up their coats and purses, kick off their shoes, come ... Read More about Entryway Makeover in a weekend
I took a trip to Hobby Lobby yesterday because I had an office project I needed a few items for. The kids and I walked away with absolutely nothing for my office but all the makings for a Valentines Day wreath. Don't ask me how that happened, I'm not entirely sure. But, I went with it and now have this cuuuuute wreath hanging on my front door. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. This was the easiest craft to put together. In less than ... Read More about Valentines Wreath DIY