How to Decorate as a Couple Without Fighting

When you're married, you are merging two styles together.  And that is not always a very easy transition.  Lots of people (*cough* men *cough*) don't care about decorating and see any money spent on home decor as a waste.  Lots DO care but have strong opinions about what they want.  And others don't care but only desire comfort and convenience over aesthetic appeal.  And still others want their house to be nothing but big screen TVs and surround … [Read more...]

25 Cold Weather Comfort Foods

I looked at the weather like every day this week and the prediction for today was sunny and warmer...almost 50 degrees! But today arrived with a thick blanket of cold fog and a light dusting of new snow. That is NOT sunny and warm. So I'm mad at the weather today and praying that later today it clears up to what was promised. Hmmph! You and I can be friends again when you start being nicer to me, weather! I get it, it's February. What … [Read more...]

A Cozy Farmhouse Bathroom Update

In my house, I have a beautiful guest room that I finished up last year.  It's such a great space, and it's attached to a bathroom.  So I wanted to make the bathroom just as beautiful, so my guests can have a relaxing spa-like experience when they come.  There's nothing worse than staying at someone's house and having an icky bathroom to use.  I wanted to create a modern farmhouse bathroom, like the style that I have going throughout my house. … [Read more...]

Ten Minute Waffle Recipe

We recently had a friend's birthday breakfast, which is one of our favorite things to do.  We all get together and bring different things and just talk for hours while our kids play.  It's all the best things in life--good food and good company!  And now I'm gonna share the easy waffle recipe I made. I've never been much for making waffles, although I love to eat them.  I adore the crispy, thick waffles covered in berries and cream or … [Read more...]

20 Brilliant Toy Storage and Organization Ideas

I have had this toy storage idea in the works for about six months now (story of my life, projects that take for-freakin'-ever) but it got put on hold for various reasons. I'm hoping to finish it within the next few weeks though and I can't wait to share it because it's pretty amazing, if I do say so myself (let's just tease you with "bookcase sawn in half"). In the meantime, let's get inspired by all these brilliant toy storage and organization … [Read more...]

Tips for Painting Stair Balusters

I feel like every DIY post I write is a project I did about eight months ago.  This one is no exception!  Finally being pregnant and basically a couch potato, I don't have the energy for projects so I guess I might as well get y'all caught up on everything I did last year.  Last year I did more projects than I could even blog and I learned SO much, so many things to tell you about! One of the most obnoxious projects we did was to paint the … [Read more...]

Candy Valentine Tic Tac Toe

One of my kids' favorite games is Tic Tac Toe.  It's such a simple and fast game that you can play over and over.  I thought this year it would be fun to make them their own candy Valentine Tic Tac Toe game and then we made some for their friends and teachers.  It's larger than the standard Valentine but it's so fun! Using these special Valentine's Hershey's Kisses that have messages on the bottom of each, I chose 10 kisses for each game, … [Read more...]

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken Wings

The Super Bowl is this weekend!  Now is the time to get to Costco and try all their samples because they have the best samples this weekend.  Oh and I guess you could watch the game too.  I'm not the biggest sports fan but I do love me some good party food.  I really love chicken wings especially...drool!  My sister-in-law has this amazing sticky wings recipe but it takes like five hours so I wanted something that would be a little faster than … [Read more...]