Mother’s Day Paper Ranunculus Wreath

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I'm going to be honest...paper crafting is not my forte.  But when Astrobrights® Papers sent me all their glorious paper and card stock, I really wanted to make a wreath with paper flowers to give to my Mom for Mother's Day. And Ranunculus is one of my favorite flowers (I like to say I liked them in 2004 before it was trendy to like Ranunculus) and they happen to be awesome in paper form!  Look how pretty... Photo courtesy of The … [Read more...]

Hemnes Daybed IKEA Hack

pink daybed headboard

My daughter's new room looked abysmal.  Her old bedroom was one I had labored over for a year and finally got it perfect.  But once she transitioned out of her crib and into a twin bed, I knew this wasn't how I wanted it to stay.  I love doing kids rooms and so redoing her big girl rom excites me!  But we have a very long way to go and it's not really a priority. However, I couldn't leave it like this: This is sad, sad, sad.  I need it … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel

spring mantel decor

Before I threw the Favorite Things Party, I wanted to invite spring into my home.  Especially since the weather was making me less than convinced it was spring.  I have some fun spring decor that I got out for my 'mantel.'  It's really my entry table since my actual mantel houses the television and will never look super girly and pretty. I know Easter is now past, but this spring mantel could work for at least another month. I started … [Read more...]

Navy and Pink Guest Room Reveal

pink and navy blue decor

Is it weird to get excited about a room?  Well I am weird and I get excited about rooms.  And houses.  And yards.  But this room---I am so excited about this room.  It's the big reveal day! We have an extra bedroom upstairs that is currently serving as a guest room.  Which meant that it housed the extra queen bed we have and that's about it.  It was in a sad, sad state and I was embarrassed when it came time to show it to guests wanting to see … [Read more...]

Online Doctor’s Visit

American Well

We've all been passing around a bit of a cold this last week. My four year old has this wicked cough that sometimes even causes him to throw up. It's always so sad to see your kids sick and they are so sad to have to stay inside and rest. Especially now that the weather is warm and it's spring--what a terrible time to get sick! I don't know about you, but sometimes it can be really hard to make it to the doctor. My husband has literally had a … [Read more...]

Cake Mix White Chocolate Lemon Cookies

lemon cake mix cookies

That's kind of a mouthful-- cake mix white chocolate lemon cookies!  And what a delicious mouthful it is.  I am super duper addicted to these and literally can't stop eating them. We had a family dinner tonight and I was in charge of dessert.  I wanted to make something fast and easy and these are as easy as a mix.  Well technically they are a mix, but a mix you just might already have in your pantry...cake mix!   And if you don't, stock … [Read more...]

Island Spice Chicken and Coconut Rice

island spice chicken

Awhile ago, my sister made me this amazing dinner--Island Pork Tenderloin with Coconut Rice.  It uses pork tenderloin, which is kind of an expensive cut of meat and too much food for my small eating family, so today I decided to try this recipe with chicken tenderloins instead.  Island Spice Chicken and Coconut Rice--it's amazing and sweet and a party in your mouth! First you will defrost a bunch of chicken tenders (that's the great thing … [Read more...]

Spring Favorite Things Party

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Happy first day of spring!  We are thrilled that it's finally here, although it's been deceiving with March's super frigid winds.  We just moved into a new neighborhood a few months ago, and I was really excited to start making friends with all my new neighbors.  The advantage to moving into a new development is that everyone else is new and eager to be friends too!  I seriously have never had such an easy time making friends, a wonderful change … [Read more...]