Orange Creamsicle Pumpkin Treats

Here's a little known secret about Halloween--did you know that it's the only time of year when TruMoo comes out with their yummy orange cream flavored orange milk?   It's called TruMoo Orange Scream and it's only available until October 31st!  But it doesn't have any high fructose corn syrup or artificial growth hormones and made from low-fat milk from our local dairy.  I was excited to try it this year when I saw it in the store. We … [Read more...]

Why I Chose Laminate Flooring

After receiving tons of questions about my flooring, I decided to write this post for y'all.  You're welcome.  :) I agonized over our flooring decisions when we built our house.  I've always wanted that gorgeous waxed solid wood flooring that was in the Parade homes.  But with three little kids?  Completely not practical.  And they are extremely high maintenance (the waxed ones.)  I read that you needed to wax once if not twice a year.  Ain't … [Read more...]

Aztec Inspired Jewelry Organizer

I have had all my necklaces in a drawer for years, but this year I realized how many statement necklaces I had that were getting all tangled and messed up by living in this drawer.  Even my husband scoffed at my disorganization.  That's when you know you have a problem!  I had to make a jewelry organizer. DIY jewelry organizers are not hard to create, so I went about whipping one up.  I first found an old frame I had lying around, which … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Living Room Update

This post is sponsored by Target. No more saying "Fall is on it's way"-it's here!  The leaves are changing, it's nearly October, there's the nip in the air.  So it's perfectly safe to pull out your fall decor-no one can accuse you of being too anxious.  However, mine has been out since the end of August...but I wanted to add some extra cozy touches, especially since all the fall TV premieres are coming and we will be spending more time … [Read more...]

A New Farmhouse Coffee Table

The other day my friend texted me this: My friend:  Where did you get your coffee table? It's just what I've been looking for! My reply:  Actually I built it.  Sorry I know that isn't helpful My friend:  Of course you did. Ha!  DIY friends, does this happen to you? It's actually kind of an awesome feeling.  Knowing that your friends are admiring your furniture so much they want it too, when it's something you BUILT!! So I built … [Read more...]

My DIY Marble Backsplash

There are only a few projects I've done that I've felt have substantially changed the feeling of my house.  And the DIY marble backsplash was one of them, for sure. *Warning:  very long post ahead!* I thought about this project quietly for a very long time.  I always hated that my kitchen lacked a proper backsplash, only having that little quartz lip of the countertop.  Every time I took a picture for Instagram or something I was … [Read more...]

Metal Photo Prints

I recently (almost) finished my daughter's bedroom makeover, but I just had to share these latest acquisitions:  these gorgeous photos.  I got them made on Shutterfly and they are metal photo prints.   Have you ever seen a metal print?  They are so cool.  The color and quality is so amazing, but they are thin and lightweight to hang.  And you don't need a frame.  Plus keeping them clean and dust-free is super … [Read more...]

Leapfrog Toys Review

I'm a Leapfrog ambassador, so they recently sent us a whole bunch of their new toys and LeapTV games to review and test out.  Here are the items they sent us: New LeapTV Console LeapTV game--Doodle Craft LeapTV game--Blaze and the Monster Machines LeapTV game--Frozen LeapTV game--Letter Factory LeapTV game--Disney Princesses Number Lovin' Oven Scout's Build & Discover Tool Set Word Whammer LeapTV games I wrote a … [Read more...]