DIY Reclaimed Wood Mirror

Reclaimed Wood Mirror

I got a new baby.  His name is DeWalt and he is a 10" compound sliding double bevel miter saw.  I have been wanting one of these things forever, but last year at SNAP! I met Ana White and she said that a miter saw is something you should save up to get the best one you can.  So I planned on buying one once we moved into our new house, but I was running out of ideas for projects.  I finally told my husband, "I'm going to just buy it.  I could do … [Read more...]

5 Minute Blackout Curtains

placing blackout curtains

Well Daylight Savings is back, and that means the sun is rising earlier and setting later (in case you've been living under a rock and didn't know that.)  If your kids are like mine, that means they get to stay up later and get up early--right??  No.  That's not so much okay with me.  My kids go to bed pretty early, around 7:30.  We've tried having them stay up later and they still wake up early and are extra cranky.  So the early bedtime has … [Read more...]

Healthy Turkey Chili

turkey chili

Spring may be right around the corner, but we have still been having plenty of chilly days (no pun intended.)  And the wind--oh my goodness, the wind!  But since I've been dying for the weather to warm up since it makes it SOOO much easier to eat healthy and exercise, I have to mix in a few comfort foods with a healthy twist on those colder days. I made a huge batch of this turkey chili last week and it was really good.  And then we ate it … [Read more...]

Quilted Easter Egg

Quilted Easter Egg

I have been playing with the new fabric collection from Riley Blake called Unforgettable and have just fallen in love with the color scheme!  I thought it would be perfect for something Easter themed, so when Stephanie from Crafting in the Rain asked me to participate in her A-Z series, I knew I would want to do something Quilt related and use this Unforgettable collection. I also happened to have these oval shaped frames from a local wood … [Read more...]

Gold Dipped Bottles

easy gold dipped bottles

If you need some super easy and quick St. Patrick's Day decor, why not try Gold Dipped bottles?  I have been saving these green Martinelli's bottles for like a year, wondering if I could somehow use them for a craft or whatever, when this simple idea struck me as the perfect thing for St. Paddy's.  I didn't really have time to construct an entire beautiful St. Patrick's day-themed party table and buy beautiful white Gerbera daisies to put in the … [Read more...]

Reese’s Slam Dunk Bars

Reeses Slam Dunk Bars 1

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of REESE’S® Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Well, it's that time of year again...College Basketball Season!  I'll admit, I'm not super into it myself, but my family are die-hard fans.  So since it's coming up, I've joined up with some other bloggers, Reese's, and Walmart for the REESE’S® Baking Bracket Challenge and we are sharing some delicious Game Day Recipes I thought … [Read more...]

Cadbury Crack

Cadbury Crack

I love chocolate and salty things together.  One day in the not-too-distant past, I bought some Cadbury eggs and some Ritz crackers.  When I got home, somehow they both mysteriously got opened.  And I started to eat them one after the other, and it was sooooo good!  It occurred to me to make some sort of treat that included both the salty butteriness of Ritz with the sweet rich chocolate of Cadbury eggs and my first thought was Christmas … [Read more...]

House Update


Hold on...I need to scream. {AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!} Whew, okay.  I needed that. It's been a super stressful year so far. Here's what happens when you build a house (not custom.)  At least here is what has happened with us. Step 1.  Find your lot...Check.  Or not. We found the perfect lot.  But my husband is possibly the worst decision-maker ever--meaning he takes FOREVER to decide things.  And don't worry, he knows I think this since … [Read more...]