Rustic Entryway & Giveaway

rustic charm entryway

We have lived in this brand new house for about two months.  And the entry was...okay but I really wanted to add my own touch.  And apparently everything I touch turns to board and batten. But seriously, we love board and batten.  It will literally be everywhere in a few years of living in this house.  It just takes your house from blah to beautiful--adding another element of architectural interest to your home.  So that's what I started … [Read more...]

The Importance of Bathtime

Will bath

My kids are growing up.  They are in that phase where they can do almost everything by themselves which makes me kinda lazy and I am getting really good at ordering them around.  But there is one thing they still can't quite do themselves...bathtime.  My oldest takes showers now which is a long ways from where we started... So cute.  He's so little and chubby.  Bathtime is such a great memory for me with my kids.  There are so many funny … [Read more...]

Heart String Art

love heart string art

I didn't even mean to call it 'heart string art' but there it is.  That's what it is.  Ha! I was challenged by Valspar and Porch.com to use the Pantone color of the year Marsala in a Valentine's Day project along with one other mystery item, which turned out to be a chevron stencil.  As it happens, I also was planning a project in which I would make a heart to go along with my rustic 'love letters' that I repurposed from my sisters wedding … [Read more...]

Disney Imagicademy Party

mickey mouse party

We had a Disney Imagicademy party last week to celebrate the launch of Disney's new app Mickey's Magical Math World!  I invited nearly all of my 6-year-old's friends and I think we ended up with almost 20 kids at my house.  It was insanity!  But so much fun. I set up the table, complete with Disney themed snacks and cute Disney themed snack names.  "Goofy Grapes" and "Hot Diggety Dogs"..."Minnie Mix" and "Cheese and Quackers" and more.  To … [Read more...]

Organized Kitchen Drawers

utensil drawer organization

You guys...my kitchen.  IS. the best.  I don't want to make y'all feel bad but seriously I have never been so gloriously happy in a kitchen.  And it got a little more awesome this week when I added custom drawer organizers from Build.com.  And now I have the best and most organized kitchen drawers ever. I could sit here and talk about it but why don't I show you? Look how terrible they used to be...and how beautifully organized they are … [Read more...]

LOVE Marquee Letters

love marquee

This post originally appeared on SNAP! Conference blog. I'm not gonna lie, 2014 was one of my most challenging years.  We built a new house, my husband got a new, incredibly busy position at work, his mother passed away as well as my grandpa.  But summing it up like that doesn't really touch how stressful all these things were for me.  It was crazy! It was also a great year for me career wise.  It was one of the first times when I just kept … [Read more...]

DIY Mudroom Bench Part 2

love this mudroom bench

So it's time to talk about the top part of my DIY Mudroom Bench.  This part was actually pretty easy and painting was the longest part (isn't it always?)  But once you get past the first part of the actual bench, this part will seem easy. All the supplies you will need were listed in my DIY Mudroom Bench Part 1 post. So first I laid a piece of 3.5x48" MDF across the bottom and then trimmed it to be the same length as the bench.  I … [Read more...]

DIY Mudroom Bench

cool mudroom bench area

I just completed my best DIY yet--a DIY mudroom bench!  It may not seem that awesome to you DIY gurus, but each project like this gives me the confidence and skills to take on something even bigger.  And I completed this 100% by myself, no help from any other person.  I took the time and care to try and make it look as professional as possible. I think it turned out awesome and I love, love, love it!  I love the way it turned out but I … [Read more...]