20 Things to Clean with Magic Eraser

It's spring cleaning time, even though it totally snowed last week and doesn't currently feel all that springy outside.  But nevertheless, I am antsy to get my house in order--especially since I'm having a baby in about a month! I love using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to clean...it's my go-to sponge for difficult stains and marks.  I have gotten tons of stuff off using a Magic Eraser.  Did you know that a Magic Eraser actually removes MORE … [Read more...]

Painting the Mantel

The mantel is 99% done!  But I'm going to show it to you anyway because the only thing it's missing is the very very top which won't make a huge difference in looks once it's on.  We haven't done that yet because a) I'm 34 weeks pregnant now and so, so tired all the time and b) in order to make the top I have to slide a 2x8 piece of 3/4" MDF through my table saw which I just can't do alone and c) my husband has been, as usual, extremely busy. … [Read more...]

Kids Spring Cleaning Bingo Game

I love spring so much--the weather warms up and everyone starts going outside.  And then the sun shines in your house and you see how dirty your house got all winter.  Ha!  I made a helpful spring cleaning list a few years ago, but who wants to do that all by themselves?  Have your kids get involved in the spring cleaning and make the jobs go faster. I actually love getting my kids to work around the house because not only does it help me, … [Read more...]

25 Satisfying Easter Menu Ideas

1. Easter Egg Pancakes 2. Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast 3. Twice Baked Potatoes 4. Baked Ham With Brown Sugar Glaze 5. Mango Jalapeno Ham Glaze 6. Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole with Bacon 7. Easy Ham Asparagus Bread Pudding 8. Rainbow Party Fruit Tray 9. Bacon, Egg, Cheese & Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole 10. Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin 11. Easter Chicks Deviled Eggs 12. Spring Asparagus & Mushroom … [Read more...]

25 Easter Decor Ideas

Easter is such a fun holiday to decorate for--all the pretty pastels and springy icons: bunnies, chicks, eggs, flowers. Here are 25 Easter decor ideas to inspire you! 1. Succulent Topped Easter Eggs 2. DIY Peeps Cross Stitch Canvases 3. Quilted Easter Egg 4. Twine Carrots 5. Easter Centerpiece 6. Easter Wreath 7. Peeps Candle Holders 8. Painted Bunny Jars 9. Burlap Bunny Bunting 10. DIY Easter Egg Button … [Read more...]

Fireplace Mantel Makeover Part 2

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25 Beautiful DIY Spring Wreaths

Spring is in the air! I recently took off my red Christmas/Valentine's day wreath and make a new spring wreath to put on my door. It's so fun to have a front door again (I used to live in my in-laws basement for like three years!) Making my own spring wreath was so easy and cost effective, some of those nice pre-made wreaths at the store are expensive! Here are 25 beautiful DIY spring wreaths to get you in the mood for spring! 1. Botanical … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake Kiss Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Easter is in a few weeks and I'm so excited about all things spring right now!  As much as I love the oncoming fall season, I think this year I'm looking forward to spring even more. Every year we have an Easter Egg Hunt party with my kids and our friends.  This year I wanted to bake an extra special treat for our Easter Egg Hunt party … [Read more...]