How to Decorate a Hearth

Everyone loves decorating their mantels and there are lots of great inspirational pictures out there to help you do it.  I love my new mantel so much but it's still hard to decorate right now because there is a ginormous TV above it.  We are still planning to plank above this mantel and center the TV above it (we have to keep the TV for my husband, he is adamant!) but I want to build some type of door to go over it so it doesn't look like we … [Read more...]

Rustic Entryway & Giveaway

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...]

LeapFrog Ultimate Giveaway!

As a Leapfrog Ambassador, I've been fortunate to review many of the Leapfrog products--and now I'm lucky to give them away to you!  This giveaway is awesome!  I'm giving away a LeapPad3 + 5 cartridges, LeapTV + 3 titles and 2 LeapBands to one winner! If you haven't heard of the LeapTV or LeapBands, here is a review I did of them.  They are so much fun!  My kids don't get tired of them and the LeapTV is going to be coming out with tons of new … [Read more...]

My Small Business

As I begin writing my 1001st post, (and since Thanksgiving is soon) I wanted to take a moment to talk a little about my business and how grateful I am for the success I have had. I started Honeybear Lane in 2009 as an Etsy shop.  I was getting back to my creative roots after spending so much time being a full time student and then a first-time mom.  My best friend was pregnant with her first baby and I wanted to make her daughter something … [Read more...]

Puzzle Photo Frames Gift & Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Personal Creations. As Moms and Dads get older, I feel like they get harder and harder to give meaningful gifts to.  They always seem to have everything they want, and things like movies or lotion sometimes feel lame.  When giving to parents, you just really want to give them something that demonstrates your love for them and shows them their life and accomplishments.  For most people, … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Basket Giveaway

Father's Day is less than a week away and I always have a hard time thinking of things for my dad and husband.  I recently saw a Jimmy Fallon where he mentioned how Mother's Day is when everyone spends hundreds of dollars on their moms and Father's Day is 10 minutes looking in the junk drawer for a gift.  That's kinda true, though right?Fathers do so much and work so hard, they deserve to have an awesome gift.  And the truth is that the media … [Read more...]

PERK Vent Wraps Air Freshener Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PERK for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Life with kids is pretty...hmm. Stinky? Yes. Very stinky, at times. In my house, I have to have those plug-in scented fresheners at all times. So when I got the chance to try out PERK Vent Wrap as a car air freshener, I was intrigued. I'd seen commercials for all new sorts of car air fresheners and none of them really appealed to me, … [Read more...]

Baldwin Hardware $10,000 Giveaway!

One of my favorite home things is hardware.  It's like house candy.  It's my favorite part of finishing a piece of furniture, and since I'm planning my future house, I've been keeping my eye out for which kinds of hardware I like.  But it's kind of overwhelming--especially for my new house.  It feels like such a big decision!  Do I get satin nickel or oil-rubbed bronze?  Do I prefer a classic style or a more modern style?  As much as I think … [Read more...]