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Navy and Yellow Spring Kitchen Nook Update!

spring navy and yellow open shelves kitchen nook

When we redid our kitchen about a year ago, we decided to leave a couple of the cabinet doors off by the kitchen sink for open shelves.   I took a $6 piece of beadboard and painted it an aqua color and then put it behind the open shelves. It has become one of my favorite places to displace seasonal and holiday dishes and decorations! And it's so easy to change the space up every few … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

homemae crock pot chicken noodle soup

I don't know what I would do without our crock pot. It's so easy to throw a meal together in the morning and by dinnertime, there's something yummy ready for everyone. One of our favorite crock pot recipes to make in the colder months is our Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup. It just hits the spot on a cold winter day. I showed a picture of the soup cooking on Instagram last week and had … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 Ways to Brighten Up Your Home!!

25 ways to brighten up your home

This is about the time of year when I start dreaming of SPRING!!  And so I LOVE seeing projects that bring COLOR and LIGHT into homes.  Here are 25 way you can BRIGHTEN your home.  (Be sure to click on the link under each picture to go to the full tuorials.) Perfect for banishing the winter doldrums.  Who's read for SPRING??? Kitchen Barstool Makeover @ Lolly Jane DIY Light Up Signs @ … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 DIY Home Decorating Projects!!

25 diy decor projects

I am in the middle of some really fun DIY projects.  I am almost finished with my office, as well as my guest bathroom and am about to start on my bedroom (hopefully I will finish it this time). So I was so thrilled to see so many wonderful Home Decorating DIY projects linked up this week.  Here are just a few: I hope these give inspiration to tackle projects in YOUR home! Industrial TV … [Read more...]

Downton Abbey Season 3: Free Dowager Quotes, Bunting Printables and Party Ideas!

dowager collage new

Are YOU a Downton fan??? We look forward to it every week. In fact, I even got my husband hooked. All of the characters and intrigue are so delightful. This season has flown by and I can't believe that the season 3 finale is this weekend (sad face). So I thought it would be awesome to have a Downton Abbey Season Finale Party. My sweet husband helped me make some printables and you are … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day — Send YOUR Valentine a Free #Lovestagram!

love you valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!!    What are you doing to celebrate?    My husband thought that going to see Die Hard 5 would be a romantic date. I had to veto that. Instead, we are going to see a romantic movie  tonight and then going to see Die Hard 5 on Saturday night. Sometimes you have to compromise haha!!   I recently found a really cool site -- Lovestagram!   It's a site, created by the … [Read more...]

Ella’s Special Day and How to Create a Giant Party Photo Wall!

giant photo wall party wall

We had a fun time this weekend! My mom came into town for Ella's baptism. Since Ella didn't have a friend party for her birthday, she really wanted a fun celebration for her special day. I have some really cute pictures of her throughout her eight years and I remembered my friend Becca at Blue Cricket Design sharing a tutorial of how you can print pictures on Blue Print Paper for very cheap. I … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Update and The Inspiration Board!

master bedroom redo inspiration board

 Do you have a space that never seems to come together? Mine is my master bedroom. I've been trying to figure out this space for THREE years. This is what it looked like a few years ago. I think the main problem was a couch that my husband was very attached to. It has lived in my bedroom for the past few years, but I found a new place for it. And having the couch out of my room has really … [Read more...]

Win a Copy of Indygo Junction’s New Fabric Flowers Book!

indygo junction fabric flower book giveaway

I love embellishing everything in site. So when I heard my friend Amy Barickman from Indygo Junction was publishing a book all about fabric flowers - I was so excited. Amy's  new book --  Indygo Junction's Fabric Flowers, has 25 fabulous fabric flower tutorials. Everything from mums, to daffodils, to poppies and more! And there are so many projects you can use these flowers for -- embellishing … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 25 Amazing DIY Ideas!!

25 amazing diy ideas

I am always looking for ways to make more home and life more efficient and beautiful.  And when I saw so many wonderful DIY ideas linked up this week, I just had to share a few of them! Click on the links to check out the full tutorials on how to make these amazing DIY ideas! Command Center Reveal @ The Caldwell Project Barnwood Hutch Makeover @ Sassy Style Redesign Billy Bookcase … [Read more...]