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How to Restore Marble Countertops

How to Restore Marble Countertops. When I restored the 1905 Cottage's kitchen I knew I wanted marble countertops. It was at the top of my bucket list. I loved the color of natural marble. I loved the veining. I loved the look. So when I found a kitchen island at a clearance center that was discounted almost 90% I couldn't pass it up. Once I got it home I discovered that it had quite a few big … [Read more...]

Layered Cobb Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing!

Layered Cobb Salad Recipe. I love how filling cobb salads are. And they are easy to put together because you can change up the ingredients. I basically use whatever I have in the fridge. They make a wonderful lunch. While I have been making over the way I look at food, it's been helpful to have a few "go-to" recipes and foods that are easy to make, taste good and fit in with this challenge. … [Read more...]

Spring Patio Entertaining Ideas!

I get so excited when the weather warms up and Spring is in the air. One of my favorite parts of the 1905 Cottage Addition was turning the tiny 1-car garage space into a patio. I put a short fence in the front for a little privacy and a gate for easy entry. I also put an arbor over the gate. This little space is great for entertaining. So when BHG gave me the theme of Spring Outdoor … [Read more...]

Favorite Things from CHA and a crafty giveaway!

One of my favorite events of the year is the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show. I love it because it's so inspiring!! It's filled with all of the upcoming and new crafty tools, papers and ideas!! Every year I come back feeling so recharged and excited!! This year I was honored to be able to show off two of my latest Pebbles Jen Hadfield collections! My DIY Home Collection and my new … [Read more...]

Family Holiday Movies and “Jingle” Party Banner and Printables

I love this time of the year! Our favorite thing to do this season is watch family holiday movies together. As soon as Halloween is over, we get the Christmas movies out. Since we moved into the #1905Cottage, I connected our TVs and we've been downloading movies. I've found that downloading movies can be less expensive than buying DVDs. It's so easy to do and I love that I own the digital … [Read more...]

Outdoor Christmas LED Lights – Cool New Product!

I love my new Outdoor Christmas LED Lights - Cool New Product I'm using on the #1905Cottage! My new friends at Smart Seasons Lighting put the prettiest lights on the cottage and I wanted to share them with you! I love them because they're discreetly installed, permanently, on your house. The energy-efficient LEDs are controlled by a cool app. I'll tell you more about it below, but … [Read more...]

Beauty [& Accessory] Gift Guide: 10 of my Favorites! [Plus win a $250 Gift Card!]

It's time for holiday shopping - so I was excited when Overstock asked me to create this Accessory and Beauty Gift Guide: 10 of my Favorites! I'm always shopping for these types of gifts for friends, sisters and daughters! So here are some of my favorites - some are even extra great deals from Overstock's Cyber Monday promotions! Every woman loves longer, fuller lashes. … [Read more...]

Black Friday – My Favorite Printer Deal!

  I've had so many people ask me bout my Canon crafting printer, the PIXMA iP870. I love it because it lets me create super-sized prints up to 13" x 19", like my Welcome to Autumn printables: It's also awesome of photo gralleries, party decorations and more! I love that you can get this amazing printer in this Black Friday sale for $100 off he regular price.  It's only available … [Read more...]

Kids, Creativity & Worthy Causes

Last year I talked about how important it is to encourage creativity with your kids. In fact, I've published a lot of projects designed to encourage kids creativity. Worthy causes are also important to me, especially art education in schools. I believe art not only helps kids learn to express themselves, but teaches them how to be creative in all aspects of their lives. It also teaches them to … [Read more...]

I Love This New Kids Furniture!

I absolutely love these new couches for kids from LoveSac! Or, as they call them, "Kid Sactionals!" They're miniature versions of the awesome adult-size Lovesac Sactionals. But this kids furniture is really designed for kids to enjoy and use! Those kids are jumping. On. The. Couch. And it's encouraged!! The Kid Sactionals are durable, and - my favorite part - washable!! How awesome is … [Read more...]