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Project Organization 2011 — Drawer organization in 15 minutes that won’t slide around!!

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I am not naturally a very organized person,  but there have been so many wonderful projects floating around the blogworld lately that have really inspired me to try to get my home a little more orderly. I’d love to share my latest project with you – My $6 Makeup Drawer Makeover!! My makeup drawer is always a mess. I am embarrassed to show you the before picture – it is terrible. … [Read more...]

DIY Entertainment Unit Remodel {Update}


 Here's a couple updates on what's happening in our family room.  Right before I left to go to Blissdom, we ripped apart our built-in entertainment unit:  {sorry - this is a really old picture before we painted the room} Our neighbor and handyman, Brent helped us install a false-back to hide the cords and help hold up the top part of the unit {it's attached to studs in the wall too}. And … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites ♥♥♥


Here are a few things that I am loving today ♥♥♥Love these. Made by 74 Lime Lane!  You know I am obsessed with Keep Calm stuff. So cute! Jennifer @ Where the Heart Is - used scrapbook paper to line her cupboards. Beautiful! Brown Paper Packages -- little heart pizzas to jazz up kid lunches!My new Dollar Store Valentine platter -- I'll show it you Monday! This is my newest late-night … [Read more...]

FMM: Favorite Scents


It's Friend Makin' Monday! I haven't been able to participate in the last few, and I really missed it. So I'm so happy to be able to join in this week over at darling Amber's blog. Her question this week is: What are your favorite candles/scents? I love burning candles in the Fall and Winter.  Some of my favorite scents are: Pumpkin cinnamon anything apple I love Salt City … [Read more...]

Friend Makin’ Mondays: What do you do for fun?


Happy Friend Makin' Monday! Amber is hosting FMM and it's a great way to start off the week! This week Amber is asking: What are your hobbies?  What do you wish that you knew how to do?  There is so much that I am trying to learn. I feel like I don't have enough time to learn all of the things that I would like to. Some of the things I love doing are: Crafts of all sorts Making … [Read more...]

Friend Makin’ Mondays: I absolutely, positively cannot live without these things…


It's FMM! I am late getting on the Friend Makin' Mondys train due to life. It is hard to juggle everything, don't you think?? Today Amber is asking: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- List a few things that you cannot live without ------------------------------------------------------------------------ {I am going to skip the obvious ones like my … [Read more...]

Congratulations and I’m **blushing**


Thank you all for coming to my birthday cupcake party. I went on Random.org and it gave me #34 for my winner. So congratulations to Michelle from Somerset Cottage! I am excited because today I am being featured by Kristen at La Dolce Vita!  Kristen is such a cute girl. She also has a really fun blog -- and she is amazingly talented! She makes the most wonderful sterling silver jewelry and … [Read more...]

Friend Makin’ Mondays: My Favorite Things about Fall


Amber is hosting Friend Makin' Mondays again! And we're talking about Fall. So Amber's question this week is: What are some of your favorite things about Fall? **** Fall soups and stews -- I love the smell of one simmering on the stoveThe changing seasons. I love the Fall leaves in the mountains - so beautiful!Sweaters. I love the feeling of a cozy sweater in the cool air.Lighting candles. I … [Read more...]

Keeping it real: Supersized Edition


Do you ever have a bad day??? *** One of my friends asked me the other day why no one in blogland complains, has a bad day or is fighting with their kids and/or husbands. I know that everyone has problems. So in the spirit of "keeping it real". I would like to show you a glimpse of who I really am! My house is hardly ever clean(See this bowl - it's my neighbor's and Iit's been sitting there for … [Read more...]

FMM: Getting to Know Me

It's Friend Makin' Monday! Amber is hosting again and this week she says: If you know anything about me, you know I'm kinda nosey. For instance, I like to know random details about people's lives and just how they live. I sometimes wonder if people get tired of me asking the most random version of '20 questions' in the history of anything. I like to know how people live their lives. 1. Do you … [Read more...]