How to Turn Your Old Jean Jacket into a Jean Vest

Let me start off by telling all of you how much I hate my jean jackets. My mom would buy me one to wear every year for school, and they would sit at the back of my closet because I hated them that much. ...more

Upcycled Barn Wood Deck

We like to refer to our house as "Chateau Travolta" because when we bought it as a bank foreclosure, it hadn't been touched since it was originally built in 1977. We really loved the backyard and the large deck. ...more

Restoration Hardware-Inspired IKEA Console Hack for the Entryway

Hello! Last weekend I completed one of my biggest DIYs and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I took a $79 IKEA Tarva Chest, stained it and added new hardware to achieve a Restoration Hardware Printmakers Console look for a lot less! ...more

How to Make Colorful DIY Crayon Lipstick

Hey guys!Okay, I know what you're thinking ... did she really say crayon lipstick? Seriously? ...more

How to Throw an Overnight Party

Over the weekend we hosted our third annual summer party - - a two-night epic extravaganza that includes watching the sun come up, laughing until your face hurts, and dancing in the barn. The only rule: No Kids Allowed. We didn't keep track of ...more

Make Your Walls Pop With Colorful DIY Birch Tree Art

I was challenged to recreate one of my blog friend's DIY wall art.  So, I took inspiration from her birch-tree-painted wall and created colorful, dimensional birch tree canvas art.  This was probably the easiest DIY art I have ever created!...more

DIY Singer Sewing Machine Desk

True confession: I am a garbage picker. It's a bit of an issue ... okay, maybe I am exaggerating slightly but 'tis true that this time when my neighbor was throwing out an old Singer sewing machine, I had to have it, just had to. ...more

Add a Statement Piece: How to Make a DIY Jeweled Clutch

I am addicted to statement pieces. Seriously, when something speaks to me I drop the cash and leave my logic at home. I’m beginning to understand that spending big money on pieces I am only going to wear on occasion is irrational....more

Inspire Me Monday {75}

Welcome to the 75th...more

Stopping by to Say Hi

The weather here remains hot, hot, hot and very humid. ...more

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

We are just starting the second week of school and it is killing me a little! ...more

Join Us for 10 #BlogHerFood15 Instagram Challenges With Sarah Michelle Gellar

BlogHer Food is coming up on November 6 and 7 in Chicago. Our team is working hard behind the scenes to get ready to celebrate all culinary things, especially how to write and share about them. (Who am I kidding? That's just the tip of the iceberg!) We are excitedly anticipating this very special weekend in the Windy City -- if you haven't registered yet, click here!...more

Make a Batman Cake with Color Mist

Backyard BBQ Birthday Party

This smokin' BACKYARD BBQ BIRTHDAY PARTY was submitted by Kameela Lewis of...more

Trash to Treasure: 5 Fabulous Furniture Transformations

As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. I'm getting ready to makeover an armoire in my boys room and this week's Inspire Me Monday link party had tons of Fabulous Furniture Transformations to inspire me and get some creative juices flowing again. I 've chosen 5 to feature today ....more

Chocolate Football Cereal Treats Recipe

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s football season and there’s no better way to kick off the season than with a fun recipe for Chocolate Football Cereal Treats! It’s no secret that I love cereal...more

The Easiest School Fundraiser

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine. Read my full disclosure policy here ....more

The best (dairy-free & healthy) guacamole recipe

Much respect to sports fans, but anyone who knows me well knows I am not among you. And apparently, football season is upon us. Not being a rabid football fan myself (Noah and I jokingly refer to it as "sportsball") I was almost totally unaware of the impending frenzy ....more