Patriotic Ideas and Projects

It’s that time of the year again. When red, white and blue take center stage and we completely ignore the fact that the craft stores already have Christmas items on the shelves. Because, we don’t want to rush through this season, do we? ...more

Easy Summer Cocktail Station

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I can definitely see how this can be true when it comes to particular words in the English language. In that case though, beauty would be in the ear of the hearer right? ...more

Deck Decorating Ideas and Giveaway!

I think it’s time for full disclosure here. I have a serious case of porch envy. Did you know that when you search for outdoor decorating ideas on Pinterest that there are approximately 2 million pictures of cute porches and only about 50 pictures of decks? ...more

Ballard Designs Pillow Knock-Off

I need to tell you something. I went into Michael’s Crafts the other day and realized that it had been at least 2 months since I had last been there. Now, this might not seem like a really big deal to you but believe me, it is ....more

How To Make Frozen Greek Yogurt

I have a confession to make. And I hope you still like me and want to be my friend and will still sign my yearbook after you hear it. Ready? ...more

When You Have a Mom Like This…

When you can call her anytime to talk about ANYTHING When she lets you just cry if you need to cry When you go shopping together and she wants to buy you something ‘just because’ When she laughs hysterically with you over her grandchildren’s antics When she listens as you vent your little heart out and then talks you back from the ledge When she is willing to talk about the things she regrets in her parenting and admits to not being perfect and it makes you feel so much better since you know for a fact you are not a perfect parent either When she can go from talking with you about politics to the stock market to decorating without skipping a beat When she would have you come to visit them for a week and would make sure that she was the one who heard your kids wake up in the morning (every morning!) so that she could get up with them and let you sleep in When she is willing to help you wrestle through faith issues and is open about her own struggles When she supports and encourages your marriage When she leaves sweet comments on your blog posts When she tells you she loves you every.single.time you talk…and sometimes multiple times When you have a mom like this…a mom who is all of these things and so much more… You are truly blessed. And we should know. Because we have a mom like this ....more

Build Up Sweet Friends, Build Up

Pursuing your dreams can be a funny thing. It brings up so many different emotions. We’re putting ourselves out there ....more

Chalky Finish Coffee Table Makeover

That whole concept of it never hurting to at least ASK, is so true, isn’t it? Because more often than not, the answer to the question is a ‘yes’. My kids always know that when they ask us for something and there is a pause followed by a ‘we’ll see‘ it means that the odds are probably ‘ever in their favor’ ....more

Science Themed Birthday Party Ideas

When my daughter was 4 ½ her greatly anticipated Christmas gift was a pair of plastic safety goggles and a Mind Blowing Science kit....more

A Snowball Tree Love Story

Because my snowball tree is laden (I LOVE that word!) with blooms and because looking at them today reminds me of this moment from last year I thought I would share this story with you again....more