Sharpie mugs, $20 Christmas gifts, and the elephant in the room

*This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. All opinions are 100% my own. If you’ve ever used pinterest then chances are you’ve seen these “sharpie mugs“ ....more

My Painted Shower – One Year Later

Last October I did something crazy….I painted my shower. The post I wrote about the process has become one of my most popular, probably because (much like my paper bag flooring) it’s just an unusual concept. Anyway, since it’s been over a year I figured its high time for an update ....more

Rustic Christmas Art (and a giveaway!)

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away…where did time go? If it wasn’t getting dark crazy early and making me feel like I’m cooking dinner at midnight I almost wouldn’t believe it. Today I have a simple Christmas craft to share with you ....more

Cowboy bedding and the opposite of buyer’s remorse

Some things in life should be really simple. Deciding what to make for dinner, Christmas shopping, and buying bedding should all be things that you just decide on without taking up too much time or energy. Something like buying bedding, for example, should not require an entire blog post ....more

Tomato Cage Tables

Sometimes I get the itch to try a project just for the heck of it. Even if I think it will fail, or look horrid, or be a total time-suck…I just want to give it a shot. These tables are one of those projects ....more

Home Depot Celebration of Service

Note: This is a sponsored post for The Home Depot Foundation. Every thought, opinion, and experience is 100% my own. Many of you know that my husband, Adam, is a veteran ....more

Guest Room Paper Flooring (and why I’m disappointed with it)

This summer I started redoing my guest room, and the first step was new flooring. I wanted to do paper bag floors, mostly because they’re cheap and beautiful, but also because I wanted the flooring to match in my boy’s room and the guest room (they’re right next to each other). CLICK HERE TO READ MY ORIGINAL POST ABOUT INSTALLING PAPER BAG FLOORS (If you aren’t familiar with paper bag flooring process then please read the original tutorial first ....more

Mexico, 23 week pregnancy update, and help with baby names

It’s been a little quiet around here lately, but for good reason…Adam and I got back from a vacation earlier this week! We went to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for five days, and it was amazing. This summer when Adam graduated from the police academy and we celebrated out 10th anniversary, he told me he wanted to go on a vacation ....more

Upcycled Giant Chalkboard

A couple of years ago I made a chalkboard for my kitchen/dining room area. I use it every single day for my household to-do list. It’s probably one of the things in my house I use most (that’s not an appliance, computer, or sink) ....more

The bunk beds that we didn’t build

Is there anything more satisfying than crossing a big item off your to-do list? Well, yes, there is…but crossing things off my to-do list is pretty high on my list of things I love. Building bunk beds has been on our to-do list for a really long time ....more