More Like Home

I am a full time wife & mommy. I love yard sales, curb finds, DIY and all things thrifty, and I'm always on the hunt for low cost ways to make this place feel like home. I am a college graduate, cooking amateur, decorating enthusiast, and daughter of the King.  I might sometimes eat cookies for breakfast and listen to Christmas music in June. I love supporting and caring for my family, and want to be the best steward I can with what we have- which has led to all kinds of fun adventures in cloth diapering, bargain hunting, sewing, and lots of DIY home improvement endeavors!

Goals for 2015

For some reason it always takes me a while to work out my goals for a new year. I think part of it is that I don't really know what kind of goals I want to set. How does a person narrow down all their hopes, dreams, and needs into a simple little "to-do list" for the next year? ...more

Shabby Chic Dollhouse {free plans}

Last year a friend asked me to build a large, shabby chic dollhouse for her daughter for Christmas. Something with cottage charm, a picket fence, and birdhouse on top. She sent me some inspiration photos and I worked up a design ....more

DIY Essential Oil Diffusing Necklaces

Essential Oils. I've heard a lot about them lately, and I'm guessing you have too. I can't go online without seeing a post about them somewhere ....more

Funny Boy Books & Custom Moleskine Journals with Steel Letter Stamps

My kids do and say the funniest things I have ever seen. Also, I have a terrible memory. I will without fail forget every single one of these funnies if I rely on my tired brain alone ....more

Hello 2015 {and the best of 2014}

Happy 2015, friends! We enter this new year full of thankfulness. Thankful for dear friends, wonderful family, our sweet boys, food on our table, and so much more ....more

My Favorite Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread Recipe

Over the last couple months I've started making my own bread from scratch. It was one of my goals for 2014 to both save money and make healthier choices for my family. I don't like serving a lot of mystery ingredients and since homemade bread only takes four or five ingredients it seemed like an easy way to cut out a processed food ....more

2014 Year in Review

I was just looking back at some of my posts from the year and came across list of goals I wrote way back in January. My initial reaction? "Oh ....more

DIY Custom Photo Storybook

We tried to really stick to our four gift categories for the boys this year (you can read more about that here) and one area we had a lot of fun with was "something to read." We made a custom storybook! We spent a day at the end of summer taking pictures of the boys at a local park and had them printed in an 8x8 Shutterfly book. We went with the story "going on a bear hunt" because the pictures would be pretty simple and there were plenty of "scenes" in the park like going over a bridge, across a stream, etc ....more

A Very Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas Eve! And from our little house to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Christmas is tomorrow and this is the time, friends ....more

How to fill a Christmas Eve Box

One of our favorite Christmas traditions with our boys is a Christmas Eve box. It's pretty simple, just filled with new jammies, a new movie, and some yummy movie snacks. But ohmygoodness, they love it so much! ...more