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

$30 Giant Map Decor

Remember this big Texas map? It only cost me about $30 to make. It wasn’t some once in a lifetime garage sale, antique store, or curbside find either…I’m can tell you exactly how to make it for the...more

A Completed Wall + Office Organization

This is my first post with the BHG Live Better Network, and the challenge for October is to get your home “holiday ready” using Better Homes and Gardens...more

Why the guest room isn’t becoming a nursery

Since announcing that I’m pregnant with baby #3 I’ve been asked a few times if the guest room is going to become a nursery. The short answer is “no”….the long answer is the rest of this post :) To be honest, I’m not going to prep for this baby at all. It’s not getting a nursery and I’m not altering the boy’s room ....more

Let’s finish a room already (to-do lists and self-imposed deadlines)

You may have noticed (or maybe you’re blissfully unaware), but I haven’t finished a room in a while. A long, looong while. Plenty of rooms are in the works (let’s be honest, they’re all in the works), but I just can’t seem to finish any of them ....more

Forcing Fall

According to the calendar summer is over and fall is upon us. Although Texas has cooled down a bit (thank goodness), it’s still summer here. It’s hot, everyone is in shorts and flip-flops, and I haven’t seen a single colorful leaf or consumed anything pumpkin flavored ....more

Building the Deck, Part II (and a giveaway)

I’m finally back with the second part of the deck post. Let’s just pick up where we left off last week, which was with a fully assembled deck frame. We used pine for the frame but decided to spring for cedar for the top, since it looks nice and it’s naturally moisture resistant (which means it’s less prone to twisting, cracking and swelling ....more

Building the Deck, Part I

First things first…let’s start with a before picture. So our backyard….it’s ugly. There’s not denying it ....more

Sassy Steals Giveaway

It’s been a while since I’ve done a giveaway around here and today I have a great one for you. ...more