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

$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