8 Tips For Outdoor Entertaining {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post brought to you in collaboration with Cree. All thoughts, ideas and opinions are my own. 1.Comfortable seating is a must when entertaining outdoors. And plenty of it! ...more

Patio Decor and Reveal!

When we moved into our house, we had the tiniest slab for a patio. My husband wanted to make it bigger...like huge...and I was totally against it. I wanted enough grass for our kids to play on and didn't think a huge patio was a good idea ....more

My Home 6 Years Later (My Blog Anniversary!)

This week marks my 6 year blog anniversary! I can't believe how quickly these years have gone by. It just amazes me ....more

DIY Wooden Caddy With Galvanized Metal Handle

It feels like it's been forever since I've built something. Having two kiddos makes things like that a little hard to do :) I sure do miss the fresh cut of cedar planks! I decided that I needed to start using up all the scraps I have laying around since I can't bring myself to throw any of it away...you never know when you just may need it :) I'm starting off with some small projects for now like this cute little caddy with a metal handle ....more

How to paint wood paneling

I remember when I was about 8 years old, my mom painted the wood paneling in her bedroom. She painted it white and filled in the grooves with sage green and pink. I'm not sure why she did the grooves that color, but it was the early 90s, so I'll cut her some slack :) I loved her room, even with with pink and green ....more

Incorporating Children's Art Into Home Decor

My sweet little babe loves to paint and draw, therefor I have a ton of her artwork lying around. I like to try to incorporate her art in our decor and of course, I often commission her for some cute abstract paintings :) The best way to I have found to incorporate her work into our decor is to limit her color uses to certain colors. I, of course, don't always do this, only when I have a spot I know I want her art and still want it to fit within a color scheme ....more

How to paint plywood sub-flooring to resemble wood floors

You may remember me telling you about helping my mom renovate her house. The projects are sporadic and come when the money is there. So, sometimes you have to live with something until you have it in the budget to do something else ....more

Summer Home Tour

Welcome to my Summer home tour! I'm so excited this week is finally here...mainly so I can be a voyeur and look into other people's homes. That may make me sound creepy, but I know you guys are just like that too ;) Marty from A Stroll Thru Life has been gracious enough to put together this year's tours and has include 29 other bloggers; 6 homes each day this week! ...more

My Summer Mantel

It's almost summer! That means the perfect time to start decorating for it :) Now only if the rain would stop! Although it has been nice not having to turn on the sprinklers yet ....more

Refreshing The Front Room

Ever have a room that you aren't completely happy with no matter how much you change it up? My front room is one of those rooms. If you scroll through my blog over the past years, you'll see what I mean ....more