Colorful and Bright Porch Makeover on a Budget

Before & After: $100 and 24 hour Porch Makeover

With all three kids out of school right now and one who still naps, we spend a lot of time at home so we recently decided to get the kids a small trampoline. Our backyard is tiny so we needed something compact and I wanted something that let them burn some energy. The plus, they’re […]

DIY Craft Room: Jumbo Framed Pegboard Wall

DIY Craft Room: Jumbo Framed Pegboard Wall

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve been getting a few sneak peeks of this project we completed last weekend. Prior to a week ago, my craft “space” was the laundry room, which was shared with the dogs and the laundry machines. As it only had a tiny counter with a sink in […]

DIY Boy’s Room Bunk Beds

DIY Boy's Room Bunkbeds

For several months now, despite the Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room I did for my 4 year old daughter, which has a nice big queen bed since it doubles as our guest room, she and my 5 ½ year old son have chosen to share the twin bed in my son’s room. So we started looking […]

Shakespeare-Inspired Wood Plank Sign {Bedroom Décor}

Shakespeare Inspired Wood Sign

Whenever we move, our bedroom is always something that never really gets decorated and this time around, I didn’t want that to be true, so while we were homebound for a week during the snowstorm last week, I finally got to work on some wall décor. The chevron sign was around $16 at Target and […]

DIY Family Command Center

DIY Family Command Center

For the first few months in this house, this nook was more of a junk piling area. There just isn’t much storage in the house and no basement. So to help get organized, I asked my husband to put shelves…pretty much everywhere. A few weeks ago I shared our DIY Shelved Gallery Wall. I started […]

Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room

Enchanted Forest Fairytale Room

With moving like we do, I’ve really never taken the time to decorate my kids’ rooms. Now that they’re getting older, I really wanted them to have a space to call their own. Last week I showed you my 5 year old son’s room and this week it’s onto my 3 1/2 year old daughter’s Enchanted […]

Getting Organized with Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery {and $50 Staples Gift Card Giveaway!}

Getting Organized with Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery

Oh, how an email from someone in the Martha Stewart offices always makes my day. This time I was offered to review a bunch of goodies from the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery line (available at Staples). I’ve done several product reviews for Martha Stewart products and I never fail to be pleasantly surprised […]

My Favorite Packaged Snacks for Kids {Without HFCS, GMOs, or Artificial Anything!}

My Favorite Packaged Snacks for Kids

While we try to focus on whole foods, sometimes the convenience of packaged foods win. It’s undeniably great with kids…especially when you’re busy and on-the-go. We just replace the typical kid snacks with a healthier version. And no, we don’t give them Jelly Beans or Toaster Pastries daily…even the organic ones! If you came to […]

Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover

Chalk Paint Furniture Makeover

  This all started when my Mom and Stepdad moved into a new house a few weekends ago and offered us this desk/dresser/hutch set. I had never re-finished a piece of furniture in my life before so I simply started Googling and Pinning. That’s when I discovered the growing trend of using Annie Sloan’s Chalk […]

Vintage-Inspired Summer Mantel {with free printable}


  It’s the first day of summer! While I don’t love the heat, I’m a big fan of sunshine, sun-kissed cheeks, babies in nothing but diapers, long days, real lemonade, grilling out with friends and family and air conditioning! My mantel has been sitting empty for over a month so I finally got around to […]