The Perfect {Girly} Gift

American Girl Bed

One of the benefits of being crafty is that I always have a large stash of scrap wood in the garage.  When Bug told me she needed a gift for her bestest friend’s birthday, I knew just what to do.  My girls and all their friends are really into all things American Girl.  When Ana […]

I’ve Been Featured!

My cabinet door snack tray is being shared over at Better After today!  Woo Hoo! If you haven’t checked out Better After, you simply MUST!  There are so many amazing makeovers on Lindsey’s site, but be warned!  You will never throw anything away again.  Go check it out!  

{Cabinet Door} Snack Tray


We resisted letting the kids bring food up into the game room for a long time.  Then last Christmas, we added a TV to the room so the kids could watch their movies upstairs, and I wouldn’t be subjected to endless hours of “Good Luck, Charlie” or Mindcraft on the weekends.  But who can have […]

BINGO! Coasters for the Game Room


This past weekend, I had 3 projects going on at once.  Crazy, I know.  None of my projects went as planned {shocker!} so I’d move on to the next, trying to avoid yet another trip to Home Depot.  On top of all this, Tater Tot, my youngest, was bored.  That means she was constantly in the […]

Conquering Cup Clutter

Coaster Tray

My kitchen looks like this on a daily basis.  I only have three kids.  (sigh)  Days like these make me feel like I am failing to teach my kids important lessons.  Lessons like, “Someday your roommate (or spouse) will not pick up after you like your mom (begrudgingly) has all your life.”  Or “Do you realize how much […]

Outdoor Pillows {On the Cheap}

Measure Towel

I’m sure you’ve noticed the super cute outdoor pillow on my lounge.  Let me tell you, not only are these pillows super cute, they are also super cheap.  I was shopping for outdoor pillows and could not believe how expensive they were.  I couldn’t fathom spending that kind of money on outdoor pillows, especially since there was […]

My New {DROP CLOTH} Curtains

Before Curtains

This month I am on a mission.  The kids went back to school last week, and I finally have some time to focus on the house.  I love our family room, but quite honestly, it’s a little cold.  It’s not near cozy enough… yet.  The tile, although great for pets and kids, is not very […]

November Cakes… in August

Maggie Stiefvater

Let me introduce you to my BFF, Maggie.  (My husband is rolling his eyes right now.)  Okay, so we aren’t technically BFF’s.  In fact, Maggie has no idea who I am, but thanks to her Twitter feed, I know a lot about her.  So every time she says something witty on her blog or Twitter, […]

DIY Poolside Lounges

Lounge Corner

This is our second summer in the new house.  We really should have outdoor furniture by now, but it so darned expensive.  I was in love with Pottery Barn’s Chesapeake lounges, but quite honestly I couldn’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on furniture that would most likely take a bit lot of […]