We Sold Our House and I Am Freaking Out

we sold our home! an update

A reader recently asked “How the heck are ya?” and I can’t help but think of the opening scene of What About Bob?, one of my favorite movies. “I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful.“ Bob (played by Bill Murray) is very obviously not doing well. He’s sweating, he looks crazy, but in an… 

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Cheetah Shoes (Kate Spade Inspired)

okay, LOVE!! how to make these (kate spade inspired) cheetah shoes with a cricut

The last few weeks have been busy. First day of school and the to-do list and running around… selling our home and cleaning for showings… keeping this place from exploding with laundry. And so on. ;) I’m sure you know how exactly what I’m talking about. But in the midst of all that, I really haven’t… 

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Free Printable Popcorn Valentines

Free printable for popcorn Valentines! For boys and girls, nut-free, dairy free treat.

  We are new to the whole Valentine thing. My oldest, Lily, isn't in preschool but does go to what she calls "church preschool" every Sunday. I wanted to make a special treat for her to bring, but was kinda clueless as to what. Treat or no treat? I know that peanut/tree nut free is important, as well as other allergens like dairy or egg or whatever. Little toys? Those sweet paper character … [Read More...]

My Make Believe Dining Room

dining room with greige paint, white trim, black and white furniture.

Do you ever think about what you'd do differently to a room in your spare time? Silly question, I'm sure. Because I do it a lot. Our dining room is done and I won't change it because there's no need to. I love the big white trim, the artwork, the color of the walls. (Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart, The PERFECT grey-beige) But what if? What would I change to make this the perfect … [Read More...]

How to Keep the Toys from Taking Over

tips on toy organization and storage in a small home. Written by a mom of four young kids. MUST READ!

One of the questions I get asked a lot is "where are all of your toys?!" Maybe you've been thinking it. Sometimes I shove stuff out of the picture (all bloggers do), but for the most part, we have the toy situation figured out. Toy storage, organization, decluttering, decrapifying, simplifying, it can all be tricky. But once you figure out what works in your home and for your family, you can … [Read More...]

Nativity on a Shelf

Nativity set on a shelf! plus ideas of up high places to put your set.

If  you haven't see my post telling the world that we won't do Elf on a Shelf, here's the 7 reasons why we don't do it. I know, mean mom! ;) But I decided to do a little play on that idea and put my Nativity set on a shelf this year. I brought in a clipboard (see our Christmas clipboards here) with a little bit of black and gold Sharpie action (inspired by this beautiful artwork by Lindsay … [Read More...]

DIY Christmas Carol Wall Prints

deck the walls with this DIY Christmas Carol art! Even shows how to make a clipboard wall.

Last spring I added a clipboard wall over our couch and up until now the clipboards have only held up kid artwork. To dress them up for Christmas, I made some simple DIY wall prints with the help of a super cute font and an even simpler garland. I shared it on Instagram last weekend and y'all BLEW UP MY PICTURE with likes!! So here's the tutorial on how to make your own. Have family coming and … [Read More...]

Recycled T-Shirt Mini Wreath

make a recycled mini wreath out of an old t-shirt and a canning jar lid!

Yesterday I shared a simple mini-wreath ornament over at Katie of Sew Woodsy's 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments. It's something that you could make (or your kids could make) in a few minutes and was a great quiet time activity. It's  made from recycled materials found around the house, so there's a chance you won't have to buy anything. Woo hoo for recycling! Grab a green t-shirt, canning jar … [Read More...]

DIY Sharpie Letter Garland with Free Printable

make a DIY scribble letter garland! free #printable letters included!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #StaplesSharpie http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO. Lately I have been crushing on gold, hand drawn designs, and garlands. So I decided to put the three together and made a letter garland. I've attached a few printables to this post so that you can make one of … [Read More...]

DSLR Camera Giveaway!

win a new Canon T3 DSLR!

Hey guys! You're the best and it's Christmas so I've teamed up with a few friends to give one of you a camera. :) That's right, we're giving away one Canon T3 DSLR with a 18-55 lens. I know having a great camera has helped me take better pictures of our kids, capture some memories, and if you don't have one, it would be nice to have BEFORE Christmas! Use the widget below to enter, the more … [Read More...]

Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Sriracha Deviled Eggs? Oh my YUM! add sriracha to deviled eggs for a twist on the favorite appetizer.

If you know what sriracha is, then you're probably going to read this recipe and decide that you want to make it now. If you don't, let me just say that I added a little spicy and sweet kick to your grandma's old deviled eggs. It's so yummy, you might not make deviled eggs the same way again. Sriracha deviled eggs. Do I have your attention yet? I am so not a spicy person. But when … [Read More...]

7 Reasons Why You Need a Robot

reasons you need a robot to come clean your floors!

I really don't like to mop. Like at all. And that's really bad because these floors should probably be mopped daily. Ummm, yeah. That's gross. And now I'm embarrassed. :) So when I was asked to review the new iRobot Braava Floor Mopping Robot, I wanted to jump through the computer and hug the sender. I remained calm and said yes. When the Braava got here, or Mr. Roboto as I like to call … [Read More...]