DIY Chalkpaint & Dark Wax


Alright if you’re on Pinterest you’ve seen your fair share of “chalkpaint” pins.  No, no … not CHALKBOARD paint. But chalkpaint. Paint mixed with chalk. And it is the obsession of all furniture refinishing gurus. (I can’t blame them.) I’ve been wanting to use it at some point, but to be honest, I was far […]

Product Review: Little People Nativity

I know, I know it’s only mid October, please don’t hate me.  BUT (there’s always a but), this little baby is on sale right now and I wanted to get this review done early so, should my sweet reviewing skills sway you, you’ll be able to take advantage of the sale!  Ok, on to the review! I […]

Christmas Binder Printables & Shutterfly Giveaway!


  You guys. Ya’ll. Friends. People of all ages. As I write this … Christmas is 72 days away. And I have zero Christmas gifts. Zero Christmas plans. Basically my head is up my Christmas-loving butt. So the past two weeks I have been working to assemble a Christmas binder specifically geared towards our family. […]

Chocolate Caramel Cake

Chocolate Caramel Cake

I threw this together last Saturday to have ready for family dinner on Sunday afternoon. I was told by my 20-year-old brother, who happens to read our blog, that it was ‘domestic four worthy’ so here we go. It all started with wanting to try something from Pinterest. Yeah, I actually try some of those […]

Crockpot Potato Soup

Crockpot Potato Soup |

I’m a huge fan of crockpot meals.  There are many days when I just don’t have an opportunity to even think about cooking supper much before 5:00.  When you have kids who need to be at practice by 6, there isn’t enough time to cook and eat a meal in under an hour.  So, I […]

Reversible Letter Blocks Tutorial

Reversible Letter Blocks Tutorial |

Letter blocks, they’re kind of everywhere and for the first time I have kitchen cabinets that don’t go the whole way to the ceiling.  This lovely space happens to be the perfect home for such an adorable decoration.  During my chill out time (aka scrolling through Pinterest) I found these adorable blocks. I thought they […]

Overnight Crockpot Pumpkin Oatmeal


It’s the perfect fall day here. Well, my perfect fall day. The temperature has barely touched 60 and it is overcast and drizzling. But it’s time to get real here, folks.  I’ve had this oatmeal for breakfast every single day for the past week. Yep. Every single day. To make matters worse I made pumpkin […]

Book Review- Moms: As Elite as the CIA… Well Almost


A fellow blogger, Andrea Keeney of Parenting with Parents, recently published her first book and reached out to some of us with a request to read and review the book. Because I’m always up for some new reading material, I took her up on her offer. I wasn’t disappointed. Her book, Moms: As Elite as the […]

DIY No-Slip Headband

The last time my sister in law was in town visiting she and I were sitting on the floor playing with our kids and she had asked me if I had ever seen a headband like this, she got it as a gift and swore by it, told me that because of the velvet backing […]

Bloggy Conference Recap and a Changing Area Facelift

Sami and I had the fabulous opportunity to attend Bloggy Conference 2014 this past weekend.  Our host was Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH and we simply don’t have enough wonderful things to say about our experience.  It was our very first blog conference and we walked away from the weekend with our heads ready to explode from […]