Easy Summer Rolls

Easy Summer Rolls

I never knew how easy summer rolls are to make.  I also wasn’t sure if I would like them since they are cold, so I was totally caught off guard by how much I looooved them!  My friend Gloria Lee taught us how to make these.  In our house, she is referred to by Arabella […]

DIY Raised Vegetable Garden

DIY Raised Vegetable Garden

Back in April, we made a raised bed out of our old box spring.  We started by ripping off the fabric from the frame. Arabella was digging for worms in the yard. Mission accomplished! John ripped off the top pieces to use for boarding up the sides. We left only the middle piece to divide […]

Vintage Travel & Safari Baby Boy Room

Vintage Travel & Safari Baby Boy Room

Now that Camden is almost 2 yrs old, I’m just getting to photographing his room.  There were a few unfinished projects that dragged on for the first year.  No, I didn’t have the nursery perfectly decorated before he arrived.  Gasp!  And he was two weeks late.  Just keeping it real, ladies! There are a couple […]

Weekly Recap – June 28, 2014

Weekly Recap – June 28, 2014

This week hasn’t been the most productive in our life.  I’m sure that will make a lot of you feel better about your own life.  We all have our ups and downs…and then there’s teething!  Camden is getting some more molars, and we are all hoping that the end is in sight.  My kids don’t […]

The Best Asparagus Recipe

The Best Asparagus Recipe

My husband use to be a really picky eater.  Since we’ve been married, he has learned to eat so many new things because he was willing to try them.  I realized it’s all about how you cook things.  The first time I made asparagus for him, I made it this way, but I wrapped it […]

Make Your Own Docking Station

Make Your Own Docking Station

Since this blog is all about creating a beautiful home and delicious food that fits into a small budget, I decided to share this little project with you.  We’ve been struggling at our house with keeping cords and devices in one area and organized.  Recently, John plugged all the charging cords behind this table.  It was […]

Weekly Recap – June 22, 2014

Weekly Recap – June 22, 2014

We are starting to get back to normal in our house again after recovering from our vacation.  I started a new theme with the kids this week that they are super excited about – pirates!  With summer weather coming in, I’ve been on a salad kick almost every day for lunch or dinner or both. […]

Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

Strawberry Thai Chicken Salad

This salad is so diverse in flavor that I debated for a long time on what to call it.  It has chicken, strawberries, balsamic vinegar salad dressing, basil and coconut cashews.  It’s kind of like an Italian-meets-Thai salad.  I know that sounds a little weird, but it’s so good that I found myself trying to […]

The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

The Best & Most Versatile Grilled Chicken

I want to begin by saying that this recipe is not my own.  I have changed an ingredient to it to accommodate what I actually have in my pantry.  I’m all about not going out and buying one ingredient so I can make a recipe.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know […]

Weekly Recap & Vacation – June 15, 2014

Weekly Recap & Vacation – June 15, 2014

This week, we were recovering from being on our vacation in Florida.  We had so much fun with our families, especially all the cousins playing together. There was lots of swimming in the pool by Arabella and my sister’s son, Charlie. Charlie is pretty much fearless and will belly flop straight into the pool – […]