Building a Bench

Building a Bench

When my parents come to visit, I always have some projects lined up for my dad.  My makeshift coat closet was one of these.  I absolutely love it!  Next on the list, was a seating bench for my dining room table.  Seating has always been an issue when friends come over, so I was really […]

Living with Not Perfect

Living with Not Perfect

So if you love perusing Pinterest for home decor and DIY ideas, you can get really discouraged about your home – especially if you are a renter, like me.  We hope to one day buy a house, but right now it’s just not an option for us.  When we moved in our house 4 years […]

New Pretty Things

New Pretty Things

Everyone in the family has come down with a cold, except Camden who is going through some tough teething.  The kids had fevers the other day, and now John and I are sick.  So instead of the posts I had originally planned to share on homemade cleaning and beauty supplies to keep the budget down, […]

Pretty Little Things

Pretty Little Things

Who doesn’t like pretty things?  I thought I would spotlight some of the things on my shelves.  I love tea cups and any kind of china.  I think I have 3 or 4 sets not including my everyday dishes.  I have a downright weakness for dishes.  I just can’t help it.  This is a bird […]

Homemade Christmas

Homemade Christmas

If you are on Pinterest, I know you are addicted to it like I am. In my defense, I really have made a lot of recipes my family likes and have completed a lot of projects around my house that are Pinterest inspired including making my own dishwasher and laundry detergent. More on that later. […]

Wall Update

Wall Update

This is the first project I’m posting…finally. I’m so ready for spring, and so I thought I’d update the wall that you first see as you enter our house. I already moved stuff around a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t happy with it. In my mind I was picturing white dishes, a bit of […]