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You’ll love this Cheap...

Looking to add a punch of color and texture to your home's Autumn decor? Use this easy tutorial to turn ... Read More
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How to decorate a fireplace ...

Fireplace decor ideas for your Fall mantel.  It seems like just yesterday we were at the start of summer and ... Read More
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How to get an A+ in Fun with...

Make the grade with your family when you put together a celebratory and fun Back to School party table, using ... Read More
Back to School Party Table

Saturday Showcase {August Ho...

This months' Saturday Showcase brings you August Home Inspiration with major renovations, makeovers, DIY home accents and more!  Welcome back ... Read More
home decor inspiration - feature

How to Make Acrylic Disc Pen...

Looking for pendant lighting ideas? Love Regina Andrews Chandeliers? Give a thrift store chandelier new life and a high-end, mid-century ... Read More
pendant lighting - feature

How to create a colorful tra...

A lively and colorful decorative tray couldn't be simpler to create when you start with an inexpensive box picture frame!  MAKE A ... Read More
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Saturday Showcase – Ho...

Hi, Friends! It's time for some July home inspiration with the  Saturday Showcase!  Get ready for some serious home decor ... Read More
home decor inspiration

How to Decorate Your Room Ov...

Hi! And welcome back to the latest installment of the Room by Room Summer Showcase, hosted by my friend Amy ... Read More
Decorate a room over time using accents that are meaningful

Amazon Prime Days – Th...

Hey, Friends! I just wanted to drop in and give you a heads up on on a GREAT deal that ... Read More
Why I'm Leaving my Silhouette for the Cricut Air Explore 2

Colorful Views of a Fun Func...

Hi! Come on in! Welcome to our home - I'm glad you've dropped in! I'm so excited to be starting ... Read More
Colorful Views of a Fun Functional Foyer {Room by Room Summer Showcase - Week One}

Saturday Showcase – Ho...

Wow, where did that month go? I don't know how this happened but it's time for the June edition of ... Read More
Saturday Showcase - Home Decorators Inspiration {June}

How to Make Your Front Porch...

Reusing many items you likely have around your home,  you can have the best front porch in the neighborhood this ... Read More

How to Transform Your Stairs...

Can you paint your stairs? The short answer: Yes! If you're looking for a budget way to replace the nasty ... Read More
A stair painting tutorial

How to Makeover a $1 vase wi...

A simple dollar store craft that takes a $1 vase from plain to wow with painted pineapples! Perfect for your ... Read More

The Ultimate Fun and Quirky ...

Are you on the lookout for a fun and unique gift for the beloved fathers in your life? This fun ... Read More

Saturday Showcase {May}

It's time for the May edition of the  Saturday Showcase – a once a month stop for all things home decor, ... Read More

Easy Ways to Spruce up Your ...

Come along as I take my mantel decor from Spring to Summer! "I wonder what it would be like to ... Read More

How to Set a Tablescape Righ...

This tropical table setting brings to life the exotic and favorite characters, the feelings of excitement, danger, romance and love ... Read More

One Room Challenge {Inexpens...

I’m so excited to share the results of my inexpensive foyer makeover for the One Room Challenge, completed just six ... Read More

How to Make an Easy Boho The...

Adding inexpensive mason jar pots of greenery and succulents to an easy DIY floral table runner takes a simple Boho ... Read More

Saturday Showcase {April}

It's time for the April edition of the  Saturday Showcase – a once a month stop for all things home decor, ... Read More
home decor inspiration

How to Plan a Quick and Inex...

I’m super excited to let you in on my next big project. I'm doing an inexpensive foyer makeover for the ... Read More

How to Make an Easy and Uniq...

This simple, inexpensive DIY succulent planter project will be loved by everyone from mothers to teachers!  Perfect for all of ... Read More
Unique Moss Covered Teacup Planter Idea for Succulents

How to Make the Cutest Fabul...

Create amazing photo ops with "life-size" pink Cadillac cardboard cutout party decorations. They're the perfect props for outstanding party memories and ... Read More

Saturday Showcase {March}

Welcome back to the March edition of the  Saturday Showcase – a once a month stop for all things home ... Read More
home decor inspiration

20 Colorful and crush-worthy...

*This post contains affiliate links I don't know about you, but my brain falls into one of two thought-buckets today ... Read More

How to give your mantel a fr...

Hi, friends!  Today we're talking about decorating your mantel for spring and boy are you in for a treat! I'm ... Read More

How to easily make your favo...

Take your projects to the next level by applying a personalized applique cut out quickly and easily using your Cricut ... Read More

How to make this vibrant uni...

Are you, like me, starting to think about Spring decor? For me,  spring decor always starts with inexpensively updating the ... Read More

St. Patricks Day Tablescape

Are you looking for timeless, inexpensive table settings and other home decor ideas for St. Patricks Day? If you are, ... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Wate...

Top O' the mornin' to ya! Are you looking to do a bit of decorating for St. Patrick's Day? One ... Read More

Saturday Showcase {February}

Last month I introduced you to a few of my friends and a new monthly post called Saturday Showcase - ... Read More
home decor inspiration

How I Made Over My Old Banke...

Many thanks to Wagner for the beyond useful paint sprayer and sponsoring this post. Of course, all opinions and bad ... Read More

Get Started With Cricut Expl...

So, you just brought your new Cricut Explore Air 2 home. You've opened up the box, taken your shiny, gorgeous ... Read More

DIY Valentine’s Day He...

Do you remember the first year that Valentine's Day mattered to you? I do. I was in the sixth grade ... Read More

Egg-Allergy Friendly Samoa C...

How many of you realize that some ice cream cakes contain eggs? I didn't know that either until I nearly ... Read More

Why I’m leaving my Sil...

Sponsored by Cricut.  So, friends, recently, I had the opportunity to try the new Cricut Explore Air 2™ machine craft ... Read More

No-Sew Fabric Rope Basket

Hi, Friends! It's the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means.. It's time for the February ... Read More

All That Stuff We Did {Janua...

Hi there! It's hard to believe January is over, which for us means we are sliding headlong into our crazy ... Read More
All That Stuff We Did {January}

Faux Silver Leaf Mirror Make...

Happy Monday or wait.. it's Tuesday! How did that happen?! Wow, we packed a lot in this weekend! We saw the ... Read More

Saturday Showcase – Ja...

Hi! Today is a special day! Not only am I posting on a Saturday, which I don't often do, but ... Read More

$100 Room Challenge – ...

So, are you ready for the $100 Room Challenge big reveal of my now much prettier powder room?  I'm going ... Read More

$100 Room Challenge: Week 3 ...

Hi, friends! It's week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge, and I'm behind! If you're just popping in for the ... Read More

A Thank You to Martin Luther...

Hi, Friends! I'm going a little less DIY and decorating and a whole lot more Lifestyle on you today. As ... Read More
A Thank You to Martin Luther King On Martin Luther King Day from an Autism Family

Pantry Organization Refresh ...

Don't spend another minute searching through your kitchen pantry. Organize the space with appropriately sized containers and DIY Silhouette labels ... Read More

$100 Room Challenge – ...

Hi, friends! Welcome back to the second week of the $100 Room Challenge! If you're just popping in for the ... Read More

DIY Rustic Starburst Wall Ar...

Wow, that weekend went by a little too quickly, didn't it? We received a whole lot of snow for our ... Read More

Covering Red Paint with Behr...

Behr Marquee paint is just what I needed for covering my red kitchen. See how I saved a ton of ... Read More

$100 Room Challenge: Week 1 ...

Hi, friends! Thanks so much for taking a walk down memory lane with me during my Best and Missed of ... Read More
$100 Room Challenge: Week 1 - Introducing the Powder Room

The Best and Missed Posts of...

Hello! Congratulations on making it through the 2016 holiday season to this first Monday of 2017! If you're anything like ... Read More

DIY Geometric Wood Candle Ho...

Hi, I hope you're having a fabulous weekend! If you aren't already, I'd love for you to follow KnockitoffKim on ... Read More

{Simply Seasonal} Christmas ...

Hello! Are you as excited about this holiday season as I am?  The Simply Seasonal blog series began this past fall, and ... Read More

{Simply Seasonal} Christmas ...

Hello! Are you as excited about this holiday season as I am? The Simply Seasonal blog series began this past ... Read More
{Simply Seasonal} Christmas 2016 - 5 Ways to Make Your Home Holiday Ready

DIY Christmas Stocking Tags

Hi, friends! Thanks for all of the love on my Pinecone petal trees! I hope your holiday season is going ... Read More

Jewel Tone Christmas Pinecon...

Pinecone Christmas Tree Ornaments in sparkling jewel tones are easy and inexpensive to make with outdoor pinecones and acrylic paints. How ... Read More
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Home Decor Wish List

Happy Friday! Apparently, it's the week of giving. You might remember earlier this week I gave you a sneak peek ... Read More

13 Days of a Woodworker Chri...

13 Days of a Woodworker Christmas! 13 Bloggers 13 Days 13 Projects We have teamed up to bring you 13 ... Read More

Game Room Source List

Hi! Well, as you know, our game room make-over is finally finished! Wow - can I just tell you that ... Read More
Game Room Ideas

DIY Holiday Crackers and $15...

With Thanksgiving just days away, it seems like the perfect time for my first Christmas project - a DIY Holiday ... Read More

ORC Rooms Overload!

Last week was the big reveal of our new game room, completed through the One Room Challenge, and I can't ... Read More

DIY Monogrammed Wine Glass

I'm here today with a simple and easy example of how to create a cheap and simple DIY version of ... Read More

Fall 2016 One Room Challenge...

Today is the day! Today is the day! I'm SO excited to be sharing my Game room ideas with you ... Read More

Hearty Slow-cooker Chili Rec...

On this election day, no matter your political views and whose name you'll be placing a check mark by, I ... Read More

One Room Challenge – W...

Wow! It's November. I may or may not have been thinking about Thanksgiving this week. It's hard to keep one's ... Read More

Thanksgiving Etched Glass Mi...

Use this simple tutorial to create an etched mirror for Thanksgiving using etching cream and vinyl stencils. You'll find yourself ... Read More

5 Steps to Hanging Wallpaper...

Happy Halloween to all of my favorite ghosts and goblins! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend full of all ... Read More
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One Room Challenge – {...

Hey, lovelies! Thanks so much for all of the love on my simple DIY Halloween shirt. How is it that Halloween ... Read More

DIY Halloween T-Shirt with G...

 Learn how to make this adorable Halloween shirt with iron-on ghost elbow patches for your favorite ghoul or goblin for ... Read More
Halloween Shirt Ideas

One Room Challenge – W...

Hey, all! In the midst of Halloween season, and that's what it's become for me, I am plugging along with ... Read More

How to Transform your Bonus ...

We are participating in the One Room Challenge, making over our bonus room! See the before and find out what ... Read More

Lighted Haunted House Canvas

Hi there! So, once I'm in Halloween mode decorating mode, I can't just pop back out of it. After last ... Read More

{Non-traditional} Halloween ...

Boo! Looking for Halloween table decorations even the Adam's family would love? I've got you covered. Shh.. be careful where ... Read More

Fall Braided-Rope and Burlap...

A DIY rope-wrapped door wreath with a burlap and rope flower perfect for any time of the year.   How ... Read More

Fall Hanging Basket Ideas &#...

These fall plant ideas, perfect in a hanging basket, are an inexpensive and easy way to bring color to your ... Read More

Banana Bread Pudding

Hi, Loves! I don't know about you, but all of this decorating makes a girl hungry! If you're new here, ... Read More

Touch of Fall Home Tour 2016

Welcome to my Fall Home Tour! Here you will find simple and inexpensive ideas for fall decorations using things from ... Read More

Personalized School Supply C...

This colorful pencil case is personalized with a die-cut vinyl monogram just in time for back-to-school. A perfect addition to ... Read More
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Pimento Corn Soup – Fi...

Welcome to the final week of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party! Pimento Corn Soup - Recipe ... Read More

Strawberry Balsamic Gelato &...

Welcome to Week #24 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party! This fun party has a twist! ... Read More

Alfresco Dining in a Secret ...

An al fresco dining area proves that humble materials can pull off a high-end look. Enjoy your own secret garden tonight!  ... Read More

Grasshopper Pie – You ...

Welcome to Week #24 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party! This fun party has a twist! ... Read More

Cranberry Pine Nut Sausage P...

Welcome to Week #23 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party! This fun party has a twist! ... Read More

Blackberry Pie – You L...

Welcome to Week #22 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party! This fun party has a twist! ... Read More

Watermelon Lemonade – ...

Welcome to Week #21 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party? This fun party has a twist! ... Read More

BLT Tortellini Salad –...

Welcome to Week #20 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party? This fun party has a twist! ... Read More

Patriotic Table and Mini-Par...

Happy Monday, friends! Although it's officially a week away, I got the bug this weekend to throw together a patriotic ... Read More

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Kabo...

Can you believe it's week #19 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party? This fun party has ... Read More

Before and After: Five Steps...

Use these outdoor seating ideas to transform your driveway into a charming seating area. The best part? You'll use items ... Read More

Front Porch Reveal – C...

A quick recap: We've spent the past five weeks transforming the front porch of my home. I'm not the only one! ... Read More

No-Bake Lime Pie – You...

It's week #18 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with a ... Read More

Handwoven Porch Rocker ̵...

Hiya and thanks for joining us for week #4 of the Curb Appeal Blog Hop 2016! Let's do a quick recap. I'm ... Read More

West Elm Inspired Collectors...

It's been a crazy, baking, front porch decorating kind of week! Thanks for the kind words on my front porch ... Read More
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Apple Pie Cake – You L...

It's week #17 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with a ... Read More

House Number Wall Planter &#...

It's week #3 of the Curb Appeal Blog Hop 2016! *This post contains affiliate links  If you're new around here, ... Read More

Chocolate Drizzled Caramel P...

Welcome back to week #16 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party ... Read More

A Rustic Succulent Wreath &#...

Welcome back to week #2 of the Curb Appeal Blog Hop 2016! In case you're new around here, or just ... Read More

Sweet Corn Fritters – ...

Welcome to week #15 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with ... Read More

Curb Appeal Mini Challenge &...

I'm so excited to participating in a 4-week mini challenge to transform the front porch of my home! Thank you ... Read More

Lighting Choices For a Multi...

Hi, all! What is up with this weather? I don't remember a May that was this chilly and wet - ... Read More

Dining/Play Room – The...

Hi, There! It feels so odd to be wrapping up a project that has been consuming us for so long! ... Read More

YLIWMI 2fer – Butterfi...

Asian Chicken Soft Tacos and Butterfinger Crusted Sugar Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches - Recipes at Living on Cloud Nine and ... Read More

Dining/Play Room – The...

It has been a CRAZY week made much better by Chocolate Cake... but I bet that's not why you're here! ... Read More

Gluten-Free Mexican Chocolat...

Welcome to week #13 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with ... Read More

19 Before and Afters YouR...

 It's hard to believe that later this week,  the six-week One Room Challenge project, hosted by Calling It Home, will ... Read More

Dining/Play Room – The...

I woke up this morning and my first thought was "Holy crapola" (my thoughts are less than virtuous upon waking) ... Read More

BLT Waffle-wich Sandwich ...

Welcome to week #12 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with ... Read More

Dining/Play Room – Let...

So, it's week #4 of the latest round of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home! This is our first #ORC but from ... Read More

3-Tiered Industrial Lamp ...

Welcome to the April Create and Share Challenge! Each month, an item is chosen, and each participant must make something ... Read More

Epic M&M Pudding Cookie...

Welcome to week #11 of the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with ... Read More

A Dining/Play Room in Transi...

Hi, Friends and welcome back to week #3 of the latest round of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home! In case ... Read More

BBQ Pork Mac and Cheese R...

Hey, Everyone! Thanks for all of your support and encouragement on last week's One Room Challenge post. We are working ... Read More

Smile Pillow using Silhouett...

Hi, There! So glad to see you! I hope you were able to check out our week two progress on ... Read More

A Dining/Play Room – P...

Hello, hello! Welcome back for week #2 of the latest round of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home! Thanks for all of ... Read More

Sausage Egg and Cheese Break...

It's Week #9 on the You Link It; We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with a ... Read More

A Dining Room/Playroom ̵...

Hi Cuties! I hope you had a chance to stop by yesterday to ogle all the yumminess at You Link ... Read More
Playroom Ideas - Playroom Layout

Pineapple Bars: You Link It ...

Welcome to Week #8 of the You Link It, We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party with ... Read More

Chromatic Wall Clock

This chromatic wall clock was inspired by a similar one found at one of my favorite decor sources - The ... Read More

Rustic Sweets Stand: March C...

Rustic Treat Stand using a Basswood Country Round I'm here today, along with a fantastically talented group of bloggers, sharing ... Read More

Canadian Bacon Quiche –...

Canadian Bacon Quiche - Recipe @ Grandparentsplus Welcome to Week #7 of the You Link It, We Make It Link ... Read More

White Chocolate Chip Pretzel...

Welcome back for week #6 of the You Link It, We Make It Link Party, the recipe sharing link party ... Read More

Spring Tea Party

* Thank you to Evite for kindly sponsoring this post. Although I was compensated by Evite for my time in ... Read More

Spring Fling Home Tour 2016

Looking for spring decorating ideas by decorating style? We've got you covered! Come on in! Rustic Mossy Bunny Wreath Howdy ... Read More

Rustic Mossy Bunny Wreath

I don't know what I have about Spring Wreaths. Maybe it starts with the winter being over and needing something ... Read More

Berry Pie – You Link I...

Berry Pie - Recipe @ Grandparents Plus Its time for the You Link It, We Make It Link Party, the ... Read More

Simple Silhouette Craft Cutt...

Hi, Peeps and Happy Thursday! I hope you're all enjoying a little bit of s-u-n like we are around here ... Read More

Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry ...

Gluten- Free Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake - Recipe @ Discover Create Live Welcome back to the You Link It, We ... Read More

You Link It, We Make It #3 &...

Easter Morning Breakfast Casserole Recipe @ Our Good Life Welcome to the You Link It, We Make It Link Party, the ... Read More

Our Spring Mantel

Happy Tuesday! So, I distinctly remember getting the skinny from the groundhog earlier in the month that we were up ... Read More

Indoor Fairy Garden in Pots

The one thing you can count on in Virginia is the crazy weather. After a particularly unpredictable and stormy day, ... Read More

You Link it, We Make It #2 &...

Recipe @ Don't Sweat the Recipe Hello and welcome to the You Link It, We Make It Link Party! This ... Read More

Aging Furniture With Paint a...

This is a sponsored post. I received materials from Wise Owl Paint for the purpose of completing this project and ... Read More
Aging Furniture With Paint and Glaze

You Link It, We Make It Link...

Hello and welcome to our newest venture, the You Link It, We Make It Link Party! This isn't your average ... Read More

DIY Otomi Coasters

*This giveaway is closed and the winner announced! Hiya and welcome! Can you believe February is upon us? As dreary ... Read More

Secret Santa Thrift Flip

Hey, There! Yes. You read that title right. I did say Secret Santa. In January. If you've been to these ... Read More

Valentine’s Day Blog H...

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner! If you've followed along with me for a ... Read More

Holiday Homes Blog Hop ̵...

I'm so excited to be participating in the 'Holiday Homes Blog Hop', hosted by the fabulous Tiffany from thehousedownthelane.com. Joining me ... Read More

Dear 2015.. a farewell lette...

Dear 2015, Like many years before you, you started with promise. As we left 2014 behind, we were full of ... Read More

Secret Santa Fun

It's t-minus 1-day until Christmas Eve! How's the shopping going? I hope you've wrapped, baked, ribbon-ed and bowed to your ... Read More

Holiday Homes Blog Hop ̵...

I'm so excited to be participating in the 'Holiday Homes Blog Hop', hosted by the fabulous Tiffany from thehousedownthelane.com. Joining ... Read More

GFCF Thanksgiving Feast Reci...

Hi, Friends! It has been quite the year for our family - August saw our lives turned upside down with ... Read More

All about Using Gold in Your...

Hey, Friends! I was of the impression that summer was supposed to be the slow time of year. What gives? ... Read More

Summer Cupcake Round-up

A month has not gone by recently where I wasn't making cupcakes. This month, I was set to continue the ... Read More

Bollywood Inspired Party

No, there isn't a glitch in your system, I am writing a blog post. I know you've been hearing the ... Read More

The Hamburger Massacre ̵...

It's Sunday and it's my birthday! Another year older, a whole lot crazier, another year that I wish I were ... Read More

DIY Magazine Page Starburst ...

Many, many moons ago.. aka: a few years ago.. when I started down this blogging road, I created a mirror, ... Read More

How to Make a Faux Capiz She...

Capiz shell lamp shades can cost a fortune, but this lamp shade can be made to look like Capiz shells ... Read More

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas &#...

Hi Friends! So, yesterday was Cinco de Mayo! Did you get a chance to celebrate? Did you know that Cinco ... Read More

This Girl is Eleven

Today, my baby girl turns 11. I swear, I was celebrating her arrival just yesterday, then I blinked, and here ... Read More

They like me! They like me!

It's been a whirlwind kind of month. My little blog has seen some tremendous growth over the past while, all ... Read More

The Power of Rearranging ...

Hi, Peeps! Although some of my friends are still dealing with snow - and I do send them all of ... Read More

Somebody shut this thing off...

It never ceases to amaze me, the randomness of my thoughts. Sometimes, I can be so focused that I'm almost ... Read More

The hair brush that may chan...

As you know, we are a household of seven - four of those female, with long hair below our shoulders ... Read More

Lemon Cupcake with Strawberr...

Scrumptious Spring flavored lemon filled cupcakes with strawberry-lemon curd filling and lemon frosting, perfect for all of your Spring gatherings ... Read More

Ten Easy Ways You Can Light ...

Thursday, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. On that day, hundreds of thousands of people and communities from all ... Read More

Why You, Too, Should Light i...

Thursday, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. On that day, hundreds of thousands of people and communities from all ... Read More

Pottery Barn Kids inspired E...

Hi Friends! Happy Tuesday! This past few weeks has just been so busy. I am so looking forward to Summer ... Read More

10 Reasons Why Kipper the Do...

If you aren't familiar with Kipper the Dog, he is the beloved main character of a children's show on Sprout ... Read More
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My second year in review and...

The weekend has come and gone, and with it, my second bloggy birthday! I know, right? Who knew I had ... Read More

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding w...

Happy Friday, Peeps! Hey, did anyone else here watch the Master Chef Junior finale? Has anyone else been craving rice ... Read More

Faux Barn Wood Accent Wall &...

 Happy Monday, friends, new and old! If you are new here, please consider following along on Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin or Google+ !!   I hope ... Read More

Salted Caramel Cupcake Displ...

With all the time we've been spending in the bathroom, we were all super excited to step away for a ... Read More

It’s a Creative Blogge...

Welcome to the Traffic & Comments Blog Hop put on by the Creative Blogger's Network!! 4 Rules for this hop: ... Read More

Bathroom update – Adve...

Hallelujah! We have tile!When I last left you, our bathroom was in the terrible, horrible, waterproof-membraning stage of the process, ... Read More

Will somebody turn this thin...

I'm taking a break from all the bathroom fun, but unfortunately, I can't turn my brain off. Maybe if I ... Read More

Valentine’s Day Fun &#...

Happy Valentine's Day! February started with such a bang that Valentine's Day just kind of snuck up on me. It's ... Read More

Oreo Lovey Bugs Tutorial

For Shay and I, it's become easier for the two of us to celebrate Valentine's Day early together, and to ... Read More

A planter full of kisses!

The winter months are tough for so many of us. After all of the build up to the holidays.. and ... Read More

Bathroom updating and a whol...

February!? How did that happen? It's been a great start to the month so far, as our birthday season has ... Read More

How to throw a Game Day Part...

I know it's rare to find our breed, but we are kind of non-football people. I know, I know.. gasp, ... Read More

Thank you, Dr. King, from a ...

I wasn't always as keenly aware of just how grateful I should be to Dr. King for his tireless efforts ... Read More

Enchiladas, I got I got

Following our crappy week last week, we started some work on our bathroom - you may remember we're working on ... Read More

Fly Away Birdie, it’s ...

Howdy! I hope you all are staying warm in this sub-zero weather. All of my monsters are home with me ... Read More

Living my word in 2015: Mind...

Hiya! I'm so glad you dropped by! Like for so many of us, the winter months are a rough time ... Read More

All is quiet on New Year'...

Tap, tap, tap.. is this thing on? Oh, it is.Hi.So, last we spoke, we were making pies. They turned out ... Read More

5 Layer Dip – Tex Mex ...

I serve this at Every. Single. Party. I. Throw. Sometimes I think it might be a good part of the ... Read More
7 Layer Dip

We’re makin’ pie...

Wow. Has it really been over two months since I've blogged and over-shared? Sometimes it feels as though you are ... Read More

I’m a woman on the edg...

It is important to know.. for the purposes of this story.. that my stomach and I have been in the ... Read More

She be slaying dragons.. Asi...

Can you believe it's July already?! We had a fun-filled July 4th weekend, complete with family time, great food, and ... Read More

Let it be like breathing

Sometimes, moments of normalcy, as transparent as breathing, are the greatest gifts. Prior to our autism diagnosis, one of the ... Read More

Our patriotic hearts beat re...

... said the resident Canadian, lucky enough to have been born in one great country, only to find herself living ... Read More

That’s not a blizzard,...

As everyone knows, April, May and June are birthday months around here. Kyla, Ayden, Shay, Rebekah and little ol' me ... Read More

Extra! Extra! Get your last ...

Wow! We made it! We are in the final week of school.. are you ready? With the start of summer ... Read More

All that stuff we did in Apr...

Wow, can you believe it is June already?? It seems like just yesterday we were all complaining about the never-ending ... Read More

S’mores, s’mores...

"Do you wanna be in my gang, my gang, my gang, Do you wanna be in my gang, oh yeah" ... Read More

Do you wanna be in my gang, ...

"Do you wanna be in my gang, my gang, my gang, Do you wanna be in my gang, oh yeah" ... Read More

This is what 44 looks like.....

Take a look at that happy face - The above picture was taken during the year that I refused to ... Read More

See a Bearded Iris = Eat Str...

It's funny how you can see something so random, and seemingly insignificant and instantly be transported back in time. The ... Read More

Autism Awareness Wreath and ...

April is Autism Awareness Month.  Throughout the month, although I knew I wanted to share something in honor of Autism ... Read More

DIY Plexi Frames – Dan...

Finally! A Master Bedroom update! Last we checked in, we’d just finished up the headboard re-do, and Shay had risked ... Read More

Spring has sprung, and All t...

I can't believe it is finally April! We enjoyed our first week of above 50 degree temperatures - so sorry ... Read More

Houston, We have a Head boar...

Have you ever noticed that the master bedroom is the LAST room in the house to have anything done to ... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Quic...

Here is a fun and easy idea for a quick St. Patrick's Day dessert! As you may already know, my ... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day with...

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