But Where Does It All Go?

*This page contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, see the FTC guidelines here.*     One of my readers left an interesting comment on a photo on my Facebook page a while back. The photo was of one of my kids’ rooms, and it was a ‘blog worthy’ pic – you know the […]

Godwinks, Debbie Gibson, and Seizing the Day: My Quick Trip to LA

*This page contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, see the FTC guidelines here.*   Oh friends. Let me tell you about last week… I woke up on a rainy Monday. And it was the Monday-est of all Mondays. My 6th grader was crying tears of middle school adjustment, my 4th grader was coming […]

June 2017 Roundup!

Wow, feels like it’s been FOREVER since I’ve done a round-up post…not sure why?! When I realized it’s the last day of June today, I thought maybe I should bring the round-up posts back. I mean, we’re all busy people living our busy lives and I’m sure you don’t check this page every day…or every week…or […]

Repurposed Shelves in My Daughter’s Room…and Realizing I Need To Start Acting More Like My Mother.

Remember my little DIY Coffee Bar we made a couple years ago? (By the way, how was that TWO YEARS AGO??) I loved that thing. But as all things seem to do in this house, the dining room evolved and I rearranged and things changed…I bought a mug rack that I ADORE for that spot: […]

The Easiest, Thriftiest Curtains Ever and The Year of Perfectly Enough

Happy 2017, guys! Hard to believe I’m saying that already. I hate to see the holidays go, but there’s something wonderful about January, isn’t there? I get all reflective with the dawn of a new year. I’m not one for making resolutions, but I do like to reexamine things a bit, and try and better myself. […]

That Summer We Let Go…

Long time, no blog, huh? This is typically my ‘off-season,’ since the kids are off school, but this year it seems to be even more so. I mean, there a MILLION and one projects waiting here for me – our family room is a hot mess, what with the wall coming down in early June […]

Because “Marriage is a Garden”

I hear these words from my mom a lot in my head. When my kids were little, she was always offering to babysit because she felt it was very important for us to get out and not lose sight of us as husband and wife. Why we’re here in this crazy life to begin with. […]

Don’t Let This Be The Last

Christmas Eve is tomorrow. Once again, this magical month flew by faster than I’d like… …much like the years of my children. My oldest will be ten on her next birthday. As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve wondered if this is her last “magical” Christmas. (If you know what I mean). And […]

Because It’s So Much More Than Decorating…

Not too long ago, as I was logging onto Facebook to share a new blog post, I noticed my newsfeed was filled with all kinds of sadness. A school shooting, a plane crash, a bombing…I felt a little silly posting about my latest project. How trivial, I thought.  When you see all the problems in […]

The Dream That Woke Me Up (In More Ways Than One)

A few nights ago, I had a dream. At first, I thought it was a nightmare, but now I don’t think I’d necessarily call it that. I remember every detail of this dream, which is rare for me. A lot of times I think I do, and then I tell my husband, “I had THE […]