Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats

christmas trees rice krispie treats

We're pretty big fans of Rice Krispie treats around here...I've posted my secret recipe for getting them to turn out perfectly every time as well as how we made Rice Krispie Treat Monsters as well. With the holidays in full swing my boys wanted to make Christmas Tree Rice Krispie Treats to decorate last weekend so we gave it a go and they turned … [Read more...]

Natural Homemade Air Purifier Spray

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As the mom of three boys I'm getting a pretty good education in all things "boy." Namely, the intense fascination with everything crude and stinky.  While I don't share their amusement for all things smelly I have learned a little secret for dealing with life's less pleasant smells. I thought I'd pass along to you what is seriously the BEST … [Read more...]

DIY Giant Pompom Wreath

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Y'all...I love a pompom.  I mean, what's more fun than making one? So when I saw some super crazy thick yarn at the store last week I immediately knew I wanted to snap some up and make pompoms with it.  But what to do with giant pompoms? A pompom wreath! I'm totally in love with the neutral color but amazing texture of this wreath and while it fits … [Read more...]

Everyday Hair & Makeup in 15 Minutes

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I am not a beauty blogger, I am not a beauty blogger, I am not a beauty blogger. I just needed to make that clear! What I am is a mama to three rambunctious little dudes who just so happens to work from home and homeschool my boys. So clearly one thing I do not have is a whole heck of a lot of free time. Like I've mentioned before I used to just … [Read more...]

We’re Bringing Healthy Back! #FoodPornIndex

healthy food porn

The longer I blog the more I have grown to really enjoy photography, food photography in particular.  I can spend hours on Pinterest or Instagram browsing foodie hashtags-one of the most common hashtags I check out is #foodporn...you know, those pics of deliciousness that have you drooling over your computer? One of my very favorite food … [Read more...]

A “Big Boy” Room with Zio Ziegler and PBteen

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I mentioned a few weeks ago how excited my two older sons were to be getting bunk beds when we made our recent move. Once we had them all set up I realized that they were long overdue for new sheet sets and I could now buy two of the same set so the OCD in me didn't have to deal with the mismatching! When looking for sheets I knew I didn't want to … [Read more...]

What Makes You Sparkle? #SparklewithDasani

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This post is sponsored by DASANI but as always, all opinions are my own, and I'm so thankful they invited me to participate and share this with you today. When I was asked by Dasani to blog about what makes me "sparkle" in order to help spread the word about their #SparklewithDASANI contest, I really did some soul searching. The first thing that … [Read more...]

Favorite Finds

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I've been getting a lot of messages in my inbox asking me where I've found things in my home so I thought it would be fun to occasionally share some of my favorite finds from around the interwebs. Today I wanted to start by sharing a couple of things we've bought recently for our new house and some things that are still on my … [Read more...]

DIY Memo Board from an Old Frame

diy memo board from an old frame

Before I get started today you have to promise not to judge-there's some mess coming up here in a minute.  I'm going to blame it on the recent move and I expect y'all to just accept that excuse, um-kay? Last week on Instagram I shared this picture: Yeah, this is my "office" at the new house.  Really inspiring right? I mean, I look at that … [Read more...]

Summer Home Tour-The New House

garden stool home tour

Hey y'all! Let me tell you-signing up to participate in a big blogger tour of homes 3 weeks after moving is no joke but I'm honored to share my home with you along with some of my very favorite bloggers!   If you are new here, first welcome, I'm so excited to have you visit! You can see more about our move and some of the "before" pics … [Read more...]

50 Fun Summer Recipes & Projects

50 summer ideas

It's that time again-the last Tuesday of the month where I join up with 9 of my favorite bloggers to share some awesome seasonal ideas! Domestically Speaking A Little Claireification Debbiedoo's The DIY Village Creative Cain Cabin The Happier Homemaker Redhead Can Decorate On Sutton Place Cottage at the Crossroads Tried & … [Read more...]

Red, White, and Blue Placesetting

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I have a little confession: Memorial Day and Independence Day are my favorite holidays. There’s just this overwhelming feeling of unity and patriotism and family and reflection and freedom and celebrations all rolled into one glorious day. It gives me Goosebumps just thinking about it.  When I first dreamed about a red, white and blue tablescape … [Read more...]