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

pb teen pillow

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


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...]

DIY Monogram Spring Wreath

monogram balsam hill wreath

********Giveaway is closed, congratulations Jennifer!******** With Mother's Day almost here I've been thinking a lot about how my mother has influenced how I decorate.  I think one of the biggest decor lessons I learned from her was to choose quality over quantity and that less is more.  After I went to college my mom spent many years living on a … [Read more...]

Double Duty Cooking with The Oklahomemakers!

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Hi there! We're Heather and Em; sisters, homemakers, domestic philosophers, goofballs, moms, wives... We both love our roles as homemakers and we each have very different approaches to many aspects of homemaking. Since we love sharing our different views and techniques and methods with one another, we thought we'd start sharing them with others in … [Read more...]

Essential Oils 101: Panaway


Once again we're back with Essential Oils 101, today I'm sharing one of my personal favorite oils: Panaway. Panaway is the go-to oil for all of my aches and pains.  My husband, who is in the Army and often required to do very physically exhaustive workouts, loves it for relief of post-workout soreness. I had a minor surgery a few months ago and … [Read more...]