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Upstairs Refresh + Free Printable

Upstairs Refresh + Free Printable

Remember my old family room?  This is how it looked at the beginning of this year.  I was so tired of that room, I literally wanted to move.  The carpet was yuck, the couches were looking old and worn out, everything was brown or black […]

Halloween Printable

Halloween Printable

Hobby Lobby, to me, is a lot like Target in the way that I go there to buy one thing and end up with a cart load! You don’t go to Hobby Lobby planning to buy something specific, you go there and listen to what […]

Before and “In-Process” Master Bedroom

Before and “In-Process” Master Bedroom

Here’s the thing. There are lots of bloggers out there that are magical. They are the Mary Poppins when it comes to before and after reveals. Or maybe they own a staff of magical minions that make it happen, I don’t know. And here is […]

Composition Book Make Over

Composition Book Make Over

Maybe I am a little unusual, but I really enjoy a new notebook.  It’s one of those small things in life that bring me joy.  I open the cover and thumb to the first blank, crisp page and find pleasure in neatly jotting down my […]

Summertime Success {Daily Jobs}

Summertime Success {Daily Jobs}

When I was growing up chores were a part of life. There were 6 kids in the house and we all needed to help. We didn’t get paid for it, we just had to do them. My mom would sit in the front room with […]

Summertime Success {Theme Days}

Summertime Success {Theme Days}

I was talking with my oldest son about how he sees his summer going. It was an interesting conversation. It started out well, he was excited about not going to school and playing more with his friends. Then the conversation turned to frustration as he […]

8 Gardening Tools for Easy Yard Maintenance

8 Gardening Tools for Easy Yard Maintenance

I had the BEST boss when I worked on the landscaping crew for Utah State University. He was more than a boss, he was a mentor. He took the time to teach me why and what I was doing when we pruned and shaped the […]

Family Room Refresh

Family Room Refresh

Friends, as far as domestic duties go, I am pretty ok.  I keep the house tidy, the kids are fed, dressed and happy, my toilets are scrubbed, laundry is done twice a week, I can cook and bake, I can plant flowers, keep a vegetable […]

A Bushel and a Peck {FREE PRINTABLE}

A Bushel and a Peck {FREE PRINTABLE}

My sister is theeee cutest chicken mom I have ever seen.  She loves her chickens and I am pretty sure that they love her too.  She’s going through some tough times and I was looking for a way to brighten her day so this idea […]

Clean and Inviting Home Ideas

Clean and Inviting Home Ideas

As spring time approaches closer and closer these days I love refreshing my home. “Refreshing” could mean a number of things from redoing a room, to decluttering, to repainting something or just buying something new for a space. I got thinking that there are a […]