Entertaining doesn’t mean you have to spend the entire day slaving away in the kitchen, or spend a small fortune to impress your guests. Entertaining can be simple and easy, especially if you have a small crowd. All you...
I've been meaning to get this post up for a long time now. We've had these gorgeous, d0-it-yourself, hairpin leg nightstands in our bedroom since sometime in July now but somehow this summer slipped away from me and here...
It’s almost December and I can’t wait! I love the Christmas season. It is my favorite time of year. Everyone is happy and friendly. I love the music, the decorations and let’s not forget the food!...
Our master bathroom has been the one room in our house that we really haven’t touched. Each time we think about doing something, it never seems to make sense. We know anything small would equate to a facelift for...
With all the Christmas decor coming down, I wanted to highlight the one thing I’ll be keeping up all year long: DIY mini bud vases.In case you missed this little craft that I originally wrote about here, I thought...
With Thanksgiving happening soon I know everyone is busy planning out the final dishes they will serve, buying food, thinking about the turkey and making sure the house feels festive and warm. But there’s one spot that can be...
There’s something about decorating for Christmas that just makes people feel happy, maybe it’s the twinkling lights, the warmth of fireplace and the nostalgia that each ornament conjures up. Whatever it is, just pulling out the boxes that keep...
The holidays are fast approaching and while most people like to pull out all the holiday décor this time of year, there’s something I like to do before we deck the halls: purge.I know what you’re thinking…“I have enough...
It stresses me out when my house is a complete mess. Don't get me wrong, it is often messy. I have two kids, a dog and then this summer we have had a babysitter here with her two kids...
Don’t you just love it when a good DIY project turns out like you were hoping it would? I love doing little projects around the house and now that I’m staying at home I feel like I actually have...
When we decided we wanted to buy a new home, we did things a little backwards. We weren’t fully committed to moving unless we found the right home. We wavered between moving and renovating our current home. Instead of...
When I was coming of age, my generation was on the cusp. Somewhere between Generation X and Millennials there is a micro generation of people. That’s me.True we’re usually lumped in with one of the others, but we lived...
When it comes to life today, we like to make sure we’re doing some of the busy work faster and more efficiently so we can spend more time on the things that matter. Dishes are one of those “busy...
Somewhere in my early 20’s, the car I was driving fell apart. I don’t remember what happened exactly, but I needed a new one and as a young, struggling journalist, I had no money. My grandparents stepped up to help...
If you search, “How to make a cheeseboard,” or, “How to make a charcuterie board,” online, you’re likely to find hundreds of different tips on how to turn meat and cheese into a beautiful, almost-magical platter that can be...
Fall is right around the corner and with it comes cozy smells, inviting flavors and warm, rich colors. It’s the perfect time to think about updating some of your décor for the season. With little changes, you can take...
This post was sponsored by Tuft & Needle. I was give a free mattress in exchange for an honest review.  My master bedroom has been the wasteland of our house. It’s the last room to be cleaned, the last room...

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