DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

  One day (when I grow up), I’ll start drinking coffee. Until then, I’ll keep drinking hot chocolate. In fact, my entire family loves hot chocolate, so I created a little hot cocoa beverage station for us to enjoy! I partnered with Hobby Lobby on this hot cocoa bar and am sharing several easy DIY […]

Temporary Wallpaper: Starched Fabric

I have used starched fabric in several times throughout our home, and it is a great (temporary) alternative to wallpaper! I shared this tutorial over a year ago on Remodelaholic, and I decided to share it here as well.  Although great for anyone, this tutorial is perfect for renters (or those of us with decor commitment […]

Psalm 91:4 | Free Printable

My kids went back to school today, and I always find myself worrying (and praying) more than normal their first week back. This verse from Psalm 91:4 is one of my absolute favorites, and it always brings me comfort.  This particular Psalm is such a beautiful visual of how much he loves my kids (and […]

Haven Conference Recap

This is the third year I’ve gone to Haven Conference, and it is always a fun weekend filled with valuable blogging information! When you spent the majority of your time working from home alone, it is so nice to hang out with other people – especially other bloggers!  I spent some time with a few […]

Inexpensive Laundry Room Makeover | This Old House Feature

My laundry room makeover was recently featured in the July/August edition of This Old House Magazine. The article shares how I transformed our laundry room for a little over $200 with several (easy) DIY projects. Although (unfortunately) it doesn’t bring a rush of traffic to my blog, it is always so fun to see projects […]

Giving Back with Balsam Hill

During the school year, 22 million children receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program. However, when school is out, only 3.9 million receive free or reduced-price meals throughout the USDA Summer Food Service program. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Indiana and Feeding America are trying to close the summertime gap so […]

Landscaping Tips with Toro | Ready for the 4th

We have been busy prepping our home and landscaping for the holiday weekend. Toro’s all new PowerPlex™ 40V Max* Lithium Ion Products made the project a little easier. Our home is twenty years old, and our landscaping is starting to show its age.  Although we will eventually need to replace much of it, we are trying […]

Wake Up Your Kids in the Morning | with LEVITON

There is a fun new way to wake up your kids in the morning, and it involves just the touch of a button. A few years ago, I participated in Leviton’s Renu Challenge – a competition between several bloggers.  We were to asked to design a space using Leviton’s colorful light switches and outlets. After using […]

Man Cave Makeover with VELUX Skylights | Final Reveal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VELUX Skylights. All opinions are 100% mine. We are in awe of the difference the VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights have made in our Man Cave.  We knew more lighting would be great for the space, but we had no idea […]

DIY Open Shelving

Our kitchen nook needed a little something, so I added elegant DIY open shelving.  It is an easy project – I did this solo one morning! There is a large empty wall in the space, and I have struggled with decorating it since we first moved it.  I tried stenciling it (see more details on that […]

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