Category Archives: In the Home

Free Rag Doll Pattern – makes a cute adorable gift for any little girl!

Free Rag Doll Pattern A gift, from me to you A year ago I decided to make a Rag doll. I had seen several cute ones andView full post »

A Gift of Change… for the husband who has EVERYTHING!

14 years ago, when my husband and I first Married, I was VERY excited for our first Christmas together. We didn’tView full post »


There is no sugar rush at my house today, the day after Halloween.  And last night my kids went quietly and peacefullyView full post »

Meal Planning made Easy!

Picture this:  It’s 5:00 and the kids are screaming that they are hungry, the house is a mess from a long busyView full post »

Plywood Plank Flooring Part 2- An update of the finished product

So I told you last week I was going to attempt to put plywood flooring down in my kitchen, in an effort to get rid ofView full post »

Spring Garden Planter – DIY

DIY Spring Garden Planter  I love love love vegetables.  But more then that, I love to save money.  Last year we hadView full post »

Create, a word that means so much more than we give it credit for

People say to me a lot, “Oh you are so creative, you’re so lucky…I wish that I was creative too”View full post »

Bosch vs. KitchenAid- “The Great Mixer Showdown” – updated

Scroll to the bottom for my 6 month post purchase update 🙂 For the past 5 years I have been a proud owner of a ShinyView full post »

Plywood Plank Flooring, an inexpensive replacement for wood flooring- Part 1

I am in the process of getting new floors!!! YAY!!! I say process, because that’s exactly what it is…aView full post »

DIY pallet wood shoe storage

The solution to my shoe problems!! When we moved into our new home in December, we thought it would be a fantastic ideaView full post »

Create Canvas Art & a Night Light too!

– CANVAS ART PROJECT – TUTORIAL – The OBGYN’s office that showcases and promotes my photographyView full post »

Arranging big pictures in a small space

Create a big impact in a small space! This is the first in a series of articles to help you find inspiration inView full post »

Easy Peasy Pizza Dough

My son is the newest Pizza Chef in our house- he is awesome at whipping up an amazing pizza dough.  Did I mention he isView full post »

My family desk – repainted!

What do you do with a desk that has been in your family since your great grandmother used it?  Paint it, of course! AsView full post »

And the “Demolition Derby” continues- Kids Bathroom Remodel…Day 2

I’m SO impatient.  As is typical for remodeling, we have encountered some unexpected delays.  Like an old brokenView full post »

My Top Ten Amazing Books

I am an avid reader.   My mother can tell you funny stories about how I tried to eat and read at the dinner table atView full post »

Raised Bed Garden, Quick and Cheap

Raised Bed Garden, Quick and Cheap! Last week my husband and I spent hours researching inexpensive ways to build gardenView full post »

Sweet DIY framed travel themed art

My life started out with travel as did my kids.  We love to travel!  It is such a joy to experience new places, newView full post »

Alternative Disinfectant Cleaner- You can make this!

I’m always looking for Greener/healthier Alternatives to the standard store bought stuff, and usually just use aView full post »

Shark Navigator Swivel, bagless Upright Vacuum Nv26- REVIEW-updated

***Updated after 6 months of ownership- scroll to the bottom for update We bought an old house…like really old,  View full post »

Ninja Master Prep Professional : REVIEW

I have had a Ninja Prep for about 4 years and it’s, quite literally, my favorite kitchen appliance.  I use it atView full post »

How much money is lying around YOUR house?

I’m not talking about searching for quarters under your couch cushions, although sending your kids diving underView full post »

Create a wall organizer from an old crib

Ooooo, my first real DIY idea and blog post!  So excited to share this with you. We purchased our adorable blackView full post »

Things to consider before buying a “Fixer Upper”

Purchasing a fixer-upper seems like a great idea for a variety of reasons.  Maybe its your first home, or you are lowView full post »

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