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DIY Blanket Ladder

You can make this DIY Blanket Ladder with just a couple 2x4s and about an hour of your time! This is another of those projects that came about for no other reason than I was bored! (psst... these are NOT my husband's favorite project descriptions!) I was faced with a garage full of 30 year … [Read More...]

Grilled Pork Sandwiches with Goat Cheese and Fig

Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. These Grilled Pork Sandwiches with Goat Cheese and Fig are ready in 3o minutes or less and packed full of delicious flavor! A funny little thing seems to happen each fall. Schedules fill up and all free time seems to … [Read More...]

How to Cover Popcorn Ceilings

This post was sponsored by Armstrong Ceilings as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own Armstrong Ceilings is the easiest way to show you how to cover popcorn ceilings without killing your neck or breaking the bank! I'm not … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Cheesecake Parfaits

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post Consumer Brands. All opinions are entirely my own. These Cinnamon Cheesecake Parfaits whip up in just a few minutes and are so refreshing! If you've been following me on Facebook this summer, you've heard all about my Tales of … [Read More...]

DIY Halloween Decorations from Wood Scraps

You can make these DIY Halloween Decorations from Wood Scraps in less time than it takes to watch a 30 minute TV show!! It took me about 10-15 minutes of hands-on time... the rest is just waiting for paint to dry! Remember about a month ago, I was over on Facebook complaining bragging about … [Read More...]

How to Create Clipping Masks with Photoshop Elements and Why Bloggers Should Use Them

We're taking a little break from the drywall and baking today to learn a little trick that will have you wanting to design everything! My friend Kelly is going to show you how to create clipping masks with Photoshop Elements and why bloggers should use them! Don't turn away, though, because this is … [Read More...]

Fig and Hazelnut Sundae with Vanilla Ice Cream

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Breyers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. The title of this post is a bit of an understatement. What it really should shout in all it's glory is Spice Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream. It's a mouthful, but it's worth … [Read More...]

DIY Desk from 2x4s

This DIY Desk from 2x4s is getting all the love from me right now. Because it filled up an awkward space in our living room that I previously wasn't sure what to do with.  Because it's practical.  Because we made it for next to nothing! Remember last week when I showed you our living room … [Read More...]

Living Room Reveal and Lighting

If you follow me on Facebook, it probably seems like I've been talking about our house renovation forever. Trust me, I'm with you. It feels like fooooorever!! Our renovation covered our entire 1st floor! Literally, every square inch of the 1st floor was harmed in the making of this beautiful … [Read More...]

Being Brave

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.   Once upon a time, I was an incredibly shy young girl. I know, I know... nobody who knows me as an adult ever believes me! But, guys, it was painful! I had so much to say, so much … [Read More...]

How To Grill Steak

These tips on How to Grill Steak will have your dinner turning out perfectly! It seems strange that I should be writing a post on how to grill a steak, because for a long time, I was the worst at it!! Like seriously. We had some really rubbery, over-cooked steaks come out of this house in … [Read More...]

Dog Park Benefits

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Beneful for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Last Spring, we brought this adorable 2.5 month old rescue puppy home, and we all let out a collective "awwwww"! While we're no strangers to being dog-owners, this was the first time we've … [Read More...]

How to Clean Shoes

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Before I even start to write about how to clean shoes, I should probably go ahead and shout it from the rooftops, that I'm not exactly an … [Read More...]

No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

These No-Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Bars are so good that they might just be a tad addictive. Do you have that one family member who just doesn't like something that is pretty universally known to be amazing?? Growing up, my one sister didn't like bacon. Whut?? As annoying as that is, in … [Read More...]

How to Paint Quickly

There are maaaany things we have learned through our recent 1st floor renovations, but one of the biggest is how to keep ourselves on a schedule. A big part of maintaining that schedule was learning how to paint quickly! Right in the middle of our renovations, I traveled to a work conference where I … [Read More...]