Fun & Festive Halloween Ideas!


How on Earth is it October already?  How?  I have this idea that it's somehow still summer but I guess that's denial right?  I mean I LOVE this time of year...fall, Halloween...all of it, but it seemed to sneak up on me!  Oh well, I'm embracing it all!  So to kick things off for Halloween I decided to gather all my Halloween projects together into one post for easy reference! I hope you find some spooky inspiration for your Halloween! - - - - - -   We love to decorate our step … [Read more...]

Fabulous Fall Wreaths!


Have I ever told you of my love of wreaths?  Of course I have.  Many, many, many times I'm sure.  But I do love them.  I like the feeling they bring because for me they're the marker that a new season is starting, and it's my way of saying hello to the holiday or change in season.  And they make me smile when I walk up to our front door!  Wreath making for me also means that I'm feeling happy with where I am at that point in time...I know that sounds weird, but if I'm making a wreath I'm feeling … [Read more...]

15 Easy & Delicious Camping Recipes


It's camping season and I'm super excited about it!  Do you camp?  Or maybe you glamp?  We do a little of both...a little bit of roughing it and a little bit of glamping it!  Especially in the food department, we certainly don't go hungry.  In fact we eat really well...once we even roasted a bone-in ham...a full ham!  I'm still amazed that we did that, but it was so worth it because we had ham for dinner then ham with eggs at breakfast, then ham sandwiches!  Genius really.  ;) Anyway, to make … [Read more...]

My Outdoor Oasis Summer Party!


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.  But we really had a lovely party!  Good food, pretty decorations and great friends equals a fantastic time! - - - - - - - - - Ahhh summer.  Don't you just love it?  Summer weather, summer food & drinks, pretty decorations and time spent with friends and's my fave.  Once even the hint of summer arrives … [Read more...]

DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Cream Coffee


Happy Monday friends! There's some fun going on over here today!  15 fabulous blogs got together to bring you 15 gold DIY projects! Awesome right?! - - - - - - - - - - - - So to get this fun time started, here is my gold project! DIY Gold Polka Dot Mug & Irish Cream Coffee Recipe I have to say, I swore up and down that I didn't love gold...but you know what?  I think I love it.  What?!  Yes.  I think I love gold.  And I might even try to put some gold accents into my home this spring. … [Read more...]

Easy Valentines Love Garland


 Yay it's February 1st!  One month closer to summer...ok, that's a bit of a stretch.  But I really do like February...there's something cozy about it....and the fact that Valentines Day is this month! I actually really like Valentines Day.  Always have.  It's a fun day just to take all kinds of love up a notch...we celebrate it by adding some pretty decorations around the house to brighten up our grey winter.  We also try to have a fun dinner like heart shaped pizzas, or make Cupid's Cloud for … [Read more...]

Easy Silver Bells Wreath Ornament


Hi there! Well it's almost the big day, and I finally feel like I've got things coming together.  My gifts are bought, and I even got a few's a miracle really (speaking of wrapping and holiday prep...have you seen my 'Keeping it real' series going on on my Facebook page?  I'm having fun sharing some of my holiday realities with you...I figured we could all use some holiday realness and a few giggles).  Anyway, I'm really really looking forward to Monday when I'm going to unplug for … [Read more...]

Easy Last Minute DIY Christmas Ornaments


Hi friends!  I'm so grateful that you came by's such a busy time of year, so I'm thankful that you've taken time out of your day to visit!  If you still have a few gifts to get, I have a really great and really simple project for you! I've been seeing these DIY Christmas ornaments all over and I really wanted to make a couple of my own for our tree and for gifts!  These are so easy to make...less than 5 minutes each, and they cost less than $3.  Yep.  $3.  Awesome! These silver … [Read more...]