IKEA Hack – Chalkboard Easel

April 23, 2014 by Leave a Comment

We have had this IKEA chalkboard for years!  Just under $15, I’ve always been impressed by the quality.  My kids are using it less and less so I decided to put it to use this summer when entertaining in the backyard — to direct guests …continue reading

Someone Has New Patio Furniture

April 16, 2014 by 11 Comments

My old patio furniture was beginning to fall apart — I had used it for ten years!  Knowing my goal of updating the kitchen, Stud didn’t quite get my urgency for buying new patio furniture, but when my mom and I found this set, he …continue reading

My Backyard Oasis

April 10, 2014 by 16 Comments

We have lived in our new-to-us traditional home for eight months now!!!  I love it all so much (such a blessing), but after living in a busy neighborhood in a major city, I think my favorite feature is this beautiful backyard!  I’m amazed by how …continue reading

Craigslist Patio Furniture

February 12, 2014 by 12 Comments

It really stinks when you find a Craigslist Patio Furniture set that you totally love, but the owner has to leave town for the weekend.  After being patient all weekend, I met my sister in Dallas for lunch then planned on checking out my fun …continue reading

My Room in the Backyard

May 20, 2013 by 5 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TIKI Brand®. All opinions are 100% mine. After a busy day like today — an early playoff baseball game (big win for Big B and Baby B), brunch with one of my forever friends …continue reading

CB2′s Newest Collection

May 5, 2013 by 2 Comments

I’m often asked ‘What is your favorite store?’  One of my forever favorites is CB2 — I love their furniture.  Clean modern lines without feeling too sterile totally works for me!  And have you heard!?!  CB2 has partnered on an awesome new collection with husband-and-wife …continue reading

4th of July Party {Bike Parade Decorating}

June 21, 2012 by 13 Comments

The 4th of July is quickly approaching, a Bike and Scooter Decorating Party is a definite MUST and getting the details together is totally SIMPLE! Set up a ‘Decorate Your Bike’ station for your kids and neighbor kids! They will have a blast decorating their …continue reading

Summer Sun Fun Ideas

June 9, 2012 by Leave a Comment

Every year we have a Texas Tech reunion with my hubby’s besties from back in our college days.   We played in the sun for four hours, reapplying after two hours…and all of our skin was really well protected. Whether you’re spending just a few …continue reading

How to Make a Sponge Ball – Summer Water Fun!

May 30, 2012 by 26 Comments

Sponge Balls + Bucket of Water = Summer Fun for Kids! This week I’m sharing fun summer fun activities for my sweeties {and yours, too}. After checking out several stores, I found the best sponge deal at Walgreens…9 for $2.99! I cut each sponge into …continue reading

How to Launch a 2 Liter of Soda with Mentos {Video}

May 29, 2012 by Leave a Comment

 What have you been up to this weekend?!?!  Has it been a blast!??! We had our own little blast…we launched a 2 Liter of Soda with Mentos!!! If you haven’t done this with your family yet, it’s so much fun… we all totally LOVED it!  …continue reading

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