Pool Party Printables – Free

June 25, 2014 by 1 Comment

We are two months shy of living in our new-to-us traditional home for a year!  Although our initial reason for house hunting was to find a school that better fit our education philosophy, as soon as my kids (Stud is included in this head count) …continue reading

Tips for Hosting a 4th of July Party

June 12, 2014 by 1 Comment

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TIKI® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave this 4th of July by grilling in the backyard with friends and family. Here are some great …continue reading

Tips for Hosting a Backyard Shower

May 29, 2014 by 5 Comments

This post is brought to you by TIKI® brand. All opinions are 100% mine. I love a reason to celebrate new beginnings – baby showers and wedding showers are always so magical. My favorite place to host these events is in the comfort of my …continue reading

DIY Summer Fabric Banner – No Sew!

May 27, 2014 by 5 Comments

One of the easiest ways to bring warmth into a room is a fun fabric banner with the colors you’re currently loving!  When I hosted a mommy daughter tea party, I showed you how I made a scrap garland.  I still love it, but my …continue reading

Simple Tips for Backyard Entertaining

May 15, 2014 by 4 Comments

This post is brought to you by TIKI® brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you ready for summer!?!?  14 more days until school is out!  Hosting a party for friends can be stress-free with these simple tips for preparing your backyard for guests. 1. …continue reading

IKEA Hack – Chalkboard Easel

April 23, 2014 by 3 Comments

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 13 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

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