Tips for Hosting a Girls’ Night In

May 18, 2015 by 3 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TIKI® Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. During the school year, I am full-time tutor, reference librarian, fashion stylist, shuttle driver, and so on and so forth.  When summer arrives, schedules and structure go out …continue reading

DIY Spring Flowers – Trash to Treasure

May 12, 2014 by 2 Comments

Today, we have another great craft in our series, A Craft Made By You.   Emily from Elizabeth Joan Designs is here to share a totally creative tutorial for a real cute Spring Craft!   DIY Spring Flowers — I love a trash to treasure story, don’t …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

Spring Flowers on the Porch

February 26, 2014 by 6 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Small shoots of green are starting to sprout in the grass.  We’ll have a few more cold mornings, but little touches of Spring are such a …continue reading


May 13, 2013 by 37 Comments

Every year we take family, sibling, and individual pictures by the beautiful Texas Bluebonnets for my birthday.  This year I was in Kentucky with my baby sister and her family when my birthday arrived.  It was such a different birthday and I loved every second …continue reading

Springtime with Tulips Visa Card Giveaway

February 18, 2013 by 291 Comments

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of iBulb for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Springtime with Tulips is my favorite!  When I was in high school, my family took a trip to Holland and biked up and down the gorgeous streets, …continue reading

How to Make a Pom Pom Ball with Yarn

July 6, 2012 by 51 Comments

I’m excited to show you how to make a pom pom ball with yarn!  I love flowers that look like pom poms…Mums, Allium, Chive Blossoms, Dahlias, Billy Buttons, they’re all perfect for spring and summer! Every year I host a Mother – Daughter tea party.  …continue reading

Decorating the Front Porch {Knockoff}

June 19, 2012 by 27 Comments

This summer I’ve been working on our Rancher Home’s Curb Appeal!  I told you the other day that I’ve been crushing on tall planters and showed you a few of my favorites {here}.  And after obsessing over them for long enough, I splurged and bought …continue reading

Pretty Plants in My New Tall Planters

June 7, 2012 by 6 Comments

It is definitely summer…we’re well on our way to triple digit temps and I’m trying to incorporate as much fun for my sweet B’s as possible {here}.  After soccer camp {here} and swim lessons, and before baseball practice, I made a quick stop at my …continue reading

Loving Tall Planters {Look for Less}

June 6, 2012 by 8 Comments

I’ve been searching through my favorite inspiration catalogs and magazines for cute planters!  Tall planters keep catching my eye…the planters pictured below are 12 1/2″ sq. x 26 1/2″ h for $89.95 each. Crate and Barrel Recently, I stopped by my newly remodeled Target…it’s looking …continue reading

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