Playroom Planning


Next up on the sneak peek tour of the new house is the attic space that we plan to turn into a playroom. It’s not much to look at right now, but I’ve got big hopes and dreams, folks. I’m totally envisioning turning it into something like this amazing attic space… (Source) Except, since it’s going to be a playroom space in my house you’ll need to image it with giant plastic toys covering the floor and peanut butter and jelly smeared on the walls. And don’t forget the crayons and … [Read more...]


Perfect Homemade Popcorn {Just 3 Ingredients!}


Popcorn is one of the easiest things in the world to make at home, yet so many people still insist on microwaving their popcorn in those bags o’ chemicals since it’s supposedly more “convenient”.  I am here today to show you just how simple it is to make your own popcorn at home, plus it tastes like a million times better than the stuff from a bag. When I was a kid my mom was constantly making homemade popcorn and tuna salad for lunch.  I still crave that combo to this day. Here’s all you’ll … [Read more...]

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Fireplace wishes and mantel Dreams


Over the next few weeks as we bust our humps packing up this house and preparing to move, I wanted to give y’all some glimpses into the new house so you can help me dream and plan for future DIY projects.  Pinterest is, of course, my main source of inspiration these days, so I’ve been pinning ideas way more lately than normal. If you want to follow my pins to see where my thought process is going, feel free to join me over there and give opinions. So, welcome!  Here is the living room in the … [Read more...]

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How to make Perfect Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


Have y’all seen the price of chocolate dipped strawberries these days?  It’s outrageous!  I could buy a tank of gas for the price of a dozen dipped and delivered berries right now.  (Granted that’s only cuz gas prices have dipped lower than they’ve been since like 1999, but still…) I want to show y’all how easy it is to make your own chocolate dipped strawberries at home for seriously a fraction of the cost of store-bought ones. If you’ve never tried it, I promise, it’s WAY easy. … [Read more...]

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Voice that Valentine


Some folks are just meant to be together. Like Romeo and Juliet... or Johnny and Baby… Or Bo and Hope. But just because you’re meant to be together doesn’t mean life will be all puppies and rainbows and butterflies. Love is hard sometimes. Marriage takes work, y’all. Life interferes. Work gets stressful. Kids come along and try to sabotage your quality time together. Sometimes outside forces are at work against you.  No matter if it’s feuding fathers forbidding the … [Read more...]

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The Coolest Campfire Cake, Ever.


As promised, today I’m back and sharing the step-by-step on how I make the cute campfire cake for G’s Lone Ranger themed birthday party. This is the perfect cake for any western themed party for your little cowboy or girl.  My Lone Ranger loved it.  Those candy flames were SO cool, and SO easy to make! I’m sharing the step-by-step tutorial on how to make those flames over on eBay today.  Please head over there to read all about it and pin the tutorial!   Click here to … [Read more...]

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Lone Ranger Themed Birthday Party Decor


This weekend we threw a cowboy roundup for our little Lone Ranger’s seventh birthday party.  The decorations are always my favorite part of a party, and this year was no different.  Since our lives are CrazyTown right now I tried not to let myself go overboard, as I am capable of doing with parties. But, in the end I kinda did go a bit overboard anyway.  Oh well.  Throwing fun parties is one of my most favorite things to do, and my boy only turns seven once, right?   In an effort to keep it … [Read more...]

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A Love Story from a Different Point Of View


Source Today is a BIG day on the blog. First I quit my job, then yesterday I told y’all that we are selling our house.  What could possibly be next for my Life Change Lottery update?  Today I’m sharing the BIGGEST news of all in my own words, rather than typing it all out.  You’ll just have to watch and see!  Watch this Adobe Voice video to hear my big news: (Click here if video doesn't load.) OH MY GOODNESS YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it?  I’m still in shock. God … [Read more...]

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On Hitting The Life-Change Lotto

Trust in him

I have guilt, y’all. I made the big announcement that I would become a full time blogger in 2015, but here it is nearly a month into the year and I’ve served you guys nothing but three measly posts, accompanied by lots of tumbleweeds and crickets. I apologize that it’s been such a ghost town on this blog, but let me explain WHY I’ve been so quiet lately.  I have some really good reasons, and this week I'm spilling all my secrets. As one of my good friends said... 2015 is the year I hit the … [Read more...]

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Share the Love: Free Minecraft valentine Printable at C.R.A.F.T


Hey guys! Today I’m sharing these free printable Minecraft Valentines over at C.R.A.F.T.  (I like to call them “Valenmines”)  Garrett called my mom his “best Minecraft buddy” so the first Valentine’s goes out to her. They build all sorts of worlds on their iPads together when he visits her.  It won’t be long before she gets the hang of the XBox controller and we don’t see them again for the rest of the year. If your kid or mom loves Minecraft as much as mine do, be sure to head over to … [Read more...]

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