ORC–Week 3, Office Makeover Progress


  Hello! This is week 3 of the One Room Challenge at Calling it Home. I am a day late since yesterday was the Pretty Preppy Party {click to link up your best projects so we can see what you have been up to!}, so I am posting my weekly ORC update today. This is a slow week without much … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day Home Tour

House Front Home tour

Happy Mother's Day to everyone. I hope all you moms out there get a well-deserved break! I decided to take a detour from our regular Spring Open House series today since it's Mother's Day, and instead feature someone very special to me, my mom! I am also going to be sneaky and share a bit of her … [Read more...]

Green with Envy- Our Favorite Saint Patrick’s Day Inspired Pins

small Four Leaf Clover

It seems to me that every post I write begins with a story about the weather.  Today is no different, as we are snowed in again (sigh).  The kids have been home from school for two days now, our spring break is slowly fading away as we don't have any more snow days left to spare and everyone is off … [Read more...]

Preparing your home for the Holidays with Holiday Your Way


This post brought to you by Bed Bath & Beyond. All opinions are 100% mine. We've been asked to share with our readers a fabulous new site brought to you all by Bed Bath & Beyond called Holiday Your Way. Holiday Your Way is a great source for inspiration, ideas, and solutions throughout … [Read more...]

Hulu Plus Giveaway and a new way to enjoy the classic “Soaps”


So, does anyone out there have a secret (or not so secret?) love of Soap Operas? I admit that after years spending my days in an office or home office, daytime television slipped away as an indulgence in my life. However, I remember the days before reality TV was dominated by feuding housewives and … [Read more...]

JuJu Monkey Giveaway Winner & $5000 Room Makeover Contest

Teacher notes 3

Just popping in tonight to announce the winner of the JuJu Monkey back-to-school notecard giveaway. Congratuations to Kelly V, comment #16! Thank you for entering and of course, thank you to JuJu Monkey for sharing her gorgeous homemade cards. AND...moving right on to the next BIG thing! We were … [Read more...]

Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner: TLC for Fried Summer Hair

Dove Intensive Repair Conditioner

My hair is telling me that it's been a long, hard summer.  Between chlorine, salt, sun, hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons (and that little box of hair color I--shhh!--use every couple of months), my golden tresses are looking a bit like straw.  Plus, it's been a shocking FOUR MONTHS since … [Read more...]

A New Summer Drink–Michelob Ultra Hard Cider


When we were asked to review and share our thoughts on Michelob's new Ultra Hard Cider, we immediately knew we'd add it into the drink mix at Terry's 30-something fashion birthday party. After all, a group of girls...a hot summer night... and a party--what better place to introduce something fun to … [Read more...]

“Spring” Forward Inspiration Board

Spring Forward Inspiration Board

It's that time of year again... time to spring forward and time to give up that extra hour of glorious sleep.  Losing that extra hour is such a difficult transition for me and especially for my children.   I am trying not to fret as there is so much to look forward to in the upcoming months. I just … [Read more...]

Vacation Mode…

First, thanks to Joan at Simple Effects for including Christy's Pantry Reorganization post in her personal organization blog. You can visit her HERE. And thanks to ondemandpedia for featuring Amy's Mother's Day printable in their Mother's Day in a pinch post. So...as we all know sometimes life … [Read more...]

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