DIY Photo Gallery Wall

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I have been wanting a gallery wall along my upstairs hallway for a long time but I just couldn't bring myself to spend the money. Most gallery walls are really expensive, especially if you purchase them as a package. Of course the expensive walls are beautiful and probably worth every penny but at … [Read more...]

Decorating With Black Furniture

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When it comes to decorating, I feel that black and white is the ultimate color scheme. Classic, elegant, sexy and something that you really cannot mess up. Over the years, I have changed my decor and have settled into a black and white color palette for my home. My floors are ebony and my walls are … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe & Reinvented Leftover Ideas

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I feel like I have said this a million times, but I am a huge fan of my slow cooker. It allows me to cook healthy meals for my family, especially on busy days. This past week, I made some amazing beef stew in my slow cooker, which we have been eating for the last couple of days. I am always shocked … [Read more...]

Sweet “Bee” Baby Shower Plus Tips and Tricks for Staying on Budget

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  I hosted a baby shower this past week for two lovely ladies, Erin and Maureen, from my bible study group. Erin actually had her baby prior to the shower (sweet little Clara arrived healthy and happy a couple weeks early) and she is perfection!! The ladies were thrilled to meet Clara and she was … [Read more...]

Potato-Cauliflower & Leek AuGratin

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Ingredients 3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 head of cauliflower, cored and broken into smaller florets 2 quart milk 1 bay leaf 3-4 sprigs of fresh thyme 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 6 leeks, washed, trimmed, and thinly sliced 2 tsp kosher salt 1 cup grated … [Read more...]

Decorating with Gold {Pinterest Inspiration Board}

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Happy Wednesday!  It is a monsoon here in VA, I am still in my Pj's and scrolling through pretty pictures on Pinterest.  Nothing like a little rain to bring out my lazy side. Gold seems to be the new hot metallic and I am loving it.  I have been adding pops of gold to my house and Amy just … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week {PLUS 5 Awesome Giveaways}

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Teacher appreciation week is May 5-10 and we are ready to shower our teachers with love and appreciation. To celebrate the date (5/5), we have selected 5 awesome, budget-friendly gifts that any teacher would love. We are also giving away these 5 gift ideas to 5 lucky winners so don't forget to enter … [Read more...]

Dream Party Package Giveaway Winner (plus more pictures from Atlas’s Royal Celebration)

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I am so excited to announce that Allison Quate won the Dream Birthday Package Giveaway!  Allison, your party is going to be amazing!! Thank you again to these awesomely talented Etsy shop owners who made our giveaway extra special. … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake French Toast

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Don't forget to visit our Giveaways page--we've got three wonderful giveaways running right now! Ingredients Angel Food Cake cut into sticks  (I purchased loaf from my local grocery's store bakery department) 2 Eggs, beaten 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup milk 2 tbsp butter Fresh … [Read more...]

Atlas Turns One! His Royal Celebration {Dream Party Package Giveaway}

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My baby turned one!! We had an awesome time celebrating Atlas's first birthday a couple weeks ago. The only thing that did not cooperate was the weather but I still think the party was a smashing success. Atlas was joyful, waving to all our guests as they arrived and the kids had a great time. I had … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

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This yummy salsa is the perfect condiment for any occasion.  I have served this with chips and over many grilled meats.  I personally love it over a spicy grilled pork chop.  It is fresh, sweet and has a bit of a kick due to the jalapeno. Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger Ingredients 1 … [Read more...]

DIY Industrial Shelving & Desk {in a boy’s room}

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We had a truly amazing weekend a couple of weeks ago. Not only did we celebrate my son's first birthday but my husband, father-in-law and brother-in-law put up industrial shelving in my middle son's room (check out the before pictures here). Talk about a whirlwind weekend! I quite honestly don't … [Read more...]

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