Our Spring Porch Refresh (Amy’s New Home)

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  I recently gave you all an update on the progress we've made inside our home over the nine months we've lived here,  but now that we've had a bit of nice weather I have started to turn my attention to the exterior of the home. This week I completed a quick refresh of our front porch with … [Read more...]

The Perfect Easter Hostess Gift

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  Since Easter is just next week and that usually means there's ham on the menu, I'm sharing my favorite homemade mustard recipe again. If you've been following us for any length of time you've seen it for sure; I make a batch several times a year and usually give small jars as gifts at … [Read more...]

Updated (Again) French Cane Bench With Nailhead Trim

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  This post is sponsored by HomeRight. We're proud to be HomeRight Brand Ambassadors, but all opinions are our own. If you saw the new rug and seat cushions in my dining room last week {here}, then you might have read that our family tends to fight over the cane backed dining chairs … [Read more...]

My New Brass Plug-In Library Sconces

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  A few months ago, I purchased and installed a pair of brass sconces in the MCC House. Because we're renting and I had no desire to add electrical boxes in our old plaster walls, I opted for plug-in sconces instead of hardwired ones. Today I thought I'd show you a few photos of where I … [Read more...]

Easy Weekend DIY–Installing Board & Batten in a Mudroom or Hallway

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This post is sponsored by HomeRight, we are proud to partner with them each month to share one of their fabulous DIY products with you. As always our opinions are our own.    The thought of DIY'ing something can be intimidating, something best saved for someone "experienced" but this … [Read more...]

New Paint + Lighting In Our New House

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  Is it still OK if I call this my new house? We've been here 6 months, does it still count as 'new'? I still have quite a few projects ahead on my radar, so I still feel like it is new to us. I am trying to be better about sharing in-process posts, it seems the trend is to roll out … [Read more...]

The Easiest Way to Keep Glass Shower Doors Clean

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  This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are my own.     You all might remember that last January I shared my best trick-- at the time-- for getting hard water marks and soap scum off our glass shower doors (read that post here).  However, this fall I found an ever … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Clean–The SteamMachine Elite

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This post is sponsored by The HomeRight Company, all opinions are my own.     I am so excited to introduce to you all the new flagship in the HomeRight SteamMachine line, the SteamMachine Elite! We get to give away one of these fantastic machines to one lucky reader too, so be … [Read more...]

Bourbon Bacon Salt Printable Tags

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  Every year I like to make a homemade gift to share with friends.  In years past, I've canned salsa, made my own limoncello, and turned out batches of homemade peppermint bark.  This year, I made bourbon bacon salt and--YUM! This was an easy recipe.  I made two batches one weekend … [Read more...]

New Paint in Our Kitchen (Finally!)

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  This post is sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are my own. One of the things that's been on my to-do list at the MCC House for at least a year is painting the kitchen.  The reason that it's been on the list for so long is that the paint in the kitchen really isn't that bad, so other … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Closet with DIY Sliding Barn Doors

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  My very talented friend, Ashly, has graciously shared her home with us twice in the past on our holiday home tour. If you missed those posts, here is her 2016 tour and here is her 2017 tour. When I shared her 2017 tour, she had just completed this project in her laundry room, but since I … [Read more...]

How to Clean an Area Rug or Carpet

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  This post is sponsored by Spot Shot® Pet Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator.  All opinions are my own. If you've followed us for any length of time, then you know that Amy and I are both pet moms. She has two labs and I have a rescued golden retriever and a kitty, and while … [Read more...]

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