Dorm Decor – Style for Guys

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{And don't you think the subheading for this title should be, "Even though they don't really care"? I can guarantee you that mine doesn't, at least!} My firstborn is off to college in just under two weeks, and we've been scrambling to get everything we need for his dorm room.  He is very … [Read more...]

Updates in My Daughter’s Room — Gallery Wall

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  My daughter's room was one of the first that we decorated in the MCC House, and you can see how it look(ed) in my summer home tour here. She was never thrilled with the vintage aqua plates I had above her bed.  They worked for quite a few years, but she outgrew that look and wanted … [Read more...]

Back to School Must-Haves

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We're a month into the school year, and I wanted to share a few things that have been making our lives go more smoothly. |  Shirt  | This shirt. Seriously.  I am NO GOOD until I've had two cups of coffee, and while my family is wise to this after many years of dealing with me in the a.m., … [Read more...]

Tips for an Organized School Year

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I think I've mentioned that my kids started back to school last week--yes, I know it's early!  They're on a modified year-round schedule, so they get two weeks off in October, two in December, and two in March.  We love that part of the school calendar, but starting back a month before Labor Day … [Read more...]

Restoring My Daughter’s Vintage Painted Desk

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This post is sponsored by Elmer's.  All opinions are 100% my own.  See our full disclosure policy {here}. If you're a regular follower, then you know that we had a pretty terrible move from Georgia to North Carolina this summer {read the saga here}.  We've almost finished the claims process, and … [Read more...]

Minted {For Kids}

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Minted provided the products for us to try in order to write this review post.  All opinions are our own. |   Minted   | Amy and I--or really, our daughters--were invited to try a few items from Minted's line for kids.  We've ordered our business cards from them for several years and love the … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization–School Paperwork Organization by This is Happiness

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Hi, everyone!  Monday is here, whether we're ready for it or not, and I know that quite a few of us have kids heading back to school TODAY.  In fact, Becky from This is Happiness, today's talented guest blogger, is sending her kids on the big yellow bus this very morning.  You're going to love her … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization– Printable Daily Planner with Abby at Just a Girl

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Hello, again, organizing junkies!  We've got a special Sunday edition of Operation: Organization teed up for you, with one of our favorite bloggers; Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog.  She joined us back in January and showed off her beautiful office/craft room (see it here), and she has a … [Read more...]

Operation: Organization–Printable Kids’ Chore Cards

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Hey, everyone, and welcome to another year of Operation: Organization {Back to School Edition}!  Whether you have school aged children or not, you probably still feel the urge to organize as summer wanes and we head into fall and the holidays.  This is the perfect time to make sure things are … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Wood Frames for Sports Pictures

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  This is my middle son's room, and despite many unfinished projects in our house, this room is nearing completion as far as its decor.  I have had this frame project in the works for quite a while, and finally this week finished up these DIY painted frames to display some of his soccer … [Read more...]

End of School Treat Bags

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My daughter is finishing 6th grade, and fortunately she still lets me make end-of-year treats for her classmates.  My son (who's finishing 9th grade), banned that a few years ago, sadly. The Pop Rocks "Have a Rockin' Summer" treat bags that I did last year were a big hit.  You can make your own … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Ideas for Under $10

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  I am working on putting together gift ideas as Teacher Appreciation week begins next Monday. My schedule has been pretty busy this last year, so I haven't been as involved in my children's classrooms as I would like to be. I decided to volunteer to coordinate a daily gift of … [Read more...]

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