Country Sampler Autumn Decorating

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I hope everyone's enjoying a relaxing holiday weekend! Labor Day always seems like the official end of summer to me, probably because everyone is back to school now. It's kind of fitting that today I'm sharing our latest magazine mention, because it has everything to do with back to school … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Gifts for Neighbors & Teachers

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THIS is the week that I'm going to get all of my Christmas shopping done...or at least, that's what I say every year.  There are some great deals out there, and if you follow us on Facebook, then you know that I've been posting my favorites for you. On Sunday, Amy shared her favorite gift ideas … [Read more...]

Back to Basics: How to Apply a Vinyl Decal

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As you know, we're participating in a fun series this month with four other blogs; it's called Back to Basics and every Monday, we're all going to cover something basic that we think everyone should know (but might not!).  That's where we'll come in, as we'll share our design and decor 101 ideas … [Read more...]

You Can Monogram Anything

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I am decadently dashing off mid-day to eat lunch with my husband--it's our 20th wedding anniversary today, if you can believe it, and he can't get away from work for even a long weekend right now, so we're going to head somewhere romantic like Roly Poly instead of the Bahamas!  It's nothing but … [Read more...]

Progress in My Garage Entryway: Paint and a Striped Wall

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I wrote a few weeks ago about the big plans I have for the area between our kitchen and our garage; it's a great space and has such potential.  You can see my step by step to-do list {here}. The space that I'm working on looks like this: Our kids have been back in school for a month now … [Read more...]

Vinyl Project: Monogrammed Ballet Booties

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I'm sharing a super-easy and fast project today; as you know I'm hard at work on my garage entry/pantry/mudroom project and that's taking most of my DIY time right now. But THIS project is further proof (as if we needed any) that you really can monogram anything! I think I've mentioned that my … [Read more...]

Easy and Cute Recycling Bin

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  I recently wrote a post for Mohawk Creative Home about organized recycling centers and I can tell you there aren't too many cute ones out there, I had a hard time finding a ton of inspirational ideas to share.  I know in our family if our recycling bin isn't convenient and obvious, the … [Read more...]

Easy Cool-Down Soccer Sprayer {and a New Giveaway!}

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This post was sponsored by HomeRight.  All opinions are 100% my own. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post! If you have kids who play soccer, then this is a busy time of year!  I've spent a few years driving to and from games and practices, serving up snacks, and washing stinky … [Read more...]

Monogrammed Toes–My New Pedicure

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Because you really can monogram ANYTHING...I decided to try teeny-weeny vinyl decals on my toes.  They were so cute! I apologize for my toes straight from the get-go.  I've put years of dancing and running on them and they are a little worse for the wear.  Just as soon as I can get my daughter to … [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to Make Vines Vinyl Monograms Using the Silhouette CAMEO

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Note: Since I wrote this post, there are literally hundreds of monogram fonts available to purse for just a few dollars; honestly, that's probably faster than using this technique! A few months ago, I showed you how to make round vinyl monograms on the Silhouette CAMEO using a "hack," and today … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving And Awesome Black Friday Deals from Silhouette

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Before I get going on the cooking, eating, and corn hole tournament that make up our tradition for the day, I wanted to stop in and wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Amy and I are so thankful for all of our readers, who are kind enough to actually care what we write about. :)  We love that … [Read more...]

Update on Gold DIY Jewelry Bowls

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Hey, everyone--do you remember Amy's darling monogrammed gold-rimmed bowls that she made for me and Terry?  She posted about them {here}. She found the bowls at Home Goods, but I haven't been able to find any like them in the months since.  So, when I was in Target a few weeks ago, I found these … [Read more...]

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