How to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency: Easy DIY

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. As you all know, I love old houses, and we've lived in quite a few over the years. Our current home, Magnolia Cottage, is over a hundred years old, and of course is full of all the quirks and … [Read more...]

How to Mix and Match Kitchen or Dining Chairs

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  As you may remember from last week, I updated a vintage cane bench and am using it at our kitchen table as banquette-style seating: That got me thinking about how I've mixed and matched my seating arrangements around my table for quite some time, and I thought it might be worth … [Read more...]

5 Things That Make Life Easier and Better

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  This is a bit of a random assortment of things I wanted to share. These are tips that are not really interesting enough to write a whole post about so I thought I'd wrap them all up together into one post. These are just the sort of things I'd share if we were sitting down having coffee, … [Read more...]

Ten Essential Items to Combat Winter Colds and Flu

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  It's that time of year, and while I hope none of you are laid low by the virus du jour, it's always best to be prepared.  Since I'm currently sitting in bed with my laptop, coughing and sniffling (and NOT putting away Christmas decorations!), today I thought I'd share my must-have sickroom … [Read more...]

Tips for Winter Skin Care

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It's been a long winter already and it's only January!  I woke up one day a few weeks ago (it was another snow day--not that I'm complaining), put my hand to my cheek, and realized that things were feeling pretty rough on my face--like sandpaper, only warmer. That's not a surprise in the winter; … [Read more...]

How to Decorate Your Home When You Don’t Have a Budget for It.

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  I have been thinking about writing a post about this topic for a while now. I think in this current age of blogs, Pinterest and Instagram it seems that everyone out there has a beautiful custom home and a HUGE budget for decorating. Since that isn't always the case, in fact most of us have … [Read more...]

An Awesome Spring Cleaning Package

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  When we find something great we love to share it with you all {probably because we love hearing about things we *need* to know about from other bloggers too!}, so after I started using Grove Collaborative (formerly e-pantry} for my cleaning supplies I joined them so I could also share … [Read more...]

How To Be a Great Guest: 101

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The houseguest from h*ll: Cindy calls or emails to let you know that she's planning on visiting for two weeks; she's already booked her flight and she'll need you to pick her up at midnight on Monday and drop her off mid-day when she leaves. You have an important meeting that day and have to … [Read more...]

More Moving Tips (From a Military Spouse)

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  Amy wrote a super post a couple of years ago full of great tips and tricks to make moving as painless as possible.  You can read it {here}; it's still one of our most-read posts.  Be sure to read the comments, too, as our readers left some great ideas to help everyone out. Well, … [Read more...]

Moving Tips & Tricks and How to Stay Sane!

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Well, OK, the staying sane part while moving might be a stretch, but I am going to try my best this time.  I am getting ready to move, and Christy is also getting ready to move so I thought it would be a good time for us to try to come up with a post of tips and tricks.  Also, if you're moving into … [Read more...]

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