Changes and Appreciation


You may have noticed that I have decided to let go of Show and Share Day. My apologies. It wasn’t intended initially, but I started to enjoy that I didn’t have to worry about doing it on Thursday night. I didn’t feel like I was able to do the participants justice, and it was getting to be more work than I needed. SaS Day required the most work on the weekends, and that’s the only time I … [Read more...]

Show and Share Day with Giggled Pink

1. I love the name of this Etsy store. 2. It almost makes me want to have another child. Nope. Nevermind. It doesn’t. 3. One of YOU gets to win something this week! Ashlee is my newest sponsor here, and I was thrilled when she offered up a store credit to one of my readers! I don’t know how she comes up with this stuff, but it is downright adorable! Oh come on. You just can NOT get … [Read more...]

Show and Share Day and Progress


Well, they’re progress pictures, but they’re at night. That’s about what you’re gonna get until I can figure out how to get something done before 9:00 around here. You’ve asked about the pallets, and I imagine this will give you an idea of what we’re doing. My son is in his “tween” phase, and his room needed to catch up with him a bit. We are both excited to see it transform. After picking … [Read more...]

Show and Share Day Matthew Mead


One of my oldest blog friends—wait, let’s re-word that… One of my very first blog friends is Linda from Restyled Home. She is currently the Executive Editor for Holiday with Matthew Mead, and I couldn’t be more proud of her and the team that puts out this amazing read. If you love fall as much as I do, there’s nothing better than sitting down with a cup of hot cider and taking in a visual … [Read more...]

Show and Share Day

As I previewed the other day, I have designed a new button for Show and Share Day. If all went well, it should include a code for you to implement right onto your sidebar. {Fingers crossed.} <center><a href=""><img border="0" src="" /></a></center> I’ve received quite a few … [Read more...]

Show and Share Day (Come over!)


I’m busy catching up from our trip, so projects are slim. I get lots of messages that people like to hear about my personal life (really?), so I thought I’d share what kept us busy last weekend. It’s no secret that my husband and I are polar opposites (I don’t know how, but it works). He’s aggressive, brave, and competitive. I’m scared of a spider; I’ve been known to cry over a hangnail; … [Read more...]

Just a little 4th


Every year, I pull out my trusty American flag for some Independence Day decor. I love it, and it certainly makes a statement.  Two years ago (yep-two years), I bought some 4th of July fabric to coordinate within the room. Well, in that two year procrastination-fest, I figured out how to make pillows without actually sewing them.  Now that I’m a no-sewer (that reads so-er, not … [Read more...]

Show and Share Day


Adri sent me an e-mail the other day (LOVE when that happens) showing me a project that her and her husband had taken on. In case you don’t remember Adri, perhaps this will refresh your memory? Be still. My heart. As a teacher, don’t think I haven’t tried to bribe my librarians for one of these things. Still on the hunt. I will prevail. I digress…wanna see what they’ve been up to … [Read more...]

Down to Bidness.


I was trying to come up with some fancy way to say this, but I thought you should know that I will be stepping away from running monthly ad spots on my blog. At this point, you may have one of the following reactions: That’s ridiculous. Who would turn money down? That’s a shame, dummy. I was hoping you could help me out with my business. Huh? You run ad spots on this blog? I need a … [Read more...]

Show and Share Day…and Grout


Okay. Let’s see if the blogging gods are on my side this week, and I can actually get a Show and Share Day out! Fingers crossed that this works! I had a LOT of questions about my super secret grout cleaning system. I’m embarrassed to say it’s nothing fancy, but it works brilliantly. I use += {source} I mix some bleach with hot water, and I dive right in. You might need to keep … [Read more...]