If you have no Christmas shopping done and pretty much no time to spare, might I suggest you throw a cookie decorating party for six 12-year olds? This is the second year we’ve hosted it, and it’s pretty smooth sailing once you figure out some short … [Read More...]
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. The classic oxymoron. “But Just a Girl, how can you have both?” you ask. I’ll tell you how. You buy a super sweet organizer, and you call your kids in for a family meeting. You tell them that anyone who messes … [Read More...]
I did it! I survived another year of decorating cookies with a ton of teenagers! I've been hosting this cookie decorating party for years, and it's fun to look back and see how it has evolved.
It started small with a few girls, moved into … [Read More...]
This post was originally written in 2016, but who doesn't need some advice on throwing a good cookie decorating party? Here you go!
Hello and Happy New Year! After a nice two week break, it's back to work for me. I'm not a morning person, so this … [Read More...]
It's that time of year! Christmas tree shopping in Michigan is in full force! We had such a gorgeous day when we went this year, that I thought it might be nice to show you our afternoon.
Our tree farm is adorably primitive. You grab some hot … [Read More...]
Woah. Not that it's anything new, but since I've been back to blogging, I had to take a break. I came down with a sinus infection and bronchitis last week, and I was down for the count. Luckily, I've recovered just in time to join my BFF (aka Thrifty … [Read More...]
I love this time of year! I am obsessed with hearing what other people's favorite things are, so I look forward to sharing what mine are too! Melissa from 320 Sycamore has rounded up some bloggers to participate for the 10th year! … [Read More...]
Yup. I'm still in fall decorating mode around here. Christmas is slowly creeping its way out of the attic, but I thought I should get a couple of pictures up for you before that season takes over!
Fall is "the season" for me. I'm naturally … [Read More...]
Well the fall decorating just doesn’t stop around these parts! Tablescapes are on the brain!
We host Thanksgiving every year, and that means a kid table. By kids, I mean tweens and teens, so it doesn’t need to be juvenile. However, I thought some … [Read More...]
Why do I struggle so much with titles? "Amber bottles, you say? On a fall table?! I'm there!" Well at least there's no surprises.
Decorate a table with Inexpensive Items
So here's the good news. The most expensive thing on that table is a … [Read More...]
I decorated my porch with mums, and it looks like fall. So the title is fitting, no? Ha! The second those mums come into stores, I'm all over it. What can I say? They're so pretty!
Inexpensive Fall Porch Checklist
So how do you replicate a … [Read More...]
Whhhhhhhooouuuuuuuffffpppptttttssshhhh! That's me. I'm blowing the dust off of this blog. It's not like I left, really. I started devoting more time to Instagram simply because it's easier for me. And after taking 7.2 hours to write this post, I … [Read More...]
Raise your hand if you have a ton of little games floating around your house. This is me raising my hand over here. I knew I needed to somehow coral them, so I went for the most obvious choice. A diaper caddy.
First things first. It doesn't … [Read More...]
Happy last day of 2018! I imagine many of you are headed to some sort of celebration, so I thought I'd pop in with one of my favorite purchases lately! This beverage bag from Homegoods is THE best thing I've used in a long time!
Obviously, it … [Read More...]
Happy Favorite Things week! Ok, maybe not a whole week, but it might feel like it after you finish shopping for everything. So my best friend Sarah hosts a bunch of fantastic bloggers (and me) to share our favorite things this week. It's a nice way … [Read More...]
WOW. I may be a few days late, but I made it! Our modern home office is 96% done, and in my mind that means done. Six weeks seems like a long time to work on a project until you factor in my full-time job and my lack of energy after I get home from … [Read More...]
This is what I call "Phase 2" of fall decorating. The first phase starts dying out, and I have to move things around to make them look more alive. The ol' fall porch decor isn't easy, people! Perhaps I just make it look that way. :)
Fall Porch … [Read More...]
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