Cabin Weekend


I just finished a project that I need to write-up, so I thought today I’d share a few of the moments from our magical birthday weekend in the cabin. It was just the perfect setting to really relax and enjoy spending time together. There was no need to get all dolled up. We all had messy…

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July Round-up Time

July DIY

July left quicker than it arrived! I feel like the countdown to school has now begun. A little clock is ticking in my head and reminding me of everything I must do before the kids go back to school. I just got done signing the boys up for fall sports and making physical appointments. Pretty…

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Inspired Design Challenge >>> Week 2 Urban Outfitters

bird cage before

Today, we are revealing our Week 2 Urban Outfitters projects! So, lets’ get right to it!   As I revealed last Friday, my project is based off this Urban Outfitters image:   Did you guess right? I wanted to copy cat this for our patio makeover. I found a metal birdcage at Goodwill for a…

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Hosting a Summer Dinner Party

Summer Dinner Party

Today, I am happy to share how I set up my outdoor table for a summer dinner party. I used items from the new David Tutera Casual Elegance collection now available exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores to create the perfect backyard table. This collection is merchandised under bridal, but can be used for…

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Ordering Custom Pillows

Cathy's Custom Pillows

Let me just start this saying I LOVE ETSY! Sometimes I tire of seeing the same old prints and offerings at stores. I love my home stores, but I don’t want to have the same couch cushions as my neighbor.  Inevitably, that happens from time to time when everyone I know shops at the same…

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Duluth Trading Co. & a GIVEAWAY!!!

Duluth Trading Co

I about pinched myself last week when we had 80 degree weather in April!! I took full advantage of the early warm temps and got to work planting my herb garden. I love to cook healthy and fresh herbs are a staple at my house. My backyard is small but we have a raised garden…

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21 Pounds of Apples


Yes, 21 pounds of apples. I need to get to baking! Every fall we look forward to our trip to the local orchard. The kids are so into our fall activities and it is fun to see them enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Here’s just a few of the photos… Boys doing what boys…

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