Reader Survey – tell me what you think!

Hey all! Going into the new year I'm trying to figure out what direction to go with this little blog, and do some planning.  I know, me planning? I'm trying to at least! Since you all are the ones who have to put up with my disorganized hot mess over here, I thought I'd ask you what you want to see … [Read More...]


A Very Yorkie Christmas

This post has nothing to do with anything really, except I can't stop laughing at these photos and just felt the need to share with you fellow dog lovers out there.  My mom and dad have these 2 yorkie pups, AKA their other babies (I'm pretty sure in the family hierarchy it goes, grand babies, … [Read More...]

Christmas Tablescape

Red and White Christmas Tablescape

I'm sharing a few more photos of my Christmas Tablescape that you got a sneak peek of in my Holiday Housewalk tour. I have to admit tablescapes are not my strong suit.  We do most of our entertaining in the summer, so we can all be outside enjoying the lake.  I'm waaaaay casual in the summer, … [Read More...]

Classic Christmas Tree Decor

Classic Christmas Tree

I'm spilling some more details on my Christmas Tree today.  I wanted Christmas to be a little cozier and more colorful for my kids this year and I also wanted to give it a little old school twist.  Which consequently equaled dirt cheap and as easy as well.  Always a win win in my book.  I think I … [Read More...]


Joss and Main Holiday Hostess Event

Hey guys, I've got a fun announcement today! I'm teaming up with Joss and Main again, bringing you a collection based on my decorating style and home.  This time we are helping you deck the halls with a Holiday Hostess collection!  You will find everything you need to make your home festive, plus … [Read More...]

Navy Laundry Room Makeover

Laundry Room Printables and Sources

Hey!  Just stopping in quick today to share all the sources for my laundry room makeover, plus offer up the free printables I've got displayed on my laundry room shelf. You would think by now I would know better than not to include a source list at the end of my posts, but I totally forgot! I … [Read More...]

Classic Red Christmas Tour

Classic Christmas Tour

Hi and surprise! I'm the surprise house today on the holiday housewalk and I'm so thrilled that Jennifer Rizzo included me this year!  The ladies participating are so talented and  the tours have totally blown me away so far. I mean, how amazing is Laura's beautiful home over at Finding … [Read More...]

Navy Laundry room decor

Navy Laundry Room Makeover and a Giveaway

When it snows, I apparently paint. Yup, we had 3 crazy snow days the other week, my kids were home from school and I started to go a little stir crazy in my house.  So, I did the only logical thing on the planet, I dropped my kids off down the street at my mom's house and drove to Ace … [Read More...]

Advent Definition Printable

Advent Definition Printable

Popping in quick today to share a new printable, requested by you! I've had a few email requests to make a Christmas version of my Autumn Definition printable, and since I try to give the people what they want, here you go! I even made 2 different versions.  I wanted to get these out to you … [Read More...]

Christmas Mantel

Cozy Christmas Mantel

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and are still enjoying your stretchy pants and time with family!  Or if you are one of the crazies who goes out for Black Friday - good luck to you! Today is the final Friday of our Christmas Countdown! I hope you have enjoyed seeing everyone's projects … [Read More...]

O Holy Night Chalkboard

Christmas Chalkboard – O Holy Night

We are getting there guys! 5 more Fridays til Christmas, although with the gazillion feet of snow we have gotten it feels like it should be right around the corner.  I'm gonna guess we will have a white Christmas happening in Michigan this year! It's been about a million years since I've … [Read More...]

Lake House Blue and White Sunroom

Lake House Sunroom – it’s done!

Whoop whoop! The sunroom is done! While this isn't the sunny summer post, with the sparkling lake and green trees in the background that I envisioned, I'm still bringing you on the tour, because I don't want to leave you hanging til May.  I planned on waiting til after Christmas to share this, … [Read More...]

Joy to the World FREE printable

Free Joy to the World Printable

I'm doing another FREE printable blog hop today, because I had so much fun with the last one, and who doesn't love free stuff? This is the easiest holiday decorating you will ever do, just print them out and pop them in a frame, done and done! No wrestling with Christmas lights necessary. I made … [Read More...]

Vintage Sled Decor

Vintage Sled Front Door Decor

We are getting closer!! It actually feels totally like Christmas now since we got dumped on with the snow yesterday, my kids could not be happier! This momma is more than happy to send them outside to frolic in the snow too :) Can I confess I'm not a wreath person? Everytime I try to make a … [Read More...]

Christmas Card Ideas

Christmas Card Ideas

I'm usually the biggest procrastinator ever when it comes to Christmas Cards, like sometimes they end up being Happy New Year cards.  BUT this year I'm on the ball, and it's the best feeling ever!  I may have to give up my procrastinating ways...maybe...I'll work on that later... I got my … [Read More...]

How to Hang a Wreath

How to Hang a Wreath without Damaging Woodwork

Popping in quick today, because I had a million and one questions (ok 12, but that's still a lot!) about how I hung my wreaths up on my post last week.  So, I thought I would show you all rather than try to answer emails (yes I'm showing you all my laziness!), so here is how to hang a wreath without … [Read More...]

Lake House Sitting Room

Mom’s Sitting Room

Alright here it is the final piece of the puzzle! If you are new here (hello!) I've been sharing the longest home renovation ever, like a year and 1/2 in the making now, over at my parent's house.  You can check out their master bedroom here, and their master bath here (be prepared to swoon!). I'm … [Read More...]


Christmas Pillows

The countdown continues! Only 6 more fridays til Christmas and I need to pat myself on the back here a minute because I have actually started my Christmas shopping! Mainly because I needed some presents for under the tree for a photo shoot, but still it counts! This week I'm sharing a quick … [Read More...]

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Sneak Peek

I'm on a crazy blogger Christmas schedule, as in I already have my tree up and I'm sure as the last few straggler boats have been going by on the lake they have noticed my Christmas lights and thought I was a nut job.  I mean more of a nut job than they already thought I was, as they regularly see … [Read More...]


Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Cook and a Giveaway

Are you ready for some Christmas shopping?? I'm teaming up with a bunch of your favorite bloggers to bring you the ultimate Holiday Gift Guide! Yup, we are taking out all the guesswork for you! Each blogger picked a different theme to shop for and included links to all their favorite gift items. … [Read More...]


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