Finish Your Space with Fine Art

When we first moved into our house here in Pittsburgh, the master bedroom had a sitting area with a beautiful view of the lake our home faces. At this […]

DIY Crazy Purple Minion Costumes

Well, Halloween is now six days away, and I only made these crazy purple minion costumes THREE YEARS AGO, but hey – better late than never!! I have had […]

Thoughts on Moving: Missing Home and Finding It Again

In early June my husband got a new job. A week later he was gone, and I was left to make this move happen for our family of six. […]

Cute DIY Butterfly Footprints

I love making things myself to hang on our walls. I think it really helps make our house feel like a home when we’re surrounded by meaningful artwork. For […]

Best Ever Useful Graduation Gift – Tool Set

When I graduated from high school, I remember getting a “Do-It-Herself” tool set as a graduation gift. While of course I was appreciative (my mom always taught me the […]

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    Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

Turn a Closet into an Awesome Mudroom Space with a Fun Chalk Wall

I am SO EXCITED to show you this change we recently made in our house! I absolutely love not only what it looks like but how it functions – […]

Giveaway – Win $150 to Spend at Minted! EXPIRED!!!

Congratulations to Christina H! You just won $150 to spend at Minted… woohoo!!! You have an email in your inbox from me to tell you how to redeem your […]

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    Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

Find Joy in Every Day – Create Your Own Custom Photo Collage

As you’ll see here, it’s no secret that I’m kind of obsessed with Minted’s beautiful holiday cards, but did you know that I also have an equal obsession with […]

Love Your State Canvas – Easy, Inexpensive, DIY Art!

I might live in the South now, but I’ll always be a Minnesota girl. This year we’ve had a cold winter even for the Carolinas, and I must say […]

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    A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

A Mom’s Guide: 15 Things to Pack for a Disney Cruise & Other Travel Tips

My family recently went on our first Disney cruise.  Even though we have traveled a lot with our kids, I felt very overwhelmed while planning for this trip for […]

World’s Best Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

We think these are the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on the planet!

I have been on the quest for the perfect oatmeal chocolate chip cookie for a very long […]

Melted Crayon Hearts with Free Printable Valentines

Looking to do something different for Valentine’s Day this year with your kids?  Why not make use of all those old and broken crayons!  It’s so easy to give […]