Summer Entertaining- Outdoor Oasis Party + Giveaway!

Outdoor Oasis Party

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as […]

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm + Giveaway!

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm

Thank you to Balsam Hill for sponsoring today’s post in the spirit of Mother’s Day. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Until last week, I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to pull out my flip flops again. Winter had been hanging on ever so tightly, and the opportunity to do any outdoor […]

DIY Roman Shade Using Spoonflower Fabric

DIY Roman Shade (sew + no sew technique)

When we first moved into our current house more than 10 years ago, I had lofty ambitions to create custom window treatments for every room. I managed to sew drapery for our living room, kitchen, and dining room, and even sewed a roman shade for our bathroom. Then, the busyness of life got in the […]

Saying “Thank You!”

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Although blogging is a labor of love for me, I still consider it my job. Anyone who has managed a blog for any length of time knows it requires careful planning, perseverance, and a high level of commitment to create interesting content week after week. Today, I want to take a moment to thank the […]

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti + Microplane Giveaway!

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti Recipe

Thank you to Microplane for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share one of our favorite cookie recipes.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Do you like baking? Now that my son is away at college, I don’t do near as much as I used to. A treat for me is eating dates and […]

Vintage Tiered Cake Stands

Silver Vintage Tiered Cake Stand

Last weekend, I was invited to a sneak peek event at a new home decor shop that specializes in vintage, collectibles and shabby chic. These types of shops tend to be my favorite because you never know what you’re going to find, and they’re different every time you go back. As some of you already […]

Sewing Must-Haves {Fynes Designs}

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I started sewing when I was very young. We’re talking pillows and blankets for my barbie beds (which I happened to construct out of shoe boxes), hair scrunchies (they were an 80’s thing in case you don’t know) and, eventually, I worked up to pillows and curtains for my own bedroom. In our previous homes, […]

Green Cleaning Must-Haves {Clean & Scentsible}

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I switched over to green cleaning products quite a while ago for environmental and health reasons. I’ve always been a bit of a clean freak, and breathing in those toxic fumes years ago to get a sparkling bathroom could not have been a good thing! If only we could go back to the times in […]

Kitchen Must-Haves {A Pretty Life in the Suburbs}

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Hi everyone! Today I’m kicking off a new series where bloggers share their must-have tools or supplies for doing what they know and do best. First up, I’m happy to have Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs stopping by to share her favorite kitchen tools. Jo-Anna is always whipping up the most amazing looking […]