Here’s a quick tip for you I just recently learned from my friend Caroline at our 10 year class reunion, use a dryer sheet as a natural way to repel mosquitos and gnats. You can tie it on your belt loop, put it in your pocket or shoe, or rub it [...]
1. New Wood Floors
Do I need to even say why? I think the before and after pictures speak pretty loudly!
2. Hope Chest Makeover
I loved how the chest turned out and I am so glad it’s off my to do list because it has been there [...]
Pretty much when we moved in, our carpet needed to be replaced but that costs a pretty penny and well, something else always seemed to pop up. Luckily, we were able to overlook the stains for seven years until we saved up enough money to buy hardwood floors.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT.
Looking to up your grilling skills and pull of something spectacular without an ounce of culinary skills? Follow these simple steps to create a sandwich that is to die for! It not only looks great, but the presentation will also have your guests tricked into thinking you’ve ordered take out. [...]
I have been looking for a new area rug for many nights. It is how I’ve kept myself busy when I’m feeding Emden at night. Nevertheless, I didn’t find anything that just screamed “Buy me!” Jeff got the majority of our wood floors installed and I still hadn’t found a rug to soften up [...]
TAKE FUN TRIPS. IMAGINE.
We recently went on a short vacation with my parents in St. Louis, Missouri which is not far from where we live in Columbia, Missouri. We spent the first day just swimming at the pool and hanging out. The second day, we got up and headed straight to [...]
Do you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day? How about the recommended 30 minutes of exercise? I’m guessing that even though we know certain things are good for us, most of us still have a hard time scheduling them into our busy days.
Drinking water [...]
First off, yes, I do know that Green Lantern doesn’t actually wear a cape. With two boys of my own and being married to a guy who is still very into superheroes, let’s just say I could probably pass a superhero test without even studying.
Nevertheless, when I got my hands on some bright [...]
Perhaps it’s just the kid in us, but my husband, Jeff, and I have been making pancake creations for quite some time now. It’s not like pancakes really need any help, they’re perfectly good on their own and usually don’t need a gimmick to get eaten by kiddos, or anyone in fact. [...]
DIY CAKE DECORATING.
I was helping throw a shower for a friend of mine who is a Disney fanatic. I decided to do a simplistic Minnie Mouse cake to celebrate. I went with a purple bow instead of the traditional pink bow because they were doing the baby’s room in purple.