This ‘n That Tuesday

My school year is rapidly drawing to a close (how did THAT happen??!) and soon I'll be welcoming both the college one and our oldest back into the fold -- busy times afoot around here!  And I lost a little ground battling that nasty head cold last week and through much of my weekend. Hence, this post. :) During my latest thrifting adventure, I stumbled on these old alphabet flash cards.   A couple of the cards were missing, but I thought … [Read more...]

Earth Week Sponsor Love: Green Acres Outdoor Living

  Happy weekend, friends! I have had the pleasure of working with the good Eco-conscious folks at Green Acres for over a year now and I'm so honored to partner with a company that operates beyond the call of duty when it comes to environmental responsibility. It's finally spring and if you're looking to update your outdoor spaces, Green Acres Outdoor Living is the place for you. Their outdoor furniture is made of recycled … [Read more...]

Easter Brunch Menu

*Update:  this post was set to go out yesterday, but my server went down unexpectedly... so now we're all the way to Thursday!  Oh well... :) Wednesday already and Easter is almost upon us. In our home that means BRUNCH!  You probably already know this, but I have experience feeding crowds and Easter has become one of my favorite holiday brunch occasions.  Maybe it's that spring has *usually* sprung (don't ask me about that cold front that … [Read more...]

DIY Chalk Paint Easter Eggs

Happy Monday, friends... getting back in the swing of things today -- and of course, it's a rainy one.  Boo. We enjoyed a pretty awesome weekend, including celebrating this lovely gal's 21st birthday!! She's becoming such an incredible young woman... we're so very proud of her!  Excellent grades, strong work ethic, an even stronger sense of self and fairness, and a love of family and the Lord.  I give Him (and her!) all the glory … [Read more...]

DIY Watercolor Shamrock (EASY!)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Hopefully you've got something fun planned for the day and are wearing green so you won't get pinched. :)  If you've never spent St. Patty's Day with Littles and a leprechaun, well you're missing out!  We're enjoying Leprechaun Pies, looking for four-leaf clover, and building a trap for our little mischief maker. I had a few questions about the watercolor shamrock on my spring mantel, so I thought I'd share this super … [Read more...]

Easy Leprechaun Pie Treat

Hi friends!  I don't normally pop in over the weekend, but I wanted to share this fun St Patrick's Day treat today so you'd have time to whip it up for tomorrow's festivities!  I stumbled across this little gem on Oopsey Daisy blog three years ago and I've whipped it up for my preschoolers to enjoy every year since then.  If you're not familiar with Alison's blog, she's got tons of kid-friendly activities and easy DIYs.  She's not posted in quite … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel Makeover

Well, my server has been upgraded and I can finally share my spring mantel with y'all -- we had some nice weather over the weekend and at the beginning of the week so I was itching to get it finally ready for spring. :)  Never mind that we're back in the cold wind and rain right now.   We should have known this winter would not go quietly! You've probably noticed I left a few things in place... like my antique frame that's propped on my … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things (and a Big Thing)

Ever notice how something little can make you warm and fuzzy on the inside? Something little like organizing a kitchen drawer, tulips in a vintage silver pitcher, or this... A citron green chevron rug for my kitchen.  It also prompted me to wipe down my kitchen cabinets.  Yowza.  Needed to be done. :) Yes, thank you HomeGoods! I'm making little changes for spring (oh, spring, where ARE you??) and it's feeling pretty good. … [Read more...]

3 Simple (and Inexpensive) Graduation Decorations

Graduations are brutal on the budget!   I've been through a few and in preparation for my son's graduation in 9 short days, I revisited the decorations I made on a dime for my daughter's graduation two years ago.  In doing so, I thought I'd share them in case some of you are in the same boat I am! Old Time Pottery, WalMart, and Target were my best friend as I pulled these together!  Our high school colors are black and gold, so check out … [Read more...]

Spring Mantel Tweaks… I Couldn’t Resist

Howdy hoo, y'all -- another busy week rocking and rolling around here!  So far this week we've celebrated two birthdays in my preschool class, Earth Day plus caterpillars (!), and then yesterday a puppet show.  I'm whipped by 2pm every day! I'm still working away on the guest room, but I took a few minutes to freshen up my spring mantel since Easter is now behind us... It all started with a quick trip to "Junk Day" at the Woodstock … [Read more...]