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Our family is growing and so are our car needs…


If you saw my BIG NEWS the other day, you'll know why we're suddenly in need of a bigger vehicle. I drive a four door sedan that I purchased in 2008 that I still love and my husband drives a 2000 two door truck. There's not enough room in his vehicle to fit a growing family of four. My husband is in desperate need of a new car, but has really stuck to his "brand" for quite a while.Interestingly enough, I have a friend in the luxury car business that I was chatting with about replacing my husband's car and trying to get the best bang for our buck with an SUV. SUV's, after all, are more expensive than most sedans and with another baby on … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Bums with Cottonelle

Cottonelle Flushable Wipes #LetsTalkBums

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cottonelle.With the VMA’s debuting Sunday night, there’s been a lot of talk this week about bums (you know, bottoms, derrieres, booties and the like) …more specifically that of Ms. Cryus. While we aren’t necessarily delving into THAT controversy, it did get me thinking… people aren’t afraid to chat about her “twerking” on stage and rump shaking in front of Robin Thicke, but when it comes down to it, people ARE kind of weary about talking about their OWN bums. Right?! I mean, do you walk around the office place discussing your own bum? I certainly do not, but we don't hesitate to talk … [Read more...]

Evie Ivy Crafts Sign Giveaway


I've attended SNAP in Salt Lake City two years in a row now and this past year at Queen Bee Market I found a new vendor that I eyed even as we walked in. Her shop was adorable and she made gorgeous handmade signs with great motivational and cute sayings on them. Once that Market opened I bee-lined straight to her knowing that other ladies would be snatching up the signs quickly...and that's where I met Jenny of Evie Ivy Crafts. Her signs are RIDIC! If you saw me on Instagram in April, you may have seen it then...Just when I think she can't out do herself any more, I check back into her shop and see yet another sign I adore. When I was … [Read more...]

Tips on Installing New Bathroom Hardware

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When I was at SNAP last April I had the chance to meet TWO awesome new vendors that inevitably helped really transform my Nautical Bathroom. Moen and Ryobi Tools were both vendors present that I got to meet and chat with for a while and I knew I had to contact them when we got into the heat of our makeover. I'm SO happy I did too. Today I'm going to share how we used Moen and Ryobi products to make over our bathroom and share some simple tips on installing new bathroom hardware.First off, I got this great new hardware for my bathroom all in brushed nickel and part of the Ashville Collection. The cool thing about this collection too is … [Read more...]

Nautical Bathroom Makeover

nautical bathroom makeover from the cards we drew

This post has been months in the making...we started planning this bathroom in June and finally in August we've finished it! Our Nautical Bathroom for our son is complete and we are all in love and sighing a sigh of relief.When we moved into our house, we had these plain, vanilla bathrooms in each room. We have 2 1/2 bathes total and to date we have one and a half finished now. Here's our 1/2 bath makeover from a few months ago. Our master bath, the best of all, is last on the list. Our bathrooms lacked character and were outfitted with builders grade cabinets, lights, and fixtures. While the cabinets remain the same, we hit the whole … [Read more...]

A BIG Announcement!


This summer has gone SO fast for me and if any of you follow me on Facebook you’ve probably seen my apologies for being a bit absent these past few months. But I do have a good reason for it all…. ... .......... ........................ ........................................ ........................................................... We’re expecting Baby #2 come February 2014! Wahoo! We’re so excited to be finally sharing the news with everyone. I’m going on 14 weeks now and it feels like time is flying this pregnancy. Luckily, I really don’t get much morning sickness during pregnancy, which is quite a blessing seeing what many of … [Read more...]

The Weekly Creative Link Party


Hi Everyone. Welcome to this week's Weekly Creative. Thank you so much for coming to share your amazing projects and inspirational ideas. I can't wait to see what you have to link up. Last week's most viewed link was Blog Planner Printable by Anderson and Grant. I definitely will be downloading:)And this week's sponsor is Ashley's Dandelion WishesAshley's Dandelion Wishes is written by Ashely who shares tip on paper crafting, homemade cards and home decor. Stop by and visit her BLOG and follow her on Facebook!How can you be the next sponsor? Link up in the first 100 spots and you might get randomly chosen! Thanks for … [Read more...]

The Weekly Creative Features: Homemade Gift Ideas

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We had another week of amazing inspirational link ups! I found a ton of inspiration and lots of new projects to feature this week, but I decided to focus on some handmade gift ideas! Here's some of the fun Homemade Gift Ideas linked up this week! Summer Drinks Hostess Gift from The Happy HousieMr. and Mrs. Mugs from Small Fine Print Teacher Gift from Chocolates for BreakfastTeacher Gift Idea from Events to CelebrateBack to School DIY Cinch Back Pack from That's What Che SaidPretty Paper Basket from Crafty JournalDIY Moss Monogram from Upcycled TreasuresDIY Sparkle Anchor Tee from Kristina JDIY Crochet Elephant … [Read more...]