My Summer Bucket List (with a free printable for you!)

I know, I know…it’s not quite summertime yet.  It will be soon enough though and I’m going to be ready!!  Usually, I make a list of all of things I would like to do over the summer.  A good portion of it is what I think the kids might like to do, but they are all teenagers now so they can make their own lists.   This one is full of the things I want to do for a change! {Read More}

25 Wonderful Amazing Fabulous Gifts In a Jar!!

Do you ever make homemade gifts?  Are you as excited about that title as I am?!? Christmas is a great time to showcase all of your talents and to be creative in the gift-giving department–especially if you have a list that rivals Santa and a budget better suited to the last century!  These gifts in a jar are a great way to mark multiple recipients off of your list and still show your thoughtful side.  Any of these gifts would {Read More}

Paint and Glitter Make Everything Better…Bottlebrush Tree Decoration!

Paint and Glitter Make Everything Better…Bottlebrush Tree Decoration! I’ve actually been pretty bad this week.  You see, I told myself that I was going to post something Christmas-y/Holiday-ish every single day in November and December.  And I’ve already had two days off, just this week.  In my defense, my son’s girlfriend came over for dinner for the first time on Thursday.  (I think it went well…she’s very sweet and I don’t think we terrified her overly much!!)  And on Saturday, {Read More}

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…An Easy Christmas Craft!

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…An Easy Christmas Craft! Just a few short days ago, it was a lovely 71 degrees in our little corner of the world.  Then winter apparently decided to happen early, the temperature plummeted, and it has been snowing for the last two days!  Fortunately, it’s been a light snow and the ground is still warm, so nothing is sticking.  I love to watch it fall, but I’m not ready for accumulation just {Read More}

Halloween Spider Web Plate!!

I always have these brilliant ideas for decorating, but the sad truth is I lack time and patience to do them all!  I saw a Halloween Spider Web Plate on Pinterest and decided I needed to make one.  Beth (I love that name!) at Unskinny Boppy shared a great spider web tutorial on her site.  It’s obvious that she is a much better artist than I am, so definitely check her out and learn how to draw a spider web! I bought {Read More}

Love Is In The Air…Valentine’s Day Decorations and a Quick Craft!

Happy Valentine’s Day…or as I like to call it Singles Awareness Day and If-You-Don’t-Get-Flowers-And-Chocolate-They-Don’t-Love-You Day!!  One year, I even said Happy VD.  Somehow, the meaning got lost in translation. The truth is, I’m as romantic as the next girl.  I like picnics and presents and unexpected gestures.  Hallmark commercial make me gushy and even though I’m not obsessed with The Notebook (it’s sweet though), I still dream of Jake Ryan leaning on his sports car so he can give me {Read More}

That One Mom Favorites From 2013

  As the year draws to a close, I thought I would share some of my own favorite posts with you! I know as a blogger you are supposed to find your niche.  And I know you are supposed to be constantly striving to come up with new things to draw attention.  Personally, I love to craft and cook and decorate, but most of my favorite posts are really just about my life and how I feel about it on {Read More}

How To Make Snowballs: An Easy Christmas Craft!

I am a blog slacker.  I know it and I’m sorry, but I have really good excuses.  Like:  I have kids to take care of, I have to go to work, I have housework, I can’t decide what to write about, I’m too tired to take pictures, I’m lazy!! Actually, my best excuse is that I spent four days in Atlanta with my best friend at Market.  She owns a boutique and invited me to go help her shop.  It {Read More}

I Made It Myself Monday: Front Door Wreath

 I’ve been meaning to make a new wreath for my door since Christmas.  (It’s possible that I’m just a little behind on my craft projects.) During a Mom’s Day Out with two of my really good friends, we visited a local discount store that has started stocking lots and lots of craft supplies.  I had to refrain from spending a fortune, but I did leave with some burlap ribbon at a really good price.  And we all three left with {Read More}

It’s Almost Fall Y’all!!

This weather is killing me.  It’s gloomy and rainy and we haven’t had a full week of sunshine in I-don’t-know-when!  We’ve had so much rain that I’ve noticed there are little bits of mildew on the porch siding and I just washed that thing in May.  I’m really not excited about having to do it again. But I will add it to my growing list of things to do, because I am excited about decorating my porch this year.  I {Read More}