Life Lately: Just Our Luck

Life Lately: Just Our Luck

We were hit pretty hard with a summer storm last week. Wind threw large branches onto our roof,  flattened our garden, and made for some extra cleanup chores around the yard. Just our luck. Luckily, the damage to the roof was the worst of it! Our garden was doing so well before the storm came […]

DIY Patriotic Decor With Fabric Scraps

DIY Patriotic Decor With Fabric Scraps

A simple old window frame becomes the perfect DIY Patriotic Decor with chicken wire and fabric scraps. Be inspired by this DIY country primitive summertime decor! I was recently inspired to make new use of my chicken wire window frame by using some red, white and blue fabric scraps! I knew I wanted some sort of […]

DIY Upcycled Drawer Organizers

DIY Upcycled Drawer Organizers

Clutter. It takes over our homes on a daily basis. I’m always looking for new ways to organize and corral our items so that everything has a home. I’ve found no better way to organize our drawers than with these DIY upcycled drawer organizers! I think I first came across this idea while following the […]

5 Tips For Dressing For Family Photos

5 Tips For Dressing For Family Photos

So you finally scheduled a photo session for your little family! Good for you! Now, what will everyone wear?! (insert overwhelmed emoji) The days of matching outfits have come and gone! Even I fell victim to the all-denim 90’s family portrait. I would share it with you but it’s somehow gone missing! 😉  I’ve come up […]

Life Lately: Memorial Day Weekend

Life Lately: Memorial Day Weekend

My hometown of Montrose, MO holds an annual festival on Memorial Day weekend and it is always on my calendar… always has been and always will be. It’s a weekend full of fun with family, friends, class reunions, parades, kid’s activities, street dances and of course recognition of veterans and hometown heroes. This year my grandma was […]

The Flavors of Florida Keys: Marathon

The Flavors of Florida Keys: Marathon

Eating is one of my favorite things to do on vacation! Haha! And I often find travel to be most influential when it comes to creating new recipes at home. I enjoy eating new and interesting dishes from local eateries, trying new flavors and experiencing the inspirational combinations!  I’ve always wanted to visit the Florida Keys! It’s on […]

DIY Pancake Mix

DIY Pancake Mix

I’ve become so accustomed to making my own pancakes and biscuits I hardly ever think to buy them anymore! I will usually just whip up this recipe or this one for pancakes on a random Saturday morning but recently I decided to simplify the process even further by creating a DIY Pancake Mix to keep […]

Caramel Toffee Cheesecake

Caramel Toffee Cheesecake

This classic, creamy cheesecake is topped generously with caramel sauce, toffee bits and whipped cream.  It’s almost painful to write this post because this cheesecake has long since been devoured! I wish it was still in my kitchen, perched beautifully near the windowsill with one large piece cut just for me! My fork would so effortless cut […]

Mom, You’re Not Failing

Mom, You’re Not Failing

On the day I became a mother, I not only gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, I birthed a monster of an emotion best known as GUILT. We all want to be great moms and give our children the very best of ourselves. Unfortunately, at some point we end up feeling some FAILURE along the way. I’ve been […]

Easy Roasted Broccoli

Easy Roasted Broccoli

Let’s face it, we could all be eating more vegetables! I always find it hard to get excited about this food group. However, this roasted broccoli recipe has definitely made things easier! I actually want to eat broccoli… without drowning it in ranch dressing! This quick, healthy and delicious roasted broccoli recipe is only 3 ingredients!  Roasted Broccoli […]