Easy, healthy chicken fried rice

fried rice tutorial

I don’t post recipes too often, but when I find a good one, I have to share. I actually originally found this recipe on Pinterest a month or two ago and we’ve added to it to our rotation of favorites. If you want exact measurements, head over to Stick a Fork in It.  I’ll admit, […]

DIY Gift Bag Tutorial

gift bag tutorial

This coming Saturday my mom will be hosting a bridal shower with a few of her other friends and she enlisted my help to create some gift bags for the guests to take home.  She found this amazing woman in our hometown who makes wonderful smelling lotions, hand sanitizers, and lip balm from goats milk. […]

Ikea Round-Up and a New Light!

dining room light up close

This weekend we took off to Cincinnati with some friends for some shopping, good food, and a Foreigner concert.  We had a great weekend, but I have to say the highlight for me {besides watching 60 year old men rock out in their skinny jeans and long hair} was the shopping.  The first stop we […]

Kitchen Chairs: Inspiration

rustic dining chairs

We’re headed to Cincinatti this weekend with some friends to see a concert and of  course, shop at Ikea {the closest one to our house-about an hour and a half}.  One of the items we will be looking for are the two new chairs that will go on the ends of our kitchen table.  I’m […]

Kitchen Commotion-I need your help!

pottery barn bench cushion

Now that the dining room table is finished and furnished with our new chair covers, our poor old-dining-table-turned-kitchen-table is looking pretty lonely. Yep, we’ve got no seats.  We actually pulled a couple of the dining chairs in here for now, but it feels so bare.  No worries though, we do have a plan on how […]

Round Wood Table Tutorial

round table tutorial pic

Thanks for all the kind words on our round table reveal. I’m glad so many of you were as excited as we were:)  I will warn you, today’s post is picture-heavy, but we wanted to make sure we gave all the details in case any of you are thinking about tackling this project yourself {and […]

Pottery Barn Inspired Round Wood Table

round table finished

It’s done!!!!!!!!!!!  And I am thrilled.  Mike did a fabulous job building our new dining room table and it is gorgeous.  We have a full tutorial coming up this week on how we built this beaut, but there are a lot of photos to go through and steps to type out and I just couldn’t […]


brick floors

These padded walls… These brick floors. Ahhh These amazing red velvet brownies. With white chocolate buttercream frosting.  To.Die.For.  We’re in a sugar coma over here and don’t regret a bite. Now that you’ve eaten an obscene amount of those yummy treats, you’ll definitely want to do this. Quick workout that will definitely get your heart […]