31 Days to an Imperfect Family {and Home}

31 days

Each year the Nester writes on one topic for the whole month of October.  Last year she spread the challenge out to all bloggers and had a ton of writers participate.  This year she sent out the same challenge and I decided to participate. I’m excited to take this time to share more about how […]

Weekly Cleaning Schedule {Organization}

weekly cleaning sheet blank

Mike and I aren’t great cleaners.  It’s just a fact of our household.  We typically have the house picked up {not fans of clutter and I go crazy if there are still dirty dishes in the sink when I wake up}, but really clean?  Not our top priority.  So, we recently decided to get our […]

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Fabulous Fall Foods

apple pie

We’ve been on a kick of hearty, fall food around our house lately and I thought I would share some of my favorite recipes with you all today.  Let’s start with the best part of any meal:  dessert. Pumpkin roll.  One of my favorite fall desserts.  I use this recipe, but there are a ton […]

How to Frame Around a Mounted Mirror

guest bath mirror frame tutorial

We are slowly but surely finishing up the guest bathroom and will hopefully have the final reveal by the end of the week.  In the meantime, I thought I would show you how we framed around our mounted mirror.  There are tons of tutorials out there on how to build and glue a custom frame […]

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Financial Freedom Friday: How to Start Planning a Budget

monthly budget planning sheet

It’s been, oh, about 5 months since I’ve written one of these.  I was recently talking to a friend about starting a budget and it got me back in the mood to write about budgeting.  Since reforming my shopaholic ways and honestly enjoying the challenge of saving moola, our bank account has come a long […]

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Ruffled Gingham Fall Wreath

ruffled gingham wreath tutorial

After a string of large-scale makeovers {a la the master and half baths}, I was ready to work on some simple crafts.  With the fall weather here, and oh so lovely, I was ready to create something pretty and fresh for the front door and this gingham wreath was the perfect answer. Here is what you will need to […]

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House Tour: Stunning Lake Cottage

cottage sun room

We were lucky enough to be invited to spend the weekend at a gorgeous lake house in northern Indiana this weekend.  My brother-in-law’s family has owned this property for many years and his parents recently tore down the small, outdated cottage that used to sit here and built an absolutely stunning, three-story home.  It was […]

5 Things I’m Loving…

rustic kitchen

These Soapapilla Cheesecake Bars.  I’ve made them a few times before and just pulled them out of the oven for a get together we’re going to this weekend.  My house smells delicious. My new Blue Rose nail polish.  I’ve never bought Sally Hansen but I saw this color in Target and loved it for fall. […]