Bathroom inspirations : Sponsored post


Have you committed to some resolutions this year? Do any include updating a bathroom? We recently did a mini makeover in our master bath. We have another bathroom that could use a bit of attention this year. The kids bathroom is a bit of a thorn in my side. It is super duper small. Good thing is we only have two kids...better thing is only one is … [Read more...]

A Costco Sectional


We are not spontaneous all. We take many many months planning things out before we make a purchase. But go against the do something out of the go in for eggs at Costco and you come out with a 7 piece sectional least we did on New Years Eve!   (my peanut helping to put the legs … [Read more...]

Forget me not….Note Frame


Love is in the air....exciting and new....come aboard....we're expecting YOUOUUUUUU....(name that tv show tune???) ...cue some easy music.... The love boat. Yes, remember Julie? I kind of wanted to be Julie. Get to live on a cruise ship....and not do school work....all that. Course, how could you not like Gopher?? Cheesy 70's melo-drama at it's … [Read more...]

Bloggers and Ads

My 2 cents about the chatter...bloggers having ads on their site.... (sorry to get on my soapbox a bit) It's simple really. When you work hard, you deserve a paycheck. source I didn't get into blogging to make money. I actually didn't realize you could make money. But about 5 months ago (about a year after I started this blog)  I was … [Read more...]

Double Chocolate Cake Roll– Cooking Light


I named this "sweet spot" because it is a really sweet treat....but it doesn't do too much damage...if ya know what I mean. I made this back in November...but I thought it would be a great dessert to share in the new year when we are all a bit more conscience of what we put in our mouths :) Would also be a nice treat for Valentines … [Read more...]


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Instead of a whole big resolution thing for the new year...Layla is suggesting one word. One word to guide my blog, life, family....the whole shoot and shabang. One word is hard to come up with. It has to encapsulate so many avenues and things. One word for 2012 for me is Contentment. "Contentment" seems realistically defined as "enjoyment of … [Read more...]

Picking a color for a basement


 First off...Winner for the Martha Stewart book is number 19 Megan!!! Please contact me so I can get you your book!!! I did it. I picked the wrong color. About 5 years ago....I picked a color for our basement. And for about 5 years I have hated the color. Have you ever done that? Picked something and hated it almost right away? I have to … [Read more...]


You know I I all comes out of my head the same way. Well, Wow is the only word I have been saying for the past week. Wow. Wow. Wow. Project Mom I was recently contacted by a sweet girl named Cassy. She is the Vice President and Managing Partner of Project Mom. Project Mom is a conference for Moms. You know how all other … [Read more...]

A solution for a small pantry….


You know that I have lamented to you about the kitchen.....I really do love it....I just need a little change. One of the first projects of the year will be to take out this pantry.... It really is a bad excuse for a pantry. The door is too small...the access to the top shelf is fits stuff but yet it's hard to get to.   I … [Read more...]

Super Bowl recipes with Guac Off recipe contest!!–Sponsored post

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine. I was kind of a Avocado snob. I told myself I didn't like them...without ever really trying them. That is until my hubby and I were visiting Chicago about 4 years ago. We went to the tippy top of the John Hancock building (the 95th floor … [Read more...]

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