New Clothes for Summer!! Win $50 from Shabby Apple


I was contacted by Shabby Apple a few weeks ago about giving one of my lucky readers a $50 shopping spree!! Yippee! New clothes for summer! Shabby Apple’s clothing line is fun, unique and affordable! They have something for everyone…even kiddos. Here are a few finds from their site…     You know how I like to keep things easy….so … [Read more...]

One Sentence Interview: Katie Bower


The Bower Power I am thrilled to have Katie Bower visit here today with her answers for the one sentence interview series. I am so happy you all are enjoying these as much as I am! If you missed the first two…I have interviewed Kate Pruitt from Design Sponge…and Kate Riley from Centsational Girl…and here today I have Katie Bower (so what I … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip bars with Pretzel Crust


Oh the sweet…and then the salty…and then the sweet again….I love these pretzel bars. The will satisfy your sweet tooth..and your salty tooth;) I made these for our teacher appreciation gifts a couple weeks ago. I pan will yield about 30 small squares. These are super rich…so cut them small ;) Line the pan with parchment paper…letting the sides … [Read more...]

Sprucing up the Deck: Sponsored Post

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Flood Wood Care for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Seems like we have gone right to summer here...passing spring right by! This weekend we are seeing temps in the 100'!! The outdoor spaces are being used in full swing now that school is out. We all seem to spend a lot more … [Read more...]

Update: How to sew a clutch and finish it


Hi all!! Hope you are having a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I wanted to pop in and share a little update on a past post I did about making your own clutch purse.... A long while back I made a Youtube about how to sew a clutch purse. It has been viewed over 25,000 times. Y’all like the clutch purse…a lot. I have also had many questions about … [Read more...]

Homemade Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream


This recipe alone has made me a fan of strawberry ice cream. I don't usually consider fruit a dessert….however this decedent, creamy…fruity ice cream has me officially re-thinking all of that. I recently purchased the little Cuisinart ice cream maker. A weak moment at Costco….ever happen to you!?!? It was a good deal…just $34 and I knew that the … [Read more...]

One Sentence Interview: Kate Riley of Centsational Girl


  Kate Riley of is one of two bloggers that drew me into this whole blogging world. Her style very closely matches mine own. I can relate to every post she writes. I would describe her style as updated classic. Chic…without the shabby. Traditional…without the heaviness. Simple…but not boring. Truly love her and her … [Read more...]

Favorite things for summer….giveaway!!


Lucky number 7 Carla was our winner for the Minwax giveaway!! Congrats me for your prize! I hope you all had a great weekend! We are in full summer mode at our house. School's out and the livin is fine!! I will probably cut my post down to about 3 a week...just like I did last summer. I am sure I will have lots of fun things to … [Read more...]

Teacher Appreciation Gift


Popsicles, sprinklers, pool and lake days…the sweetness of summer is here! I’m just thrilled there is no more homework for awhile and the kids can just have fun! We were so blessed this year with truly amazing teachers. We wanted to put something a bit homemade together to give them. Something little to just say thanks for making it a great year! … [Read more...]

DIY Barn Door Desk


There once was a girl..and a guy…who were completely in love with the design of a particular desk…but were not willing to shell out $680 for it… source (Restoration Hardware) So…they set out on a journey to create their own…very unique desk…for a whole lot less….Story of our lives ;) On a recent trip to a local antique mall…I spotted this old, … [Read more...]