Make a Newspaper Flower


Just popping in to share this sweet little craft for spring break week:) With the winter that we have had….these may be the only flowers in bloom this spring. I shared this a long time ago on another blog…but I haven’t shared it here yet. This would be great spring break craft to whip up with the kids…and the cost is almost free! Instead of … [Read more...]



I have told you of my love for the University of Dayton before…..and if you have followed any of the NCAA tournament this year (can you believe it?!?!?!)…you can see why I love UD so much. It is where I grew up. I left home…traveled 7 hours south…with only one friend from high school by my side (ok…my brother was also there…he was two years ahead … [Read more...]


This past month has been a blur. Lots going on here….some really good and some not so good. We have lots of really fun adventures ahead of us. I have had some trouble finding the words lately for this little blog. That happens sometimes…so I just remain patient and let it roll. Truth is….my creativity has been a bit trapped lately. My dad was … [Read more...]

Frosted tones Foyer Moodboard


This month’s design collaboration was tricky for me. I haven’t paired these colors together before….but I like what I ended up with. I decided to create a foyer space. I grounded the space with a charcoal wallpaper and lightened it up from there… is a bit feminine…but also a bit modern which would work for everyone:) Here is what everyone came … [Read more...]

#clevermoving Monday: Planning Plumbing in New Construction


Hey all! Hope your weekend was fabulous. Lots and lots of house showings here. To be specific....26 showings so far....on market for 3 weeks. We have a few folks who seem hopefully we see some action soon:) It has been nice having a clean house all the time though. I am back today sharing another #clevermoving Monday. Today I am … [Read more...]

Updated family room: Reader Redesign


I recently shouted out on my Facebook page that I would be happy to do a free reader redesigns. Several of you jumped at the chance…so I am going to make it a monthly feature for a while. Now yall know….I am not a licensed interior designer….I am just giving my advice based on what I know…and base on what I think the reader’s taste may be. I know … [Read more...]

Savory Sweet Cornbread Recipe


  There is a restaurant close to us called Napa River….they serve this cornbread…in these cute little cast iron skillets…slice it up into pie wedges…and serve it with warm butter. It. Is. Amazing. I was not a cornbread lover until I had Napa River Grills version. It is savory and sweet….a slight crunch of raw sugar on top…it is a perfect bread … [Read more...]

#clevermoving Monday: 10 Family Friendly Spaces to consider for your New Home


Hey all! Back with another edition of #clevermoving Monday! I am glad you all are enjoying this series. It is really fun to be able to share this process with you. I thought that I would talk today about some of the features that made us fall in love with this house. Now keep in mind, our kids are teens…and this floor plan is very family friendly … [Read more...]

Simple face lift for a blah bathroom…


When getting the house ready to sell….there were a few things on my list that I wanted to improve a bit. The kids bathroom was one room that needed a bit of help. The color in there was not doing any favors either. I have searched and search for one picture of this bathroom before…and I cannot find any! I know how you love a good before and … [Read more...]

perfect potato soup recipe


Spring is around the corner…I can feel it. This potato soup is perfect for busy baseball nights…or just a quiet weekend evening at home. It cooks up quick and reheats nicely too. Pair it with a hearty salad and you are good to go! Pssss...this recipe is low calorie too....and you won't even realize all the fat that is missing:)   An … [Read more...]