1982 called….they want their windows back…


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Integrity Windows and Doors for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. If there was a space that I would spend some money on some really good windows…there would be no question where I would pick...the beach house. Original windows from 30 years ago…the sea air, sand and salt have all made … [Read more...]

Giving a Meaningful Wedding Gift


What was the most meaningful wedding gift you received? We had a few….a friend made a video montage of some behind the scenes from our wedding day…that we would have never seen otherwise. My dad made a wall hanging with our wedding invitation….and we got a large hand painted platter with our wedding date on it from my mom-in-law that was locally … [Read more...]

Gift from nature…the power of the peanut


The word “peanut” in my family means a few different things….you could use it to call my daughter for dinner…”Peanut…it’s dinner time…”….you could use it to note that it is cocktail hour…”hey, can you grab the peanuts from the cabinet…” or you could use it to talk about how much you got done that day….” seriously though…I  got peanuts done today….” … [Read more...]

Save up for college with every dollar you spend…

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Upromise by Sallie Mae for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. First off…I’m back from the big city. Holy cow….what a trip. But I wanted to pop in and tell you about UPromise. If you have kids…that will probably attend college someday you may want to listen up. Upromise by Sallie … [Read more...]

Rid yourself of magazine clutter with Next app


  Hi, my name is Tracie and I am addicted to magazines. I love them. I cannot turn away at the grocery store checkout. I. need. them. Can anyone relate? Even with all the technology available to me…I still have piles and piles of magazines laying around. However, I believe I have found the answer to end the magazine clutter for good. My … [Read more...]

Tips for making a guest feel at home with hello products


This article is sponsored by hello™ and I have been compensated for my time in writing this review. I was given product to review. However, all opinions and thoughts are 100% mine own. I have been telling you all about our new guest room in the basement. It is really turning into a fun little space. I love that I can dress it up a bit and make … [Read more...]

Dream Kitchens


  We are waiting for our fridge to die. Did that sound morbid? I’m sorry…but it is true. It hums and purrs and squeaks….just waiting I tell ya. New appliances are always a treat. Like a new car. Those are two smells I love…new car smell and new fridge smell. Sometimes….I go to Lowes just to smell the fridges. Yes, I have issues. You … [Read more...]

CB2 wants to take you to Brazil with the Novogratzs!!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of CB2 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. CB2 (Crate and Barrel 2) has a fabulous new line of items coming out on May 2nd. They have teamed up with the Novogratz’s to create some one of a kind items that are all inspired by their vacation home in Brazil. You will love these items. CB2 … [Read more...]

Cleaning off the vintage door: Fish Foam


I recently showed you the fabulous upcycle with this old wooden door by making it into a gift wrap center. You can find similar windows and doors at flea markets and thrift shops. They will always require a bit of TLC and cleaning up. To make my door shine again I used some hot soapy water…and my favorite glass cleaner Fish Foam. Hot soapy … [Read more...]

Pie-licious: Marie Callender’s Pies


When I first learned to drive…I used to go over to my friend Margaret’s house…pick her up and we would go to a local bakery and eat pie. That is some of my best memory of eating pie…usually it was the French Silk…with a sprite. We talked about the most important things…like what to wear to the basketball game that Friday night….or where we wanted … [Read more...]