Blue Apron- Unboxed!

blue apron

Have you heard the buzz about these meal delivery services?  I was curious about it and my friend, Lindsey, gave us 3 free meals with Blue Apron. Sometimes it’s hard to take a jump to pay to try something new without really knowing what to expect and how it works.  I thought it would be […]

How to Update Light Fixtures on a Budget

lights before and after

This all started when our ceiling fan stopped working and our home warranty replaced it.  Our new fan was black, so naturally the other light fixture in the same room needed to be replaced too.  After looking online and in stores, I decided to try giving this one a face lift first.  My motto around […]

The Perfect Card for Tough Times

encouraging curly girl card

It’s no secret I adore Curly Girl Design cards.  She knows how to say what I can’t put into words, so I especially love her cards for hard times.  This is an easy gift to send to a friend during tough times.  I’ve given this card a few times locally with a box of a […]

Memories with Extra® Gum

Wrigley at CVS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiveExtraGetExtra #CVS #CollectiveBias You may remember me talking about my grandma in this post: In Memory.  January marked two years since she passed away.  She left a legacy in so many heirlooms around our home- the quilts on our […]

Master Bath Cabinets with Reclaim Beyond Paint

reclaim paint in mocha

Reclaim Beyond Paint is my favorite paint of all time.  If you’re new here, scroll down to the bottom of this post to check out links to our other Reclaim projects.  That’s where I go into detail about why it’s awesome, color shade options, tips, etc.  All opinions are my own, but the paint was […]

With her permission…Meet Bethanie

Bethanie 6

(For those of you not coming over from Kelly’s Korner- Kelly is hosting her 11th Show us Your Singles linkup.  She lives in Bentonville like me and 11 couples have met and gotten married through her blog.  Crazy, right?  Read on.) Let me introduce you to my sister!  I’m so lucky to be able to call […]

Deck Project with Olympic Rescue It

deck before-after 3

The view from our deck is really what sold me on our home.  We love having friends and family over on our deck when the weather is nice.  It runs the entire length of of our house, but was in rough shape.  The former owner of our house painted it with a (red brown) stain […]

Best Place to Stay in Fort Lauderdale

Photo Jun 26, 7 34 59 PM

Best Place to Stay Fort Lauderdale: Beachside Village Resort Hands down going back here. For more than one night! We were staying in Key Largo for 5 days, but wanted to fly in a day early and spend a night in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area.  This stay was the result of throwing out our plans […]

Our 2015 Christmas Postcard


I hope your family had a blessed Christmas with your loved ones.  If only I could send all of you pretty online friends a Christmas card in the mail!  Instead, here’s our card digitally and a virtual hug! :) One of my very favorite things is checking the mail in December. I love seeing all […]

Transformation Tuesday: My Weightloss Journey with Arbonne

Arbonne Essentials Testimony

This post has been half written for quite awhile now.  Partly because I want to get it just right, but mostly because I am so ashamed of my before picture.  So ashamed that I wasn’t going to show it all.  BUT instead of waiting for that perfect “after” photo, you can see here that progress takes […]