Kennebunkport Maine Travel Guide
DIY Paper Advent Ornaments Slider
Free Tote Bag Pattern
No bake coffee balls Christmas cookies

Window Project

It's way too nice of a day outside to be blogging and my poor washed out garden beckons so this will be a short post. Just wanted to show off my new windows! This is the first time since we've been married that I've had windows that actually open and that I will bother cleaning. In the previous three homes we've lived in together the windows were … [Read More...]

Crane Cool Mist Humidifier Giveaway – CLOSED

The winner is...Congrats, Chany! Please respond to your winning notification within 48 hours or another winner will be selected. Over the course of our marriage we've been using a warm mist/steam humidifier in our bedroom at night. Gas or woodburning heat zaps the moisture in the air and I can't stand to wake up in the middle of the night feeling … [Read More...]



I hesitate to even post this considering the best way for me to jinx an exercise regimen is to blog about it.  That's what happened with my latest Couch to 5K attempt anyway and I'm sure has everything to do with blogging about it and nothing to do with lack of character and discipline on my part. ;) Today starts day one of the P90X program for … [Read More...]


Kitchen Project

The previous owner of our home almost completely gutted our 1960's rancher and turned it into a rustic farmhouse. This really isn't my style. Our previous home I had decorated in a Tuscan style and if money were no object my house would look like a Pottery Barn or Anthropologie catalog. I've learned to embrace the rustic style over the last year … [Read More...]


Crochet Hat for Spring

Look! I crocheted something that isn't play food! Sweet T now has a pretty little hat with interchangeable flowers. It was really easy to make, especially the hat. It's just double crochet with a little scallop (ch 3, skip, sc) on the edge. I still haven't decided how to make the flowers interchangeable. Alligator clips maybe?The flowers work up so … [Read More...]


What does simplicity mean to you?

It's interesting how the concept for simplicity can mean completely different things to different people. My mom and I were discussing this and for her, simplicity usually equals ease. She'd rather buy it than make it, pay full price rather than clip a coupon, and she places a premium on convenience. For her, that's simple living. This got me to … [Read More...]

Wondering what to get him for Valentine's Day? Watch your man soak up the admiration with this Valentine's day gift for him.

What To Get Him for Valentine’s Day?

Wondering what to get him for Valentine's Day? OK, so a true Valentines idea for him would be skipping the holiday altogether (or participating in an activity that isn't suitable to mention on a family-friendly blog *snark snark*), but since us girls aren't going to let them get away with that, we can at least give our guy a gift he'll appreciate … [Read More...]

Easy Hot Spinach Dip (Death By Spinach Dip)

This easy hot spinach dip has taken our family and church by storm. My aunt discovered it on the back of a Duke's mayonnaise jar and has made it for us three times in the last month for potlucks, birthdays, etc. We can't get enough of it and it's too good not to share. You may want to double the recipe because you can't have too much! Print … [Read More...]

“I just don’t have time”

This phrase has crept its way into my speech and thoughts more and more over the last five months. My favorite variant is the sarcastic "Oh I should do that in my spare time." I'm trying to eradicate this attitude. It reeks of martyrdom and the truth is we all pretty much have the time to do what we want to do. It's a matter of choices and … [Read More...]

Crochet Longies

After my success with crocheting a diaper soaker, I wanted to attempt a pair of longies for Sweet T to run around the house in this winter. Ok, so she's not exactly running around at 5 months old (more like sitting around and whining for me to take her to "see what she can see" until she can do it herself), but they still look cute, resist … [Read More...]

Cloth-eez Workhorse Diapers Review

Thanks to grandma, I got to diversify Sweet T's diaper stash! At 14 pounds, she is in that awkward stage between sizes (yellow edge is a little snug while red is slightly big), but we went ahead and made the switch to red edge for comfort's sake. I was all set to order more Cloth-eez prefolds from Green Mountain Diapers when my mom asked if I had … [Read More...]


Make Your Own Fire Starters for free!

Now that we have a woodburning stove, we try to burn it as much as possible to help with our heating bill. While Hubs has no problem starting a fire with kindling, newspaper, and a match, I need a little extra help. We have been buying fire starters, but I hate to spend money on something that is supposed to be saving us money. Considering all of … [Read More...]

Easy Slow Cooker Corn Recipe

This easy slow cooker corn recipe is a potluck favorite at our church. There are never any leftovers and we usually fight about who's going to get to bring it since it's so easy to make. I won this round! Easy Slow Cooker Corn Recipe Ingredients: 2 pounds frozen sweet corn 1 block cream cheese 1 stick butter 1 16 oz pack shredded cheddar … [Read More...]


Homemade Lemon Lime Soda

One night this week after Sweet T was already in bed and Hubs and I were watching Hulu a commercial for Sprite aired. Oh the power of suggestion. Hubs began craving one immediately. Since we are 15 minutes from the nearest anything we don't ever just run out to the store for a drink, ice cream or other treat. Especially not after T is asleep for … [Read More...]