Updated Simple Umbrella Stand transplanted

Updated: Simple DIY Umbrella Stand

I created a super quick and inexpensive simple DIY umbrella stand after our glass top patio table blew over.  The table left little shards of tempered glass all over my patio!  After that, I decided I did not want to get another glass table top.  We opted for an outdoor love seat, two chairs, and a coffee table.  However, we didn’t have anywhere to put our umbrella.  We have little to no shade in our … Continue Reading...

FLOR Carpet Squares in the Office! {Review}

In 2015 I redecorated my office.  Sounds fun, right?  I did a quick weekend project eliminating “stuff”, reorganizing, and repainting the space.  I didn’t realize how much stuff I actually accumulated either.  My office had become the place where everyone dumped their stuff.  I still have a lot of things on my shelves but I like the look of a full shelf I guess.  It helps with the sound in here.  Let’s go with … Continue Reading...

Last Chance: Remodeling Sales Event @BestBuy

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I had recently purchased (on my own) a Samsung refrigerator and I absolutely love it.  I wish I had waited until this Best Buy remodeling sales event so I can score a better deal.  Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering … Continue Reading...

Remodel your kitchen with LG Appliances

I’m here to tell you about the current Best Buy Remodeling Sales Event that’s going on.  Whether you are updating your kitchen or going for a full-out kitchen remodel, you’ll want to head over to Best Buy.  Why?  Because Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering the best deals during the season on LG appliances!

*I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card

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DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

DIY Thanksgiving Wreath

Thanksgiving has always been a fun holiday for me, because I host the holiday festivities and because it’s a holiday that reminds you of what is really important in life.  I wanted to make a Thanksgiving craft that I can look back at and be reminded of what I was, personally thankful for.  Of course, include the kids in this project and have them share their thoughts of gratitude too.  Start a new tradition!  Every … Continue Reading...

Choose a Color Palette That Makes you Happy to be Home!

How to Decorate with Discount Decor & a Little Fresh Paint

It’s time to decorate!  Sometimes all a room needs is fresh new paint and affordable decor to transform it back into its current century.  We haven’t painted our kitchen and family room for about fourteen years. Just imagine if you will, all the little handprints, wall dents, and holes that accumulate over fourteen years.  It was definitely time to dig out our paint brushes and get to updating.

How to Decorate

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DIY Kid-Friendly Valentine's Day Craft Supplies

DIY Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Craft

DIY Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Craft


I wanted to find a DIY kid friendly Valentine’s Day craft reusing something that we had in the house.  I had no idea what to use or what to make so I was just standing in my kitchen looking around and out of the corner of my eye, I found them.  I bought 3 containers of Planters Peanuts, Dry-Roasted/Honey Roasted, 16 Ounce to make a peanut cluster (I’ll share Continue Reading...

Holiday Bucket List

Gift List Printable #12DaysofBlogmas

Gift List – Free to Download & Print!

A printable!  A Gift List Printable!  Who doesn’t love printable?  Today is day 2 of the 12 Days of Blogmas, so thank you for stopping by again!  If you didn’t get a chance to check out my holiday bucket list, please do.  If you are like me you probably have a bunch of notes all over the place with holiday ideas for different family members.  I … Continue Reading...

Netflix #Shelfie List - Once Upon a Time

Top 3 Netflix #Shelfie List – #StreamTeam

Netflix….What’s On Your To Watch List?

Netflix #Shelfie List?  What’s that you ask?  You know, those movies and tv shows that sit on your “to watch” list that you can never seem to start watching.  I have a HUGE list of things waiting to be watched but with the start of school and trying to get back into a “school time” schedule, it’s been really hard to sit down and binge watch like I did … Continue Reading...

Office Wall Holes

Office Makeover Part 2a

My Office Needs A Change…again…


I recently shared a post that showed off my massive organizational skills.  It’s real people, it’s real.  Real bad, but it’s still real!  I had two desks set up in my office but realized that my kids don’t want to use it to do their homework on so I decided to get rid of the second L-shaped floating desk and brought back my favorite over-sized denim chair.  Having … Continue Reading...

Dial Baby Body and Hair Wash

Dial Kids – Review

Dial for Kids = Happy Moms!

If there is one thing that I love it’s clean smelling kids.  I’ll tell you that as they get older, their bodies change and they can go from baby powder scent to dirt scent in a blink of an eye.  I was very happy to get the opportunity to test out the Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash as well as the Dial Baby Body + Hair Wash this time … Continue Reading...

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Purex Crystals ScentSplash Fragrance Booster – #PurexCrystals Review

Purex Crystals


As a member of the Purex Insiders, I was recently able to test and review the new Purex Crystals ScentSplash in-wash fragrance booster.  If there is one thing I hate to do it’s laundry.  Just thinking about the entire process exhausts me.  I wouldn’t say testing out the product made me love doing laundry, but it did make me love how my clothes and more importantly, sheets and blankets smelled after I used … Continue Reading...

quick and easy way to organize your winter accessories

Organize Your Winter Accessories in Minutes

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Organize your winter accessories quickly using something you probably already have in your home! 

When you live in the midwest you never know when you will need a hat, scarf, mittens or gloves, especially in the winter time. I was tired of picking them up all over the closet floor so I thought about my situation and came up with a quick and inexpensive solution to my … Continue Reading...

Teen Boy Room Make Over & The Paint Brush Cover in Review!

My newly teen-aged son had decided that he wanted to nix the little boy “sports” theme bedroom and go for a look and style that is unique to him.  I have to admit, I was a bit scared with his choice of colors and I really had to remember, it isn’t my room, it’s his and as long as he’s happy in it, I don’t care.  Before we decided to do this big change, I … Continue Reading...

Pre-Lit Christmas Tree

Holiday Decor, My 10 Favorites!

Holiday Decor – It’s my FAVORITE!

Christmas is MY holiday. I love it. It’s my most favorite holiday in the world. I usually have my decorations up before Thanksgiving so my guests can enjoy the twinkling lights. With this post I wanted to share a few {10 actually} of my favorite holiday decorations that are in my house.


Isn’t he the cutest snowman ever?  I received this from my best friend way back … Continue Reading...

computer organization before and after

That moment you can see the TOP of your desk! #organized

I haven’t had that moment in FOR.EVER. Seriously, you have to understand my house to know that my office is the catch all room for EVERY.THING imaginable. You will find so much stuff in this tiny room than you thought was even possible. There are old clothes that kids toss in here that need to make their way to my basement for the yearly garage sale, there are papers galore that somehow make their way … Continue Reading...

Office Organization Under the Desk wide

Operation “Office Organization” Day 2 – Under the Desk!

So in my attempt to clean and organize my office, I decided to start at one end and gradually make my way to the other by tackling one spot at a time. Some of the areas you may not see a huge difference, but I can tell, believe me! Last time I organized my filing cabinet. It took awhile to do that and that is what I have learned; this process it going to … Continue Reading...

Operation “Office Organization” – Day 1

Time To Organize

Today I was inspired to do a complete overhaul on my office. If you have seen any of my posts or tweets or messages on Facebook, you know, my office has always been a huge trouble spot for me. It has become a “drop-off” area for just about everything from school work to products for celebrity giftings to products to review, and to things my kids have outgrown that I need … Continue Reading...