{silhouette craziness + a fabulous promo}

Jun
21
10

My kids and husband love to ask me two things:  "Are you going to blog about this?", and "Are you going put vinyl on that?".  Usually, the answer is yes.  :)I just love adding monograms/names to just about anything--it might be classified as an obsession, lol. Not only do I think it makes just about anything cuter, but with five kids and two sets of twins, it makes it so much easier to determine what belongs to whom!I also use words to decorate my home--it adds the little touches that I just love. Surrounding myself with my favorite quotes from books, authors, and religious works really makes our house a home. So...I've been going a little crazy lately with my … [Continue reading...]



{custom family blocks}

Jun
17
17
family blocks 2-logo

My poor friend Angie. I don't think she's ever going to have a present from me that she hasn't seen online first, lol! Her birthday was this week, and I wanted to make her something fun.I {love} these blocks! They are really simple to make, and can be customized for any family.  How fun would these be for a Super Saturday project? I thought about using a picture on one of the blocks, but I was trying to be sneaky, and I couldn't find one of her family to use ahead of time. I think it would be really cute though--either on one of the blocks in the front, or even on the backs of the blocks, so they are reversible! Custom Family Blocks ITEMS YOU NEED: 4x4 post, cut into … [Continue reading...]



{makeover time! looking for ideas…}

Jun
15
23

We moved into our home three years ago when it was brand new, and it's remained basically the same since then.  Well, I'm ready for a change.  Not a huge one, but there is one room in particular that needs a little bit of a makeover.The music room is a beautiful red color, and I love it.  I have loved red for years--far before it was trendy--and I will love it long after it's not.  I will probably always decorate with red in some way--it's my color. However, it's feeling a little dark in there, and it's spilling over into the kitchen, dining area, and even into the family room.So...it's time for a makeover!  I know I want to do faux wainscotting, as wonderfully … [Continue reading...]



{happy flag day}

Jun
14
6

To celebrate Flag Day, I want to share with you some past favorites...Flag BlocksBeadboard FlagPainted Glass Window Flag I {love} this one by Stacie, over at The Creative Crate!   .....I LOVE flag decor, and I'm actually working on another one right now, and I might even have it done tonight!  … [Continue reading...]



{weekend recipe} salsa and black bean tacos

Jun
11
6

One of my family's favorite meals is Salsa and Black Bean Pasta.  It is so yummy, and super easy, so we have it pretty often.  This week though, we had already had a lot of pasta, and the kids were wanting something a little different.  I already had this planned for the menu, so I switched it up and turned it into a taco.  The kids loved it, and it's perfect for summer! With only 4 ingredients, it's super easy and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.  Fresh Salsa and Black Bean Tacos1 lb. ground beef1 lb. fresh salsa 1 can black beans, drained and rinsedsalt and pepper to taste corn tortillas OR taco shellsIn a large skillet, brown the ground beef, … [Continue reading...]



{rose cake tutorial}

Jun
09
7

At a little birthday gathering last night, my friend showed up with THE most beautiful cake. It was covered with stunning pink roses, and I fell in love with it. I love to make layer cakes, and do quite often. I usually just do the swirly-type-frosting look, because  I don't really know what else to do, lol. My friend was kind enough to share the tutorial link with me, and I went to check it out right away.I am Baker shares this fabulously easy rose cake tutorial, and I can't wait to try it. Seriously {love}. … [Continue reading...]