January 20, 2016
We have 3 really ugly ceiling fans in our new home. One in the living room, one in the master bedroom and one in the kids bedroom. I would just switch them out for new light fixtures but Brian likes the utility of the fan.More modern ceiling fans are at least $200. To replace all of them would be $600! And with everything else I would rather do, I'm just not ready to spend that much on ceiling fans. So this is my cheap alternative! Also....this is useful for renters or people who don't want to mess around with the installation of a new light fixture.
December 22, 2015
Some of you might have seen this recipe being thrown around the internet a lot. A friend of mine made it for a Christmas party last week and I was smitten. If you are hearing all the hype and thinking of trying it, you WON'T be disappointed.
This is the recipe I used from Table for Two! I've seen other recipes call for less butter or less brown sugar. The Table for Two one is my favorite. I can't imagine it any other way. One secret not mentioned in the Table for Two recipe is that I add one tablespoon of coconut oil to the chocolate. It helps to make it lighter and tastes oh so good! Also, if you don't have parchment paper I've seen other people use foil. But DEFINITELY don't attempt this recipe on a bare pan. You WILL be sorry;-P
December 10, 2015
December 9, 2015
This time of year it seems I have an event to go to every other day. Whether it's a Christmas school concert, a cookie exchange, a holiday show or just a plain ol' birthday party. I like to always look "on fleek" for the occasion;-)
December 2, 2015
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payless for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
I'm totally committing to this holiday season thing. I've already started decorating for Christmas (yes, before Thanksgiving) and even my wardrobe is getting a holiday themed makeover. Starting with my feet. I decided to indulge in this fluffy pair of red moccasins courtesy of Payless. I love wearing them around the house. They feel like slippers but I don't have to worry about changing into something else if I have to make a quick trip outdoors.
November 30, 2015
I’m so excited to FINALLY reveal what I wanted to shout from the rooftops! Check out Circle with Disney, the only gift I can basically guarantee won’t give you buyer’s remorse. Yes, it’s that cool.
Every family needs this in their home.
Don’t believe me? Watch this video clip and you’ll be sold too.
November 26, 2015
Our old 9' Christmas Tree just didn't really fit in our new space. I might have been able to rearrange some furniture but it would have blocked the main windows in our living room which we need for sunlight. So this year I decided to get a pencil tree instead which required NO rearranging of furniture whatsoever.
Unfortunately our old tree skirt just overwhelmed our new skinnier tree. So I made this cute over sized pompom tree skirt out of materials I already had lying around my craft closet. Just white yarn and burlap.
November 23, 2015
Since moving to the new house some things have taken priority over others. The kids rooms have definitely played second fiddle to other more prominent rooms but the bare walls were starting to get to me.
So while making a trip to Hobby Lobby last week for Craft Night materials I happened upon this cheap 12x12 paper art in the patterned paper isle. The ones with gold in them were $1.99 but obviously still very affordable.