A Rustic Beach House Chandelier Makeover

 I have been busy working on a few projects in our dining room and today I want to share one of those projects with you.  I gave our traditional chandelier a little beach-house inspired makeover and I think it turned out pretty darn cute.

Teacher Gift

Happy May!

My boys get out of school at the end of the month and I'm blown away because that is just weeks away!  Where does the time go?  My boys are pretty excited to get started on their summer vacation but they are also a bit sad to have to say goodbye to their teachers. They both have such wonderful teachers and so I have come up with a sweet little gift that they can give to them on the last day of school. 


A Bathroom Refresh Using All-Natural Cleaning Products

I heard a quote once that has stuck with me ever since. It goes something like this, "Want to love your home? then clean it."
 I believe this quote to be so true. I always appreciate a space in our home more after I have taken the time to clean it. There's something so uplifting about walking into a room that has just been cleaned; Especially if it's a room that was really needing it, like say, a boys' bathroom.  :)

Delicious Egg Salad Quesadilla

This Sunday is Easter, so chances are you may end up with a few hard boiled eggs at your house that need to be to eaten up. Today, I have a delicious recipe to share with you that will have all of those extra hard boil eggs gone in no time. 


Creating A Margarita Bar & A Refreshing Kiwi Lime Margarita Recipe


With the warmer weather that spring and summer brings, always calls for the delight of a cold refreshing drink. My favorite cold drink has got to be a nice crisp margarita. What about you, Do you also love a good margarita? If you answered yes, then today's post is especially for you!

Framed Easter Table Place Cards


With Easter coming up in just a few short weeks, I wanted to share this cute and simple craft with you. I shared this last year over at City Farmhouse, but in case you missed it, or forgot about it, I thought I'd share it again here on my own blog so that you too can create these  adorable framed bunny place cards for your tables this Easter.

Project Fail! Picture Frame Garden Markers


Sometimes great ideas come to me that turn into neat projects that I share with you, and other times great ideas come to me that turn out to be complete fails and they never get shared.  

Just today, I was going through my picture files, and I came across this project that I did last spring, but never shared it with you.  This project could have been genius, but it didn't work out so great in the end. Because I still think this is a cool idea, I wanted to share it with you anyway, and maybe, just maybe, you can come up with a new solution on how it can work out better. I'll share what went wrong and the rest is up to you. 

Okay, so for this project, I started out with four 3.5 X 5 picture frames from the Dollar store, and four paint stir sticks.
I removed the glass and backs of the frames, and painted the frames and sticks in a white spay paint.


A few Favorite Birthday Gifts.


I just celebrated my birthday at the beginning of the month. It was such an amazing day. It started off with a morning of gifts and love from my husband and boys, followed by a drive up the canyon to a hot springs swimming pool, which was definitely the highlight of my day.  It's a pretty good size outdoor pool with the warmest, purest water ever!  The pool has a metal roof and on this morning it started pouring down rain, so here I was, surround by loved ones, (we had the place to ourselves) and swimming my little Pisces heart out in the warmest water ever while listening to the sound of rain on a metal roof.  I tell ya, I had such a moment of pure bliss! I was in heaven!

Afterwards, we went out to lunch at the Cheesecake factory (my favorite), did a little shopping at Pottery Barn (also my favorite), and that evening I had some lovely girlfriend over for drinks. 
It really was a special day.

But anyway, that was weeks ago, and now everyday I'm waving bye to another day of my thirties. 
(I turned 39 by the way)



Boy's Bedroom Makeover - AGAIN!

I think I have made over my boy's room more times than any other room in our home.  I just got done painting their room for the 3rd time since we moved here 4 year ago. But that's okay, I think it's important to switch things up in their room as they grow older and as their interest change.

But before I share the new look, I wanted to give you a quick run down at how their shared bedroom has evolved over the years,  I'm excited myself to take this little trip down memory lane 😃

When we first moved into our home in 2013 I painted one wall of their room with chalkboard paint, and then I painted the rest of the walls in a blue called, 'Soft Jazz' by Benjamin Moore. We went with a baseball theme and I had a favorite picture of each boy printed and framed to go above their beds. You can see more of this look HERE.

-2013-


Breakfast Quesadilla