DIY Pegboard Marquee: Nursery “Sweet Dreams” Sign

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Welcome to the third edition of the HD Monthly Gift Challenge!  In this challenge I am joining up with 12 other bloggers to come up with a creative gift for someone using a designated Home Depot item. *Home Depot does not sponsor this challenge in any way.* If you missed the last 2 challenges, we chose copper fittings for our first challenge and wood dowels for

Paint Palettes Inspired by Nature


If you’ve been reading my posts lately, you know I’ve been a little paint-crazy the past few weeks.  We are buying our first house and I am planning on painting pretty much every wall, eventually.  So I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with paint colors “digitally,” since I don’t actually have any walls to paint yet!  If you have checked out my Soothing

Whole-House Paint Scheme: Stormy Skies

Stormy skies floor plan

Have you entered my Lavender essential oil giveaway yet?  Today is the last day the get your entry in, so head to this post now to enter! Today we had some beautiful storms in central California, praise God.  We are desperately in need of water in the valley, so the storms were a blessing.  Where I come from, north-central Texas, we are no strangers to storm

Whole House Paint Scheme Idea: Soothing & Sophisticated

Paint scheme

Hello there!  I’m so glad you stopped by today! We are finally buying a house y’all! Can you believe it? We are under contract and it’s been rough jumping through the hoops of trying to get a mortgage.  It’s all still up in the air, I’m trying not to get too excited, but I don’t think I’m succeeding. [Update: we got the house!  We have begun

J’adore Agate: 11 Amazing Agate Ideas

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Hello friends!  A few weeks back I shared this post on how to paint watercolor agate slices as part of my Friday Favorites.  I liked the artwork so much, I felt inspired to round up some more ideas on how you can use agate, mostly in your home, to add a little color and sparkle.   Most of these ideas are DIY and all are

Introducing Friday Favorites – Edition 1

Friday Favorites is my chance to share some of the things I am crushing on at the moment, anything from rooms to recipes, from outfits to the outdoors. I hope that you will enjoy the posts!

So I officially went back to work FULL TIME about a month ago.  If you follow the blog, you may have noticed a decline in post frequency.  I knew it was going to be difficult to keep up with the blog once I started back to work, but I am determined to do it – because I love it! I love hanging out with you amazing people,

The Secret to Amazing Hot Chocolate + Hot Cocoa Bar

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Is it cold where you are?  I know much of the midwest and northeast has been facing blizzard-like conditions recently.  Don’t hate me, but its been 50-60 degrees here everyday.  Sorry.  But I’ve got something today that will warm you up! One of my favorite things at my son’s Winter Woodland first birthday party was the Hot Cocoa Bar.  I LOVE hot cocoa, and everything that