Chalkboard Printables: House Rules {10 Commandments Paraphrase}

This free printable is a simplified paraphrase of the 10 Commandments that is great for teaching children the principles of God's law

Hi friends!  How are you?  Hopefully less stressed than I am! We are in the final stages of our home purchase and it is such a relief!  It has been a rocky ride to say the least, and we are looking forward to getting our keys this week (Lord willing), and starting this journey of home ownership! Today I wanted to quickly share a new

Our New House: E-designs and a Sneak-peek

This is genius. Digitally remodel any space with a few simple and free online tools that anyone can use. Great for testing out ideas and paint colors! Found at

6 days people. 6 days.  Shelly, what are you talking about? Friends, I am talking about the biggest thing to happen to my family this year.  Less than a week from today, we will have the keys to our very first house in hand! It’s been a long and painful process, but it’s given me lots of time to scheme and plan about all the big and

Bright Floral Spring Printables

hello spring framed

Hello friends! Happy spring!  I hope you are enjoying some amazing spring weather with warmer temperatures and sunny days.  Maybe a few rain showers, and hopefully, flowers!  I haven’t designed any printables in a while, and when I found this beautiful photo on unsplash, I felt inspired to create a few spring prints to share with all of you! We are closing on our home on

DIY Pegboard Marquee: Nursery “Sweet Dreams” Sign

sweet dreams pin

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

On Display Thursday #38


I’m sad to report that today is going to be our last On Display Thursday.  It’s been fun, but we have decided the focus on other things, including creating more great content for our readers!  We hope you’ll understand.  We still plan on featuring links from this week’s party next week, so don’t forget to stop by next week to see if you were featured!

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