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#DIY JULY ~ 5 Tips to Refresh the Deck

#DIY JULY ~ 5 Tips to Refresh the Deck

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to summer, we spend a ton of time outside. I love the fresh air, the warm sun, and I love to entertain. So our deck truly becomes an extension of our living space and in North Carolina, that really lasts 3 seasons long. So this summer […]

5 Ways Beat the Heat with Old Fashioned Fun

5 Ways Beat the Heat with Old Fashioned Fun

As we turn the corner on late July and welcome the hottest days our summer will likely offer, its time to beat the heat with some old fashioned fun.  By now, you’ve likely used up a number of your best ideas for summer fun and you might be finding yourself stressed at the prospect of […]

#DIY July ~ Tween and Teen Room Makeover

#DIY July ~ Tween and Teen Room Makeover

Today is all about a tween and teen room makeover, taking that well loved but likely under used playroom and putting it to good use. When your kids are home in the summer, one area they might spend a lot of time in is your playroom. But what happens when no one’s using the space […]

Easy Craft for Swim Meet Ribbons

Easy Craft for Swim Meet Ribbons

 Our daughter loves to swim and so far, it seems to agree with her.  Weekly swim meets lasting 3 hours or more most every Tuesday night for 2 months defines her summer and with each race, she is motivated to swim harder, go faster, and see if she could beat her best time.  Perhaps best […]

#DIY July ~ Your Family Room FLOR

#DIY July ~ Your Family Room FLOR

  Today we are talking #DIY July and your family room FLOR. The family room can be the hub of all your summer activity from kids to friends, dogs and family in and out. So this floor can be a place your being to dread taking care of because it never really cleans up the […]

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

8 Easy July 4th Desserts and Crafts

Easy July 4th desserts and crafts are my sweet spot.  We are blessed to have wonderful neighbors and for the better part of the last 8 years have spent every July 4th at our neighborhood pool followed by driveway sparklers and all kinds of easy fireworks fun.  Thanks to our mutually busy schedules, we never […]

5 Tips to Organize Kids Artwork

5 Tips to Organize Kids Artwork

Today we are talking about kids artwork. Show me a busy Mom in May who isn’t over run with all those school papers but more importantly all that kids artwork! It changes as they get older but it makes it even more precious because it can be far and few between. May is Memorabilia Month […]

Creating Keepsake Boxes for Kids

Creating Keepsake Boxes for Kids

May is the perfect time of year for creating keepsake boxes for kids.  But after years of doing this for them, its time to teach your kids how to keep their memorabilia organized. Okay you have to know that’s totally different than how YOU keep their memorabilia organized. Today’s post is another installment in our […]

Family Command Center for Summer

Family Command Center for Summer

A family command center for summer is key for an organized transition from the routines of school to the freedom of summer.  Thanks to the team at 3M, this year I’ve got some fun new products from the Home Collection by Posit-it® Brand, Scotch® Brand and Command™ Brands that will make our 2014 summer station […]

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7 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

7 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Last minute and Mother’s Day Gift Ideas don’t seem like they should go together but honestly? Often times they just do.  This is my 18th Mother’s Day and over the years I’ve had all kinds of special (and not so special) Mother’s Day gifts and celebrations.  Years when my husband had to travel for work or one of […]