Natural, Non-Toxic Bug Spray with Young Living Essential Oils

Spring is here, and that means the bugs return. I’m doing my best to take all the precautions I can to create an all-natural bug spray to prevent their invasion into my home, especially since my Champion of Bug Killing Extraordinaire is currently deployed and half way around the world. We live in North Carolina […]

How to Make Paper Rosettes: Beautiful Paper Rosette Wall Decor

A few weeks ago, I joined a wonderful DIY community called “White Walls” for military wives who are looking for decoration inspiration to dress up our drab “white walls” in our military housing. Not all military housing communities are allowed to paint the interior of their homes, which leaves us coming up with creative ways […]

Decorating for Halloween and Fall in the New House

YES! I love decorating so so much! Particularly, I loooove love decorating for Halloween and fall!! It was like Christmas unpacking our boxes from the movers – not only did we have a surprise in each box (because they weren’t packed properly – Christmas stuff in Valentines, Easter stuff in Fall/Halloween, etc), but we had […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W37} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

Settling In

We took a walk after dinner last night, and my husband and I chatted a little about anything and everything when I looked up at the sky, at the crescent moon and stars, and said “I really like it here.” He seemed somewhat confused. “Really? It’s hard to tell.” He went on to tell me […]

Our New House Tour (Mostly)

While a bulk of the unpacking has been done already, there are still some odds and ends that don’t have homes, or organization for those things (so they’re sitting in boxes until I can figure it out), and our garage has been untouched so far (yikes!). Plus, we’ve done NO planting whatsoever (which is SO unlike […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W32} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day. Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you […]

The House

It was 6 hours from where we once lived to the area where we were moving. Just long enough for our butts to become numb but not so long that we were antsy, thankfully. We’d nervously planned our first official weekend of house hunting with our new realtor on the east end of town. Neither […]

Wayfair Daily Sales Awesomeness

Because I believe everyone and everything is always a work in progress, I include my home and home’s decor into that philosophy, too. I geek out at home decor sales, always shopping for something new and fun for “this area” or “that area” of my home, or maybe reorganizing to help making our home life […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W25} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]