Gorgeous GE Premium Slate Finish Appliances Now at Best Buy

This is a sponsored post for Best Buy as part of the Best Buy Bloggers Network. Dream with me for a second, will ya friends? Close your eyes, and envision, if you will, your perfect kitchen. First of all, you’re gonna want space to work. You’re going to want loads of space to store things […]

The New LG Studio Collection at Best Buy (and Meeting Chef Kevin Gillespie)

This is a sponsored post for LG Studio collection at Best Buy and contains affiliate links. Have you ever accidentally fallen in love with a kitchen before? I mean, who does that, right? *raises hand* Me, I totally did, and it was completely accidental, and all Best Buy’s fault. I went to the Type-A Parent conference a couple weeks ago […]

Using Egg Shells in the Garden

I gave you the sneak peek to our garden by showing you my adorable Disney pot hangers a couple weeks ago. Remember them? We’ve been working pretty diligently in our garden this year with tilling, pruning, fertilizing, mulching and more. (My back aches just at the thought of all we’ve done!) Here’s a look at what we’ve […]

Walk-in Pantry Organization and Laundry Room Reorganization

As I mentioned in my Pumpkin Beer Bread post, I was a busy bee on Sunday. I took advantage of the most excellent extra day off and took apart my pantry, laundry room, and kitchen drawers to reorganize. I may or may not have DESTROYED everything before I built it back up. My husband hates […]

Weight Loss Update – WHOA!

HO-LY-COW! I can’t believe I’m actually writing this, but here goes: In the past 3+ weeks, it’s been all about spring cleaning and home projects galore. Between lifting heavy patio stones, huge mallets and hammers, nail guns, bags of sand, wheelbarrows, digging, raking, shoveling, planting and more, my exercise has come naturally by being more […]

The Story of Our First Home Purchase

This post is brought to you by Genworth and Brandfluential. When the orders finally came down to leave Fort Polk, we couldn’t have been more excited. Finally, after three long years stuck in the woods, secluded from civilization, we were leaving! Hooray! I swear, my husband practically showed anyone who he came across that he […]

Before and After Living Room and Entry

Ooh, I’m a bad, baaaaad blogger. My husband and I realized the other day we never updated you on what we did with our living room/great room area. Remember when Baby V was only two weeks old and in my looney-tunes state I broke out the paint brushes and paint and we tore up the […]

Homeowners and Gardeners, Can You Help? What IS This?

I have never seen anything like this. Our neighbors had been watering their yard and taking care of it (seemingly) until one day I saw this: I swore I thought they just sprayed something wrong on it, or something. This is the side of their house, along the driveway. The hose is ours. Each day […]

The Ant Massacre and My Eight-Year-Old Soldier

It was still somewhat early in the morning when I snuck out Coyote Ugly-esque from the grip of my three-month-old to hunt down some coffee. Still blurry-eyed and slow to move, I stumbled into the half-pantry half-laundry room, while the coffee brewed, to place my first load of laundry into the machine when I felt […]

That’s The Way, Uh Huh Uh Huh, They Like It, Uh Huh Uh Huh

For two days, my children have taken their toys to the cool, new tile entrance we have. They’ve plopped their toy trains and Imaginext castles, Barbies and toy cars, laughing with delight and squealing to decibels my teeth would rather not experience again, all while I bounce/rock/burp/shoosh/massage a newborn to sleep. “Guys! Can you be […]