Patriotic Berry Cheesecake Popsicles

June 28, 2012 in Food & Recipes - No Comments
Pinterest is full of Patriotic goodies right now and I've been inspired to do a little something myself using ingredients we already have in the house. I decided to make what I call Patriotic Berry Cheesecake Popscicles which was inspired by The Novice Chef's Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles. Her story of late nights with these popsicles… Read More »

Fabric Bookcase Backing Makeover

June 24, 2012 in Arts & Crafts - 2 Comments
We just bought a bookcase for the playroom designated for toys and learning supplies. Although not necessary, I wanted to spruce it up a little to add some contrast between the shelves and the backing. I decided to decorate the back of the bookcase with some fabric for an instant makeover. It turned out pretty… Read More »

How To Make & Can Strawberry Jam

June 12, 2012 in Food & Recipes - 3 Comments
So I decided to turn some of these yummy strawberries from U-Pick into some of the most delicious strawberry jam I have ever tasted... and it was SUPER simple. I've seriously been missing out. All I needed were strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and pectin (optional). To begin, I sterilized my jar lids in a saucepan.… Read More »

Painting The Living And Play Rooms

May 20, 2012 in DIY, Homemaking - 14 Comments
As you all can probably tell, I am really into DIY projects. There's so many projects around the house I've been itching to tackle, painting being one of them. White walls are depressing and suck the life out of me, so I HAVE to paint walls to create happy zones. I had the opportunity to… Read More »

Loving My New Glasses

May 18, 2012 in Primp - No Comments
A little over two weeks ago, I asked you guys to help me choose new specs and while it was a hard choice, I've made a decision and placed my order. Between the blog, Facebook, and Twitter, Enrich Black and Jodi Brown received the most votes. Since I am a rebel, I went for the… Read More »

A Simple Yet Sweet Mother’s Day Beauty Bag

May 5, 2012 in Kids, Primp - 2 Comments
Choosing a Mother's Day Gift does not have to be extravagant or Pinteresting. It can be as simple as gathering some of mom's favorite beauty products or products she's been wanting to try and gifting them in a cute cosmetics bag. Why beauty products? I am always pointing out products that I want to try… Read More »

Garden Sprouts, Finally!

May 4, 2012 in Gardening - No Comments
It's been over a month since we've started our seeds and well, it's been a challenge with the weather not being so nice. In our heated germination station, I started cucumbers, peppers, summer squash, snow peas, tomatoes, and Jayden's carrots and lettuce. The cucumbers thrived the best. I just knew we'd be enjoying plenty of… Read More »


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