• DIY,  House Tour

    Minimal Decorating Tips for Any Season

    minimal decorating tips for every season

    I love to decorate. This is, of course, no secret. Decorating a living space, for a holiday, for a party, just because, is something that brings me joy. However, this little passion of mine can sometimes lead to clutter and/or breaking the bank. Both of those things totally stress me out and I know I’m not alone. But I’ve found ways to “get my fix” for decorating by keeping it minimal. Here are my tip for decorating for any/all seasons without breaking the bank OR cluttering up my house with my summertime decor for example!

  • Easy Eats

    Charcuterie Board on a Budget

    Charcuterie Board on a Budget

    If you’re like me, and about a million other folks on Instagram, you’re LOVING charcuterie boards. You love to photograph them, eat them, and you totally want to create them at home. They make the perfect at-home date night or party platter. They’re super easy to throw together but, unfortunately, can be pretty heavy on the wallet. Cheese can be expensive, y’all! However, I recently put one together for the hubby and me that was easy on the budget, delicious, and still LOOKED expensive.

  • Uncategorized

    April 5 Favorites

    Time is slipping away as we get so close to the end of the school year. So much is going on and then there’s also Mothers Day, hubby’s birthday, and recite for the dance studio. Y’all….I’m gonna make it but don’t be surprised if I look/act scattered. (At least I have an excuse right?!) Time for the favorites from last month!

  • DIY,  Mommyhood

    Nature Scavenger Hunt

    As much as I was an indoor kid growing up, I love spending time outside with my boys. Exploring with them is so much fun and it’s probably one of my favorite ways to stay clear of too much screen time. I thought it would be fun to step up our exploring game and make it a scavenger hunt. I got the idea from something I saw in the Target Dollar Spot. I loved the idea but wanted to make it my own.

  • DIY

    How to Start a Creative Journal

    For as long as I can remember, I’ve tried to keep a journal. I’ve never been very good at it. You’re probably thinking,”How can you not be very good at keeping a journal? There’s no right or wrong way to do it.” And you would be correct. But I’m not very good at it in the sense that I don’t keep up with it. It would usually be a day or two of writing stupid stuff and then I’d forget about it for the next 5 months.

    Then I saw bullet journaling and it really appealed to my creative side. So I tried it, and I flopped on that too. I tried the different tracker pages and all that but I came to realize that I’m just not an everyday, spill all my guts in writing, kind of person. So I combined three things together, bullet journaling, regular journaling, and scrapbooking to create the perfect way for me to keep up with it. It’s so much fun and it looks cute and that makes me want to keep doing it *almost* every day.

  • DIY

    Decorating for a Small Front Porch

    In a perfect world, I would have a very large front porch. I’m talking old style wrap around porch with plenty of room for a swing and chairs and I’d read out there and drink coffee and…I’d have a glorious porch. But in reality, my house has a very small porch that only really fits a bench. A bench that the previous owners left and seriously needs some TLC. (It’ll happen, one day…) I want my front porch to look inviting and I love decorating for the season. Unfortunately, the way our porch is designed, it gets hit by all the weather. Rain, pollen (my goodness, the pollen!), wind, etc. I needed a solution that was minimal and *fairly* weather proof. This is where those awesome, multipurpose, wooden crates come in handy!

  • DIY,  Mommyhood

    Gav + Ro’s Joint Easter Basket

    I can see how this title could be read wrong…..but let’s move on.

    Each year I love putting together special Easter baskets for my boys. And every year, since Ro has been around that is, I have done a separate basket for each boy. However, I was scrolling Instagram, as one does, and saw that Amy Lou Hawthorne was doing Easter basket ideas but there was only one basket for both of her girls. That’s when it hit me! I don’t HAVE to get them each a basket that’s going to end up becoming a hat, or a weapon, or giant rock holder, or a weapon. (Yeah, I said weapon twice. It’s highly likely.) We already have buckets from last year that they can use for all the egg hunts they’ll go to so why not just place the focus on the goods inside? That’s the part they like anyway! Here’s what I put together…

  • Uncategorized

    March 5 Favorites

    March was great and all but I am so excited for April! April means SPRING BREAK, which we are currently on and it’s so nice. We’re not doing anything crazy, it’s just nice to have a few less obligations for a week. This year has been off to a pretty good start. Can’t really complain and I’m b using tail to get stuff done as much as I can. Here’s what I found last month that I’m loving!

  • Mommyhood

    Our Spring Break Bucket List

    As of about 4:00 today we will all officially be on Spring Break! I’m so excited because I’m off from all my outside obligations as well. I get to spend some quality time with the boys. I only have a few things set in stone with ages and times but other than that, we’re free to bounce around from different activities or change up plans depending on weather. Here’s what’s on list this year: