TV Gallery Wall and a Pen & Paint Giveaway

The husband and I recently turned the TV wall into a gallery wall, because we have nothing better to do. It isn’t like we have three small children, or a mountain of laundry in our bedroom, or a garage and basement that need to be cleaned out– just to name a few. Priorities people. Needless […]

These mini hamburger cookies are so easy to make and super tasty. Perfect for a summer BBQ

How To Make Mini Hamburger Cookies

Is it just me or are things exceptionally cute when they are the wrong size? I first had these way back when, before I had kids, back when I was teaching. A student brought them in and I almost died over how cute they were. Right then and there I made up my mind that […]

Top 12 Posts in 2012 From Balancing Home

Top 12 Posts of 2012

This is a wrap to my first full year of blogging. Words cannot even begin to sum up how awesome it is to be part of the blogging community, to have all my wonderful readers and to be connecting with you all Facebook, Instagram, etc. Thank you to each and every one of you who […]

Simple Affordable Christmas Mantle

A Simple & Affordable Christmas Mantle

I tired the kids out with a trip to open gym at the local gymnastics center and a trip to great grandma and grandpa’s house this morning. Now that they are off napping it is time for me to share our Christmas shelf. Before we get to that, I have gotta tell you about my […]


Velvet Pumpkin Place Card Holder & Thanksgiving Table

I had so much making the velvet pumpkins the other day. When I got to putting together a Thanksgiving table I decided I wanted needed place card holders for my imaginary Thanksgiving dinner at the end of October. Yeah, us bloggers are way weird. This is like play time for me though. I had so […]


Pirate Party Dessert Table/Feature Wall

Quinn’s birthday party was two weekends ago, he officially turned four on the sixth. Everytime I say: “I cannot believe you are four!” Quinn’s says: “Mom, are you gonna cry?” Yup, they grow up so fast. So, so, so fast. At any rate, I think it is about time I got to sharing the deets […]


Halloween Mantle

Me and my shelf are like that (picture me with fingers crossed). We are always hanging out, switching it up. Just this fall, the shelf went from: fall, to decked out for Quinn’s pirate birthday (I’ll share later), to Halloween. We have done it up for Christmas, and Valentine’s Day, and just regular old days. […]


Burlap & Fabric Flower Wreath

I know, I know…it is only August. But fall is right around the corner so I thought I would get started now. The burlap & fabric flower wreath is the first step to attaining my “fall mantle”. We are using air quotes (If we really were talking, those would be air quotes), because it isn’t […]


DIY Rope Vase or Utensil Crock

Once upon a time we went to a movie and bought a soda in an embarrassing large cup. If you ever find that your better judgement has failed and you have a cup the size of your head, there are things you can do to remedy your guilt. Know that the obscene amount of money […]


Stenciled Drapes

Let me start by saying I have never successfully stenciled anything. I see beautifully stenciled things and wonder, HOW DID THEY DO THAT? Making the decision to stencil my drapes was a big one! I was really nervous, but I knew I wanted some bold curtains and this was the most affordable option. When I […]