June 21, 2017

Vintage License Plate Crates

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I thought these crates would add the perfect vintage look to Hubby's bookcase in the den. He wasn't so sure of my idea, but I ran with it anyways. Heck, I made them out of scrap wood!
Vintage License Plate Crate

June 16, 2017

Skillet Kabobs With Cauliflower Rice

Hello! It has been feeling like summer here. I am loving this weather!

Hubby and I were craving some kabobs the other day. They are one of our favorites during the summer... but I really don't like the time it takes to skewer everything. Who has time to cook? And really... who wants to spend time slaving in the kitchen when it's gorgeous outside??

So this recipe is going to give you the flavors of yummy kabobs without the hassle! 😊
Skillet Kabobs with cauliflower rice

June 8, 2017

Perfect Pinch Pleat Curtains & How To Make A Curtain Return

These curtains came out perfect! I've never tried to pinch pleat before, but I love how tailored they look!
Perfect Pinch Pleat Curtains

June 6, 2017

New Ritva IKEA Curtains

Hi there! I'm going to share with you my new Ritva IKEA Curtains.
Perfect Pinch Pleat Curtains

May 31, 2017

Decorating Bookshelves With A Vintage Vibe

Wow! When I look at what these bookshelves looked like before... it's quite the difference! Here's what we started with. It all started with trying to go through the
KonMari Tidying Up Method.
Den Bookshelves Before

May 26, 2017

My Successful IKEA Trip

Okay... I hate going to IKEA...said no sane person EVER!!! Seriously, I'm crazy in love with that store! 😍😍😍  I just wish it wasn't an hour and a half away...

Here's my haul, but there's a story that goes along with it.
IKEA stuff

May 24, 2017

Back of Bookshelves... Not What I Planned

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What a crazy week, last week was... Crazy but exciting because my daughter and her fiancΓ© came to visit. I miss them so much! So between cleaning and finishing up some projects there was ZERO time to sit at the computer and push out a post... That's life sometimes.

Anyways, here I am, with an update on those bookshelves. This is where I left you last time. Empty bookshelves and...
Den Bookshelves

May 12, 2017

One Thing Leads To Another... Books To Painting?

So... Have you ever had one small project that you think will be quick and done that lead to another and so on.... and then it seems you have a project going on that you never dreamed you'd be doing...yeah, that's kind of what happened...

I've shared about how I'm slowly (but surely) going through the KonMari Method of tidying up.  Let me tell you, it's going slower than I thought. You can check out my earlier posts, the one for Clothing and the one for Books. The 'books' one is what got me into all of this 'mess'. Yes, we went through all our books, which is great! I just didn't imagine all of this going on. So, here's how we got into this project.

We emptied out the three large 8 ft. bookcases. Yay! 😊 We were left with this...

May 9, 2017

April 28, 2017

Another Shoulder Update {14 Weeks}

Well, hello! I thought I'd give you an update on how things are going with the ole shoulder.
Shoulder Update

April 23, 2017

Dishing It & Digging It Link Party {145}

Welcome to the the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party! 

A blog link party with 5 co-hosts that try and tweet, share and network with bloggers on all platforms. 

Hope you're ready to party!

April 21, 2017

A Simple Easy Spring Wreath ~ My First One Ever!

You probably didn't know this... heck, I didn't even realize this.  I have never had a spring wreath on my front door.  Seriously, I can't ever remember having one. 😳  For Pete's sake, I'm a blogger and I've never had a spring wreath hanging beautifully on my front door? Lori, don't you think it's time for a wreath on the front door?

Well, that's all changed!

Here it is!!

A Simple Easy Spring Wreath!

My First Spring Wreath Ever!

April 16, 2017

Dishing It & Digging It Link Party {144}

Welcome to the the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party.  A blog link party with 5 co-hosts that try and tweet, share and network with bloggers on all platforms. Hope you're ready to party... but first...

April 13, 2017

My KonMari Journey ~ Part 1 Clothing

Hi there! I am thrilled to share with you the beginning of a new and exciting adventure!
My KonMari Journey

April 7, 2017

Easy DIY Moss Covered Balls

I don't know why I haven't made these sooner... They were so easy and cheap!
DIY Moss Covered Balls

March 30, 2017

Spring Mantel, Decor and Styling Struggles

I love spring! I wish it were a tad bit warmer, but spring just refreshes me. And after last week, a little refreshment is just what I need. 

Spring decor

March 28, 2017

An Update and A Goodbye

Well, I'm going to start with the 'goodbye'...  Actually, it's more of a 'See You Later'...

February 23, 2017

Bored Out Of My Mind!

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Most people say they would be bored staying at home and not having a full-time job. In all of my 25 years being a stay at home mom/wife, I have never been bored… Until now. This is me bored...

February 10, 2017

Shoulder Surgery Progress ~ 3 Weeks

Hi there! What!? 2 posts in 2 days??? I know crazy, right? 😜 Haha! I'm just rolling with it... 

Well, I thought I'd give you an update on the progress I've made since my shoulder surgery.

It's been three weeks since I had my rotator repair, which also included removing calcium deposits and a bone spur.  Let me tell you, this has been quite the journey. There have been ups and downs, but I am moving right along. The hardest part for me has been being strapped to this sling for the last three weeks. 

February 9, 2017

Healthy Banana Blender Muffins

Healthy Banana Blender Muffin

Hi there! Today I'm going to share one of the recipes I made prior to my surgery. I was cooking and baking up a storm a couple weeks before, in order to stock up my freezer.

This Healthy Banana Blender Muffin is now a favorite of mine. It froze amazingly well and is delicious and easy to make.

I also made some scrambled egg, sausage and veggie muffins. Those didn't come out quite as well. They tasted great right out of the oven, but they were nasty after they were frozen. I forced  them down a few times for breakfast... but then decided I just couldn't eat one more! I dumped them ALL in the trash! 😝

scrambled egg, sausage and veggie muffins

They were weird... It's like they were sponges, they were full of water. I could literally squeeze water out of them and the texture was like a sponge too! The were awful! Blech!! 

But these Healthy Banana Blender Muffins were awesome!

Healthy Banana Blender Muffins

And they were a snap to blend up! What could be easier than tossing all the ingredients into a blender?

Healthy Banana Blender Muffins

There texture was perfect even after being frozen and heated up.

Here's my super easy recipe.
yield: 12 muffinsprint recipe

Healthy Banana Blender Muffins

Super healthy, low calorie muffins!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 25 mins


  • 2 bananas
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 5 oz. container of vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup quick instant oats
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray muffin tin with non stick spray.
  2. Add bananas to blender, and pulse until mushed.Then add eggs, vanilla and yogurt. Blend until well mixed. Lastly, add the rest of the ingredients and pulsate until well blended.
  3. Pour mixture into a muffin tin, and bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes.
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Healthy Banana Blender Muffins

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February 3, 2017

A New Rustic Bench!

Hubby started this bench well over 10 years ago....

bench before