August 11, 2017

Clean Out & Organize Your Makeup

Hi friends!  I'm on a beauty kick right now, but I was WAY overdo on this... I had eyeshadows in there that were probably over 10 years old... I mean seriously, Lori???
Old Makeup Mess

August 3, 2017

My Skincare Favorites For More Mature Skin



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I am so pumped to share these with you! 

July 31, 2017

Weekend Wedding Prep

Whew! What a weekend! It's been pretty busy lately and if you've been reading my blog you probably know why.

My daughter is getting married in 34 days! πŸ’—  So exciting! And because she lives in Virginia, that means weekend dashes down there to help get things ready. 😍  Which I don't mind at all, because I love spending time with her and her fiancΓ©.
Engagement photo

July 25, 2017

Fun & Easy DIY Tassels

Hello!! This is the last craft in the Bridal Shower Series. 😍
Fun & Easy DIY Tassels

July 21, 2017

Gold Spray Paint Dilemna

There are so many gold spray paints out there. I mean seriously soooo many.  I only need one. But finding the right one for you is the hardest part. Some are more yellow, some are more gold, some are more rosy. I guess it really depends on what you like.

gold spray paint options

July 18, 2017

Simple Inexpensive Floral Letter

These floral letters are sooo gorgeous! And this one in particular came out perfect! I know I'm bragging a bit, but look at it!! I'm swooning....πŸ’•

Easy Floral Letter

July 14, 2017

Easy DIY Pom Pom Pineapple

Hi there! In my last post, I shared my daughter's sweet bridal shower. Now, I'm going to do a little series on how I created all of the decor. It was easy and very inexpensive!

First up...

Easy DIY Pom Pom Pineapples

Pom Pom Pineapple

June 28, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolate Cake

Wow! That's a mouthful to say! Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolate Cake. I could've added frosted with Chocolate Ganache, but I figured the title was already long enough! πŸ˜‰

It's definitely a delicious mouthful, just incase you were wondering!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolate Cake

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...
Bored