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Girl Room Decor Upgrade: Blinds, Pom Poms & Triangles

Girl Room Decor Upgrade: Blinds, Pom Poms & Triangles

I think I can finally say I am finished with the girl room. By finished I mean it has about as much visual clutter as I can possible stand and my five year old daughter seems pleased. You can see the bulk of the change here: The Girl Room Before & After We just needed a few tweaks to complete the room. I order white wood blinds since the main ….

Make A Turn & Top Stitch Blanket

Make A Turn & Top Stitch Blanket

Are your kids blanket crazy? Mine are. Blankets, blankets, everywhere. You need them for super hero capes and building forts after all. I am admittedly, the worst sewer in existence. If someone who truly sews, watched me just setting up my mechanical Threadbanger, or even just threading the needle, they would likely cringe so hard their face would burst a blood vessel. I know this about myself. It isn’t that ….

Lately, Or That Time We Played All Month

Lately, Or That Time We Played All Month

      It was not all fun all month of course. At the beginning of July, I was only seven weeks post-op from my broken ankle. Then I was granted partial weight bearing and my tibia has been throbbing ever since. But, I must say the second half of July was none too shabby. The grown ups worked hard and then we made the kids play hard. Well, my ….

5 Non-Food Uses for Coconut Oil

5 Non-Food Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil was vilified in the past, but has enjoyed a huge come-back in recent years. From espousing the benefits of medium chain fatty acids on body fat to making it a headliner in the Paleo movement, coconut fans have turned this saturated fat into a whole food superstar. A recent (and incomplete) advisory put out by the AHA has people confused as to whether this food is really all ….

Cherry Chive Vinaigrette Salad Dressing (On Chicken & Spinach Wraps)

Cherry Chive Vinaigrette Salad Dressing (On Chicken & Spinach Wraps)

*Cherries c/o Northwest Cherry Growers/ Washington State Fruit Commission. Our cherrypalooza is winding down, although, only because we need room in our fridge for some other things soon. We had a huge bowl of fresh bing cherries out for Baby E’s birthday celebration and the all the neighborhood kids were more into the cherries than they were the cake! Once you reach the bruised fruit in the bottom of your ….

A Small First Birthday Bash

A Small First Birthday Bash

We had a small party over the weekend for Baby E, or Eefer Deefer Bo Beefer as he is known around here. It was kind of funny because we usually have WAY too many people at the these birthday parties since Husband likes to invite all of his friends and their kids. Add in that our house is pretty small and it gets really crowded. Like 50 plus people stuffed ….

DIY Large Rustic Chalkboard

DIY Large Rustic Chalkboard

Chalkboards are STILL trendy right now. It isn’t surprising, considering they are really just the original whiteboards. I grew up with chalkboards in the kitchen and drinking Koo-laid out of mason jars, so it makes me laugh that we now consider these things to be lifestyle trends. I am so glad to know I was cool and trendy back in 1983! I decided we needed a big chalkbaord in our ….

Very Cherry Cheesecake Cups - Low Carb - Gluten Free - No Added Sugar

Very Cherry Cheesecake Cups – Low Carb – Gluten Free – No Added Sugar

Recently, my son was at zoo camp for a week, and I had the little kids home with me. My five year old daughter was not thrilled with this setup since she wanted to be at camp, but was too young. The only way to make it up to her was to have an activity each day that was a little out of our norm. One day we were deciding ….

Kid Art Supplies: From Messy Cabinet to Organized Art Cart

Kid Art Supplies: From Messy Cabinet to Organized Art Cart

  Being laid up with a busted ankle means I don’t get to spend much time outside this summer, what the whole crutches-on-dangerous-terrain thing. So I’m tackling some of the really small projects I was saving for next Fall. A major point of irritation in my daily life is the craft and art supply cabinet. Our dining room has a built in cabinet/shelf hutch. There are three cabinets on the ….