Trick to Painting Crisp Stripes

I'm taking a break from the kitchen this week to bring you a painting tip! Maybe you already know about this secret, but there is a pretty cool trick to painting those crisp wide stripes on the walls that grace the pages of home magazines and Pinterest posts. The first time I tried to use… Continue reading Trick to Painting Crisp Stripes

Crafts · Holidays

No-Knit Sweater Stockings and More Ideas for Christmas

  I love decorating for Christmas and bringing in a little more sparkle during the season. Our home is usually full of neutrals and blue, but I'm enjoying more pops of color this December.  Once the decorations are up, I'm definitely ready for holiday baking with the kids (stay tuned for recipes!). I hope you… Continue reading No-Knit Sweater Stockings and More Ideas for Christmas

Crafts · Holidays

Beautiful Homemade Velvet Pumpkins!

  I've had a *huge* crush on the beautiful silk velvet pumpkins that have graced Pinterest over the past few years. A collection of pumpkins in various sizes and rich fall colors would make such beautiful table settings for our Thanksgiving dinner, but the cost of just a few of them kept me from placing… Continue reading Beautiful Homemade Velvet Pumpkins!

Beverages · Cocktails · Crafts · Recipes

Summer Sangria Bar + Free Printables!

A cool, crisp, fruity Sangria always says summer to me! With so many options, I couldn't decide on just one signature sangria to offer guests, so I thought it would be fun to put together a create-your-own bar with a variety of mixers (see recipes below), farmer's market berries, peaches, cucumbers, fresh mint, and basil… Continue reading Summer Sangria Bar + Free Printables!

Cookies and Bars · Crafts · Desserts · Holidays · Recipes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and Father’s Day Crafts

Since softball season is in full swing (pun intended!), we will be celebrating Father's Day with my father and husband a few days early this year. So, I asked my children this morning to make a craft and choose a homemade treat for their Dad and Nonno (Spoiler alert you two!). Adrienne found these adorable… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and Father’s Day Crafts