Caffeinated Crafters Link Party

Can you believe July is almost over?! This summer is flying by! Before we know it, it’s going to be back to school and scarves and pumpkin spice everywhere! But for now, we’re soaking up the sun, playing in the pool, and eating as much summer food as possible. Meet Our Lovely Guest Host! Today is our [...]

Summer Cash Giveaway

Summer Cash Giveaway Graphic

I’m so excited to be a part of this Summer Cash giveaway from Just Us Four! $650 in Paypal cash?! Yes, please!! Check out the major sponsors! A big thanks to the major sponsors of this giveaway: Gingerly Made // Just Us Four // Our Rosey Life An Alli Event // Domestic Superhero // Eat [...]

Dining Room Update and How to Remove Wallpaper

bad painted wallpaper

Once we made the decision to take down the painted wallpaper in the dining room, we got to work. This is what we started with: It’s not pretty. We decided to us this chance to make the room everything we wanted, even if it takes longer. We decided on this as our new baseboard. It’s [...]

School Day Checklist

My School Day Checklist

This year, I’m going to have a first grader, a kindergartener, and a preschooler. Back to School has brought on all new meaning in my world. I’ve joined in with The Benson Street for 45 Days of Back to School Ideas to help make this time as fun, stress-free, and organized as possible for all [...]

Caffeinated Crafters Link Party


I am loving all the creativity that’s being linked up each week! It’s so fun to see all the awesome out there, and it’s time for another round! This week, we’re featuring Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling and her DIY Wedding Invitations. How gorgeous are they?!? They make me want to get married again just so [...]

Easy Banana Crepes

Easy Banana Crepes

Scott has been talking about a favorite childhood dessert of his for years, and this weekend he finally made it for us. This super simple dessert is perfect for summer. To make these Easy Banana Crepes, you will need crepes (we used store-bought) bananas fresh whipped cream chocolate syrup Lay out your first crepe. Slice [...]

Dining Room Fail

painting trim

When we left off, our intrepid painters were pulling away the tape to reveal the finished stripes on the dining room wall and it was time to get to work on the trim. And so we did. It’s such a glamorous job. We used a three step process. We cleaned it with TSP, primed it with [...]

Caffeinated Crafters Link Party

Welcome to the sixth edition of the Caffeinated Crafters Link Party! We’re so happy you’ve chosen to link up with us! We had some pretty spectacular craftiness link up last week and it wasn’t easy to choose a feature. I’m a mom of girls, so you can imagine how I squealed when I saw this! This Dip Dye [...]

Grilled Shrimp and Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Grilled Shrimp and Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

One of the biggest adjustments for us moving from New Zealand back to the States was getting used to the price of avocados. Avocados were so easy to come by in New Zealand and were served with everything. You could often get half a dozen avocados for a couple dollars, and sometimes it was cheaper [...]

Mamahood Styling

mamahood styling

When I was pregnant with Matilda, I spent a day in Chicago that included time alone in Anthropologie. I was 32 weeks pregnant, feeling huge, swollen, and miserable, and looking at all the pretty clothes. Yeah, not the best idea. That sweater actually worked and I still wear it. But, I want to talk about [...]