finances

How we saved money for home repairs.

We got to enjoy a full 48 hours of our beautiful new home before we were hit with the reality of home ownership. If something breaks you get the honor of fixing it! Which is cool, there is nothing like a good repair to make something truly feel like it is yours :D:D HOWEVER we… Continue reading How we saved money for home repairs.

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projects, Stress managment

DIY Violet and Gardenia Bed Spray

THIS STUFF IS AMAZING!!! There is nothing wrong with lavender bed spray but this mix is WAY better! Its floral, yet understated and lovely in every way. It is a little more delicate and interesting! There are few things that parallel the enjoyment I get from falling into a perfectly made, fluffy fragrant bed at the… Continue reading DIY Violet and Gardenia Bed Spray

projects

$25.00 DIY Kitchen Up-grade

  Never in my life have I lived in a home that has cabinet pulls. We have always rented and we couldn't alter their<-(I'm referring to the universal land lord that rules over all renters) kitchen in any way! So as soon as we signed the papers on our home the first thing I did was order some… Continue reading $25.00 DIY Kitchen Up-grade

House and home, projects

Woodland themed bedroom

My two youngest kids are sharing a room right now, and they probably will for quite a while longer. They have juristically different personalities but they both love cute animals and bugs so naturally I thought woodland theme for their room. Not at all because I am looking for an excuse to make some mushroom… Continue reading Woodland themed bedroom

projects

D.I.Y. Bedroom Storage.

We recently bought an old farm house built in 1900, it is awesome and beautiful and everything Ryan and I have ever  wanted in a home, HOWEVER there are a few things about our very old house that need some finangeling....the lack of over all storage space happens to be one of them; Specifically my… Continue reading D.I.Y. Bedroom Storage.

projects

Easy DIY Pillow Cases

If you are anything like me you REFUSE to pay $30.00(+) per throw pillow for your couch! I love pillows and blankets in the living room and I tend to change my textiles seasonally so I always prefer to buy cases and duvets not to mention they are so much easier to clean when you… Continue reading Easy DIY Pillow Cases

food

Amazing Greek Salad Recipe

This salad is so tangy and delicious you will find it hard to stop eating! In the event I do have some left over the next day, a bowel of that salad with a nice chunk of baguette is the best!

food, Unconventional Parenting

Food for thought.

This house is about to have a serious life style change and I will be sharing the information that I have learned. Recipes that are good, that kids and husbands actually LIKE and eat with out complaint.

food

Snacks on a Budget!

Excluding holidays and special occasions we spend $400 a month on groceries for our family of 5, which equates to $20 a person for the week.

Unconventional Parenting

Today’s parenting wisdom’s

Never trust a kid to get you toilet paper they will just end up blowing balloons in the living room for 30 minutes.