Valentines Dessert on a Budget

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Let's be honest here... How much do you spend on Valentine's Day?  Fifteen bucks for chocolates?  Fifty for flowers?  A million dollars on dinner?  Ok, maybe more like $100 but sometimes it does feel like a million.  But you don't have to break your budget to keep from breaking your babe's heart. I'm a firm believer that intentional gifts are always the best!  There is nothing better than knowing that your significant other put their mind and heart into making something special just for you.  … [Read more...]

Our ONE WORD: Why we didn’t do New Years Resolutions

My One Word - Growth

Plain and simple, we are goal setters.  We want to do something, we set goals.  Just like I talked about in the last post, Eric and I have lots of SMART goals that we've set for 2014 and I shared a few of the big ones!  But, even though we set goals for ourselves throughout the year, and occasionally use New Years as a launching pad/resetting time for some of our goals, we decided to do something a bit different this year.   We decided to have ONE WORD to inspire our year, for all of 2014.  … [Read more...]

2013 Holiday Project Line-Up


Year to year, I hardly have had time to get holiday projects dreamed up, designed, and completed with law school exams always looming.  This year is different for the first time- no more law school!  Yay!!!  And, what does that mean?!?  I actually have holiday projects that I was able to whip up.  Now, these are a bit early for Christmas, but I just thought I’d share a quick sneak peak at the tutorials that I have coming up for this year’s holiday projects.  I’ve even incorporated some of my fun … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things: Gift Edition


I’m excited to announce, that tomorrow, we’re kicking of our 2nd Annual “My Favorite Things” series!  Last year, we were blessed with some awesome guest posts sharing their favorite things- the things that made their life easier, happier, or more fun!  This year, I asked my awesome guest bloggers to share their Favorite Gifts for this Holiday Season! To kick off the series, we have Schue Love, followed by A Home in the Making, Designing Dawn, Killer B* Designs, Sew Woodsy, Organize … [Read more...]

Recycled Wood Wall Art Featured on Roadkill Rescue

Just want to give a huge shout out to Beckie for featuring our Recycled Wood Wall Art on her blog, Roadkill Rescue! If you haven't checked it out, you should! She features amazing projects that take "junk" and turn it into something beautiful! Who doesn't love a good, creative and affordable project! Thanks again Beckie!!! :) ~Ashley … [Read more...]

DIY Kid’s Activity Table Redo- 1st Birthday Gift DIY


Our little nephew Bryden, who we introduced you to here, turned one last weekend, and to celebrate, his parents through a pool party shindig!  Honestly, we can’t believe he’s already a year old.  Time really flies… and it makes me scared that when we have kids, the time will fly by even faster!  Yikes! Anywho… his momma, Sarah, saw the charity activity table on the blog a few months ago and told me how much she loved it and wanted to get something similar for Bryden!  I … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gifts Defined by Pinterest

When holidays approach, I always find it entertaining to see my Pinterest feed fill up with gift ideas. In particular, it's amazing to see the level of creativity that goes into some of the handmade gifts! Well, father's day is no exception. We all LOVE our dads, and showing them how much we care is really important! In my family, gifts are not big, but time is. So, I'll be finding ways to give my dad my time. But, since that is not exactly something that translates well into a blog post, I … [Read more...]

Testing Out the DSLR, Easter Style


Ever since I bought my new Nikon D3100, I’ve been dying to try it out on the family and Easter was the perfect opportunity!  While, most of the time, I’m still shooting in manual, it’s still tons of fun and captures bold, vibrant photos!  I’m looking forward to learning tons of tips and tricks for using the camera, but I should probably at least begin with the free instructional DVD that came with the kit! As usual, our holidays are fun-filled craziness!  We managed to pack in all … [Read more...]

2012 1st Projects of the Year: Double Feature

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out and THANK YOU to Whisper Wood Cottage for featuring two of our recent projects!!! As part of their 2012 1st Project of the Year Party, they've featured both our Laundry Room Makeover (found here)... AND... our Vintage Window Picture Display using cut-up holiday card pictures (found here)! Make sure to head on over and check out Whisper Wood Cottage's series!  There are tons of amazing projects being featured and lots of inspiration to be … [Read more...]

Toes in the water, Ass in the sand… Honeymoon-Style

Yup! I cussed in this blog title, but you'll just have to get over it because I have an excuse! Our entire honeymoon was hysterically euphoric and we just kept quoting this song over and over!  So, there! If you follow our blog, you know that Eric and I got married about two and half years ago, but never had the opportunity to take our honeymoon.  We finally decided to do it and jet-setted in December for eight days!  Yes. Eight. Whole. Days!  Neither of us have ever taken that much time off. … [Read more...]