My Perfect Bag

Just over a month ago I applied for a brand ambassadorship.  One that I was so determined that I wouldn't get that I didn't even mention it to my husband because I didn't want to admit the rejection that I knew would follow.  An ambassadorship that excited me beyond words because it was for a company that I stand behind 100%.  I applied an hour before the cutoff so I could tell myself that I … [Read more...]

Quickest and Easiest DIY Fall Urn

I'm wondering if you are like me and the insanity that is known as fall has kicked into full gear for you???  Between school, sports, traveling and the upcoming holidays our calendar is jam packed and it has been nearly impossible to find time to decorate my house for the fall.  I hope that you got a chance to see my fall tour...I am still just oohing and aahing over those shelves!...but this … [Read more...]

My Home Fall Tour

You guys, it is 90* as I type this and it is so hard to think about it being fall!  But the pumpkin spice latte I had yesterday tells me that it is.  Although the weather may be trying to play tricks on my mind, the stores are certainly reminding me in full force that the holidays are oh so rapidly approaching.  I decided it was time to get my butt in gear and get my fall decorating on before I … [Read more...]

Fun DIY Projects to Make with Your Girlfriends

Today we have a guest post from our friend Kacey.  I hope you enjoy! Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

It is officially September and you know what that means.....Pumpkin Spice everything!!!!  And to kick it off, I am sharing a super easy recipe for pumpkin spice energy bites.  These babies are such a great snack at any time, but I love to grab them for a quick breakfast on my way out the door or as a pre-workout nosh. You can pick pumpkin spice up at the grocery store or you can make your … [Read more...]

Make Your own Pumpkin Spice!

We all know that come fall Pumpkin Spice rules the world!  But did you know that it would take you just a minute to whip up your own batch of the spice to use however (and most importantly, whenever!) you want?! Chances are good that you have all of the ingredients needed to make your own magical spice already waiting for you in your kitchen, so let's get straight to it! Make Your own … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons to Owning a Rental Property

This post is kind of outside my normal comfort zone but after a particularly long weekend of working on our rental property, I felt like I should share my pros and cons to owning rental property for anyone who might be thinking about jumping into the landlord arena. When our family was getting ready to PSC (permanent change of station to all you civilians out there - when the military moves … [Read more...]

Chalk Painted Kitchen Table with Banquette Reveal (Part Two)

(Be sure to check out part one of this post to get all the details on why this project made me cry plus all of the "before" photos!) You may remember that we left off with me crying over a table that I spent a silly amount of hours working on and then totally hated... But I realized at that time that I was really loving the color of the pedestal and decided to just throw caution to … [Read more...]

How ReFinishing a Table Made me Cry

When we moved into our house a few years ago, we didn't really have a whole lot of furniture.  We were young, had lived in houses that were a third the size of this one and had moved to four different states in the previous five years.  Needless to say, we've been slowly re-working or replacing pieces that we had basically bought as place holders ever since.  This is not the first time that the … [Read more...]

Personalized Family Travel Map on a Budget

As I've shared with you before, my family loves to travel.  (You can read some of my road tripping tips, why we stopped giving traditional Christmas gifts to our kids and how we stay sane while multi-generational traveling to see some of our past trips.)  We just adore it so much that we truly enjoy seeing reminders of our experiences on a daily basis.  While deciding how to change up a blank wall … [Read more...]

Enhance Your Cruise Ship Dining Experience With These Tips

Today we have the very first guest post on Down Home Inspiration.  I hope you will all help me welcome Kacey! Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been … [Read more...]

DIY the Coolest Coasters in Town

Eeeek, these DIY coasters are just about the coolest thing around and this is one DIY you don't want to miss out on.  In fact, grab your kiddos too...they are going to want to see this! Supplies Needed: White Tiles (usually less than $1 each at hardware store) Permanent Markers 91% Rubbing Alcohol Long Handled Lighter Spray Polyurethane Felt Recently I was drooling … [Read more...]