Cinnamon Chip Banana Bread

I feel like I've been stuck in a DIY rut for awhile so I am super excited to share this quick and delicious cinnamon chip banana bread recipe with you!  Now that the master closet is complete, I am breathing easy and enjoying planning my next home destruction project (I already know what's next, I'm just trying to put it off a little longer!); but in the meantime I am full time mom-ming it and … [Read more...]

How we Made a Built in Granite Bench for FREE!

Hopefully you were just as enamored with my closet as I am and aren't getting sick of hearing about it.  But just in case you are, this will be my last post on the big dream closet makeover.  In case you missed any of it, you can take a peek at the before photos and plan, the in progress shots, my Pottery Barn Jewelry Cloche knockoff and the big reveal.  But for now I want to share with you how we … [Read more...]

My Big Dream Master Closet Reveal!!!

Yay, I am so excited to be sharing my big dream master closet reveal with you today!!!  SOOOO excited!!!!!!  This project has been a long time in the works, and while it didn't take too long to complete, it was a totally different project than I had originally planned on tackling at the time.  So let's dig right into the before and after shots and I'll break down some of our choices and how we … [Read more...]

DIY Pottery Barn Knockoff Jewelry Cloche

While looking for decor ideas for my dream closet I came across a gorgeous jewelry cloche in the Pottery Barn catalog.  I was instantly enamored and ready to add it to my shopping list until I noticed the price tag.  Because if I am totally honest, the "closet on a budget" plan that I created a few weeks ago has become a budget busting build.  In a really incredible way of course, but I knew that … [Read more...]

Dream Master Closet Part 2

Oooh, I am so overjoyed to see my ideas coming to life in the making of my dream master closet.  (In case you missed it last week, I shared my frightening "before" photos and my overall plan here.)  After emptying the closet out, which as you can guess took quite some time, my hubby and I got right to work! First thing first, I painted the room with a neutral beige-ish color that I knew I … [Read more...]

Dream Master Closet Part 1

Eeeekkk!!!!  I'm at it again.  Time to take a room in my home that has been just barely working for me and making me absolutely crazy since we moved in and turn it into my dream space.  If you've been following awhile you may have seen my laundry room makeover, and now I'm ready to tackle the master closet.  Having lived in a home for no longer than two years at a time for my entire life, I still … [Read more...]

Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover

A cautionary tale: Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover My kiddos are hard on furniture.  They don't go out of their way to destroy things, but at the same time I never expect anything to last for that long in their use.  Dressers seem to take the brunt of the abuse since my kids don't hang their clothes yet.  Every clothing item is crammed into their dresser drawers and they are constantly … [Read more...]

Dollar Store Mobile Homework Station

Back to school generally causes me to feel the need to re-organize a bit to try to overcome our summer laziness and get back into the swing of things.  My kiddos have been back in school for a month now, but I still feel like I am playing catch up a bit just to stay on our toes.  Three kids, three different grades and three sets of homework to complete every day can be overwhelming.  This dollar … [Read more...]

Vanilla Protein Iced Chai Latte

The one thing that is a necessity to start my day is a morning chai latte.  My habit is so obnoxious that I actually travel with baggies full of my own mix so that if I've got access to hot water, I've got access to my chai.  It's a problem, but I don't see it stopping anytime soon! During this crazy hot summer I have been enjoying more and more iced chai lattes, so I thought that I would … [Read more...]

Our Family Command Center

Eeeek, my kiddos are already back in school!  Summer is officially over in my house and that means that we are back to a full time, out of control, bananas schedule for each and every one of us.  With sports and work trips, meetings and playdates...before I know it I am lost in a sea of Post It notes that I have left myself to help me try to remember everything.  And if I am honest, I usually fail … [Read more...]

DIY Flat Iron Holder (for less than $1!)

So I just got back from my whirlwind driving spree.  You guys, back and forth between North Carolina to Colorado is no joke!  I drove the kids out on Sunday and Monday (15 hours and 11 hours, respectively) and stayed at my parent's house for three days then made the trek back on my own.  So four days driving, three days off in a week.  I was bushed.  I just don't know how truck drivers do it, but … [Read more...]

Frozen Lemonade

Thanks to my favorite fast food chain, frozen lemonade has quickly become one of my favorite ways to treat myself.  Although not very diet friendly, the frozen lemonade is cool, tart and refreshing and goes hand in hand with summer.  Whipping them up at home is super quick and makes it dangerously easy to enjoy one whenever you want! Is anyone else obsessed with Chick-fil-A the way that my … [Read more...]