The Perfect Christmas Card

With Thanksgiving in our rear view mirror, we are in full Christmas mode at our house. Our trees our up, there are lights on the outside of our house, and hopefully by the end of the week, I will have all our stockings hung too. It feels like I have a million things on my to-do list, but this year, I am SO proud of myself for getting on the ball and getting my Christmas Cards done EARLY. This is {Read More}

Buffalo Check Wall

I finally got one room in my house “put together.”  About a month prior to moving here, I found an antique piano on a local sale group online.  Lucky for me, the person selling it held onto it for an enitre month, so that I only had to move it once into the new house.  But ever since we moved it in, the wall behind the piano NEEDED something…. So I finished that “something” this week, and I couldn’t love {Read More}

Spooky Pebbles Halloween Spider Treats

Halloween is ALMOST here!  If you are looking for the PERFECT last minute Halloween Treat that will KNOCK the socks off your family & friends, you HAVE to try these cute  Cocoa Pebbles Spider Crispy Treats.   You can easily whip these up in a pinch, and if you have kiddos like me, you know they will LOVE helping you put them together!     Cocoa Pebbles Spider Crispy Treats Servings: 10 – 12   Ingredients 1 pkg. (13 oz.)  Cocoa {Read More}

DIY Halloween BOO Sign

Hello Spooky friends! Just a few weeks ago, I was able to participate in my most favorite blogging series EVER.  Spooktacular September  Those friends of mine at eighteen25 have allowed me to participate for the past few years and I look forward to it!  Spooktacular September is the starting line for Holiday Decorating.  From here on out, blog land and the rest of social media,  craft stores, and even the big box stores are chalk full of fantastic ideas and goodies {Read More}

Fall Front Porch

I know it’s been crickets over here…. But we are finally all moved into our NEW house!   I have spent the past two weeks unpacking box after box, and I’m finally seeing a light at the end of this moving tunnel! I have LOVED every minute here at Hillview Acres. It is an OLD house, with lots of  “quirks” and “issues” and it’s been an adventure the last 2 weeks figuring things out.   And this week, I even {Read More}

Life Starts Over in September

The month of September has finally arrived. It feels like the tail end of Summer has been creeping by! It’s probably because my home is in boxes. In cased you missed it, we are moving.  We are saying good-bye to this little rental house we have been living in, and are settling down, and planting some roots.  You can read more about our new old house here. But to be perfectly honest, the anticipation is killing me!  I have so {Read More}

The Ache for Home

It has been incredibly fun over the past 24 hours to read the comments, texts, and words of encouragement and excitement over our new house! Moving day, can’t get here soon enough! Last night as I laid in bed unable to sleep, as thoughts and ideas of this home danced in my head, I was reminded of this quote that I had saved from a when we first started looking for a house.   I know this “ache” well.  And I {Read More}

Coming Home

At the start of this year, Dave & I started seriously looking for a home to buy. I can’t begin to count how many nights we spent cuddled up on the couch with our phones/ipad looking through listings of potential houses.  We saw lots of homes that had great potential, some with huge price tags, and ones that were complete disasters. But not a single one of them looked or felt like home. Call me crazy, but one thing that {Read More}

Keeping your Home smelling Clean

How does your home smell? I’ll be honest, the one thing I worry about most when I get an unexpected visitor at our house, is the Smell. Yes, I worry about my house looking neat and tidy too, but for me having a stinky house would be mortifying! With a house full of little kids and a little dog too, sometimes it’s hard to pin point just where a yucky smell is coming from.  Sure, a can of stinky garbage is easy {Read More}

The Creative Exchange

Welcome back, for another week of The Creative Exchange! Before we get to the party, let’s see this weeks features! We love seeing what you guys link up with us every week! Follow Liz on Call: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ Terra Cotta Cafe Pots from Farmhouse 40   Follow The Happy Scraps: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ DIY Wood Shutters from Gilded Adobe Follow Summer Scraps: BLOG {Read More}