Life Starts Over in September

Life Starts over when it gets crisp in the fall

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

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

Keep your house 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}

Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Bars

rice crispy bars

Hello Everyone, I have another quick recipe to share with you all! If you have a sweet tooth like me, sometimes you need a quick treat to whip up to satisfy it!  Peanut Butter Rice Crispie Treats. I  actually shared a recipe for these over at eighteen25 a while back, and after I made them today, I thought you might like too!       Instead of your typical melted marshmallow and butter combinations, these are made with creamy peanut {Read More}

Boys Rooms

Shared Boys Bedroom

I know its been crickets over here for a little while, but Summer seems to be getting the best of us!  We spent the last week  in beautiful Carlsbad, California and got some much needed down time, & play time at the beach.   Upon our return home, I began working through the mountain of post vacation laundry, and getting ALL of it put away.  Every time I walked in either of my boys rooms, ( and to be honest, {Read More}

The Creative Exchange

  Hello Everyone. It’s time to party again! But first, here are some favorites! Were you featured?      Follow The Happy Scraps: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ DIY Party Table Settings | Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sticom Follow Summer Scraps: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ Angel Cake & Berry Trifle | Munchkin Time Follow Laura’s Crafty Life: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ {Read More}

The Creative Exchange #58

Hope everyone is having a great week.  Let’s check out the favorites from last week’s party! Follow Laura’s Crafty Life: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ | ETSY Scrappy Quilt as You Go Coasters | Busy Being Jennifer Follow The Happy Scraps: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | GOOGLE+ Patriotic Felt Petal Wreath | Find It Make It Love It Follow Liz on Call: BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | {Read More}

Mason Jar Measuring Equivalents Free Print

Measuring Equivalents Free Print

Today I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I am HORRIBLE at Math.   It was easily my worst subject in school, and still to this day, I rely on Dave, and counting on my fingers and toes to figure out the simplest of math problems. My poor children are in trouble once they pass 3 rd grade, because this Mom won’t be of much help when it comes to helping with Homework.  (It’s a good thing {Read More}