5 Ways to Fake a Fireplace Mantel


Viewing all the beautifully decorated mantels is enough to give anyone some serious fireplace envy if you don’t have one of your own.   Don’t worry–you are not alone! While I have a tiny mantel with my TV above it, it isn’t much to decorate.  Quite a few homes are built without fireplaces these days, {…Read More…}

The Cutest Sno-Cone Stand Ever

how to build a DIY sno cone stand

This week I told you about how my kids (primarily my 9 year old) started a sno-cone stand.  It has been such a fun adventure for us watching him learn things like customer service, working even when you don’t want to, how to engage customers, and how to not lick drops of syrup from your {…Read More…}

My Kids Summer Job


About 6 weeks ago my kids were begging me to help them set up a lemonade stand in our driveway.  In a moment of weakness I said yes.  They rolled out my work bench to the end of the driveway, we made some homemade lemonade, fresh baked cookies and then they held up handmade signs {…Read More…}

Creative uses for Area Rugs


Rugs are a very handy item in the home, adding not just warmth and comfort to a space, but also style. A rug can tie a room’s decor together, make a space feel cozier, cover up less-than-lovely flooring, or provide a place to play, amongst other things. However, there are actually a variety of other {…Read More…}