Outdoor Dining Table in a Walnut Stain

Hello happy people!  Have you enjoyed your summer?  I know I have.  This is our first year to have a whole summer in our new house.  With an inground pool in our backyard it is pretty darn hard not to enjoy summer.  We also have a massive deck in the backyard. I know, I know, {…Read More…}

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

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…}

Roll -Up Travel Backgammon Game

I am a lover of all games.  It isn’t very often that if asked to play a game I will say no. I remember learning how to play Backgammon (the Acey Deucey variation) 18 years ago with my soon-to-be mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law at a lake cabin in Michigan.  That weekend was my chance to get {…Read More…}