Crock Pot Sloppy Joes – Pizza Style

So my family isn’t huge Sloppy Joe fans, which is a bummer because it is a super quick and easy meal to make.  Sometimes quick and easy is all I have time for.  So I came upon this recipe from a special interest Betty Crocker publication from 2004.  I tweaked it to our liking and {…Read More…}

Farmhouse Bench with Weathered Gray Finish

Yesterday I showed you how to make some Pottery Barn Kids inspired oversized vintage flaschard art for our playroom.  Below that was a bench I made from The Handbuilt Home book by Ana White.    I saw the Farmhouse Bench on page 76 and knew it would be perfect to use as seating for our kitchen table and provide extra storage with the bottom shelf that would blend in seamlessly in our playroom.  

farmhouse bench

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5 Ways to NOT Carve a Pumpkin

I have a love-hate relationship with carving pumpkins for Halloween. It takes a lot of energy for a decoration that will only last a night or two….if we’re lucky. I’ve been keeping track of no-carve pumpkin ideas, looking for fun ideas to personalize pumpkins without having to do any cutting or scooping. It’s time to share 5 Ways to NOT Carve a Pumpkin.

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Make Your Own Trio of Hexagons Wreath

Who said a wreath has to be a circle? Only you make the rules when it comes to decorating your space.  I am loving hexagons lately so I decided to make a wreath out of three of them.  The beauty of this “wreath” is that you can change out the hexagons each season with different {…Read More…}