Living Room Redo Reveal


I am so excited to finally be sharing with you my Living Room Redo Reveal!!  I showed you a little hint of it when I shared my How to Paint a Piano with Chalk Paint Post.  Now you get to see the rest of the room.  If you follow me on Instagram you got a preview of the big reveal. This week my living room was featured over at Style Me Pretty Living and Caitlin Wilson Design.  Caitlin is a friend of mine and an amazing designer.  If you haven’t [Continue Reading...]

Holiday Fun: Bake Craft Sew Series


Happy Halloween!  I hope you’re enjoying a fun and safe day.  The trick or treaters here in Portland will be getting a little wet tonight.  I grew up in Wisconsin and spent many years trick or treating in my snow coat and snow boots.  In fact, I am sure in this picture my sister and I both had thermals and snow pants on under our costumes!  Can you tell which one is me?? Tomorrow is November – can you believe it!  I am so excited for what I have in [Continue Reading...]

July, August, September 2014 Recommended Reads

Recommended Reads

Time for another Recommended Reads post!  I hope you enjoy seeing what I’ve read because I know I really enjoy hearing from you what you’ve been reading. I’m not sure what h appened in July but it must have been a busy month because I only got one book read! July Recommended Reads The Girl in the Blue Dress by Gaynor Arnold.  The one book I read in July was for Book Club and I liked it, I didn’t love it.  By the author’s own account this is a work [Continue Reading...]

Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

Spaghetti – it is one of my favorite childhood food memories.  It was one of my mom’s go to meals when we were growing up,  spaghetti and these awesome enchiladas!    Both of these recipes are pure comfort food to me. Today’s recipe is a fun twist on my favorite homemade Spaghetti and Meat Sauce. Johnsonville put a challenge out to take a favorite recipe that usually calls for hamburger and to substitute sausage. I immediately knew mine had to be spaghetti.  So not only did I change up the [Continue Reading...]

Halloweenie Roast 2014 – Hot Dog Bar

Halloweenie Roast 2014

Last night was our annual Halloweenie Roast.  A fun party we host each year for some of our neighbors.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know how much we love our neighbors and spending time with them.  Even though we are empty nesters we still love celebrating Halloween.  We even dress up!  Our annual Halloweenie Roast is one of my favorite events of the year!  I think I might enjoy Halloween more now as an empty nester than I did when my kids were little! The menu [Continue Reading...]

Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse Copycat Sugar Cookies

I love getting emails from my readers whether it is asking me a question about a recipe or letting me know how much they love the blog.  I even appreciate the ocassional email that lets me know I have a typo in a post!  I really do.  One of the most frequent email I get is one asking me for the recipe for the pink frosted cookies I am holding in my profile picture. I always get a kick out of those emails because I have to write back and [Continue Reading...]