Adding Curb Appeal: Experimenting with Front Door Colors with Modern Masters

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Modern Masters. It includes affiliate links. Like people , houses can get stuck in a style rut. You get comfortable (or lazy) and all of a sudden your house is that cheesy guy in a leisure suit and gold chains. Or the woman with the too-tall […]

Gift for Mom: #ShareItForward with a Timeout Gift Basket for Mom #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareitForward #CollectiveBias It’s time to pay it forward. Because sometimes mama needs a timeout. A little time to kick her feet up. Some pampering in the middle of a busy day. A few minutes to get lost in […]

Maple Nut Goodie Toast and 30+ Quick Breakfast Recipes

Lately, I’ve been into sharing recipes that really aren’t — dishes that require minimal ingredients and cooking time but that are still super tasty. It might have something to do with the lazy days of summer… ..but those lazy days are winding down more quickly than I would like. The countdown to school is on. […]

Easy Seashell Craft: How to Make Gilded Seashells with Gold Leaf Paint and Gold Leaf Sheets

In celebration of beach season, I’m showing off my seashell collection and a craft I first shared last year in a guest post at seven thirty three. Aren’t these gilded seashells the prettiest things ever? So beachy glam! I experimented with two methods to give my shells the heavy metal treatment. I tried out liquid […]

Delicious Candied Bacon Recipe: Great for salads, sandwiches or as a snack. Click for the recipe at

If you think bacon tastes good straight out of the frying pan, wait until you try this candied bacon recipe. OMG! They say the simple things in life are the best, and after tasting this sweet and spicy treat, I can’t argue. A little brown sugar and pepper are all you need to transform breakfast […]

Patriotic Mini Fruit Pizza Recipe

What do you want? A cookie? Or how about some cake? Or maybe you prefer a healthy dessert, like fruit. Well, I’ve got you covered with this easy mini fruit pizza recipe that’s perfect for your 4th of July parties and barbecues. And did I mention they were easy to make? No need to sweat […]

Specialty Chips & Vintage Soda Tasting Party

Some folks are part of the wine and cheese crowd. Others are more beer and barbecue. We’re definitely chips and soda types — especially the men of the house! What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than with a specialty chips and vintage soda tasting party. That’s just what we did to honor dear old dad […]

19 No Sew Craft Projects for Your Table

For this month’s no-sew showcase, we’re doing a little something different. We’re each featuring a roundup of no-sew crafts and projects from our collective archives. You’ll be amazed at all you can do WITHOUT a needle and thread! I’m shariing 19 no sew crafts for your table — napkins, tablecloths, table runners and much more! […]

Equestrian Style Decorating & Fashion Inspiration

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rebecca Ray Designs, designer and manufacturer of equestrian handbags and accessories bench made in the United States. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links. “I think we need a horse farm,” I said to my husband one day as we were out driving in the country, through […]

13 Places Where Mold & Mildew Live in Your Bathroom & How to Clean Them

Disclosure: I’m working with Tilex® on a paid basis, but my opinions are my own. As far as first impressions go, my introduction to our neighbors was a doozy! Sweaty, red-faced, hair in a messy, crooked ponytail, dressed in a bleach-stained T-shirt and capris with the knees worn out and smelling of every household cleaning product […]