Don’t Eat Pete 4th of July

Don't Eat Pete 4th of July version. Perfect for kids to play while waiting for the fireworks to start!

I’m really pushing it here! The 4th of July is tomorrow for all of my stateside friends, and one of the hardest things about this holiday for many is waiting for the firework show to start! This year I will be bringing this Don’t Eat Pete game and some candy for them, so they can […]

Screen Time Tokens Reward System

Screen Time Tokens. Use as a reward system for the kids after they are done with their jobs. At the end of the week if they have any leftover they get to trade them in for prizes.

This post has been in the works since about mid May. I wanted to iron out all the kinks and figure out exactly what our system would be before I shared. I have to say, I feel really good about this fun reward system…using screen time tokens with my kids has been a lifesaver this […]

30 Red White and Blue Projects

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 Super Simple Summer Throw Quilt|  Patriotic Bunting | Vintage Bandana Bowl Covers | Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch | Patriotic Pudding Pops | Patriotic Fruit Cones | Patriotic Fruit Tart | Framed Ribbon Flag | Bohemian Baby Doll Dress and Ribbon Wands | Red, White, and Blue Tie Dye Napkins | Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Pops | Free Flat Front Skirt Pattern | Pottery Barn Inspired Stenciled Flag Pillow | Patriotic Denim and Burlap Placemats | 4th […]

Living Room Reveal!

White Living Room with board and batten, a planked shiplap wall, wooden plantation shutters, white piano, fireplace mantel. gray couches and gray rug, gallery wall and more! Such a fun Living Room Reveal, I love so much about this room!

It’s the day you’ve all been waiting for! Oh, was it just me that looked at this room every day and couldn’t wait for it to look like it does now? Well then, it’s the day I’ve been waiting for! My living room reveal is here! Everything is in place, the dust has been cleared, […]

Living Room Remodel

These are the before pictures of a super cute living room remodel. You have to see the afters! Such great ideas.

ACK! I can’t believe it. I LITERALLY cannot believe it. Every time I walk into my living room I am SHOCKED that it is completed. I mean completed. I don’t have to look around at a construction mess when people come to the door. The living room remodel is done. Sure I might add some […]

Summer Activities for Kids

Summer Activities for Kids

Have you heard “I’m bored yet”? Keep the kids busy with Summer activities for kids with these great crafts, activities, projects and other fun kid friendly ideas! Marble Painted Paper | Nail Stamping | No Sew Felt Butterflies | Disney Countdown Chain | Easy Toadstool Cross Stitching | Personalized Globe Lights | Stain Glass Butterflies […]

Summer CAUSEBOX Spoiler!

Summer CAUSEBOX 03. Everything in these subscription boxes are helping people, and come from inspiring companies.

You guys might remember my love sonnet to Sevenly’s CAUSEBOX this spring (read on to see how you can get that one for FREE!), and all the BEAUTIFUL pieces that it had inside. It is so fun to get happy surprises in the mail, especially when every product is handpicked because of the socially conscious […]

4th of July Mantel

4th of July Decorations. Great DIY projects, a cute summer mantel and more! #makingtheworldcuter

Have I mentioned once or a hundred times how much I love finally having a mantel to decorate? Oh I have? Sorry, I’ll try not to do it again, but I can’t make any promises. I love it! My husband also loves it, because of the growing number of totes piling up in the garage […]

Summer Salad Recipes

16 Delicious and Refreshing Summer Salad Recipes

It’s heating up out there! Time to try out some of these refreshing summer salad recipes. Make one for dinner tonight!  Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad | Feta Pepperoni Salad  Strawberry Spinach Salad | Green Pepper Tomato Salad Spinach and Apple Salad Bacon Cheddar Potato Salad Pizza Pasta Salad Homemade Greek Dressing Southwest Bean Salad Cilantro […]

3d Stars Patriotic Bunting Crafts

DIY 3d Paper Stars 4th of July Decorations. Great DIY projects, a cute summer mantel and more! #makingtheworldcuter

I talked yesterday about how to make these EASY 3d stars, and a fun way to use them in your 4th of July decorations. I put together a couple banners using them. A few of these and some twine and you have some serious cute potential! I cut mine out with my Silhouette and then […]

Coastal 4th of July Decorations

DIY 3d Paper Stars 4th of July Decorations. Great DIY projects, a cute summer mantel and more! #makingtheworldcuter

I am so HAPPY that it is summer! I have been enjoying every delicious drop of it. You won’t hear me complaining about the heat no matter how much I’m sweating. I will just turn up the AC, turn my face towards the sun and smile like an idiot. It’s my favorite. It’s time to […]

June Visiting Teaching Message

June-Visiting-Teaching

If you are wondering what this is, please check this post here. We are well into June, and I apologize for not getting this up sooner, I didn’t do one last month because of General Conference and there were so many talks to choose from, so I am a bit off my game! This year they […]

22 Outdoor Eating Recipes

22 recipes perfect for eating outside this summer

  It’s time to bring that dinner outside! Here are 22 recipes perfect for outdoor eating! Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich Easy Summer Pasta Salad Avocado Maple Pecan Salad Green Pepper Tomato Salad   Spinach Pesto Sliders Omelette Breakfast Sliders Strawberry Greens Salad with Honey Chicken Avocado Bruschetta Pea Salad Steak Chicken Kabobs TGIF Cajun Chicken […]

12 Pillows to Make

12 Pillows and Stuffies to DIY

The Pigeon Reading Pillows | Big Bow Pillows | No-Sew Pillow Tutorial |Ruffle Pillow | Pillow from a Quilt Block | US Navy Pillow | Stuffed Owl Tutorial | PLAY Pillow | Stencil Painted Arrow Pillow | Zippered Pillowcase Tutorial | Crochet Cat Stuffie | Patchwork Crochet Pillow It’s time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly! Polly here from Pieces by Polly as your […]

DIY Veggie Tray (CUTE!)

DIY Veggie Tray that makes such a CUTE statement! Super easy to put together using a pan as the base and underneath is storage for extra veggies or for transporting to a party. LOVE!

WOW! Do you know how long I have been sitting on this project?!? WAY too long. I’ve been so excited to share it too, I don’t know what the heck happened. Oh yeah…it’s called life. And it’s called sunshine. It calls my name and begs me to come out and play in it. I can’t […]

Brownie Recipes

Brownie Recipes

I hope you all had a great Memorial day! I got a lot of work done around the house this weekend and looking forward to my kids being done with school for the summer on Thursday! Speaking of looking ahead, I have been already thinking of Christmas and reading Balsam Hill reviews and wondering what we are […]

Honeycomb Cookies

Honeycomb Cookies! Honey cookies with Honeycomb cereal baked inside, that makes a chewy delicious cookie that's not at all ordinary! Must try!

Honeycomb’s big. Yeah, yeah, yeah! I am a big fat freaking fan of Honeycomb cereal. Always have been. Always will be. From their catchy jingles to their BIG honey taste, I am not afraid to admit that even as a grown adult woman, I still like to have little plastic baggies of Honeycomb to snack […]

Menu Planning Ideas | Cheat Sheet

112 Dinner Ideas! Menu planning cheat sheet. Easily look through these ideas while putting together a menu for grocery shopping. Lot's of space to put more favorites on too! Brilliant!

  Okay you guys, I’m excited about this! I FINALLY have a newsletter! I have been intimidated by them for soooo long, and just never took the jump to make one. Well I finally did, and I want YOU to sign up for it okay? I promise not to be spammy, I will only send […]

12 Memorial Day Patriotic Ideas

12 Patriotic Ideas perfect for Memorial Day or Independence day...

It’s almost Memorial Day, and that means it’s time to pull out your red, white and blue and show your patriotic side! Here are 12 fun ideas to inspire you! Patriotic Rice Crispy Treats American Flag T-Shirt Seeing Stars I-Spy Quilt Patriotic Scrap Headband Patriotic Layered Smoothie Rustic Blueberry Lemon Tart Frugal Summer Table American […]

Remodel Update

Remodel Update Game Room

Okay y’all. Haha, I’m totally not from the south. I cannot pull off y’all. Anywhooo. Yes, that I can pull off. For those of you who have not heard my voice, it comes complete with a sarcastic undertone that for some reason I just can’t quit. I wanted to share where we’re at with our […]