Funtastic Friday 110



Welcome to Funtastic Friday 110!  This week has flown by even quicker than usual, so there has been some radio silence on my blog, Facebook, and Instagram.  Real life just kinda gets in the way sometimes, doesn’t it?  I’m planning a Super Spy Party for the Children’s Museum where I work, and my hubby and I are digging down for full-speed-ahead momentum on the last phases of our remodel.  We also have family coming for the weekend, and we are going to be moving soon!!  Yikes…!!!  Do you have any amazing moving tips and tricks? Continue reading →

Funtastic Friday 109



Welcome to Funtastic Friday 109! Hey there, friends!!  Can you believe Valentine’s Day is only a month away?  I can’t!  Seriously, I’d better start thinking about it.  I’m unfortunately a last minute person, so I’ll be checking out your Valentine’s Day ideas!

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve been snowed in all week!  There’s been 300% more snowfall in my home town than on a normal year, and if we didn’t have 4 wheel drive vehicles, I wouldn’t have been able to go anywhere!  Who else has been “snowed in?” Continue reading →

Funtastic Friday 108



Welcome to Funtastic Friday 108!

Hey there!  I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been invited to co-host this amazing link party!  If you’re not familiar with the concept of Link Parties, it’s pretty simple: We provide the code and you join the party.  Scroll all the way to the bottom and click the link to add your amazing blog post(s) to the link up.  I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!   Continue reading →

Renewing The Promises – 5 Strategies for a Better Life in the New Year

5 Strategies for a Better Life in the New YearA New Year Means New Beginnings

Well, 2016, this is it!  A few more hours, and we’re done.  I’m leaving you for a New Year, and I can’t say I’m going to regret it.

2016 was a hard year for a lot of us.  I’m not sure if it was something in the air, or maybe something in the water?  Who knows.  I do know that I’m excited for tomorrow and a fresh year.  There’s something amazing about a new beginning, even if it’s just a new day, but a whole new year…Now that’s something to look forward to! Continue reading →

DIY Farmhouse Cupboard Make-Over

DIY Farmhouse Cupboard Make-Over, Part 1

How we DIY’d our boring cupboards into our dream Farmhouse Style Cupboards on a tight budget.


DIY Farmhouse Cupboards Part 1

We’re so excited to share this post!  However, this project ended up becoming way more involved than we expected, and there will be a Part two!  When we first started talking about remodeling several months ago, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the kitchen cabinets.  I adore the farmhouse bead-board style look, and fortunately for me, Adam likes it too!  We spent weeks looking for inspiration (this is one of my favorites – and the cabinets we modeled ours after!) online, and checked out supply costs and dozens of tutorials.

In the end, we thought we were being really tricky and taking a shortcut.  Continue reading →

December in My Bullet Journal & the Plan With Me Challenge

December in My Bullet Journal

December in My Bullet Journal

Happy December!  I’m having a hard time reconciling myself to the fact that it’s December already.  I’m pretty sure this year will go down in history as the fastest year ever.  In fact, so much has happened that I really don’t remember much of it.

If I had to sit down and tell you what all happened in my life this past year, I’d be able to pull out a few highlights.  However, most of the year blurs together in my mind and I would not be able to go month by month and make a cohesive list of what happened.

Lucky for me, though, in December, one year ago, I came across a post on Pinterest that introduced the concept of the Bullet Journal.  I clicked…and I was hooked.  A few weeks later, I had a notebook and was bullet journaling my little heart out!  And because of that notebook, I was able to maintain a little bit of sanity in the middle of everything that has happened this year.  Continue reading →

Take Time to Slow Down

It's OK to Slow Down

Don’t Forget to Slow Down

As we’re wrapping up the Thanksgiving Season and heading into Christmas, I’m amazed at how overwhelming this time of year can be!  Between juggling a hundred things at work, remodeling our house, planning a move, and just generally doing life stuff, I’m finding it harder and harder to slow down and reflect. Continue reading →

7 Ways Amazon can Save Your Sanity During the Holidays!

Save Your Sanity with Amazon

How to keep your sanity during the Holidays with Amazon

Happy Black Friday!  If your life is anything like mine, the next 5 weeks are basically a breeding ground for insanity.  My day job includes a lot of activities and events on random days and times (I work at a Children’s Museum).  My hubby and I are remodeling our house (as frugally as possible!).  Family is coming to visit, and we have plans for a couple of trips to see other branches of the family.  Plus, I have a couple of baby showers to go to.  And, we are planning to move in the spring to another state, so there are thousands of things that need to be accomplished!  Oh, and then there is Christmas, and finding gifts for everyone on our list is hard!  Yikes. Continue reading →