5 Favorite Pins- Paris Theme Room

Next month we will be doing “the great room swap”, you know, where the children move rooms and we have complete chaos for a few weeks?   Well the idea is, we have two of our girls moving to their dorm rooms so we figured what better time, right?  Currently, we have the two boys each in their own room down stairs and all 4 girls upstairs.  In “the great room swap” we plan to bring my middle daughter (12) down stairs to[Read more]

5 Favorite Pins- Farmhouse Kitchen

5 favorite Pins Farmhouse Kitchen

Hubby and I are planning a kitchen update over the next coming months.  We plan to start with the floors, mainly because we have a structural issue that needs to be addressed in the form of soft sub-flooring by the sink. After the flooring goes in we will paint the cabinets and then later do the counter tops.  Of course, all of this requires two things we always running short on, time and money. Which means right now we are still in[Read more]

Summer Bucket List- Building Traditions with Children

The Summer Bucket List- Building Traditions with Children “Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.” SUSAN LIEBERMAN, New Traditions People usually think of family traditions for the holidays. Getting your family together to cut down the perfect Christmas tree, listening to certain music while you decorate it or even having hot cocoa by the fire. Personally, I like to have them for all seasons and[Read more]

Forsythia Farm- *Feature*

Kate from Forsythia Farm is one amazingly talented decorator and one of my very best friends.  Kate and I met on a now extinct website called BabyZone where expecting mom’s could post and chat with other mom’s due around the same time. Kate and I were both expecting babies in June of 2009.  Although we both spent time on these boards we did not hit it off right away. It was actually 2 years later, that she had started blogging and she[Read more]

Above Ground Pools- Saving Money this Summer

Saving money on an above ground pool The past two seasons we had this Intex Easy Set pool above ground pool. (affiliate link in photo) We had gotten it used for $20 bucks (one of my best scores on local Buy/Sell/Trade pages), and it was starting to need patching more often than we could keep up with. We had actually decided when we took it down last season that we would not be reusing it this year, so we were able to[Read more]