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]

Nest Builders Link Up Party #6

Nest builders Link Up Thursday

Welcome to Nest Builders Link Up Party! I am one of your hosts, Bethany of Simply Said Seven. I am a mom of 5 children ages 6 to 17, wife to my high school sweetheart of over 20 years and a preschool teachers assistant for 4 year olds. I am passionate about DIY, natural living, being frugal and making memories with our family. I hope you will join my email list in the side bar to keep up to date as[Read more]

Six Inpirational Spring Mantles

Flash back to May, 2014 We have been renting a house for the past 4+ years and while we love the neighborhood and our friends here, it was time that we found a house we could make our own. The list of requirements is not too specific, 1 acre or more, a front porch and a mantle that I can decorate seasonally. The mantle at our current house holds a TV which is not ideal for decorative purposes (not to mention we always have a reflection of the fan lights on the screen) and I am determined to have my mantle be the focal point of the living room in our new home. This is one of the top 3 most important things to me.

Decorating a Spring Mantle Flash back to May, 2014 We have been renting a house for the past 4+ years and while we love the neighborhood and our friends here, it is time that we found a house we can make our own.  The list of requirements is not too demanding, 1 acre or more, a front porch and a mantle that I can decorate seasonally.  The mantle at our current house holds a TV which is not ideal for decorative purposes (not to mention we always[Read more]

Nest Builders Link Up Party #5

Nest builders Link Up Thursday

  Welcome to Nest Builders Link Up! I am one of your hosts, Bethany of Simply Said Seven. I am a mom of 5 children ages 6 to 17, wife to my high school sweetheart of over 20 years and a preschool teachers assistant for 4 year olds. I am passionate about DIY, natural living, being frugal and making memories with our family. I hope you will join my email list in the side bar to keep up to date[Read more]

Nest Builders Link Up Party #4

Nest builders Link Up Thursday

Welcome to Nest Builders Link Up! I am one of your hosts, Bethany of Simply Said Seven. I am a mom of 5 children ages 6 to 17, wife to my high school sweetheart of over 20 years and a preschool teachers assistant for 4 year olds. I am passionate about DIY, natural living, being frugal and making memories with our family. I hope you will join my email list in the side bar to keep up to date as[Read more]

Nest Builders Link Up Party #3

Welcome to Nest Builders Link Up! I am one of your hosts, Bethany of Simply Said Seven. I am a mom of 5 children ages 6 to 17, wife to my high school sweetheart of over 20 years and a preschool teachers assistant for 4 year olds. I am passionate about DIY, natural living, being frugal and making memories with our family. I hope you will join my email list in the side bar to keep up to date as[Read more]

Nest Builders Link Up Party #2

Welcome to Nest Builders Link Up! I am one of your hosts, Bethany of Simply Said Seven. I am a mom of 5 children ages 6 to 17, wife to my high school sweetheart of over 20 years and a preschool teachers assistant for 4 year olds. I am passionate about DIY, natural living, being frugal and making memories with our family. I hope you will join my email list in the side bar to keep up to date as[Read more]

Nest Builders Link Up Party #1

Welcome to Nest Builders Link Up!  I am one of your hosts, Bethany of Simply Said Seven.  I am a mom of 5 children ages 6 to 17, wife to my high school sweetheart of over 20 years and a preschool teachers assistant for 4 year olds.  I am passionate about DIY, natural living, being frugal and making memories with our family.  I hope you will join my email list in the side bar to keep up to date as I[Read more]