Comforts From Home – Giving back to Veterans

A Hero's Welcome

This fall, Marie Callender's will launch the Comforts from Home Project by bringing the comforts of home to those who protect America's homes every day: the brave men and women of the U.S. military. This resonates with me on a couple of different levels. Firstly, husband and father in law are both veterans; Thank you to them and to all the US Veterans! Secondly, I love donating especially knowing that the receiving person will use or just simply love it. The last but not least, this project is multifaceted and there's a show airing on November 11 that features many of my favorite designers and DIY'ers. Oh, and my family loves the chicken pot pies from Marie Callender's from time to … [Read more...]

Love your boobs

Love Your Boobs, Love Your Breasts Movement Fry Sauce and Grits-2

Do you love your boobs? why or why not? Most of you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to most women it's a month to bring more awareness to breast cancer, to remind women to get their mammograms regularly, to celebrate those who've survived, and remember those who've lost their lives to breast cancer. But this month isn't just about that. It's about reminding women to embrace ourselves and recognize what makes us beautiful, unique, and what defines us as women. My friend Courtney from the eclectic lifestyle blog Fry Sauce & Grits started a movement called LOVE YOUR BOOBS, LOVE YOURSELF. Courtney is a bra fitter, bra educator, blogger, and is passionate about women … [Read more...]

Peyton Manning Meme

Peyton Manning gets 510

Peyton Manning is on fire.  He didn't only meet the record for touchdowns, he surpassed it! And this is why he is his momma's favorite.... I made this Peyton Manning Meme and thought I'd share it {please credit if you share} Way to go, Peyton! I'm proud to be a Bronco fan and to watch you at home in Denver at Sports Authority Field!!!! … [Read more...]

Jimmy Dean English Muffins

Jimmy Dean's English Muffins for your family, you have to read about how this mom can't keep them in her house! #ad

I have been compensated for this post by Hillshire Brands through the Mom it Forward Blogger Network but opinions are 100% my own. #bringhillshirehome So, I don't eat these because I don't eat red meat, but my boys do {I eat chicken, fish, turkey, etc}. The great thing is that they know how to throw a paper towel around it and pop it in the microwave. This is kind of a funny story about Jimmy Dean... So, I bought these Jimmy Dean english muffins specifically for this post and was going to take nice photos and make it look all pretty and nice.  You know, with strawberries and and nice yummy glass of orange juice and maybe a pink flower or something.  You know, make it all Pinterest … [Read more...]

Reebok Hockey Bag Review

Reebok 10k Hockey Bag Review

Our boys are in hockey and we bought them Reebok Hockey bags for all their gear. See my video for a review of this  Reebok 10K hockey bag. Let's just say we bought new ones. There were a few things I liked, but not enough to keep them.  It really bothers me as we spent over $100 for each bag and they didn't even make it one season.  I really liked the size of the bag and the handle.  I liked that I could pick it up with ease and but in my SUV.  But there are more things that went wrong with the bag than not.  At first I thought it was just us, then I took a look around the hockey rink and started asking the player's parents about what they thought about the same bag.  Sure enough, … [Read more...]

Don’t replace your ceiling fan – Paint it!

How to save money on light fixtures. Don't get rid of your old one, just paint it to update it #diy

Save your money and paint the darn thing! Paint your ceiling fan! We moved in 5 years ago and I've wanted to change out my ceiling fans for new ones ever since we looked at it.  Every time I go to Lowes or Home Depot, I look at the fans.  I look the next time and the next.... Then I'd go home and think, I should paint mine.  Then I'd think of taking it down, taking it apart and painting it.  Then I'd cringe. Then I'd be at Lowes, I'd look at the ceiling fans again ... and, look at the price and think about taking the old one down and putting the new one up.  Then I think about painting them again. See, it's been a vicious cycle. Try being in my brain ... It's totally ADHD {no … [Read more...]

How to Arm Knit

Learn to arm knit and make yourself something pretty! Perfect gift for her #diy

What a flipping awesome concept!  Arm knit your scarf!!  YOU can do it... Especially if I can do it! I went to Simply Maggie's Youtube channel and watched this video on how to arm knit. I got my yarn from Joann and went to town! I suggest you buy 2 skeins of yarn so you have it just in case you need more if you're making a cowl or something like a longer scarf.  I had bought one, yeah 1 skein of yarn, and had to go back.  I was like, 'now what?' as I had the unfinished cowl wrapped around my wrists ... Like how am I going to drive to Joann to get more yarn?  I gently took it off and thought that I'd be able to simply pick it up and start going again where I left off. NOT. I tried … [Read more...]

Questions to ask when getting a New Roof

Great tips on questions to ask when replacing your roof. Must pin and read!

This new roof certainly isn't a DIY project I would take on.  But it's certainly one I'd like to learn to do if I ever do take on a smaller job though! A few months ago, I posted about how we needed to get a new roof.  Our neighborhood was hit with hail storm after hail storm and all of our neighbors were getting their roofs replaced.  Our roof was once a beautiful cedar wood shake roof that had certainly seen better years. It was definitely in need of replacement, clear to any untrained unskilled eye.  Going through insurance isn't always easy to get one of these wood shake roofs replaced.  I hate to say this but it really does depend on the insurance, the adjuster, and … [Read more...]

Paint your ceiling – The 5th Wall

This is a must see transformation! The 5th Wall is awesome! #painting #diy

Have you ever heard of your ceiling referred to as the '5th Wall'? Me neither until my amazingly talented interior design genius friend, Karen T., assisted me with a project ... from her HOUSE in New Mexico!!  Yeah, she helped me over the phone by looking at pictures and looking at the same paint deck as me.  It was truly amaze balls at how flipping awesome she is!! Okay, well, she convinced me to paint my ceiling, the '5th wall',  periwinkle.  Because, as I've always said, "life is too short for white walls" ... including the ceiling apparently Yup, you are reading this correctly.  I have wanted to paint and makeover my front room for 5 years now but never had because I didn't have a … [Read more...]

How to get the Chippy Paint Look

How to get the chippy paint look #diy

You're going to die when you see how EASY this chippy paint look technique is. Like ... die.... You need Paint, Vaseline {I used Aquafor cause that's what I had on hand}, and a cloth I started by sanding this knife holder just enough to rough it up. I also added this little die cut wood accessory I bought from Michaels many moons ago.  So happy to finally use it!  I simply glued it on to the front of the knife holder. And spray painted it originally with black, but then I had some help ... We added some moss green and red ... then I may have painted it a bit after he went to bed ... I painted over the spray paint using blue that matches my kitchen island I redid {it's all about the … [Read more...]