Painting A Table – Virginal Confessions

A couple of months ago, my then-still-two-year-old daughter decided she was way too big and old and mature to sit in a high chair. No self-respecting 2.5 year old would argue with this belief. In fact, I agreed wholeheartedly with my tot. She is as tall as a lot of 4-year-olds, after all. The only […]

DIY Playhouse

It started with a hole in the wall. Actually, there were two. We had a small storage area under the stairs that we weren’t using, and a daughter who needed a spot to play, so we grabbed our hammer and went to work. After framing out the doorway, we installed two lights; a porch light […]

Surviving The Man Cold

This winter has been one of the longest and coldest that I can remember. When it’s extra cold and we’re all stuck inside sharing collective groans of boredom, we also tend to be extra generous about sharing our germs. Somehow, we’ve had three bouts of the stomach bug in my house, as well as countless […]

Repurposing Old Picture Frames

When we moved into our new house last year, we made a lot of quick decisions about what to keep and what to toss. Something my husband and I disagreed about were these old picture frames. They were brassy in color, and some no longer had the glass in them. I told him I wanted […]

Strange Things Bloggers Do

  We bloggers are strange creatures. We write–and share with the world–all of our secrets, our embarrassing moments, our financial woes, things normal people don’t even talk about with their cats. I have to say there’s something cathartic about spilling all your beans, but it also lends people to believe that bloggers might just be […]

Hairstyles For Little Girls

My 2.5 year old daughter has been blessed with a lot of hair, but this wasn’t always the case. On her first birthday, she still had bald spots, and prior to her second birthday, she barely had enough to make tiny pigtails. In fact, those first pigtails more closely resembled Shrek ears if I’m to […]

Updating Built In Bookcases

  Hi friends! I have a confession. I hope that I’m not the only person that does this, but I’m really awesome at starting projects and really terrible at finishing them. The built-ins above have been mostly finished for months, but just recently did I put the finishing touches on the crown molding. This is […]

DIY Jewelry Organizer

Months ago, I made this DIY jewelry organizer for my bedroom. I had purchased a tree to hang my necklaces years ago, but it was too short for most of my necklaces, which meant that they all ended up getting tangled up in a heap at the bottom. Isn’t the purpose of a jewelry organizer […]

Crowd Friendly Recipes

Hello to my blog, for whom I used to write! I’m feeling somewhat poetic today, but maybe that’s because I just casually perused through a site chock full of hilarious haiku poems bemoaning the loved/hated herb, cilantro. I was looking up recipes for guacamole, and came across a common theme. Apparently, there are certain flavors […]

Frugal Fashion Friday – First!

Welcome to my first Frugal Fashion Friday edition! Don’t worry, all. I promise not to try to incorporate every single f-word I know into this post just to be cute. That would be sofa king annoying. See? No f-words! We’re good. Last Sunday, I wore this ensemble that is simple and cute…and frugal! I’ve been […]