Fall touches – my living room

This year for fall I decided to keep it simple, and the living room is no exception. We usually call this room the music room since a lot of piano playing goes on in there. The room is painted denim, and all the chairs in that room are gray. This more neutral color palate helps the room feel formal without feeling stuffy. For fall this year I literally placed a.. Read More

Fall touches – mantel stairways

When we were renovating our home, we decided against putting a mantle above the fireplace. I just wanted a clean wall. This opened up our room and gave it a lot more space. The only problem was where I was going to decorated my “holiday mantels.” I have two stairways in my home. One going up, and one going down. We created shelves in both areas. This became the perfect.. Read More

Fall touches – my dining room

My dining room is a fun room to decorate. I love adding touches of the season to that room because that is where we eat every night, and we can enjoy the space. I again went very simple this year. I wanted the room to have the feeling of fall, but not just be a fall room. So here are some fun touches I added this year to my space… Read More

Fall touches…my family room

I think I’ve mentioned before. I love fall. It is probably my most favorite season of the year. Most years I have gone all out with my fall decorating. I would use garlands, pumpkins, pictures…you  name it.  This year however, I decided to take a much more simple approach. I wanted to have a cozy fall feel to the room without the clutter of too much stuff. It is different.. Read More

Macaroni Salad

I can’t believe it is almost fall. My most favorite season of the year! I have been busy getting my house all “falled” up with pumpkins, blankets, and leaves. In the midst of decorating, I made this simple macaroni salad recipe for dinner. I love making a large salad like this for dinner because there are always leftovers for a couple of days that I can use in lunches. This.. Read More

My fall yarn wreath

Yea! Fall is almost upon us. I am busy getting all my fall decor ready to display and enjoy. Fall is my favorite season of the year. I think it is the funnest to decorate for because it stays out so long. I love the textures, colors, and smells. The house just feels more cozy when my fall decor is out and around us. I was looking at my fall.. Read More

Talking outside flowers

Ahh summer!!! I love summer, it is my favorite time of the year. I shared a post at the beginning of spring about sprucing up our yard. Here are some more mature pictures of the yard now that the summer has progressed and things have grown. Everything is growing great this summer. The yard looks lush, and the flowers are blooming beautifully.  My tip to a beautiful and manageable yard.. Read More

Delicious Baked Oatmeal

A few weeks ago, I had to do a brunch for a large gathering of people. My son was leaving on a mission for our church, and we were having a farewell send off. One of the things he asked me to make was this baked oatmeal recipe. He and his friends would bring this oatmeal  to share and eat for breakfast on mornings of their finals at school. He.. Read More

Outdoor bench

  When I was creating my porch this year I decided that I wanted to make a bench for it. I had been looking online and found the instructions for this bench here . It literally took this much wood to create a great bench, and it cost about $15. My hubby and I (mostly my hubby) followed the instructions and it turned out awesome. I wanted it to stand out.. Read More

Sunflower pots

Are you looking for something fun and unusual to pot flowers in? A few years ago, I found these metal garbage cans and decided they would be great to use as planters for my patio. Each year I planted something in them, and just didn’t love how it turned out. Then this year I was shopping and found these sunflowers. They are small, great for pots, and look great in.. Read More