A delicious soup recipe for a cold day

It has been freezing here lately. Below zero temps.  When it is that cold outside, it just makes me want to put a pot of soup on.  I love any kind of soup, but this one is one of my favs. This is the soup that got my hubby to marry me.  I made this for him on our second date, and after that he was hooked.  You know what.. Read More

working on the exercise room

Don’t you just love this lovely peach color! This room is in my basement and was probably used as a craft room. It had a lovely flower wallpaper border which we removed, and the flooring was foam tiles. Got to love it all!   We chose a light gray color for the walls, then found some carpet tiles for the floor. These are the coolest things.  They stick down with adhesive.. Read More

Yard Work

Finally another post. These last couple of months have kept me so busy, that I haven’t had any time to concentrate on doing important things like blog. We have been busy at our house. Mostly with the outside. We decided to cut out some flower gardens in our yard. This was so needed. Nothing bugs me more that just grass that goes to a fence. First we planned out our.. Read More

New Life for some Old Furniture

Taking the old, making it new…so fun, cheap, and cheerful. I love re purposing all my old furniture when doing a new room. My older daughter had a desk we used in her old room. We took that desk, re-painted it, and it totally changed it’s personality and looks brand new. Here’s how it looked before. It went in her room in our old house that looked like this. I.. Read More

I love Paris in the Springtime!

My other daughter wanted a Paris themed bedroom. Since I have recently been to Paris I was all for this, and way excited to design this room. Here is her room before. Very bland and white. Here it is after. Very bright, colorful, and Parisian! This was one of the most fun rooms I have done in a long time. It was fun to work with her and her ideas,.. Read More


Lighting in a room can add so much fun and personality. I love taking a light fixture and making it my own. For instance, we found this chandelier on Overstock for an amazing price. It was brass, yuck, but with a little imagination and some turquoise spray paint, it turned into a whole lot of fabulous! This is my daughter’s personality all summed up in a light fixture. I wanted.. Read More

Re-purposing…love it!

I love adding personality and color to a room by making things. Either painting old furniture, or using fabrics. I love giving new life to things, doing a room on the cheap (inexpensive). Everything we did in my girl’s room we made ourselves, or re-purposed. For instance, we decided that the room was too small for the current desk we had for it. So we chopped the desk in half,.. Read More

pink, red, turquoise, green…

 So excited to show a completed picture of one of my girl’s rooms.  The inspiration all started with the quilt that I showed earlier. I went from there, picking paint, bedspread, fabric for window treatments.  Here are some of the before pictures of the room. As you can see, a completely wrong color for a six year old girl. Here is the after. A lot different. We changed everything, the.. Read More

Adding personality with fabric and color

I’ve been working on my girl’s rooms lately. Our next big project. Deciding on colors for the room really had to start with fabric for me.  I was in the craft store and saw a quilt that had the perfect colors for my youngest girl’s room. I quickly bought some fabric and started to make a quilt. It all came together from there. These were the colors I wanted in.. Read More

Post number one

This is a new start, new house, new blog for me.  I have been blogging in the past, doing a family blog, but I wanted a place to journal about all the home projects that we do.  I love looking back on all the other ideas I have done on my other homes, so this blog will be a journey through all the change we are going to make in.. Read More