My Favorite Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream

My Favorite Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream 2

Last weekend I was chatting with a friend who just bought an ice cream maker. When I mentioned I use mine all the time, she asked for some recipes and like the boring friend that I sometimes am, I replied, “I only have one recipe and I use it every time.” I get really serious about… Read More »

Quietude Bedroom Polyvore Set

Master Bath Finishes

Today’s post is sort of a mash-up between my usual color palettes and Polyvore creations. I’ve been working on my favorite part of a design project this week: picking finishes for the master bath and furniture pieces for the bedroom. There are many stages of an interior design project that are not so glamorous, but this is… Read More »

From a Box of Bills to a Craft Organizer

From a Box of Bills to a Craft Organizer

Who pays bills anymore? I know I don’t. Well, at least not the kind where you sit down at your desk, pull out all your bills and your checkbook, write a bunch of checks, and then inevitably give your tongue a paper cut licking envelopes and stamps. I pay all my bills online. I figure… Read More »

You Can Make a Difference with Give Her Life


I’m so honored and excited to welcome a special guest today, who is working on a worldwide problem that is near and dear to my own heart. When I was a child, we lived in China for a year. Even at the age of 9, I could see how differently girls and boys were treated… Read More »

How to Puppy-Proof your Home


I was planning on writing a craft post today, but we’ve had an unexpected house guest this week, and she’s thrown off all my plans. She has quite terrible manners, but is really sweet on the inside. She’s broken every rule of house guest etiquette, starting with chewing on my furniture, and escalating to peeing… Read More »

Shut The Front Door!

Front Door Of Modern House

It’s door week at, and I’m so happy to be a part of it! What’s door week, you ask? Well, the folks at Remodelaholic are dedicating a whole week to anything related to doors. Front doors, garage doors, cabinet doors, barn doors, you name it – they’ve got it. Remember my cabinet painting tutorial,… Read More »

Spring Green Smoothie


I don’t love vegetables. I mean, in a perfect world I know I should, but in reality they end up way down the list of priorities. Unless you count cocoa beans. Those are a vegetable, right? And coffee beans? My hubby, on the other hand, is a health nut. He loves all things protein- and… Read More »

Olive Palette

Olive palette with greens and reds from The Palette Muse

This Olive Color Palette combines muted greens and red tones for contrast and interest, without overwhelming the senses. When I first saw this picture, I thought these were tiny apples, but upon closer inspection I realized they are olives. I hate the taste of olives (I can spot one a mile away and half buried… Read More »

The World’s Worst Superhero

Superhero Square

This morning, as I was driving back to the house from the grocery store, to retrieve the list that I only realized I had forgotten as I was walking into said grocery store, after finding the only parking spot in the parking lot, I was reminded of something a new friend said to me recently.… Read More »

Simple No-Sew Bunk Bed Tent

The secret to creating a bunk bed tent

Try this easy no-sew bunk bed tent trick next time your little one wants to use all your sheets and blankets to build a fort out of their bed. One of my daughters is a burrower. Do you know a kid like this? She likes to pile up all her stuffed animals on her bed… Read More »