DIY Snowman Marshmallows

This year ditch the cookies because marshmallows are what your really neighbors want.  A couple weeks ago my sister, Kyla, came over bearing gifts in the form of marshmallow snowmen…

DIY Hair Barrettes – Girls’ Night Part 2

I’m getting on a role with these craft nights. This last one was all about making hair barrettes and hair ties, because who doesn’t need a few more of those? There is just nothing better than a night with your best girls, a bottle of champagne or two, and some good old fashioned crafting.

Girls’ Craft Night

A few weeks ago my girlfriend Danielle and I were chatting about how we could intentionally be more FUN, you know… like in the old days!


Today I’m letting Ryan takeover the blog again, because let’s face it… I am not what you’d call “handy”! And, he did a pretty awesome job building the cedar planter, so I thought it would be fun for him to share just how he pulled it off. Also, I get e-mails, texts, and DMs about how he built this thing…

Seeing The Potential!

Buying a home for the first time is intense. You, quite literally, have ALL the feelings at the same time.  You’re terrified you might not get the house you want, you find the house you want but it’s no longer available, you wonder why none of the houses your realtor is showing you look anything like the houses you’ve pinned on Pinterest. 


We are back with part three of our Summer Backyard Series, and I am so excited I can’t stand it. Ryan has been showing off his handy work in the last two posts that you can see here and here, but now it’s my turn. There is little I love more in life than entertaining. 

Backyard DIY Series Part II: Canopy Lights

I’m so excited to share Part 2 in our Backyard series (see Part 1 here) with you today AND to have Ryan takeover for the day. Like I mentioned last week, our backyard was his project, and it would be cruel to not let him show it off.

Backyard DIY Series Part 1: An Introduction

First off, let me just preface this backyard DIY post with 1. This project was NOT done in a weekend! and 2. I did little to no work. I picked out flowers and pots… and that’s it. Ryan did this whole thing by himself with the exception of two days when he had a friend help him move rocks.