Christmas: Stress Less- Part 3 (December)

Well, we’re getting down to the knitty gritty…it’s December!! If you’ve been following along, I’ve been guiding you through a slow journey to get ready for Christmas- hopefully it’s been helpful!!  Here are your assignments for this month! Week 1 Draft Christmas letter Print letter & photo Write down Holiday activities on your calendar Check […]

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Hi and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  No blog today- I’m spending the day with family!  I’m so thankful for all of you who take the time to read this blog!!  Your comments and emails encourage me to keep sharing!  Enjoy your day and remember to count your blessings!!!

Christmas: Stress Less- Part 2 (November)

Happy November!!!  My hope and prayer is that I can help you get ready for Christmas with less stress this year!  Here is the month of November broken down by week.  If you miss a few items, you’ll have an extra week to catch up!  So, here we go!!! Week 1 Talk to your family […]

Fall Decor 2016

  Here are a few snap shots of our Fall Decor….. The Fall bins came up from the basement at the beginning of September…. Snippets from the upstairs… Snippets from the basement… For the Grand Tour, click the video below…. See you next week!!

Organized Teen Boy Closet

  Today I’m inviting you into my son’s closet.  Don’t worry, it’s not dark and scary- it’s usually clean-ish. (emphasis on the “ish”) When moving into this home almost a year ago, we purged a  lot of “stuff.”  As with many boys his age (17) he is mostly low maintenance, doesn’t want anything too frilly […]

Jill’s Baking Tips: Frosting

I had quite the dilemma earlier this week.  A dilemma as in “first world problem” dilemma, but certainly a dilemma. Here goes…..I made a yellow cake (just a box mix) and I only had a little bit of chocolate frosting left because we had cracked open the frosting can the night before while making s’mores. […]

My 5 “Must Have” Kitchen Appliances

I’m one of those weird people who actually like to cook!  Now don’t get me wrong, I won’t refuse a chance to have a break and go out for dinner or let someone else cook!  My kids have actually been asking to cook dinner once in awhile….I think they’ve caught “the cooking bug.”  As much […]

5 Habits to Keep Your Home Running Smoothly

  Make your bed. We have a rule in our house that the last one out of bed has to make the bed.  What a great incentive to get up early and start the day!  If you think about it, the bed is the largest item in your room, so making it all neat and […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Raise your hand if you like pasta!!  Me, Me!! Seriously, who doesn’t like pasta??  Well, I found this recipe to be a nice change from your typical  spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce dinner, and my kids like it too!  And the really great part?  It has bacon in it!  Double like!!!  As you can […]

Spring Mantel 2016

Surprise, surprise, the weather got nice and hubby agreed that we should take down the Christmas mantel!!  Unlike most husbands who don’t care about decor, my hubby likes to shop for and be involved in  decorating  the house!  This is a WIN for me because decorating is NOT my thing.  Oh, I’m a good copier […]