Be Honest With Yourself

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my life.  I’m over 30 now and I guess that kind of makes me a “grown up,” even though I don’t always feel that way.  Sometimes I have trouble making decisions on my own, sometimes I have regrets, and sometimes I feel like I should’ve accomplished more in […] Read more…

12 Inspirational Patios & Porches

With spring upon us I’ve been dreaming of beautiful porches and backyard escapes.  Would you like to dream with me for awhile? 1.  I would absolutely love to lounge on these chairs on this brick patio (image via Danny Seo)… 2.  Take a relaxing swing under this pergola…  (Image via Southern Living) 3.  Or read […] Read more…

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Birthday Party

This weekend we had a birthday party for our boys (aka Double Trouble) who are turning three and four years old this month.  They love trains, race cars, airplanes, and fire trucks, so this was an easy theme to make both of them happy.  Here are some highlights of the party and ideas for how […] Read more…

Birthday Boy T-Shirts

At my house we’re gearing up for a big celebration this weekend – our boys’ birthday party!  Their birthdays are only 6 days apart so we have a joint party every year.  They are turning 3 and 4, and it’s such a fun stage.  They’re always wanting to learn new things, asking a million questions, […] Read more…

Basket for Dog Toys

Today’s project was born out of pure necessity.  You see, we had a problem in our house… an abundance of dog toys.  In the living room, the kitchen, the hallway, the bedroom, usually lurking where you didn’t expect… until you stepped on one.  Here are many of them, but I know there are about 4-5 […] Read more…

Stay-at-Home Mom: One Year Anniversary

When I was growing up, I always knew I wanted a family but I was never “that girl.”  That little girl who always pretended to be a mommy to her dolls, that teen girl who always volunteered to babysit because she loved kids so much, that young lady who knew she wanted to stay home […] Read more…

Spring Clean Your Casa: 10 Tips for Tidying and Organizing

I’ve gathered some of the best spring cleaning tips out there (including some from GitG readers!) to help you get your home spic-and-span in no time.  Then, once it’s clean, you’ll have more time to get outside and actually enjoy the beautiful weather!  So here they are, in no particular order: 1.  Reader Dana says, […] Read more…

French Flower Seed Tray

I know the first day of spring was over a week ago but I never feel like it’s officially spring until Easter comes.  Since Easter was yesterday – YEAY, SPRING IS HERE!  (I hope you had a lovely Easter, by the way!)  Spring always puts me in a good mood.   🙂  The warmer weather, […] Read more…

DIY Custom Shower Curtain

A few weeks ago, I volunteered to make a custom shower curtain for a friend who I helped update her bathroom.  I’d never attempted to make one before, but I really wanted to make something that would tie in the color scheme perfectly and give the right “classy/polished” vibe that we were going for.  Stay tuned […] Read more…

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