You Make Me Happy


One morning a couple days ago I was playing with my two year old son and I was laughing at some silly thing he was doing and I said the words “you make me happy”.  He repeated it with his little speech impediment that makes a two year old’s speech so adorable “I make you … [Read more…]

The Sour Cream Conundrum

In case this website and my projects may have given you some crazy impression that I have it all together all the time then let me tell you a little story about my night. Actually it started about a week ago when I was getting my weekly grocery shopping coffee treat at the coffee shop … [Read more…]

Laundry Room Makeover


Parents spend a lot of time in the laundry room.  With 4 kids I spend A LOT of time in there.  I feel so lucky to actually have a dedicated space to do my laundry.  When we moved in it was pretty much blank space.  Here’s a picture. But then I started doing some work … [Read more…]

Lena’s Strawberry Pie


Strawberries are finally in season and that means it’s time to make my mother-in-law’s amazing strawberry pie. It’s so easy, super refreshing and insanely delicious! As you can see from one of my favorite pictures of my son from about 5 years ago – it’s a family favorite! Strawberry Pie Pie Crust: 1 1/3 C … [Read more…]

A Quick and Easy Chair Makeover


It’s summer!  We’ve been busy with baseball, pool time, yard work and all the fun things summer has to offer.  Since last summer was such a blur and we were working so hard on the house we made a conscious decision to really focus on the kids and their activities this year.  It’s left very … [Read more…]

A Father’s Day Story

Once upon a time there was a fifteen year old girl and as fifteen year old girls sometimes do, she was fretting about a boy.  It was a boy that she liked very much but she was scared that because he was two years older than her, he wouldn’t like her back.  So her father, … [Read more…]

Grandpa’s Chicken Adventure

My dad has been threatening to get us a chickens for a while now.  I say threatening because at this point in time I really don’t want to take on chickens. Growing up our neighbors had chickens and our families and a couple other families would go over and help them at butchering time.  It’s … [Read more…]

Rhubarb Cake


  I hate to brag but I have a little talent.  I’ve come to realize that if you give me something healthy like a fruit or vegetable I can almost always turn it into into something carb loaded, fat ladened, or just a complete sugar bomb.  Rhubarb is no exception but in my defense I … [Read more…]