Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tips on Getting Your Pool Ready For Summer

I am partnering with HTH® Pool Supplies to share my tips on how to get your pool ready for Summer, but all opinions are my own.

School is out, which means it is officially summer and time for long days by the pool. We always kick off Memorial Day weekend with a pool party and cook out for family and friends. This means I spend the week before cleaning the deck and area around the pool, getting it ready to open. HTH® Pool Supplies make it easy to get your water ready for swimmers and you can pick it up during your next trip to Walmart!

Having a pool does not have to be a hassle. HTH® Pool Supplies make it easy to get your water ready for Summer!

We have been opening our pool for about 10 years now and each time it gets a little easier. We are always looking for ways to get it open a little quicker so we can enjoy it. We start by using a small pump hooked to a hose to drain the rain water off the pool cover. Next, we use a net to remove the leaves and debris that has fallen over the winter. Once the pool cover is mostly clear, we remove the water tubes from around the edges and remove the cover.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Getting Started in Bible Journaling Using a Journal

The journal was provided to me by DaySpring to review, but all opinions are my own. 


There are many ways to study scripture and one of the ways I like to dive in to the Word is through journaling. It allows me to focus on the passage and be creative in the process which helps me retain what I am reading. Even if you do not have a Journaling Bible, you can still get creative while studying scripture.

Get Started in Bible Journaling with the Devotional Doodle Journal!


This Devotional Doodle Journal is the perfect place to start if you do not know where to start. It offers a short devotional with lines for journaling and a prompt page to doodle on. The one I started with (shown below) was the simple task of drawing stars. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

3 Simple Graduation Crafts

My son just graduated from High School (cue the tears), which calls for celebration. No party is complete without a few DIY projects, especially when they involve my Cricut. I know Graduation season is over, but a couple of these crafts can be customized for birthdays or other events, so go ahead and Pin it for later!

3 Easy DIY crafts for Graduation using Cricut

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

3 Ideas For a Girls Craft Party

I received product from Deflecto in exchange for hosting a Tryazon Party, but all opinions are my own.

It is no secret that I love crafting and craft organization, so when I had an opportunity to review a new line of craft organization products AND get crafty with a few of my girlfriends, I jumped at the chance. If you have not heard of Tryazon, it is a website dedicated to getting innovative products into people’s hands, in fun settings like this. They offer excellent product samples and savings for all who participate.

Plan the ultimate Girl's Craft Night with these 3 projects and craft storage organizers from Deflecto!

First let me tell you about the organizers. Deflecto creates storage products that help people stay organized at home, work, or on-the-go. Deflecto’s products have clear sides, allowing you to be able to see what is stored inside. They all work together to make the ultimate craft room! 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Tips on Installing Peel and Stick Glass Tile

Aspect Tile provided the back splash tile kit for this project, but all opinions are my own.

We recently updated our kitchen for the One Room Challenge. One of the things we did was replace the outdated tile back splash with Aspect Peel & Stick glass tiles. These tiles are available in metal, stone, glass, and wood and will fit in with any style of room.

Tips on Installing Aspect Peel and Stick Glass Tile in a MCM Kitchen

This was my first experience with tiling, so I did not want to deal with grout. This product was easy to install; I did it in a few hours over a weekend.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

MCM Kitchen Reveal (One Room Challenge)-Week 6

So here we are in the final week of the One Room Challenge...the long awaited REVEAL! If you are new here, I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home and this week all of the participants are showing off their finished spaces. I want to say a special thanks to Linda, official ORC media partner Better Homes and Garden, and my sponsors for making this possible! I have made new friends through this challenge and gained tons of inspiration for future projects, so make sure you head over to the ORC blog and check out the amazing Featured Designers as well as some of the Guest Participants.

We gave our 70's kitchen a Mid-Century Modern Update on a Budget - One Room Challenge

We gave our 70's kitchen a Mid-Century Modern Update on a Budget - One Room Challenge

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Installing Butcher Block Counters (One Room Challenge) - Week 5

Here we are at week 5 of the ORC, just one week away from the reveal! If you are just joining me, I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home, where 20 Designers and over 200 guest bloggers make over a room in 6 weeks! Our kitchen is coming right along and hopefully (fingers crossed) will be finished next week.

Tips on Installing Butcher Block Counters (One Room Challenge)

One of the things we did in the kitchen was replace the tile counter tops with wood butcher block. This project definitely had its challenges, so I am sharing what I learned with you in case you are considering installing butcher block yourself.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Mother's Day Gift Ideas and Giveaway

Mother's Day is right around the corner so I am rounding up some of my favorite gift idea posts for you. Stick around till the end because I am also co-hosting a huge giveaway where you have the chance to win 1 of 3 gift cards worth over $100 each to treat your mom...or yourself!


Come and enter the Mothers Day Giveaway! Enter for your chance to win gift cards totaling $410! Winners choice of gift card
Whether you want to make something special for your mom or just head to the store or click that "Add to Cart" button, I have several ideas for you. Just click the links to be taken to the post for more information.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

How to Paint Wood Cabinets (One Room Challenge) - Week 4

Rust-Oleum provided the kit for this project, but all opinions are my own.

If you are just joining me, I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. We are in week 4 and I am finally panting our cabinets. I am using Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation kit which comes with all the supplies needed to update your cabinets. I am always for products that make my DIY life easy and this kit comes with almost everything you need.

It is easy as 1-2-3...Clean, Paint, Seal!

How to Paint Wood Cabinets with Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation (One Room Challenge)


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

MCM Kitchen Makeover (One Room Challenge)-Week 3

Here we are at the halfway mark of the One Room Challenge. To refresh your memory, this is a twice a year blogger event hosted by Linda at Calling It Home, that consists of  20 featured designers and hundreds of design bloggers showcasing a room makeover that they have to complete in just 6 weeks.

MCM Kitchen Makeover (One Room Challenge)-Week 3


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