Thursday, January 28, 2016

January Mantel - Show and Tell Friday

 Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I can't believe we are already getting towards the end of January!  Soon I will be decorating my mantel for Valentine's Day, which probably won't be too much different than I did last year.


It seems in January I always use silver, crystal and white to decorate and that's what I did again this year...with lots of candles!

I'm loving this time

50 DIY Creative Valentine's Decorations

It's amazing how fast Valentines day can sneak up on us. It seems as though it was just yesterday that I finished packing up the rest of the Christmas decorations. 

Thankfully, DIY Cozy home has put together a great list of DIY Valentine's decor. 

View the entire list at:

DIY Cozy Home - 50 Fun And Creative DIY Valentine's Decorations.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

25 Creative Life Hacks

I think we can all agree that life is complicated. I'm a huge fan of anything to make life a little easier. Viral Nova has gathered up 25 creative tips to help you do just that. From organizing your frozen veggies to a new way to eat Cheetos without the mess. 

Check out these tips and more at...

Viral Nova - 25 Easy and Creative Life Hacks

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Reminiscing - Show and Tell Friday

Hi and Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  

I have nothing new to share this week but I've been very much reminiscing about my old apartment.  My lease just came up at the apartment my daughter and I have been living at for the past two years (I cannot believe it's been two years already) and I would love to move but the rent prices in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have just

Thursday, January 14, 2016

HELLO 2016...

 A new year with new projects.
It felt so good to take down all of our Christmas decor, but then it made our house feel so empty.
I found this cute "hello" sign at Hobby Lobby.
It makes me happy when I walk into the kitchen.

We have started the new year organizing bedrooms and closets.
We started with my daughter's room.
We moved around her furniture, which made it feel nice and fresh.  
It was just the change she needed.  
It's also motivated her to keep it clean!
Then we cleared out her closet. 
 It feels SO good to de-junk!

Next up was my boys' room..
It was MUCH needed, we can now see the top of their dresser and desk!

We are also finally done with our basement!  
It's nice to have a place for all the games.
I'll be doing a reveal soon.

I finally got around to hanging my kids' artwork.
It's been on my "list" for a few years!
This is the wall heading down to the basement.  
The stairwell is all white, so we added a little color with the frames.
It makes me smile every time I pass by.
How is your New Year going?

We got all of the kids' bedrooms organized over Christmas break, but this is how my little girl's room looks today!
She has been BUSY...notice her "rug" under the table.  
She is already decorating!
Happy New Year!

If getting organized is on your list for the New Year, here are a few more posts that might help you out:
Weekly Cleaning Schedule
Making Your House A Home

I'm sharing with these blogs:
The 36th Avenue
Chic On A Shoestring
Home Stories A to Z
I Heart Naptime
Thrifty Decor Chick
Farmhouse 40

Snowflake Cookies - Show and Tell Friday

Hi all! Welecome to Show and Tell Friday!  

I didn't know what to share this week and then I found these photos on my iPhone from Christmas.

I made these snowflake cookies during the holidays but since they are more "wintery" than "Christmasy" I thought I would share them.  I make these same cookies about every-other year.

 I think this year I will even make some heart cookies with this

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Pita Pizza - Show and Tell Friday


 Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!

I can't remember if I've shared this recipe before or not but I made it Thursday night so I thought I would snap some photos of the process.

I started making this about 3 years ago when I lost a ton of weight.  I think I made it about once a week back then.  I've gained some of that weight back (luckily not all of it) so I decided to start eating some