Thursday, March 23, 2017

~Spring Coffee Center~

Updated the coffee center with some Spring/Easter decor!

How to make this cute, easy, and super cheap burlap bunny banner {HERE}.

Vintage chalkware rabbit has been in the family forever.

Paper bunny straws {a.k.a. my coffee stirrers} from Target Dollar Spot!

The wire rack from World Market {LINK} is perfect for displaying my mugs and now, my Rae Dunn plates.

My BFF, Wanda, gave me these adorable Rae Dunn Easter plates for my birthday--LOVE!!!!!

and they fit perfectly on top of the mug rack....

My coffee center brightens up my kitchen and is a fun spot to decorate for the holidays!

Spring Cleaning

My Spring cleaning has finally started! I've just accepted the fact that it's never going to get warm, so I may as well just jump in and give the house a good cleaning. Plans are to go through the house as quickly as possible, deep cleaning, organizing, and moving on to the next room as soon as I finish a room. Peter is on his 3 week hitch at work, so I had planned to use this time for cleaning. It was so cold last week, I just couldn't get psyched up about washing windows. I was determined to start this week though, but Monday was my birthday and then I wasn't feeling up to par...excuses finally, yesterday, I brought it to bear and started. The guest room has just been redone, so I only needed to wash the sheets and swiffer the floor, then it was on to the den/home office/tv room/nap spot, actually, I just call it the front room....but it really is a multi-functional room. LOL 

This is one of my favorite spots....and my desk top computer is a must for me. Until I get a MacBook, I simply cannot blog on my IPad. I love, love sitting at my desk editing pictures and typing out posts. I know it's old school, but it works best for me. 


I added a white slipcover to our old sofa and for now, it fits in well. 

We did the DIY board & batten a few years ago that I still love. Blog post {HERE} & {HERE}

The paint color is Cathedral Stone by Valspar. It's the perfect shade of greige. 
Read {HERE} how I painted this room for under $3.00. :O)

This wall has had several different looks...different wall colors, cabinets, tables. 

Now, it's a clean slate and I'm on the lookout for a pretty farmhouse, weathered entry table.
Stay tuned.....{the mirrors will go too probably}.

awesome napping, lounging, tv watching spot!!!

Future project ideas for this room: dark wood floor, replace bay window, 
take out that cabinet in the corner and put in a freplace! Hopefully, a fall/winter project this year. 

Always need a project in the works!! :O)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

DIY Pottery Barn Ledge Shelves

I love these ledge shelves from Pottery Barn......

but I don't love the price. ($69-$149)

A few years ago, Dad copied them for me and I paid less than $20 for supplies for both shelves.
Check out the blog post {LINK} 

I love that you can change out pictures and decorations without the damage to your walls. 

I made this cute DIY Anthropologie Galvanized Letter a few years ago. 
See how-to post {HERE}.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Chalkboard

#chalk #chalkboard #mercy #verseoftheday
#bibleverse #lamentations3v23 #godsplan 
#blessed #hismerciesareneweveryday
#morningquiettime #mornings #spring

Pioneer Woman: Carrot Cake

This month from Pioneer Woman's "A Year of Holidays" cook book.......

Sigrid's Carrot Cake


my review: I'm not the biggest dessert fan, and I would much rather spend time in the kitchen cooking dinner instead of baking a cake. However, it was my birthday (week), I do love carrot cake, and it was one of PW's March recipes, so why not? It was absolutely DELISH!!!!!! Nathan was home so he helped eat it, along with family at my little birthday get together. I also shared a few slices, so overall, I didn't eat too much cake!! I will definitely make this again (if I ever bake again!). LOLOL

January Recipe {LINK}
February Recipe {LINK} {LINK}
March Recipe {LINK}{LINK}

Sunday, March 19, 2017

photo dump friday: march 08 - 17

I am so far behind on my photo dumps....
I'm just going to catch up here then post archive pics later!

MARCH 08 - 17

look at that BIG girl!!!

shopping & dinner
that first french fry was toooo good!!
just a girl & her shoes <3
Uncle Nate visits!

what a ham! :O)

pretty girl!!
going out with daddy & mommy!

can say Pop-Pop!!!! (and make fish lips!) :O) :O)
look at her!!!!
loves loves books!!!


Dad was snorting like Peppa Pig to get some laughs!!
Silly Daddy!!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017


I was so excited to wake up and see that Keurig had featured my coffee station on their IG site!!! 

How cool is that!!! :O)

Adding hashtags and links to your posts is a great way to grow your IG account and "meet" some awesome fellow instagrammers! Go grab a cup of Keurig coffee and catch up on IG stories!! <3

st.patty's week coffee chat

Shakes and a movie for me and Peter on Monday night. 
[I highly recommend Concussion starring Will Smith. 
We also saw Hacksaw Ridge last week which was awesome.]

I had planned to start my Spring cleaning this week, but the weather has been ridiculously cold, windy, and just plain dreary. On Wednesday, I caught up on Fixer Upper instead.

Who knew Peeps were fat free???
Now I don't feel so bad about having them for breakfast!

let's bake.....