Date Night

For the first time since our daughter was born over a year ago, my husband and I got to go out for a date! Our good friends Mike and Amy were married on Saturday and we were thrilled to be able to attend. I think we cleaned up pretty good, don't you? The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, the bride was radiant, the groom was beaming, and the food...oh, the food! I'm glad that we're not attending any other weddings this summer because I'm not sure it's possible to top the meal that we had last Read more [...]

A new look for Natural Mommie and other blogging stuff

If you pay close attention to my sidebars - and I'm sure you do - you may have noticed that the button for Natural Mommie has changed. It's not just the button; Amanda has done a total bloggy makeover and it looks fantastic! If you're not already reading her and entering her fabulous, eco-friendly giveaways, you should check out the new and improved Natural Mommie :)Speaking of giveaways, I'm in the works with a few fun companies and entrepreneurial mommies to bring some great reviews and giveaways Read more [...]

Getting Ready for Renovations

For the first time, we are living in a house with an unfinished basement. Our goal is to finish it sometime in the next year, but we're having a tough time figuring out what exactly we want to do with it! There is a rough-in for a three piece bathroom, but it would mean that there would be less than 6 inches between the open washer/dryer doors and the wall, so we can't decide if it's better to ignore it or build it. How much room for living, how much for storage? Where should the walls and doorways Read more [...]

Crafty Stuff ~ Birthday cake

It was really important to me to make Ashlyn's birthday cake. I love to bake, and I was thinking for months about what to make for her. She loves carrots, and I have an awesome carrot cake recipe, so that was a no-brainer. We did her room in a "sea" theme so I thought a turtle would be fun and not too difficult. I just wasn't sure how it would translate from my head to reality.I made the cake the way I usually do, then poured most of the batter into a greased glass bowl. I figured the shell would Read more [...]

Crafty stuff ~ DIY custom light

We were really happy to find a house when we were looking that was move-in ready. The only things we wanted to change was the paint colour in the master bedroom and our daughter's room, and all of the lighting upstairs. Ugly lights make me crazy!We had brought a couple of chandeliers from our old house (with the permission of the new owner), and we found some perfectly good, inexpensive lighting for our hallway from Ikea but finding a nice overhead light fixture for our daughter's room took us longer Read more [...]

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