February 25, 2013
But We Have A Bazillion Pens In The House!
Why is That? Pencils and pens accumulate, we put them away, but then don’t use the ones put away – we buy more. Right? We also get them from all over. Trade shows, expos, conferences or company reps give them away freely. Of course there are always those who use them at work and walk home with them in their pockets. (Tell me it …Pin It
February 20, 2013
Chalkboard Jar Labels Using Chalkboard Contact Paper
I have seen some of the cutest chalkboard labels on the large jars in kitchens from other creative blogs. It inspired me to go out and find the large jars for my kitchen counters.
Most of the chalkboard labels that I have seen made was by using the chalkboard paint. Although that is a great method and more than likely over all less …Pin It
February 18, 2013
Use All Of Your Closet Space!
By adding extra closet shelves in your closet, you can maximize your closet space. We have a fairly small walk in closet and we have maximized the space for minimal money.
Of course I’d love to have a custom closet, but it isn’t something we can afford to sink money into. So we have utilized our space by adding extra shelves. You can see where …
February 14, 2013
Chalkboard Labels For Your Pantry Baskets
I got my labels completed for my pantry baskets…. I told you I was going to do them!
There are so many uses for this chalkboard contact paper. I have several other things in mind!
But I want to show you how I made these simple labels for my baskets in my pantry.
I took some of my old business cards (they are such a good size for so …Pin It
February 12, 2013
DIY Valentine’s Day Craft Projects
Valentine’s Day is coming fast! I wanted to find a couple DIY projects that you might enjoy.
Romantic Candle Garden
I must really like the idea of the candle’s in coffee beans because I showed you one the other day I liked …
February 11, 2013
Small Town Johnstown, Ohio Big Red Band Needs Your Vote!
(photo used from NBC4 Voting contest site)
The Johnstown Big Red Band was entered into a contest with our local TV station NBC Channel 4 for a chance to …Pin It
February 7, 2013
Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe + Cool Whip Frosting = Amazing!
By Amy Trauntvein
I love love love Red Velvet Cake! Red Velvet Cake takes me back to my childhood at my Grandma Maxine and Grandpa Ted’s house where we (aunts, uncles and cousins) regularly gathered on Sunday evenings for fun, games and just being together. Grandma always had cake and ice cream for us, but the best Sundays were the Sundays she made Red Velvet cake. …
January 29, 2013
Organize your desk drawer
January 23, 2013
Do I Like To Exercise? No – But I’m Going To Learn To Love It!
Do I Need to Exercise? Absolutely… big time!
I’ve gone through so many phases in my life, and even on this blog, where I’ve started to exercise and get in shape. I’ll do good for awhile, and then I tend to fall back into my old ways. I think there is a part of me that doesn’t think …Pin It
January 21, 2013
A Great Water Filtration Pitcher That Removes It All!
By Amy Trauntvein
We drink a lot of water in our house, but hate the way water our tap water tastes. It contains a lot of chlorine and not only can you taste it, you can even smell it! Not very appetizing even if you are really thirsty. We do have a filter on our refrigerator water dispenser and even though is works at taking our the …Pin It
January 16, 2013
Making Homemade Caramels, It’s Easier Than You Think
My family loves homemade caramels. They just can’t compare to the cellophane wrapped squares that you find in the grocery store. Don’t get me wrong, those store bought ones are great if you want to make caramel apples, but if you want some amazing, soft, decadent eating caramels, there’s nothing like making them in your own kitchen. When we have caramels in the house, my youngest thinks she …Pin It
January 14, 2013
This Ikea Expedit Shelf Works Like A Pantry
I have a pantry, but I wanted some more space to help ease the load in my pantry and cabinets. I’ve mentioned before, I have a fairly small home. I do not have access dishes or pots and pans (come on… really…. me?) but things can get crowded and I wanted a solution. Here were some of my inspiration photos I found …Pin It
January 9, 2013
Look At The Photo Blanket My Boys Got For Me!
My four oldest boys couldn’t stand to wait until Christmas Morning to give me my gift. They were so excited to give me the photo blanket they had made for me.
I couldn’t believe it. They started unfolding it, and as soon as I saw there were family pictures on it.. the tears started flowing. As I’m sitting there trying to take it …Pin It
January 7, 2013
Have A Smaller House And Need More Space?
I love using cubby wall units. I’ve used the Ikea Expedit shelves for several areas of my home. In the garage for my bedroom, mud room and in my actual office, that I don’t really use anymore (I have gone back to my mini office in the family room, to be near the family).
Now I have gone …Pin It
December 31, 2012
New Start For New Year
I always love the New Year! It motivates me to make changes. Do I make resolutions? Yes – No – Kind of. I make goals for the new year. I think goals are always good to have.
My goals for this year?
1) Lose weight (yes, I know.. everyone’s goals. Dave and I are joining Weight Watchers together.)
2) Exercise (although routine one .. right?)
3) Not work as many hours …