1 year Anniversary of “The Flood”


Today marks the one year anniversary, of what I refer to as, “The Flood”.  September 29, 2010, exactly 4 months after we had moved into our current home, I came home to a flood that would forever change the way our home looked.  Malea and I had only been gone for about 1 hour and …Continue Reading

Coffee Stains are no match for Detergent


  I love our local Dutch Bros. but sometimes drinking coffee in the car is not a good idea for me.  Have you ever been driving, sipping on your coffee {being really careful of course} when you look down and see this on your shirt?     Seriously?!  How did that happen, I was being …Continue Reading

Organizing Kids Clothes


  I had so much fun making these tags for my daughter’s closet and I love how they just add a little unexpected bling, we all love a little bling right? :)Here is how I organize my daughter’s clothes for the upcoming seasons & sizes.  As you all know kids have a lot of clothes …Continue Reading

Fall Coffee Filter Wreath

Fall coffee filter wreath

First of all, don’t you just love my newly made-over front door?  Every day I love it more! I have seen so many beautiful wreaths this fall and wanted to make something awesome to display on it!  There are two that I really want to make so I figured I’d make one for this end …Continue Reading

How to Clean a Fiberglass Shower Stall

how to clean fiberglass shower

Source   I get asked all the time “how do you clean a fiberglass shower stall”? It’s a great question because so many of us have fiberglass showers in our homes!   Here’s what you need: Spray bottle filled with white vinegar Sponge Baking Soda   Step 1: Clear the shower of shampoos, conditioners, soap, …Continue Reading

Getting Harsh Odors out of the Laundry


  There’s not really anything in our house that are as important as Teddy and Bee.  Teddy and Bee are my daughter’s teddy bear and blanket.  I’m sure you’re wondering why they are the most important things in our home but it’s an easy answer: without them my daughter cannot sleep and if Teddy is …Continue Reading

How to Clean the Kitchen Sink


Source   Question: I always hear about how your kitchen sink is dirtier than the kitchen floor, your dog’s mouth, the toilet, and all kinds of gross places.  I don’t have a dishwasher, so I was wondering what the best way to disinfect my stainless steel sink is so when I move my dishes from …Continue Reading

How to get Oven Racks to Slide Easily


Question After using the self cleaning cycle on my oven the racks never glide smooth and the finish inside the oven isn’t shiny any more, it’s kind of dull.  Mostly the racks sticking really bothers me.  Is there anything I can do to fix them and make the oven look new again? Answer It’s funny …Continue Reading

A Brighter, Whiter Smile {Say Cheese!}


   I have always had a very big teeth and a very large smile and that’s something that I have worked hard to keep white and bright.  I never want to have to be shy in front of the camera because of yellow teeth.  That is why after using the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush ProClean …Continue Reading

How to Keep Soda from Going Flat


Source   I’m not a soda drinker but where I live, in Northern California, the summer evenings are very warm.  Many nights, after we put Malea to bed, my husband and I love to sip on a refreshing, cold mojito or gin & tonic.  When you’re craving a cool refreshment there’s nothing more annoying then …Continue Reading

Front Door Makeover


  Ever since we moved in to this house {1year & 3months ago} my front porch has been a total snooze-fest.  To be honest it has made me crazy but I haven’t put any time or real effort into making it fabulous.     B-O-R-I-N-G!     About a month ago I decided that I needed …Continue Reading

Striped Entryway Reveal


For the last 2 weeks my husband has been out of town for school.  It’s never a good idea to leave me alone for too long because my mind gets going and then before I know it I’ve made over the whole house!  Here’s what I did the last 2 weeks {watch for the reveals …Continue Reading