Double Barn Door used as window treatments

I don't have a perfect place in my house for a barn door. I've been bummed ever since I realized the dream of having a barn door just wasn't doable in our home. All of the sudden my mind hit the jackpot, and I was so excited at the thought of using a barn door on both sides of a window. Double barn doors used as window treatments!?! I thought it was worth a try, and they turned out so great.  We used the same … [Read more...]

crossmill media cabinet by BHG Live Better

My upstairs family room is definitely a work in progress. In my defense, I don't want to spend a lot of money on that room because the kids wreck havoc on that room. Until this week, we had the TV on a $14 IKEA shelf that was falling apart. I have had my eye on this BHG media console at Walmart for a few months, because it has such a pretty finish. Although I think the current legs are totally fine, I LOVE … [Read more...]

outdoor furniture painting tips

This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart. All Opinions are 100% my own. Do you have chairs that look sad like these? We acquired these chairs when a friend was moving and didn't want to take them. So I guess we inherited them? Ha. We have replaced the outdoor seat cushions a few times over the years, but the last few years we have neglected them. The poor, sad … [Read more...]


I'm always stoked to be asked to join home tours. {Thank you Gina!} The tours are always so fun, in fact I like virtual home tours better than our local parade of homes lately. The builder beige walls make me want to poke my eye with a needle. If that's your favorite though, don't take offense. Summer is in full swing here. My four monsters, perfect kids got out of school before Memorial day, and today was rough. I … [Read more...]


I'm headed to VEGAS, baby! On June 18th I will be hosting the DIH workshop at store #3306 at 6:30pm {address: 2200 E Serene Ave Las Vegas, NV 89123}. I will be demonstrating how to make this adorable outdoor serving station at the workshop. Even if you aren't close to Vegas, don't worry there will be a DIH workshop in your area on June 18th too. In fact, there should be a DIH workshop every single month on the … [Read more...]

flower bed landscaping project

We are trying our hand at a little flower gardening this year. We ripped out our rocks, installed a soaker hose, and went to town with pay dirt to prepare the flower bed for planting. We definitely aren't experts, and I'm chalking it up as "research" to see how the plants do. I live in Southern Utah where the climate is HOT and mostly dry. We are not 100% sure which plants will thrive and which ones won't survive. But, … [Read more...]

Front yard overhaul pictures for web

This post contains affiliate links, just keeping it real, folks. The kids thought helping with the yard sounded fun when I told them we were going to "work outside" for a few hours as a family. They didn't know what they were getting themselves into. Heck, I didn't know what I was getting myself into either.  If you missed the before pictures of the yard, check them out here.  I'm glad I took this picture before we … [Read more...]

flower crafts and recipes

It's springtime! No matter what the weather is doing where you live right now, look at all these pretty ways to work flowers into your day. From decorations to furniture or even something to eat, you're sure to find something to put on your to-do list! ~Steph Click through this list to find the full tutorials, and maybe even find some new favorite people to follow! Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet  ||  The Happy … [Read more...]

front yard landscaping overhaul

If you are landscaper, I owe you major props. My back aches. My hands hurt, and I now realize that I'm kind of a wuss. For this farm girl, that's hard for me to admit. We started a big project in our front yard. Our neighbors kept driving past, and after waving to us 5 times in a 9 hour timeframe, I'm sure they were thinking, "What the H are they doing!?!?" I have to admit, yesterday was a long day.  Working in the … [Read more...]

welcoming porch

This post is sponsored by Proctor and Gamble. All opinions are 100% mine. #HELLO! Pretend you are my new neighbor. Welcome to my porch. Do you want to come in? What does our courtyard say about us? Have you moved lately? Thank heavens I haven’t because moving can be the pits. It's one of the necessary evils of life. When you move into a new space, making it feel homey and inviting is definitely the fun … [Read more...]