Allison from House of Hepworths has many a project underway. But unlike me, she actually manages to complete things on her to do list. (I’m trying to be inspired instead of jealous). Kudos to you, Sister, for finding this awesome sign on Pinterest, saying you were going to make it and then actually doing it. It’s […]
Living on one income means our home improvement budget is…well, there pretty much IS no home improvement budget. But, you know I don’t like “no” so I do my best to make it happen anyway. The silver lining is it forces me to be more creative. A plastic surgeon I am not (or I wouldn’t […]
TheMommyhood.com wants to help you decorate for fall by giving away this adorable spider pumpkin holder! Earlier this year, I popped into a store here in Knoxville called Ironic. I had never been there before but loved it because there were really interesting home decor items and everything was very reasonably priced. The store owner, […]
Looking for a great way to display your child’s keepsakes? Consider this idea I saw at my friend Rachel’s house. She found an inexpensive garden accessory at HomeGoods, spray-painted it navy blue and hung it on the wall. She and her kids use it to display art and other keepsakes by attaching them with clothes […]
Do you love home magazines (and great catalogs) as much as I do? If so, you might be interested in two web sites I have found. One is called One Kings Lane and the other is called Joss & Main. These are home decor web sites that send a daily email with deals on gorgeous […]
On a family trip to Dollywood yesterday, I spotted these hub caps on the wall at a 1950s-inspired attraction called the Rockn’ Roadway. I thought the hub caps made really cool wall art and would be neat in a little boy’s bedroom.
So, I have one of those non-problem problems. You know, the kind that are meaningless, but yours nonetheless. My hand is on my forehead. I bought this couch on Craigslist because I love the lines of it. I think it would look smashing recovered in a warm white chenille with no skirt and chrome nail-head […]
My friend, Victoria got this chair for free and had it recovered. I love a before and after, so I asked for some pictures. Before… …and after. Gorgeous, huh? And my other friend, Melissa got these cute chairs for $20 each at a yard sale. Her husband (who had never reupholstered anything) did them. The […]
Ever wonder how to tighten up a loose roller shade? Well, I recently learned how and it’s simple. When it comes to my kids’ rooms, instead of blinds I prefer room-darkening roller shades. Not only are they cost effective (about $10 each at The Home Depot), but there’s nothing worse than a room that’s not […]
So, we finally got around to painting the kids’ jack-n-jill style bathroom this week. And when I say “we” painted that’s most definitely a royal we. Here’s a before picture. Note the adorable elbow of my painter. I found inspiration for the color scheme from my scarf and my purse. Love this combination and thought […]
- “Mama, I yawned and sauce came out!” (vomit)
– Sydney (3) Maryville, TN
- My husband has my babies all by himself this week. When I was leaving town today, I asked Walker if he thought they would be ok . He said, "Of course, Mama. You left us food and I have a light saber."
-- Walker (5) Tupelo, MS
- "You are really annoying, and it is NOT opposite day."
-- Bryce (6) to Reed (8) Eagain, MN
- "Mom: Do you think you can be good at school the rest of the week – it’s only two more days…
Son: I’m not sure… “I can’t tell the future and I don’t have a working time machine.”
– Ethan (6) Milwaukee, MI
- "No you cannot sit on brother's face. No sitting on faces!" -- Ravyn, Ramallah, Palastine
- “Sweetheart, please don't throw yogurt at kitty.” Like saying this would actually STOP her... - Anissa, Chicago, IL
- "Get your fingers out of your nose and START EATING!" -Me, Knoxville, TN
- “We don’t tie up our friends – even if they’re part of the game.” - Jackie, St. Louis, MO