I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring! Actually, I’m ready for summer, but I’ll settle for spring. It’s been a long, cold and snowy winter here in central Ohio. However, today, my dog Remo and I were sitting on our enclosed front porch, basking in the warmth of the sunshine (it was a whopping 50 degrees), when something in the front yard
Browsing through Martha Stewart’s website today, I discovered that you can actually make your very own chalkboard paint. Not only can you make your own chalkboard paint, but you can make it in any color you want and – maybe the best part – at a fraction of the cost! How did I not know this?! The post on the Martha Stewart site is from
These Healthy Chocolate Chunk Muffins are not just a healthy alternative to chocolate muffins, but they taste amazing! Part of my quest for eating healthier means trying to find alternatives – especially those that help satisfy a sweet tooth. I found this recipe which happens to be a Whole Foods Vitatop Muffin copycat. I found similar recipes all over the web. Also, various sites claimed
Believe it or not, but I’m really sticking to this whole eating healthier journey that I’ve begun. My weight loss has been at a stand still for a couple of weeks, but I actually saw the scales move again yesterday – down 1-1/2 pounds. I’ll take it! The weather has also been a little nicer here in Ohio the past couple of days, so I’ve
Lenny and I were fortunate enough – or maybe stupid enough or adventurous enough – to travel from our home in Ohio to San Diego, California and back last summer. We made the trip in our trusty Ford Freestyle, while towing our little pop-up camper behind us. We made many stops along the way, with Colorado and Utah being some of my favorites. Of course,
One question I get asked frequently is how to arrange photo groupings on a wall. Whether it’s up the stairway, in the baby’s room or maybe over the mantle, it really helps to better visualize the space if you can see it before you hang the photos. Below are some images of a few wall portrait display ideas. Maybe these images will help inspire you
This past Christmas I was looking for an ornament that I could make for each of our seven children. I wanted something special that they could add to their personal ornament collection. I came across some stamped birch ornaments on the Shanty 2 Chic website and decided to try to transfer pictures onto the wood slices instead of using stamps. This summer while we were
I just love Candice Olson and her show Divine Design. I don’t think I’ve seen anything that she’s designed that I didn’t just absolutely love. I stumbled across this picture of one of her designs when I was looking for design inspirations for our kitchen. I just love the off-white cabinets, open shelving and blue countertops. Your thoughts?