It’s March, Time to Hang Your Bird Houses!
Every year we hang our window bird house and get to watch beautiful Eastern Bluebirds prepare their nest, lay and hatch eggs! When the babies are here we get to watch them eat, move about the nest and watch their first flights as fledglings! Our sweet babies!! A video of one of our babies learning to fly! This was really unusual because another bird came over to sing to the baby! It’s such a neat thing to take part in, and we haven’t done it since we moved into our new house
Custom Farmhouse Kitchen Table Set for less than $450!
We FINALLY got our new kitchen table set! We wanted something that wasn't super bold, and blended with the coziness of our family room. It's super time consuming finding a table a la carte, mixing and matching pieces that fit. After looking at sets online, I didn't like how basic they all were! I wanted something different and custom looking, so we could also move chairs around, and use the bench when company comes over for extra seating in the living room area. (Yes that is
DIY Tree House Swing set
My hubs is really good about coming up with random build ideas! It's a hobby of his, and he is quite good at it! When we first moved in he built a small little tree house platform, that has later evolved into a massive soon to be double decker tree house! When we got nice weather a few weeks back in January, he decided to add the base for the second level as well as the swingset and slide! Just need to finish the upper level and we will be done! So far so good! We also added
When we were in the building stages of our home, it was important to us to choose a plan that allowed for an open playroom in our family area (ours is right off of the kitchen and entryway and adjacent to my office.) The kids can go off an play but not be sent away from the coziness of hearing the family bustle, ie: mom cooking and dad chatting/working. We have added their own television, and of course all of their gaming systems, my son is really into all of the old school
Kawaii Pizza Craft, from Frozen Pizza Cardboard!
If you are like me, I hate making super involved lunches... we love Digiorno frozen pizzas!! They always come with a round cardboard insert and I save them! We also adore all things Kawaii (my daughter is a Nom Nums and shopkins collector, so food is always our go to for doodles or crafts!) She has asked me to paint her a Kawaii love pizza💕 LOVE my Brontosaurus pillows?! You can snag them here! I have a slight shopping problem... so why not make good use of the boxes I acc
Salisbury Steak with Feta Cheese Mashed Potatoes!
This is a hit at our house! The kids LOVE it and it's super easy to make! They call it "Hamburgers without buns." What you will need: For Steaks: 1 lb. ground beef 1 egg 1 large onion, 1/2 diced 1/2 cut into long pieces to saute 1/4 cup crushed saltine crackers 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder For gravy: Pan drippings (about 2 Tablespoons) 2 Tablespoons flour 1 1/4 cups water 1 Teaspoon browning sauce 1 b
Homemade Osaka Yum Yum Sauce
We are obsessed with Yum Yum sauce from Osaka! My husband would probably drink it if he could! I make stir fry often at home, so I decided to try to make my own, and it turned out AMAZING! Tonight we had Chicken Stir fry, and of course the famous Yum Yum to go with! Here is what you will need: Ingredients 1-1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Instructions Mix ingre
Inexpensive Halloween Decorations!
Halloween is when our "holiday season" officially begins! Our Christmas trees go up, and get dressed in their spooky garb! I got most of my decorations/ornaments at Michael's and Dollar Store! I typically spend under $50/Tree. Michael's had really cute orange roses with eyeballs! The witch is everyone's fave! These photos were also from Michael's and are holographic... Guests love them, they always think it is an old family member until they walk by! These were cardboard skul
Looking for an unusual and educational pet that is super low maintenance and entertaining? Probably not the best way to obtain a pet, however my babes brought this guy in from our creek. It was low, and they did not want to put him back in because they thought he wouldn't survive the drought. So we ended up going to the store and getting this guy a sweet set up, with a filter! (Super important to keep in a tank with a lid and filtration system, we used this one which was not
Kid's Room Decor & Organization (Unicorns and Minecraft!)
Children seem to collect the SMALLEST items, and it drives me nuts! It's so hard to keep these collections together without losing pieces, or shoving them all away in a closed box. My two like their belongings displayed, and play with them fairly more often when they are. Shopkins is the latest hit at our house with my daughter, she is in LOVE with them all so we decided to set up a small space for her to play and display: Books are also a big deal around here, and we were q