Archive for May, 2010

Summer of 29

Today is Memorial Day 2010, a day to remember those who have served our country and a day that we also remember loved ones we have lost. It’s a day when we all tend to take pause and reflect on our lives. Memorial Day is also known as the unofficial start to summer. It’s that combination […]


Toilet Paper Part Two

While we’re on the subject of toilet paper, check this out. The How-to Gal makes art out of leftover toilet paper rolls.   Pretty neat, huh? I bet you wouldn’t have known this was made of TP rolls if I hadn’t told you. Check out for the full tutorial.


One Fun Thing: Fancy Toilet Paper

An easy way to impress your party guests? Toilet paper origami, of course! Jess at How About Orange offered up this fun opportunity to leave a surprise of the best kind in the bathroom. Toilet paper origami tutorial found here.


For the Love of Lemon

Mmmmm….lemon. I’ve been craving lemon treats. Here are some recipes that look delicious. Mini Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Lemon Spritz Cookies Zesty Lemon Bars Look good to you? What’s your favorite lemon-y treat?

Food, From the Kitchen

Cleaning Rugs

As part of the back entry hall makeover, our rugs needed a good cleaning. I’m trying to use fewer chemicals to clean our home these days, so I went on a search for the best way to “green clean” a rug that’s too big to just be thrown in a washing machine. Here’s how I did it: […]

Home Improvement

One Fun Thing: Fish Bath Plug

There’s a fish stuck in the drain! Nope, just a bath plug. Isn’t that fun? For $12 it fits almost any bath tub. Found on (via Happy Hour Mom)

One Fun Thing

Kabobs Just Got Cuter

Check out the fun new additions to this corner of our kitchen. See them there, in the white spoon holder? Here’s a closer look: We’re frequent kabob makers at this house, and the whole process just got a lot better looking with these new skewers from World Market.


Mother’s Day Table Setting

This year we hosted dinner for my mom and grandma (and dad and cousin) at our house. We made a lovely meal (if I do say so myself) of grilled pork loin, roasted red potatoes and a delicious salad make from the recipe book I found on a recent treasure hunt. The meal definitely called […]

Holiday, Home Decor

Seabiscuit, A Love Story

Remember that blank wall in our back entry hallway? Well,  I stuck to my keep it simple plan and used something I already had to fill the space. And just why do I have a Seabiscuit poster? Love! That’s why. Almost 7 years ago, I fell in love with Jake. The night that I knew […]

Home Decor

Star Light, Star Bright, Star Expensive!

Have you seen these Moravian Star light fixtures? Man, one of these would look perfect in our back entry hallway.  Check out these photos from Estate of Things:                   JAS Design Build                     This Old House, Architect McKee Patterson Domino  […]