• Everything Home,  Lifestyle

    Hosting out of town guests

    I love hosting out of town guests! I’ve outlined some great tips you can use to make your guests feel right at home. We get a lot of guests because we moved far away from all family in friends for work. You can read about if you should move for a job, or about our first year in Minnesota! I think hosting out of town guests is a lot like staging a home. You want to make the guest feel warm and welcome. Open up the shades, turn the lights on, and light a candle right before they arrive. Think about what you would want if you traveled to a…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home,  Mom life

    Simple Nursery Decor

    I’m really excited about this post, mostly because how much money I saved! I had a vision for this design in my head, a frame around the letter “M” (my babe’s first initial) with some flower petals scattered around. Feminine and simple. I went to buy a simple unpainted wooden frame at a well known craft store, with no glass, just the frame, and they wanted $50 for it! I was shocked. That was not what I was expecting and I certainly didn’t want to pay that much. After I gave it some thought, I decided it couldn’t be that hard to make it myself. I went to Home Depot…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home

    DIY Farmhouse Table – Refurbish your Table!

    I’ve wanted to paint this table for a long time, so I decided to turn it into a farmhouse table. It was in our kitchen at our old house, and it didn’t fit in then. Our old house was gray and modern, with dark hardwood floors and a white kitchen. And there was this table, a wheat or golden oak color, sticking out like a sore thumb.  Now it’s here, staring at me at our new house, and it still doesn’t match. Our new house is filled with dark wood. Everything is dark brown. The cabinets are dark wood and even the curtains that came with the house are dark…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home

    DIY Laundry Symbol Guide

    Every time I do laundry, I find my self triple checking each label of my wet clothes, trying to figure out if I can throw my items in the dryer or if I have to hang them. I pull out my phone and google what each symbol means because I can never remember! This week, I decided to make my own chart of symbols that I see frequently so I speed up my time doing laundry.