Food and Recipes

Fresh Lemonade Recipe

The summer is quickly coming to an end, so I thought we could say goodbye to it with a proper lemonade. While we may not have been able to do much traveling or beach lounging this year, nothing was stopping us from sitting on our back porch with a cold glass of lemonade in hand. I love making fresh lemonade for myself *ahem* my family. It really does out perform instant lemonade every time! The kids even love helping out with this recipe. They even sat outside and sold this stuff at their first lemonade stand recently (lucky neighbors). They made $20 that day, and it really had me rethinking my life options.

Home and Projects

Giving Your Kitchen Cabinets the Facelift They Need

I have way too much experience painting cabinets, and yet, probably still not enough. There is always something new to learn when it comes to painting, or really any renovation for that matter. There's always something new coming along, some new trend going on, some technique you haven't tried. And coming from someone who takes… Continue reading Giving Your Kitchen Cabinets the Facelift They Need

Home and Projects

Ten Favorite House Plants

Bringing real plants inside the home brings an entirely different aura that fake plants just cannot touch. It’s not even close—a fake plant simply can’t compete. They can literally be like a breath of fresh air. I’m a big believer that the most beautiful things in existence can be found within nature. Plants add an element of simplistic beauty to the home. Along with bringing natural aesthetics inside, they also add a ton of personality to their surrounding environment. Besides having an array of plant choices to pick from, you’ll also find a vast selection of different ways to display them: go for a bohemian macramé plant hanger, the basic terracotta pot (which I’m currently loving), jars and glass dishes, ornate or colorful planters, or place inside of baskets. Create varying levels of height with your selections or let it stand alone. Whatever you go with, let your unique style and sense of decor show. The only rule is: you have to show it some love to keep it happy and alive.