best iced oatmeal cookie recipe

Delicious Iced Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

It’s the time of year for cookie exchanges. Have you ever been to one? The idea is, you bring a few dozen of your favorite cookies and all the other guests do as well. Everyone there shares their recipes and cookies with each other and you go home with a beautiful plate of assorted cookies … Read more

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weekend wishlist

Weekend Wishlist

Happy weekend! What are you up to? Andy’s in town for a few days, so we’re looking forward to spending time together as a family. This weekend’s wishlist screams summer! I hope you find something you love! I’ve held out for so long on buying a “belt bag.” I just couldn’t get over the fanny … Read more

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bunk room ideas

Bunk Room Ideas : Midway Modern Farmhouse

Grandma’s house is made for sleepovers and cousin camps and the Midway Modern Farmhouse is the ultimate getaway for the grandkids! I can’t believe that I have never shared these bunk room ideas here on the blog!! Sometimes I’m such a slacker! 😉 Actually, I’m really just forgetful! #old lol! Our client wanted this house … Read more

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pretty kitchen accessories

Pretty Kitchen Accessories and Favorite Products

I’m not one that likes a ton of clutter on the countertops in the kitchen, but some things you just can’t do without, so if you have to display them…why not make it pretty, right? Here are some of my favorite pretty kitchen accessories and products.  I love these little spice jars. The labels come … Read more

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home office remodel

Home Office Decorating Ideas : Our Home Office Remodel

If you’ve seen the #1987FixerUpper foyer entryway remodel, then you probably remember seeing a little bit about me opening up the wall in the entryway as part of our home office remodel. Prior to remodeling this house, I was pouring over home office decorating ideas, trying to come up with the best plan for this … Read more

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delicious chili recipe

Hearty & Delicious Homemade Chili Recipe

I meant to get this chili recipe up in January…when it was winter. Here we are in spring and well…it’s still freezing and rainy and snowy, so we still need a hearty and delicious homemade chili recipe, right? 🙂 Seriously though, what is with this weather? Let’s see some sun already!! Every Halloween Ashley likes … Read more

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oc ranch kitchen renovation

OC Ranch Reno Kitchen Remodel Before & After

I know you’ve seen the OC Ranch Reno kitchen pop up in a few seasonal posts over the past few months, but I’ve never shown you the before and after so I thought it was about time! 🙂 I really did love this kitchen the way it was for many years. We were SO young … Read more

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pretty guest bedroom decor ideas

Easy Design Updates for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

Get your guest bedroom cozy and ready to welcome family and friends this holiday season with these pretty guest bedroom decor ideas. We’ve been accustomed to welcoming guests year round in the OC Ranch Reno, and summer is a beautiful time to visit Utah, but what I didn’t expect when we moved to Utah is … Read more

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how to make a pretty flower arrangement

How to Make a Pretty Flower Arrangement with Grocery Store Flowers

I don’t know about you guys, but there is pretty much nothing that makes me happier than having a gorgeous arrangement of beautiful flowers from a florist in my home. Unfortunately, those pretty arrangements often cost a pretty penny too. Today I’m excited to show you that you can take a few bunches of flowers … Read more

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Gorgeous Neutral Bedroom Design Ideas Mood Board

I have been working on a few projects lately and busy creating some mood boards / design boards to put together some pretty bedroom design ideas, so I thought I would share them here as well. I love a good neutral palette, so this bedroom design is something I would for sure love in my … Read more

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Legacy Box : Cost, Review and How it Works

I don’t know about you guys, but January is always a month of cleaning, organizing and clearing out in our house. It always feels particularly good after the holidays to clear the clutter. I have had a project on my to-do list for years that I am so excited to finally be doing something about! … Read more

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Home Library Design : Midway Modern Farmhouse

January is always a time I to want to find a place to snuggle up and get cozy. It’s cold and dreary outside in most places, and coming off of all the holiday craziness it feels good to relax and settle back into a bit of a routine. After the year we have all had, … Read more

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modern master bedroom design ideas

Midway Modern Master Bedroom Design Ideas

I don’t know about you guys, but it always seems to me like the rooms that are used the most are often the last to be finished. This was definitely true with the Midway Modern Farmhouse master bedroom design. We had the master bedroom design ideas all ready to go, it was just the last … Read more

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modern dining room ideas

Midway Modern Dining Room Ideas

I am so excited to finally be able to share some pictures of the completed Midway Modern Farmhouse with you!!  Kathleen and I teamed up on this project and it was SO fun! The whole pandemic thing kind of threw a wrench in us being able to get professional photos wrapped up over there, so … Read more

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DIY Easter Decorations : Bunny Pom Pom Garland

Quarantine Day 15…how are you holding up? 😉 We started quarantine a little earlier than everyone else, due to a bad case of the flu that hit our house a few days before things got really crazy…(not good timing when your poor kids are certain that their fever means they have the dreaded virus!) Two … Read more

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Easy easter brunch table decor ideas

Easy Easter Brunch Table Setting Ideas and Recipes

I can hardly believe that we’ve already hit the time of the year where we’re talking about Easter! These years are flying by…although I think the next few weeks quarantined for COVID-19 will slow things down a bit. 😉 That’s not all bad though! I don’t know about you, but I have tons of things … Read more

Easy easter brunch table decor ideas
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Designer’s Favorite Blue Paint Colors for Your Home

If you know me and have been following the blog for awhile, you know I love blue.  Blue is soothing and serene and creates a calming vibe in any home, all while adding great color and style. It’s timeless too…I consider dark shades of blue to be neutrals like a good gray or beige. A … Read more

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la petite venise

La Petite Venise : Visit Colmar Alsace France

There is no better time to travel than fall. Near perfect temperatures, reduced crowds and travel deals are just a few of the reasons to book a trip in September and October.  John and I put off celebrating our anniversary which falls in the heat of the summer, and instead opted for a celebration in … Read more

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Diy front yard landscaping

DIY Front Yard Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

John and I were sitting outside last night around the fire, chatting about some recent yard improvements we’ve done and what’s up next on the list, when it occurred to me that I haven’t shared our updated front yard here on the blog yet!  When we bought this house the landscaping was neat and tidy, … Read more

Diy front yard landscaping
Places to stay near zion national park

Inn at Entrada : Places to Stay Near Zion National Park

If you have never had the opportunity to visit one or more of the National Parks, here is my formal invitation to make Zion National Park a vacation destination in the near future.  Living in Southern California my whole life and traveling back and forth between CA and Utah for school, St. George was always … Read more

Places to stay near zion national park
Kids bathroom design ideas

Kids Bathroom Design Ideas: Kid’s Bathroom Makeover Reveal

I am so excited to finally reveal the kid’s bathroom design ideas and completed project today!  There are so many rooms in this house that are 80% of the way there and have just taken me forever to get that last 20% done!  The kid’s bathroom is definitely one of them.  I never go in … Read more

Kids bathroom design ideas
Cinque terre villages

Cinque Terre Villages : Touring Italy

Cinque Terre quite literally means “five lands” in Italian.  Dotted along the Italian coastline these pretty little centuries old fishing villages have become a super popular tourist destination over the last several years.  Each of the Cinque Terre villages has it’s own charm, and each boasts colorful cliffside houses, steep rugged terraced land and quaint … Read more

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Biltmore Hotel Arizona : Phoenix Family Vacation

We have been traveling to Phoenix for years for a fun desert getaway.  A quick drive from our home in Orange County and home to many of our extended family, we usually find ourselves there several times a year. Over spring break this year John was fortunate to have a conference at the Arizona Biltmore … Read more

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cake topper ideas

Easy Cake Topper Ideas: Hollywood Cake Topper

Hollywood award season is upon us and the next many Sunday nights will be full of glitz and glamour.  When it comes to Oscar party ideas I don’t know about you guys, but I love any good excuse to get people together and eat yummy food!  My idea of an Oscar themed party is to … Read more

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blue paint colors

How to Accessorize Kitchen Countertops

A once in a blue moon occurrence happened at our house the other day…a clean kitchen. 😉 So, being the blogger that I am, I figured I better capitalize on that rare moment and take some pictures right before Hurricane Mitchell came home from school for the afternoon.  I’ve had some questions about how to … Read more

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Birthday Wishes Tags : Free Printable Birthday Tags

Why is it that everything miniature is always so much cuter?  I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and found this adorable tiny pinata, and decided it was a “need.” So, of course I had to think up an excuse for buying it.  That’s when these cute birthday wishes tags were concocted. 😉  I … Read more

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teen easter basket ideas

The Best Easter Basket Ideas for a teenage girl (and tweens)

Easter is right around the corner and every year as the kids get older, it gets a bit harder to come up with something fun for their Easter Baskets.  We have three rounds of company coming over the next few weeks (yay!!),  so I am being proactive this year and have put together Ashley’s basket … Read more

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