Creamy Avocado Mac and Cheese

creamy avacodo mac and cheese

I saw this recipe the other day from Two peas and their pod.  Immediately I was intrigued and thought Oh YUMMY!!  Turns out it is easy and versatile too.  Avacado Mac and Cheese.  Who would've … [Read more...]

How to spray paint an upholstered chair

Measured by the Heart: chair before spray paint

I have these chairs.  I've had them for a while.  I love how comfortable they are {made by lazyboy} but they are not the cutest.  See what I mean: They are ok but a little plain.  I was thinking of … [Read more...]

How to make your own gum + giveaway

Measured by the Heart - a DIY creative blog:  How to make your own gum

We got the opportunity to make our own gum with Glee Gum. It was lots of fun.  As we were making it my oldest daughter said, "you know mom this is science."  I love fun educational activities. My … [Read more...]

Success or hot mess: Homemade weed killer.


I am starting a new series.  I love seeing roundups of projects, tips and pinterest pins.  I love even more hearing whether these projects actually work.  We pin so many things and I sometimes wonder … [Read more...]

My summery front door

summery yellow front door

My sweet girls go to year round school so they are still in class until the end of June.  Then they go back July 25th.  {I know it's sad now, but having 3 weeks off in Sept. and again in Jan. is so … [Read more...]

Home tour-First floor

first floor home tour

Hello everyone.  I recently posted our home story and today I am following it up with our Home tour. Let me first say that this is a preliminary tour.  I do not have things decorated and finished the … [Read more...]

How a house became our home!!

first floor home tour

Remember the roller coaster ride that was us buying our home?  You dealt with the craziness and me being absent from the blog.  You were so supportive.  I can't thank you enough.  Now I am finally … [Read more...]

Independence Day printables


Independence day is coming and it's time to break out the decor.  I wanted to round up my Americana printables so you guys can use them if you want.  I truly feel so BLESSED to live in this amazing … [Read more...]

Summer Block Party


Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that I am guest posting at White House Black Shutters today.  I am excited for her Summer block party series.  There should be tons of great summer … [Read more...]

Free Happiness Printable

free happiness pink printable

My oldest daughter turned 10 last week.  I LOVE her to pieces.  She is my first born, my assistant, my helper, my heart, my friend. She is going to be the best mother.  She is always playing … [Read more...]

Chocolate Strawberry Banana Dessert

easy yummy chocolate strawberry banana dessert

I made a delicious dessert for my Gramma the other day and I wanted to share it with you. I wanted to call it a trifle or a parfait but I couldn't decide which one was right so Dessert it is. … [Read more...]