Crafts · DIY · lifestyle

DIY Upcycled Brown Paper Bag Gift Wrap

It's finally the holiday weekend and that means we are inching ever closer to the start of 2018. We recently hit our 2 year blogging anniversary earlier this month and we thought it would be nice to celebrate with a short reflection and a makeover of the first post that ever went up on this… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Brown Paper Bag Gift Wrap

family · finance · lifestyle

Family Finance: A Simple Budget Overview

Hello friends! Today's post is going be different than the usual and it might even seem a little off topic because it's about numbers (my favorite subject). As a financial analyst, budgeting is a subject near and dear to my heart and something I have been wanting to write about for a while now. While… Continue reading Family Finance: A Simple Budget Overview

family · Food · recipe

Salted Maple Vanilla Caramel Sauce & Snack Board

**This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of DairyPure. All opinions are 100% our own.**  Cozy. It’s a simple, four-letter word that evokes plenty of warm fuzzy feelings. It’s also at the heart of our blog. Coziness, for us, is less about having a particular sense of style and more about cultivating… Continue reading Salted Maple Vanilla Caramel Sauce & Snack Board

DIY · family · homekeeping

Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Strategies for Developing Sustainable Organizing Solutions

Let's be real. Maintaining a clean house most days is a challenge in itself. Now add two young children and school and we are looking at nearly impossible. But we manage somehow. Believe it or not, the hardest part is not having to pick up after our little ones but rather picking up in a… Continue reading Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Strategies for Developing Sustainable Organizing Solutions

DIY · home · renovation

One Room Challenge: Week 7 |Simple Office Makeover Reveal

Today is the big day friends! Although we weren't able to keep up with the weekly progress posts for our One Room Challenge, we still managed to finish the room on time (hooray!). If you're just tuning in here for the very first time and don't know what The One Room Challenge™ is, it's a widely… Continue reading One Room Challenge: Week 7 |Simple Office Makeover Reveal

Food · recipe

Simple California Sushi Bowls

We LOVE sushi. What we don't love, however, are all the dangerous ingredients hidden in restaurant-made sushi. The artificial colors in the surimi, the alcohol  and high-fructose corn syrup in the unagi, the MSG in the soy sauce. Many think of sushi as a healthy option but when you break it down, it becomes clear… Continue reading Simple California Sushi Bowls

decor · home · lifestyle

Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving ahead, we are inevitably inching closer to the end of the year and to even colder weather (brrrr... just the thought makes us cold). The good news, however, is that there are a few simple ways to kick the coziness factor of your home up a few notches and… Continue reading Keeping it Cozy: Simple ways to add warmth to your home

Crafts · DIY · parenthood

There and Back Again: A last-minute DIY Halloween Hobbit Costume

 Halloween is just a day away so if you're scrambling for a last minute costume idea, we have just the thing for you! Now do you want to take a wild guess what my son and daughter will be dressed up as? Hobbitses!!! Yes, Hobbits! Frodo Baggins and his side kick Samwise Gamjee to be… Continue reading There and Back Again: A last-minute DIY Halloween Hobbit Costume

Food · kitchen · recipe

Tomato Parsley Rice Soup

With colder weather finally on the horizon, I thought it would be a perfect time to share one of our favorite soup recipes. I wasn't much into soup as a kid because I didn't think it was a legit meal but this one always filled me up. I remember actually being happy coming home to… Continue reading Tomato Parsley Rice Soup

DIY · home · renovation

One Room Challenge: Week 3 | Choosing Office Furniture

Hello friends and welcome to week 3 of our One Room Challenge Office Makeover. Hosted by Lisa of Calling It Home,  The One Room Challenge™, is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October in which twenty design bloggers take the challenge of transforming a space in just six weeks. Every Wednesday, the designers document their progress while… Continue reading One Room Challenge: Week 3 | Choosing Office Furniture