20 Easy To Make Spring Cake Recipes

I seriously have a love affair with all things pretty, as you probably know if you follow my blog!

naked cake with flowers

I am not a huge baker and although I've made my share of birthday cakes over the years and cookies, we try and eat healthy around here and now it's just the two of us.

How To Update Your Kitchen On A Budget

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There are so many elements to great kitchen design, but don't let that intimidate you since there are smaller projects that can be done to give your kitchen a whole new look too. You can design your space and plan your budget when shopping at Lowe's with a project specialist and that just makes life a whole lot easier. Just hover over the images above and click on the tag to see them over on the Lowe's website.

Our New Beautiful and Low Maintenance Pergola!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught a recent glimpse of this portion of our patio recently and this weekend with our family in town we had the perfect chance to try it out!

outdoor pergola

This post is sponsored by our friends at Hayneedle

Our new beautiful and low maintenance pergola or gazebo was installed last week and it's one of those projects that has me wondering...why did we wait so long! If you have a patio area that you love to use and need some shade and coverage...

How To Make A Thrifty Wreath Look Elegant

I love to shop...and really shop, as I look around quite a bit before I buy. Knowing what you want and sticking to whatever your budget allows is an art form that I feel I've perfected over the years. How about you? Thrifty truly can look elegant and I feel that if I've mastered anything (besides photography:-) that might be my calling.

vintage silk flowers on a wreath

A great way to save on seasonal items is to shop for them after the season is over and the stores mark down inventory in hopes of a sell out.

20 Budget Friendly Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

Kitchen backsplashes are often an afterthought in the world of kitchen design. I've been sketching and planning...


A before shot at the beach house and although we are keeping the cabinets and the faucet, everything else is going to go. I can't wait to see my design pics come to life, because this place is so worth it and we have worked so hard to be able to do this project.

Decorating Projects Currently In The Works

It's been a crazy busy February so far with lots of random news to report, and it seems as if I'm all over the map today.

This is how it looks on the living room mantel with spring on the way in full force in Florida and allergies off the charts for many, including me.

And in decorating, I'm all about light white and pastels...weeding out and keeping the decor more minimalistic and soft.
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