Monday, December 30, 2013

Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

Hi everybody!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!  I have taken a little time off of blogging to enjoy all of our Christmas festivities, but I am so happy to be back this week and getting back to our party!

Remember to stop by each of the host's blogs to see what their favorites are for this week.
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The post with the most views was:
Milk Chocolate Meltaway Cookies from Chelsea's Messy Apron

Some of my favorites are:

chocolate covered pretzel sticks with sprinkles

Make sure to grab a 'featured' button from my buttons page at the top of the blog!

Ok, let's get to it!  Looking forward to seeing what you have been up to the past couple of weeks!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Share Your Stuff Tuesdays-A Week Off

Hello everybody!  Just wanted to let you know that we are taking a week off of Share Your Stuff Tuesdays.  We hope you have a wonderful Christmas!  We will be back next week with our features from last week's party.  Can't wait to see what you will have for us then!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

Hi!  I hope you all are staying warm!  We got hit by quite a bit of snow this week so we have enjoyed some lazy days by the fire-it's been great!

We had another fantastic party last week. There was a tie for the post with the most views:


 Some of my favorites this week were:

Don't forget to grab your 'featured' button from my buttons page!  

Each host has chosen her own favorites, so click on the links below and see if you are featured!
FaceBook    Twitter    Pinterest    Google+    Instagram

FaceBook    Twitter    Pinterest    Instagram

Thanks so much for stopping by our party this week!  I can't wait to see what all you have for us!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Firefighter Christmas Tree

We love everything Christmas in our house!  We love the traditions of decorating the house, reading Christmas books by the tree, and looking through our ornaments and remembering the story behind them as we place them on the tree.  When my husband became a firefighter we started collecting firefighter related ornaments.  Over the years we ended up with enough to start our own mini Firefighter Tree. Now as  a few more years have passed (and we finally have the space to upgrade it), I think we are going to have to step it up  and do a full sized Firefighter Tree next year!  Here are just a few of my favorite ornaments, and don't forget the fire helmet to top the tree :)

 Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dining Room Remodel Stage 1

When the previous owners of our house decided to put the house on the market, they went through and spray painted every room of the house the exact.same.color.  Oh my gosh, drove me crazy! Slowly but surely we have been painting rooms and last week we finally tackled our dining room!

We have never had a dining room before so when we moved in we basically just threw a table in the room, put a couple random pictures on the wall and left it alone to wait for some attention at a later date.  But finally, last week we were ready to give that room some love!  I wanted to add a little something extra since this is technically a 'formal' dining room, so we decided to add a board and batten to the bottom of the walls.  We also added casing around the doorways, which we plan to do on the rest of the doorways in the house as well.   Here's what it looked like before...just try to contain your excitement on the effort that had gone into it...!

And this is what it looks like now:

 (that is my little Firefighter Christmas Tree...more on it later ;) )

We used  primed MDF boards and they were so easy to work with!  We did have to take into consideration our stairs, outlets, and laundry chute that is in the corner, so we were creative in some of those areas and did some careful planning on how to space out the verticals, but we are so happy with how it turned out!  This was a super cheap project and very easy (isn't that the best combination for a project to be?!).

Like I said, we did not have a dining room before we moved so I still need to get matching furniture, some things up on the walls and a new light fixture, but for now I am happy with how "Stage 1" turned out :)  Hopefully I will have an update with everything completed sooner rather than later ;)


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Share Your Stuff Tuesdays

Hi!  I hope you all are safe and warm after all of this winter weather has moved in this past week!  We got a little bit of snow here but nothing like others are seeing right now.  I can't wait to see what all you have for us at this week's party!

Remember that you are sharing at our different blogs when you post, and that each host is picking her own favorites so pop on over to each of them and see if you have been featured!

FaceBook    Twitter    Pinterest    Google+    Instagram

FaceBook    Twitter    Pinterest    Instagram

The post with the most views this past week was Crockpot Cashew Chicken from Mommy on Demand
.Cashew Chicken

Some of my favorites were:

Bake Live a Sweet Life Baking Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Christmas Stocking Gift Tag by Cheng and 3 Kids

Don't forget to grab a 'featured'  button from my buttons page at the top of the blog!

Let's get on with our party this week!  Here are a few friendly reminders:

Monday, December 2, 2013

Share Your Stuff Tuesdays

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We had a great party again last week; thanks to everyone who linked up or stopped by to check out some posts!

The post with the most views this past week was Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownies from Thrift for Today!

Each host is picking her own favorites so be sure to stop by each site and see if you have been featured! Some of my favorites this week were:

Nutella Mint Stuffed Crescent Rolls, very fast and easy! A warm, gooey #Nutella and #Andes chocolate center in a classic crescent roll, YUM!

Graham Cracker Pretzel Chocolate Toffee from

Don't forget to grab a 'featured' button from my buttons page!

Ok, let's get on with the party for this week! Remember, by linking up today you are posting on FOUR blogs!
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