Travnicke (Bosnian) Stuffed Peppers

Last week we had some special friends over for dinner.  Some of the reasons they are so special to us are: They have gone out of their way to help us in many ways as we’ve settled into our new home.  One of the major ways was helping my husband paint our kitchen cabinets.  Actually, … Continue reading

Master Bedroom: Before and After

It’s amazing how much color affects your mood!  I went with the same wall color that we put in our son’s room, a light blue, and I absolutely love it!  It’s so calming and refreshing.  And I love how it brightens up the chocolate browns we had in both our furniture and bedding. Here are … Continue reading

Kitchen: Before and After

My husband would say “if I had know how much work this was going to be, I wouldn’t have started it!”  We are both very much novices at DIY home projects and had no idea that painting kitchen cabinets would take 40+ hours of work!  But, in my opinion it was still worth it!  What … Continue reading

GERD-Friendly Guacamole

After living in the Southwest for 6 1/2 years, I absolutely LOVE freshly made guacamole!  There is nothing better than going to a Mexican restaurant where they make the guacamole right at your table!  Yum!  I also got spoiled being able to buy avocados pretty cheaply and frequently made my own guacamole at home. Things … Continue reading

Kids Room: Before and After

Here’s another peek into our home and some of the changes we have made in order to make it feel our own. There are three bedrooms: one we are using as a guest room (which I wrote about in a previous post), one is the master bedroom, and one is our two-year-old son’s room.  Here … Continue reading

Ready-2-Go!

My baby just turned 2 years old!  I can’t believe what a big boy he is now and how much he has changed in such a short time!  But it is also fun to see what has stayed the same… like his love of things that spin.  :)  When he was old enough to crawl, … Continue reading

Guest Room: Before and After

Today is our son’s 2nd birthday!  I can’t believe how quickly time has flown!  We are celebrating with a big family party on Saturday and my parents are driving in from Missouri to stay with us for the weekend.  That was motivation for us to prioritize getting our guest room finished next. Here is what … Continue reading

Our New Love Seat

You may remember from my previous post about our Living Room, that we were on the look-out for a piece of furniture that would give us more sitting room, but not crowd the room.  Because we already had two pieces of chocolate brown leather furniture, I wanted to find something a little lighter and in … Continue reading

Thank you, Sleep Lady!

In just the past two weeks we have been celebrating our son sleeping 11 hours straight on a consistent basis!  Sleep has been a struggle for him since the day he was born (he is now 23 months old), so this has been a huge blessing!  I thought I would share our story for any … Continue reading

Living Room Before and After

I haven’t posted in awhile because we’ve been busy with projects around the house!  Last week we had our living room/dining room painted so we were finally able to put up curtains, hang pictures on the wall, and buy an area rug.  It feels so much cozier now!  It is still in process, but I … Continue reading