Updating a Hall & Entry Way

When renovating my home – I never thought I needed to “renovate” my hallway. I mean it’s a hallway. It’s such a small space – why bother.  Nevertheless, I said, “What the hell – let’s update the thing.” What I thought would be an easy project – ended up being way more labor and time…

How to Hang Wallpaper

Wallpaper – is it in? Is it out? No idea. All I know is that wallpaper can really transform a room…or in my case a hallway. I knew I wanted to wallpaper my hallway. I’m terrible with mixing patterns and I can never decide on a direction with my “decorating” in other rooms – so…

Little Lion Cub

Is the anything cuter than a baby dressed as a baby animal? No, I don’t think so. This Little Lion Cub is my adorable nephew. For his first Halloween – he requested a costume that was cute, cozy and warm. And this Lion Cub costume, created by his very creative and talented Grandmother, was purr-fect…

Mummy Cupcakes

These Mummy Halloween Cupcakes are literally the easiest cupcake we’ve ever made! Just grab your favorite boxed cake mix, a can of icing and some candy eyeballs – and you’re all set! Ingredients Chocolate boxed cake mix Vanilla icing Piping bag and nozzle Cupcake liners Candied eyes Follow the instructions on the back of your…

Captain Hook & Mr. Smee

It’s that time of year again – Halloween! It’s always been one of my favorite holidays! And why not! Cute kids in costumes, a crisp fall evening, candy, road sodas when trick-or-treating. What’s not to love?! The rules of Halloween for us are plain and simple: 1. I pick the costume. You want to be…

Apple Butter (with Sugar Biscuits)

When I was a kid we would frequent Maryland’s own, Friendly Farm. It’s a beloved family style restaurant that sits next to a small duck pond. What I loved most? They served a delicious Apple Butter with a basket of warm Sugar Biscuits. We have our own delicious Apple Butter recipe and we found an…

How To Make Pinch Pleat Curtains

If you can sew a straight stitch – you can make these Pinch Pleat Curtains. Even if you’ve never sewn a straight stitch – you can make these curtains (just practice sewing a straight stitch first). I spent more time than I’d like to admit trying to find curtains for my living room. Either retailers…

Curious George Rice Krispies Treat

We have a serious Curious George fan on our hands – so for his 3rd birthday we decided to tweak our Rudolph the Red Nosed Rice Krispies Treat design and make George in Rice Krispies form. Ingredients Cocoa Krispies Treats Nilla Wafers Candy Eyeballs Mini Wood Spoons Melted Chocolate Cut slits vertically into both sides of…

The Bathroom Renovation that Started it All

For our first post we wanted to give you the elevator pitch. I know…you can read the “About” section.  But this post is the essence of the blog. We found out, and want to share with you, the idea that with some guidance, a little (OK, more than a little) trial and error and a…

How to Install Simple Wainscoting

Adding decorative moulding to a Plain Jane wall will instantly add character to any room. There are so many different types of moulding and wainscoting options so let’s just start with the easiest and the least expensive. It’s easy and inexpensive because you’re simply making eight 45 degrees cuts of moulding per box and it…

We Renovated a Basement!?

My husband and I live in a very competitive housing area. We tried for 2 years to buy a home. What we quickly realized is that if we wanted a house then we’d have to buy one that needed work. When we finally closed on our 1930s, house there was an endless project “to-do” list in…

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

We’ve made these time and time again. Why? Because they are delicious. Is this my great, great grandmother’s recipe? Only if her name is Martha Stewart. Not all recipes on here are ours. Most are – but sometimes we just want to spread the cream cheese frosting love. And we’ve used Martha’s recipe as a guide…