• Dawn’s House: Entryway Makeover!

    Aug 25, 2014 Dawn

    Well if you have followed our palette wood fireplace surround and palette wood baby gate posts at all, you know that my husband and I (ok, mostly I) are on a mission to: >> Add (affordable) character to our “builder basic” townhouse >> To continue to add function, with limited space– every inch counts! When…

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  • Super Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe

    Jul 28, 2014 Dawn

    With an abundance of fresh peaches to use up, I was on the search for an easy peach dessert recipe that I would just happen to have all of the ingredients on hand for. And then I found this wonderful, wonderful Peach Cobbler Recipe. The Pros: > It was quick and easy to put together…

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  • Laundry Tips: How I cut the time it takes me to do laundry by 50%- Page 2

    Jul 21, 2014 Dawn

    <– Return to Page 1 of this article MASTER BEDROOM: Unlike the kids, we actually need to fold most of our laundry, however, my husband had long ago dedicated our dresser to me because he liked having everything he needs to get ready in our closet (he leaves early and can turn on the light…

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  • Absolute BEST Children’s Bible: The Jesus Storybook Bible

    Jun 21, 2014 Dawn

    {This is NOT a sponsored post and contains NO affiliate links…in other words, I make no money from recommending this book to you! :) } Most days I wonder how much I’m actually getting right as a mom. Like most, we have good days and not so good days. Occasionally people will make the comment…

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  • Palette Wood Fireplace Surround Makeover

    Apr 13, 2014 Dawn

    Adding Character to our Builder Basic House Well, I have to admit, generally “palette wood projects” make me roll my eyes, I mean, at the end of the day new wood isn’t that expensive. But as we searched for an inexpensive way to makeover our fireplace, I was surprised to see how palette wood could…

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  • The Ultimate Gift

    Apr 4, 2014 LouAnn

    “Thanks for coming for supper, Maggie. I love you, Maggie.” “I love you, too Nana” my precious little granddaughter says to me as she gives me a big kiss.  I can taste her yogurt from dessert as little hands pat me as far as her arms can reach as she hugs me.  She shuffles out…

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  • Palette Wood Baby & Pet Gate

    Mar 30, 2014 Dawn

    Adding character (& function) to our builder basic home Like I mentioned before, I’m generally not one to get excited about palette wood projects (probably because most of the time the original palette is still a little too recognizable). But, as we’ve attempted to add inexpensive character to our very boring builder basic home, we’ve…

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  • The Reading Resources Round-up!

    Mar 15, 2014 Dawn

    Our contributors have put together some INCREDIBLE resources to help your child succeed in school and with reading. Here are our best reading related articles! Book reading lists for your children: >> Mighty Girls Reading List for 6-10 year olds >> Mighty Girls Reading List for 11-14 year olds >> Mighty Boys Reading List for 9-12…

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  • FREE Reading Artwork!

    Feb 27, 2014 Dawn

    In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, we are glad to be offering FREE reading artwork to encourage all of the readers in your house! To use, simply click on the link below the artwork to see the high resolution file. Then right click on it and select where to save.…

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  • Husband Valentine’s Gift: My Public Declaration of Love to my Husband!

    Jan 15, 2014 Dawn

    A few Valentine’s days ago my husband and I were in the middle of a spending freeze. We had decided to forgo all unnecessary spending in an effort to attack our debt. It was good (and hard!) but we really made some serious progress that year.

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