• First Day Dress & Top Pattern Review!

    Apr 1, 2015 Dawn

    When my Aunt came across this dress pattern AND offered to make dresses for our girls with it, I was like: YES PLEASE! Dana from MADE was kind enough to send us the pattern to try out. What is neat is that is actually a pdf that you print and assemble. But don’t let the…

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  • Laundry Room Art Print

    Feb 5, 2015 Dawn

    After posting The Laundry System that changed my life, I’ve had several people ask: “Where did you get the picture that is in your laundry room???”     I actually made it…and because everyone should smile while doing laundry, I’m happy to make it available for free :) Simply download the artwork, print it yourself and…

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  • 10 Quick & Easy week night dinners you haven’t tried yet

    Jan 7, 2015 Dawn

      One of my New Year’s resolutions is to cook more at home, it’s generally healthier and almost always cheaper. But it isn’t always easy! So I needed a plan. Here are my top 10 go to recipes when time (or energy) is short. They aren’t all super healthy, but they are better than fast food…

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  • Make 2017 your year to get out of debt!

    Dec 15, 2014 Dawn

      Here is the imperfect story of how my husband and I paid off $60,000 of debt in one year . But before I begin… The reason I am sharing this The reason I wanted to share about our progress (even though we haven’t reached our goal yet) is two-fold: 1) I am always encouraged…

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  • FREE Sisters Quote Art Print

    Nov 1, 2014 Dawn

    A graphic designer by trade, I’ve always had a passion for design. And when we moved into our current home, I was having difficulty finding artwork that fit our style…and budget. So I began designing art prints for our house…and for friends…and for gifts… and found that when you print and frame them yourself, they…

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  • Quick & Easy DIY Hoodie Makeover

    Oct 27, 2014 Dawn

    When I became a stay at home mom two years ago, I had to decide what my new style would be. I was determined not to live in sweats, but I wasn’t going to dress in nice clothes all of the time either…with four kids age five and under, someone always has sticky hands or…

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  • The Laundry System that changed my life!

    Oct 21, 2014 Dawn

    Much like dishes, laundry is one of those chores that is never actually done. Somewhere, six people from our house are dirtying an entire outfit. Staying on top of the laundry has always been tiring and defeating for me. So when I was pregnant with our fourth baby and anticipating even more laundry, I decided we…

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  • 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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  • 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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