• 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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  • Palette Wood Pet & Baby Gate #palette #project #DIY

    DIY 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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  • 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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  • Transitioning baby from co-sleeping to crib: It was easier than we thought!

    Feb 10, 2014 Dawn

    {Please note: This is not meant to be a persuasive article about whether or not you should co-sleep. I believe that when it comes to all things parenting (breastfeeding, bottle feeding, vaccinations, co-sleeping, organic baby food, slings, carseats—whatever!) that we need to make our own decision about what we feel is best for our babies…that…

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  • Fun Valentine Gift! Custom iPhone Case–only $10!

    Jan 15, 2014 Dawn

    Looking for a fun & INEXPENSIVE Valentine gift for someone you love? I LOVE these custom iPhone cases from York Photo! And, at only $10 right now, it is an affordable way to show someone you love them! Plus, they have TONS of fun designs…and it doesn’t have to be Valentine’s day related, but how…

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  • My 5 minute Practical New Year’s Resolution had a bigger impact than I would have imagined!

    Dec 24, 2013 Dawn

    Ok, so it wasn’t exactly a practical new year’s resolution…it was actually a “new house” resolution this past spring…but regardless, I was really surprised the impact just five minutes could have on myself, my kids, and husband. Here are my three 5-minute practical new year’s resolutions (or for any time of the year when you are ready…

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  • Everything you need to know about home office tax deductions

    Dec 20, 2013 Dawn

    As tax time fast approaches, make sure that you have everything in order for home office tax deductions. According to Forbes,  an estimated 26 million Americans have home offices, but just 3.4 million taxpayers actually claim home-office deductions. Why? In the past home office deductions often triggered red flags with the IRS. But, with the invent of…

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  • Best Appetizer Recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Dip

    Dec 19, 2013 Dawn

    Looking for an easy, crowd pleasing appetizer to bring to the party? From tail-gating, to New Year’s Eve, birthday parties, to casual get togethers, this spinach and artichoke dip is EASY to prepare and will please EVERY palette! PROS of this Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe: Easy to make (basically, you end up throwing everything…

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  • How to STOP a cold in its tracks! BEST cold remedy ever!

    Dec 12, 2013 Dawn

    How to stop a cold fast! There’s nothing worse than that feeling you get when you know a cold is setting in. Whether it starts with sneezing, a runny nose, sinus pressure, or just feeling run down, we have things to do and don’t have time to be sick!   STOP a cold naturally: Last…

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  • Is it ok if we talk about this? Why We Tithe

    Nov 4, 2013 Dawn

    Finance Video – Testimony from The House on Vimeo. (A note before we start: Regardless if you practice the Christian faith, another faith, or no faith at all, tithing or making offerings is found in all major world religions and is a universal principal of the earth. What you sow, you will reap from. You…

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