Monthly Archives: August 2016

Trader Joe’s Did What for Me On My Wedding Day?!

Written by: Renee Reiter

When my husband and I were planning our wedding I knew I was a bride on a budget. If you have read my write up about how made our Guest Book then you already know that even though I was having a very small wedding of only 15 guests I still wanted certain aspects to be thought of and included. Flowers was another one of those items. Continue reading Trader Joe’s Did What for Me On My Wedding Day?!


My girls new obsession….Snapchat. ….which I have to say it has become my personal entertainment too!! So when I’m working and my 3 year old walks up to tell me she wants to “play Snapchat”, I oblige!!

Everyone needs a square pumpkin, or 4

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Did I mention I love the fall?!?! Well I kept seeing all these pins on Pinterest for all kinds of pumpkins made from lumber….sooo again I raided my husband’s scrap pile and found some good pieces to make me some of my own pumpkins.  These are just on a smaller scale (largest one is a 5 x 5 piece of wood) for me to have inside on a table top. Continue reading Everyone needs a square pumpkin, or 4

Written by: Renee Reiter

My husband and I had a small intimate wedding with only immediate family and a few close friends. If I am counting correctly there were 15 adults and 3 small children just to give you an idea of size. Even though we were having a smaller  wedding and reception I still wanted a few key things to be there; a guest “book” being one of them. Continue reading DIY Guest Book for a Small Intimate Wedding

My fav (and successful) recipe from Pinterest

Baked Potato Soup Courtesy of Mama Loves Food!

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Fall is my favorite time of year!!! Especially all the crisp season food favorites!! Potato soup has always been a fav for me and my husband (my girls too if mood strikes them in the moment ***eye roll***). What makes it even better is that it is one of the bazillion recipes I have “pinned” on Pinterest that even turned out good (to our liking anyway)….ya know what I mean….come on….I am not the only one that has had plenty of fails from Pinterest hehe!! Anyway, I made just as she has done, tons of garlic and all.  I do have to say that you will need to have a 6 or 7 quart crock pot!! I have a 6 quart and there was literally NO ROOM!! So if you like potato soup, I encourage you to give this one a shot and let us know whatcha think!! Hope ya enjoy!!

Stencil Me This…Customized Picture Frame

Written by Renee Reiter

Well it’s safe to say I had some struggles on this project. I thought it would still be good to write it up since all good lessons come from mistakes. Here’s to hoping we can all learn from mine…

It all started innocent enough… My in-laws asked if I could make a gift for one of my brother-in-laws who was recently promoted to Sergeant within his Police unit. We were all going to be attending the promotion ceremony in about a month and they wanted to gift it to him then. Their only instructions were to please somehow incorporate the quote that he had chosen for his senior yearbook quote in high school into the gift somehow. It’s a really great quote and very fitting for the occasion..You will see it a little later.

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Yea I know, another coffee can use

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Ok. If any of y’all are like me…I have gotten to where I keep sooooo much stuff always thinking, “hey, I could use this for …. something….someday”.  Before ya know it, you are a hoarder of trash, our garage now looks as though I have a coffee and wine obsession (shhhh). Well while helping my husband clean out the shed and garage of the endless mountain of wood scraps, I decided to put some of these large coffee cans to use…..AT LAST “someday” has finally arrived!!

The great thing is that his shed does not have a finished interior which leaves endless options for storage, especially for the millions of pieces of wood.  He has already been able to put that space to use but is for a lot of his larger pieces.  Nothing for these smaller cuts of wood.

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