How to Help this Holiday Season

I’ve partnered with FiltersFast.com once again, and today I’m sharing a way to help this holiday season. A couple years ago, I became familiar with FiltersFast.com at a home decor blogging conference (Haven).  Not only did I love how FiltersFast.com provided easy ways to keep my home and family clean […]

Do What You Love – Find Your Purpose

Steve and I recently took a trip to Chicago to see Hamilton (which was AMAZING), and while we were there we came across this window. It reminded me of a post I shared several years ago about using your gifts and finding your passion.  I thought it was time to […]

Same Here, Sisterfriend Book Review

Same Here, Sisterfriend Book Review Years ago when I was in the middle of mothering young kids, I found a creative outlet in creating custom invitations.  I had a little shop on Etsy, and would spend nap time fulfilling my orders.  Sincerely, Sara D. was the name I gave to […]

My Best DIY: Building a House in The Dominican Republic

A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in a home build.  It topped any DIY project I have ever done (and probably ever will do)! Through YWAM San Pedro and Homes of Hope, my family was able to build a home for a family in the Dominican Republic. […]

Be Brave. Use Your Gift and Discover Your Purpose.

  I recently had the honor of speaking to a mom’s group at a friend’s church.  As a blogger, I spend my time behind the screen – and there’s a reason for that.  I’m a writer, not a speaker!  However, I knew this was something I needed to do, and […]

Merry Christmas! (See you next year!)

A quick little note to say I’m signing off until next year.  I’m going to unplug and spend time with my family through the first of the new year.  I’ll come back recharged and ready for a project-filled 2016! I’m so thankful for all of you, and I wish you a […]

Hanging at Haven

This past weekend, I went to Haven Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  It’s a two-day event for DIY bloggers (and enthusiasts).  It was SO fun to be surrounded by this group of people – the people behind the pins on Pinterest!  The conference was filled with pretty parties, amazing sponsors and […]

Reloved Magazine Feature

Recently I discovered a fabulous new magazine dedicated to upcycling.  It’s call Reloved, and not only is it filled with great ideas, but the magazine design is amazing.   This magazine is printed in the UK, so it’s currently only found at select retailers.  However, I found my copy at […]

Photography Tips: Cheating with Auto

Recently I was asked to share my photography tips with other DIY bloggers.  (To see that post, you can click HERE.)  Besides being incredibly honored, I was also incredibly embarrassed.  I would have to admit that I use AUTO when I take pictures.  Obviously, someone who shoots in auto is […]

(Mini) Feature in Design Mom’s New Book!

(Mini) Feature in Design Mom’s New Book! I am thrilled to have a teeny-tiny part in Design Mom‘s New Book: How to Live with Kids: A Room by room Guide. As a mom of six, Gabrielle Blair has some experience with living with kids, and she has discovered how to design […]