Sugar Cookie Cheesecake

sugar cookie cheesecake

Some days just require a creamy……..velvety smooth bite of heaven!  Other days may require more than just one bite.  Know what I mean?  Don’t you agree that the simpler the cheesecake the better? Letting the fresh cream cheese stand out … Continue reading 

The leaves on the trees come tumbling down, tumbling down….

Bradford Pear

Not only did the leaves come tumbling down, but so did the branches…..limbs…..and trunk! If you follow me on Instagram, then you might remember seeing photos this summer of our Bradford Pear split in two!  The evening after we got … Continue reading 

In the Spotlight: Joyce

In the Spotlight

I love it when my tiny slice of the web universe inspires someone to take action! Many of you ask questions thru the post comments….keep them coming…..I love hearing from you all!!!  Some of you take it a step further … Continue reading 

Freshening up the outside with a little spray paint!

diy spray paint light fixtures

I seem to be on a roll when it comes to spray paint and light fixtures, and honestly I don’t see it stopping anytime soon.  The outside fixtures were not even on my radar.  I swear!!!!  It just happened, and … Continue reading 

The decision on hardwood flooring!

Hardwood Flooring

The hardwood flooring is installed, but I am so not ready to show you the finished product! Yes, I still have crap everywhere! Totally not like it used to be…. The bedrooms have been put back together …..  except for … Continue reading 

New Foyer Light Fixture

ReStore Habitat Store

Almost 2 months after finding this beauty it has finally been installed in our foyer!!   LOL….that is the text that my Mom received at the end of August! I was pumped after making my first trip to the ReStore in … Continue reading 

Hearty Italian Sausage and Potato Bake

Italian Sausage Bake

I know that this Hearty Italian Sausage and Potato Bake will be added into your menu rotation.  It is quick and simple…… AND can be prepped in under 10 minutes. Did I tell you how amazing it smells while baking? … Continue reading 

Spicy Black Bean and Turkey Chili

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We had a welcome visit from B, but I am positive he couldn’t wait to get back to Toledo as our house has been hit by a tornado called “installing hardwood flooring”. … Continue reading 

Tips for a Smart Home {Energy Efficiency = Lower Bills}


I am always looking for ways to save money on our utility bills. On one hand I have my parents constantly whispering in my ear, “We are not heating/cooling the outside”, and “Why didn’t you turn off the light when … Continue reading 

Country Living Fair

Country Living Fair

I hope you all had a great weekend! I did a lot of house cleaning on Saturday …… sneaking in a little Notre Dame/Purdue football …..BOO on the outcome!….. knowing that Sunday would find me MIA! What did I do? … Continue reading