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Campfire Lasagna

Campfire Lasagna

We spent the weekend camping with family at a State Park near my parents’ house and what a blast! The kids had so much fun playing outdoors, fishing, and exploring nature and the adults were able to have some relaxation time too. Time spent outdoors […]

Project of the Week: Picture Frame Makeovers

Project of the Week: Picture Frame Makeovers

My first “Project of the Week” post is a super easy one…Picture frame makeovers. For this project, you’ll need a can of spray paint and some old picture frames. I found these rather large picture frames (23″x27″ and 27″x31″) at an auction and paid $5 […]

Rainy Days…

Rainy Days…

I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately, but offline could be busier! I don’t know how the pro-bloggers do it?! How can you possibly get so many things done in the real world, and still have time to talk about it online…without fifteen […]

Cheers to 5 Years! (And guy gift giving guide)

Cheers to 5 Years! (And guy gift giving guide)

My husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary in May, and as we begin the next five year chapter its fun to reflect on the last five. For starters, our family photos have changed drastically… To celebrate this year, we went to one of […]

Projects, Projects, everywhere…

Projects, Projects, everywhere…

Spring is here and no matter what, it always seems to come with a renewed sense of energy. After being couped up for 4 or 5 months of winter people just want to start fresh again. (I guess that where spring cleaning comes from.) This […]

Accidental Vegetarian

Accidental Vegetarian

You may have noticed that I’m a vegetarian, and that I live on a farm in rural Iowa, BUT in the past I’ve shared my favorite meat recipes. Are you confused? Well, about 7 years ago my body stopped tolerating meat. Sounds weird, right? Well, […]

Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2018

Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2018

As the holidays rapidly approach, I am going to share some of my favorite gift ideas A.K.A. Erin’s Favorite Things 🙂 This is for anyone that might be “hard to shop for” or if you just don’t have time to do a lot of shopping […]

Chai Spice Sugar Cookies

Chai Spice Sugar Cookies

As fall transitions into colder weather (I won’t say the “W” word), I find myself digging out my baking supplies and cranking up the oven. There is just something about this time of year that really says “baking weather”. It’s a huge bonus that my […]

Dinner and A Movie

Dinner and A Movie

It sounds like a cliche date night, but I can’t tell you the last time my husband and I went to a movie…in a theater…and had dinner at a restaurant, too! One of the things I took for granted before we had kids, is such […]

Weekend Getaway in Austin

Weekend Getaway in Austin

Lately I’ve been reminiscing about one of our favorite places to visit, Austin, Texas. So when I woke up this morning and saw that the temperature was 34 degrees in early October, I started daydreaming of warm weather and wanted to share one of our […]