Freezer Herb Butters

Freezer Herb Butters

Learn how to make your own freezer herb butter—so easy! Continue reading

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DIY Raised Vegetable Garden

DIY Raised Vegetable Garden

Ever since I was little, I’ve wanted a vegetable garden. When I was still in grade school, I went to my friend’s aunt’s farm for the weekend. I remember, as we washed up for dinner, she asked us to go out to her garden and pick whatever we wanted for a salad. She gave us … Continue reading

New Fence

New Fence

Hello, friends! Long time no chat…Don’t worry, though, we’ve been plenty busy. I have so many projects I can’t wait to share with you, now it’s just finding the time to do so 🙂 One of our big final projects with the house was fencing in our backyard. We had originally intended to hire someone … Continue reading

Shrimp Salad Mini Cups

Shrimp Salad Mini Cups

Shrimp Salad Mini Cups (from Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower) Adapted from Food Network Ingredients: 3 packages of mini shrimp (the teeny tiny ones!), dethawed 4 stalks celery, chopped finely 4 green onions, chopped finely 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 cup olive-oil mayonnaise Salt & pepper to taste 3 packages (15-count) frozen mini phyllo shells, thawed … Continue reading

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches (From Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower) Adapted from Yum Sugar Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled 4 green onions, finely chopped 16 oz. fat-free cream cheese, softened 2 T mayonnaise Salt, pepper, garlic salt 16 slices white bread, crusts removed Red leaf lettuce leaves Mix cucumber and onion with the cream cheese and mayonnaise. Season … Continue reading

New House—Painting Trim

New House—Painting Trim

Ahhh, painting trim. This takes me back to a dark place. Painting trim was, by far, the worst project of all of my house projects, BUT it made arguably the biggest difference. Our trim started out as a cheaply done, orangey wood. It was in terrible shape, and it looked much past its prime. Since … Continue reading

New House—Kitchen Color

New House—Kitchen Color

After finishing the kitchen cabinets (see kitchen cabinet redo here!), I wanted to add a bit of color to the space. Our overall color scheme throughout the main floor is varied grays—our kitchen color is a light gray we deemed “baby elephant”—so I wanted some pops of color to liven up the kitchen. I’ve always … Continue reading