Home Decor & Design

Finding My Perfect Living Room Design

Sears Furniture Collection

One of the very few good things about having an completely (well, almost) house is that I get to take all the inspiration I can find and turn our place in to something spectacular. Prior to moving to Indiana, Joanne and I have had the same decor for about 8 years. In that period of […]

12 Home Holiday Safety Tips


Sparkle, glitz, presents, cookies, music, and laughter. We’re no longer waiting for the holidays to arrive, they are here. So I thought with you I would share a collection of tips, from around the web, on keeping your home safe in as many ways as you can this holiday season. 1. Keep presents hidden from […]

The Cost of Home Ownership

home ownership

In the last 6 months, Joanne and I have put a plan in place to get where we want to go in the next 5 years. Not necessarily in where we’ll live since we have been known to be movers. I think instead that has been decided, but that’s a post for another time. Instead […]

Libman Helps You Clean It Up!


Kids make the biggest messes, seriously. I was that mom prior to Zadey’s arrival that was like “yeah, I’ll have my baby and my house will be so clean and my laundry will always be done.” Not. And there’s nothing like those little toddlers that walk around full of mess making abilities. Can someone explain […]

What’s Your Favorite Scent of the Season?


As a kid each November meant two big smells in our home: pumpkin and cranberry. Today, the smell of both send me racing through memories of my mom baking and my grandma’s amazing cranberry sauce. I don’t get nostalgic very often, but when I do it’s always during the holiday season as I once again […]

Rejuvenator Microbubble Shower Head


There are a few things Joanne and I like to do every time we rent someplace new. Being that we’ve done this a lot, we run through a routine fairly quickly of making some changes. First, all the toilet seats have to be changed. Really, ew. Second, shower heads are changed to the hanging type […]

Rachael Ray Porcelain Cookware


With choosing yellow and blue for our new kitchen, the ideas having been flowing for me on the type of decoration I will use in the kitchen, as well as the dining room. The kitchen is always such an important part of the gathering of a family that I really want our space to be […]

Rachael Ray Round & Square Dinnerware


For the last 12 years Joanne and I have had white dinnerware. Plain white. And no, not that stylish white that has come out that everyone is in love with. Those are nice, but I so can’t get myself to have white dishes anymore. Ours were round, and had a small design on the edges, […]