About Gina Luker

Gina Luker is a writer, photographer and lover of all things quirky. She's usually found with a drill in one hand and a cocktail in the other while blogging along the way. She's addicted to coffee, polka dots, rock stars, Instagram, and everything aqua.

DIY Farmhouse Island building plans

DIY island building plans

This post is in partnership with 3M Over the years, we've had a lot of requests on how to build our kitchen island. So that's what I'm sharing today - how to build a farmhouse style island. If you've never built a piece of furniture before, this is a super easy build with all straight cuts (or you can have them all done at your local lumber … [Read more...]

100 Summer Ideas in Mason Jars

100 ideas for summer in jars

  Looking for some fun summer ideas? This collection has everything to make your summer a hit - from cocktails to desserts, to pretty ways to decorate and even stuff for the kids. With 100 ideas, there's a few summer ideas for almost everyone. An InLinkz Link-up … [Read more...]

12 Easy Ways to Clean Appliances

12 Easy Ways to Clean Appliances without chemicals

When was the last time that you cleaned your microwave? How about your dishwasher? Yes, those things need to be cleaned, along with your ice maker, washing machine, and oven! It's much easier than you think and does not require the use of hash chemicals. Check out these 12 Easy Ways to Clean Appliances or even your grill with a HomeRight Steam … [Read more...]

Summer Sugar Scrub (with printable labels)

summer sugar scrub

Have you ever made your own sugar scrub? It's so easy to make - and you can dress it up a million different ways. I wanted to make something to get ready for summer - and the smell of limes and coconuts is the scent of the season for me. With every day ingredients, you can make this easy sugar scrub in just a few minutes. Plus, if you want to make … [Read more...]

Chicago style grill seasoning

all purpose grill seasoning recipe

Summer is all about grilling - and nothing is safe around our house once the grill is lit. Steaks, chicken, fish - we pretty much throw whatever we eat on the grill during the hot weather months, because there's nothing worse than fighting 100 degree temps by firing up the stove at the end of the day. Plus, hello charcoal... it's a steak's best … [Read more...]

DIY sidewalk chalk paint

DIY sidewalk chalk paint

A few weeks ago I went to a blog conference in Salt Lake City. While I was there I met a new blogger - a 14 year old girl named Colby. She was so full of energy and such a delight, I invited her to guest post for me so you could meet her! I hope you'll give her a warm welcome.... Hi everyone! My name is Colby from Love Joy Glitter and today … [Read more...]

Shark Bite – a simple summer cocktail

shark bite cocktail via Gina Luker

Dreaming of a little beach vacay, but just can't get away? Sometimes getting together with a friend or two for an afternoon of relaxation with a cocktail or two is just what you need. Summer time means I like bringing a beachier vibe to our cocktail bar, and this cocktail is totally perfect to sip during the long summer afternoons. This … [Read more...]

Home Office Makeover

office before photo

*This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams* Being a creative soul, there's something about having your own space to let your wild ideas come to life. When I first started this blog six years ago (?!?!), I worked wherever I could find space - be that in my kitchen or living room or wherever I could plop down with my laptop and get my blog on. Like … [Read more...]

Brownie a la Mode (in a jar) with salted caramel sauce

Brownie A La Mode in a Jar

Summer is all about family entertaining around my house. Lots of teenagers hanging out, lots of family cookouts, lots of fun, sun and good food. So what do you do when you want to feed a crowd something special for dessert without making a huge mess? Portion things so it can go quickly and easily, while still keeping it delicious. Which is why I … [Read more...]

Office Makeover Ideas

Pink Girl's Bedroom

Once upon a time (about 4 years ago), five bloggers gathered together to give my daughter's room a makeover. At the time she was 11 and into all things girly. As a smallish kiddo, she didn't need a lot of room. Fast forward a few years, the story is different. Her sister has moved out, teenage wardrobes are much, much bigger than younger kids are - … [Read more...]