Hidden Valley Ranch Cheese Bread

When the days grow shorter, the air gets cooler and the leaves get a little prettier, my family loves to build a good bonfire. It's our favorite way to chill out and spend some un-plugged family time together. But before we build a fire, first we fill our bellies with some good, warm food. Our standard family meal in the cooler months is … [Read more...]

Five bed making hacks

There are two kinds of people: Those who make their beds religiously every morning, aaaand those who are ok with crumpled sheets. I’m in the former camp—a freshly made bed gets me off to a good, clean start in the morning. I have a friend however, who needs a little work in the bed-making department. Hoping to bring her over from the dark side, I … [Read more...]

10 ways to make DIY signs

When I need a fresh look for my walls, DIY signs are always my go to solution. From small and easy to put anywhere, to large enough to fill a whole wall, DIY signs are such an easy way to customize your space on a tight budget. Want to make your own? Today's collection is full of projects to inspire you to get your DIY on! Love these projects? … [Read more...]

Learning to enjoy entertaining

Last week on Instagram, I shared a short post about how we learned to have faith in timing. More specifically it was about the fact that I had grand ideas of entertaining friends, when we really didn't have any. I know that might sound a bit shocking coming from a girl who's basically lived her whole life in one house, but it's true. We just didn't … [Read more...]

more issues than vogue {free printable}

I adore free printables. I like to share them quite frequently here on the blog, because if I'm making them for myself, why not share? Today's freebie was inspired by my buddy Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof. Her "More Issues Than Vogue" printable in her bathroom was so amazing, but I wanted a little more bling in the mix, so I decided to make my own … [Read more...]

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts {Gluten-Free}

Hi there Shabby Creek friends! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms back to welcome you to the first day of October with a sweet Fall dessert recipe. These apple doughnuts are the perfect way to enjoy this colorful new season. To me, nothing says Fall quite like sweet, apple cider. It's the star ingredient in my Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts. … [Read more...]

20 ways to use old doors

Old doors can be found pretty easily, often on the side of the road. Their size and sturdiness makes them a great candidate for repurposing them into something new, often with very little work. So this collection of ideas is all about doors and what to do with them. Whether you're buying one new, or finding one for cheap or free - these ideas will … [Read more...]

Dream Rooms vs. Real Life (how to win the battle)

In my dreams, I live in a house filled from top to bottom in dreamy Scandinavian style. All that black and white appeal, with warm wood touches. Impeccably clean and seriously minimalist. And I'd survive there for about five minutes before I started missing all my aqua and gold leaf goodness. About a year ago, I woke up and realized that my house … [Read more...]

Turkey Club Panzanella

Hey there Shabby Creek friends, it's Christine again, from First Home Love Life, and today I'm going to switch it up on you and share a super easy summer recipe! Did I ever tell you, I went to culinary school? No? Well I did... When I went to culinary school, I thought at the time I wanted to start up a catering business. Garde Manger (which … [Read more...]

20 summery starfish projects

Summertime decorating around here usually involves a nod to the beach - and accents with starfish are always a great way to go. Because I'm a DIY girl, it makes me want to find interesting starfish projects so I can get my craft on. From two minute projects to more complicated ones, here are 20 starfish projects to help you get your summer game on. … [Read more...]