• DIY Home Decor

    Potted String Light Stand

    We’ve been wanting to add string lights to our back patio for some time now, but we didn’t have any where to hang the lights from. This is where the potted light stand came in handy! They were so easy flippin easy to make! I think I spent more time at Home Depot picking the pot and flowers than we spent making the stand. Follow below for a step by step tutorial on how to make the potted string light stand. If you’ve been wanting to add string lights to your backyard, but don’t have a fence, tree, or a house to connect the lights to, these are perfect for…

  • DIY Crafts

    How to Create Beautifully Wrapped Gifts

    I think it’s easy to say that presents are my favorite part about Christmas! I love giving them to my family and friends, and I equally love wrapping them. I used to help my mom wrap them every Christmas. Then, in about the second grade she got smart and realized I would do them all for her. Since then, I’ve been deemed the presenter wrapper in the family. Today I’ve gathered all my tips and tricks to create beautifully wrapped presents that are budget friendly, as well as quick and easy. With the right tools, it is super easy to create presents that are equally as amazing as the gift…

  • DIY Crafts,  Drinks

    DIY Simple Syrup Gifts

    Happy Monday friends! I hope you are all having  a relaxing, cozy, and warm Christmas season so far. I don’t know about you, but between the cold temperatures, cloudy skies, Hallmark Christmas movies, and the twinkly lights on my tree, I do not want to get off my couch, and much less do I want to think about the list of to dos and present buying I have to complete in the next few weeks. However, there is one thing I have crossed off my checklist: DIY gifts for family, friends or coworkers! Every year I love to make a little something for the people that are important to me.…

  • Home Wellness

    Holiday Essential Oil Blends

    I love playing around with essential oils and creating my own blends. It’s even more fun around the holidays, because I get to diffuse oils that I don’t typically use year round, like Pine or Christmas Spirit (although, this one should be used during all seasons. It smells so great!) I combined a few of my favorites to create three custom essential oil blends for Christmas. I narrowed myself down to three blends, because honestly, I could have probably came up with a few handfuls! There are so many oils that are great for this time of the year, and there’s no better way to add to the Holiday Spirit…

  • Home Decor

    My Top Affordable Christmas Decor Picks

    1. Sleigh Bells Art//2. Flocked Christmas Tree Figurine//3. Chunky Knit Throw//4. Jute Farm Fresh Christmas Tree Pillow//5. Wood Bark Coasters//6. Gold Stemless Glassware//7. Tiled Margot Monogram Mug//8. Gold Brass Iron Bells//9. Black and White Buffalo Check Pillows//10. Merry Everything Coir Doormat//11. White Natural Christmas Tree Statue//12. Camper with Tree Christmas Statue//13. Garland Eucalyptus Pine Cone Hearth & Hand//14. Buffalo Check Christmas Icon Ornament (also comes with a Christmas tree and Snowflake) //15. Comfort and Joy Framed Tabletop Canvas Block//16. Traditional Candle Holder Set//17. Buffalo Check Deer Ornament//18. Birch Logs//19. Buffalo Check Reindeer Table Runner I can officially say Merry Christmas, everyone! I’m not entirely sure how it’s already Christmas time, as this…

  • DIY Home Decor

    DIY White Chippy Shelves

    If I have one word of advice on home project DIYs, it’s make your own shelves! Shelves are surprisingly expensive once you start looking, especially for something that is trendy, sturdy, and has real quality. Making your own shelves costs a fraction of the price, and they are so simple to make! You also have a huge range of customization options if you DIY them. There are a ton of wooden and metal corbels online to choose from, and you can add any type and size of wood to the top, in any paint or stain color you choose. Since I already have so much wood in my house, I…

  • Food

    Nana’s Buttermilk Biscuits

    If you asked me what I would want as my last meal on earth, Nana’s buttermilk biscuits definitely make my top five. In our family, we all beg for these biscuits when we go to Nana’s, and no trip to her house is complete until we she whips us up a batch with a side of milk gravy and Conecuh sausage. My mouth is just watering thinking about them. In typical grandmother fashion, when we asked Nana for the recipe she answered “ Combine two cups of self-rising flour, some buttermilk, and a little bit of oil until it’s the right consistency.” Well… needless to say it has taken quite…

  • Food

    Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

    Did I have you at bacon wrapped? I would think so! These bacon wrapped green beans are the perfect side dish to any holiday (or just dinner in general!). They are really easy to make, super tasty, and look really impressive. They’re the perfect addition to dress up any meal. The green beans get a little crispy on the ends and are full of delicious bacon flavor. We had these for dinner tonight, and with a mouth full of beans, Brett turned to me with an endearing look and said “I love these bacon green beans.” Add these to your next holiday table, and I promise you’re sure to wow…

  • Food

    Black Walnut Orange Pound Cake

    First of all, this is the BEST pound cake ever to exist! Everyone I gave it to also agrees! And no, I’m not bragging about myself; this is my Nana’s recipe. Almost every time I see my Nana I request this pound cake. In college, when I would see her, she would make me one cake to eat now and share with my friends, and one to put in the freezer to save for later. The cake from the freezer always tastes just as good! I added orange to her recipe, and I love how the cake comes out with a thin, crunchy crust all around the outside, while the…

  • DIY Furniture

    Refinished Painted Nightstand

    Raise your hand if you’re guilty of having an exact idea of what you want for a furniture piece, just to find it and decide never mind. I don’t want to spend that much. Or, raise your hand if you’re guilty of spending hours upon hours searching every website known to man only to find nothing that you like. This is me about 95% of the time, which is why I love DIYing my own refinished furniture. It’s really easy once you get past the I can’ts and I don’t knows, and that’s where I come in to help! 1. Pick your Piece of Furniture So, first things first. You…