how to update your home without renovating

Sometimes a change will do ya good!  When there's no time for a big renovation or it's just not in the budget how can we update our homes?  The answer is with cosmetic changes.  Here's how...


Rustic Chocolate & Orange Cake

A chocolate cake made from scratch might seem intimidating, but it is quite simple to master.  This is an incredibly decadent cake with an intense chocolate flavor.  It is easy to make using one bowl and will quickly become your go-to chocolate cake recipe.  The name rustic came from the crusty biscuit like top on this chocolate & orange cake.

Decorate Walls With Fabric

Do you have a closet or a small wall in your home that needs a little pick me up?  Decorating your walls with fabric instead of wallpaper is an inexpensive & damage free way to go.  Using just a yard of fabric I covered the closet wall behind my desk and gave it a fresh new look.  

Crispy black-eyed peas with sea salt-A Healthy Snack

Snacking can be an excellent way to keep you satisfied between meals as long as you snack smart. Crispy black-eyed peas with sea salt is a healthy snack alternative with a boost of fiber and a great source of vitamins and minerals.  A half a cup of black-eyed peas contains 70 calories.  This recipe made with simple ingredients is flavorful, crispy and nutritious.  I made this irresistible snack in about 30 minutes with sea salt, Old Bay, and olive oil.  Make this recipe in advance for a healthy grab and go snack, pop them in your mouth by the handful or sprinkle them on top of a salad.


How to style a coffee table in 4 easy steps

Hi friends, how do you use your coffee table?  Do you use it as a footrest, a place to set your drinks and snacks, or somewhere to stash the remote?  The coffee table is the workhorse of your living room and if you are not careful (like me) it can become a cluttered mess. It can also become boring to look at if you are scared to get creative or simply don't know where to begin. Today I will break down the art of arranging a coffee table in four easy steps.  These steps are all you need to style your coffee table to make it a beautiful focal point in your living room. 


2018 interior design trends

Well, here we are friends, in a new year!  With the flip of the calendar comes a new set of interior design trends. There's something about a new year that makes the idea of a fresh look for my home so appealing. While I do not believe in following trends from year to year or change my style to what seems to be "in" I do like to use trends in my home that work with my style.  If you're ready to start a new project in your home and are curious about what's trending consider the following interior design trends for 2018.

Minimal Christmas and Winter decorating Ideas

Hi, friends this year I've gone for quite minimalist Christmas decorations using greenery, pinecones, baskets, and handmade treasures. We have a traditional Christmas tree but I kept everything else pared-back and fuss-free.


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