July 3, 2015

Stars and Stripes Sangria Recipe

If you're like me, you've starting thinking about celebrating the Fourth of July TODAY. We don't do a lot to celebrate, but something yummy on the grill, a nice salad, and an icy sangria sounds divine!

This Sangria has the perfect combination of sweet and dry - and I love that you can make it ahead. (as a matter of fact, you SHOULD make it at least 4 hours before serving)

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

July 2, 2015

July 4 Style

Here are a few of my favorite outfit sets from Polyvore that have put together for the 4th of July by some very talented fashionistas!

My top picks are all casual and full of American classics like Converse, Levi's and of course - red, white and blue!

July 1, 2015

DIY Modern Trellis from Wood Lath - Under $20!

I love making things with wood lath. It's about $15 a bundle for 50 pieces of 48" wood lath, and I bought mine for half that price on sale! I used it to trim out our camper trailer when I redecorated, I used it to frame pictures in my living room, and now I used it to build a trellis for my clematis!

While walking the dogs a few months ago I spotted the cutest trellis on a really cute house in our neighborhood. I snapped a pic with my phone and archived it in my brain for a "some day project". Yesterday I decided to dig out the pic and see what I could do! Keep reading to see the inspiration pic and my process.

June 30, 2015

A DOGGIE BAG: Packing for Travel with Your Dog


Packing for any trip can be overwhelming, but when you'll be traveling with your dog it can add another layer of stress.

The good news is that after the first few times, it gets a lot easier! We've been camping for years with our dogs and I've got my list down so that I know just what I need, with just a few tweaks each time.

I thought I'd share my list with you, along with a few other things I've learned along the way.


June 29, 2015

10 Ways to BOOST Your Metabolism Without Killer Workouts!

When it's super hot out during the summer, the last thing that I want to do is a strenuous workout - especially outside. I don't want to cut calories, but I don't want to gain weight either. How can I give my metabolism a boost?

That's what I had in mind when I started researching different ways to give myself a boost this summer when it's not even the DOG DAYS yet and the heat is already getting to me!

I know that walking the dogs is a good boost, but I wanted to know more! Here's what I found: