Celebrating 137 Years of Marriage

DIY Invites

August is such a wonderful month and I’m sad to see it go! In our family August is full of birthday celebrations and LOTS of wedding anniversaries. I mentioned here that the hubby and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary this year and the best part is, we got to celebrate it with all the […]

August in Review

I honestly can’t believe August has come and gone. Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year, but I’m not ready for summer to be over just yet. I feel like our nice weather JUST started here in the Pacific Northwest! In case you are new to Design, Dining + Diapers or you […]

Top 10 Tuesday {2}: Tips for Living Gluten Free


Welcome back to another week of Top 10 Tuesday! Last week, we covered my Top 10 Favorite Baby Gifts and this week we are shifting gears a bit. For those of you who are new around here let me give you a little big of background info. I found out about two years ago I […]

Beach Themed Money Tree


Who says money doesn’t grow on trees? Last weekend we celebrated the wedding of my cousin and her new hubby. They tied the knot in Reno a few months ago and then threw a small reception/party for close friends and family back home in Washington. The happy couple already had everything they needed so we […]

Top 10 Tuesday {1}: Baby Gifts

Kaylee Birth Print

I’m starting something new and exciting around here! Every Tuesday I will be featuring a Top Ten List featuring some of my favorite things. What type of things you may ask? Well, anything that has to do with Design, Dining and Diapers. So that covers a lot of ground :) Since we are still in […]

Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

salad, gluten free, summer salad

The sun is shining, there is a nice breeze, smell of BBQ in the air and a stress-free vibe all through the house. There is nothing better than summer time. In the Pacific Northwest, we haven’t had a lot of warm weather this year so we take full advantage of each day that actually feels […]

Tears of Joy Tissue Holder Tutorial


I’ve received a few requests for a tutorial on the “Tears of Joy” tissue holders that I featured in my DIY Wedding Ideas post. Well, you got your wish! Here is a real down and dirty tutorial on how to make these sweet wedding favors. (Disclaimer: Every brain works differently, so you may come up […]

Old Buttons Turned into Decorative Magnets

button magnets

When it comes to my living space, I am a complete neat freak. I hate clutter and I like everything put away in its place (just don’t look behind the closed doors, something might jump out at you. I have to put all our crap stuff somewhere :P ). Because I like things so orderly, […]

Project Family Room: Inspiration

family room before

  Now that Baby E’s nursery is complete, it’s time to move on to another room in the house. So, I’ve picked the room that needs the most help and also happens to be the room we spend the most time in… the family room. I’m really excited about this next BIG project, mainly because […]

Thrifty Find: Goodwill Chairs for $1.30!

Goodwill Chair Makeover

  I hope everyone had a great weekend! I just have to share with you my big find. The other day I was out running errands and I felt totally compelled to stop by the Goodwill. Good thing I trusted my instincts because I found one of my greatest bargains, yet! I always head straight […]