Gray and White Kitchen Reveal


It's finished! It's finished! I can't believe it's finally finished!! Remember eight weeks ago when I shared my plans for remodeling my kitchen? Over the last eight weeks I took my completely outdated 1950s kitchen from this: Original kitchen: After removing the built in bench and table: To THIS: To say I am ecstatic with the outcome would be a gross understatement. My kids keep asking me, "Mommy do you like your new … [Continue reading...]

White Chocolate Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

Candy Corn Crispy Treats

These White Chocolate Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats are so delicious, they are perfect for Halloween parties, or just as a special Halloween treat for your family. One of the best things for me about being a stay at home (and work at home) mom, is getting to shop at Target by myself. It's the simple things, people. Getting to walk the aisles slowly, checking out every little thing. On the most recent trip, I picked up some goodies for Halloween … [Continue reading...]

Non-Spooky Halloween Crafts and Decor

Non Spooky Halloween Crafts and Decor

I don't mind Halloween, I enjoy seeing kids having a blast running around in their costumes and getting strung out on candy when they really should be in bed. I am not a fan of "spooky" or "creepy" Halloween decor. Ghosts and goblins won't be found at my home, but here is some inspiration for non-spooky Halloween decor and crafts. Non-Spooky Halloween Crafts and Decor: Halloween Countdown Canning Jar Ring Pumpkin Free Printable Trick or Treat … [Continue reading...]

14 Gorgeous Rustic Makeovers and Decor Ideas

14 Gorgeous Rustic Makeovers and Decor Ideas

There are always so many great projects linked up to our monthly party that it's so hard to choose my favorites. Today I'm sharing the best rustic makeovers and decor. Be prepared to be wowed! 14 Gorgeous Rustic Makeovers and Decor Ideas: Building a Faux Log Fireplace from Bless'er House Bathroom Storage Cabinet from Martha Leone Design   Coral Geometric Headboard from The Weathered Door  Industrial Pipe Stools from Love Grows Wild How … [Continue reading...]

Free Halloween Printable: Trick or Treat Chalkboard

Trick or Treat Mantel

This Halloween Chalkboard printable is an easy way to add some charm to your Halloween decor. I love how it looks with my Fallish/Halloweenish Mantel! And yes, Fallish and Hallweenish are words. Because I really didn't know how else to describe my mantel this year! There are fallish things, like the pumpkins, and the popcorn in my favorite vintage aqua mason jars. And there's a little bit of Halloweenish with this adorable burlap polka … [Continue reading...]

One Pan Garlic Parmesan Pasta


This one pan garlic Parmesan pasta is a light enough recipe to serve as a main dish, or a delicious side dish to accompany your favorite meats. This dish is lightened with the use of nonfat milk instead of whole or heavy cream. It still has a creaminess but if you want a really creamy sauce, I recommend replacing the nonfat milk with something richer. I chose fettuccine pasta, but really any long, skinny pasta could be used. You'll just want to … [Continue reading...]

Pottery Barn Knock Off {No Sew} Trick or Treat Bags


I'm baaaack!  It's Kristen from Down Home Inspiration back again and I can't wait to show you guys these fun (and sew) Pottery Barn knock off Trick or Treat bags! Seriously, I am so in love with these trick or treat bags, and the ease with which they were made.  And did I mention that each one only cost me about $2.50 to make?  Personalized, adorable, one of a kind bags for less than three bucks?!  You can't go wrong there. Supplies … [Continue reading...]

Smoked Sausage and Zucchini Skillet


This Smoked Sausage and Zucchini Skillet and a quick and easy meal on it's own, or is fabulous served with rice or pasta. Have you ever had an idea for something you wanted to make for dinner, and it turned out way better than you anticipated? Yeah, this was one of those. It was one of those nights where I had vegetables in the fridge that had to be used up and I wasn't quite sure what to do with them. I've been really into cooking meals in my … [Continue reading...]

Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting


It's recently come to light that my son loves Pinterest almost as much as I do. The proof? For his birthday, he wanted me to show him pictures of cupcakes, so we did a search on Pinterest. He picked these Brownie Cupcakes with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting.  I was surprised because I expected something more of a Ninja Turtle variety. But this was his choice and I was pretty happy I wasn't going to have to pipe on 20 different colored … [Continue reading...]

35 Comfort Food Recipes

35 Comfort Food Recipes

Comfort food is my favorite type of food. Whether it's a warm bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup, or a plate full of mac & cheese, comfort food can mean a little something different for everyone. 35 Delicious Comfort Food Recipes: Tri Tip Soup One Pot Creamy Chicken & Noodles 3 Ingredient Chili Sloppy Joe Biscuit Bake One Pan Taco Mac & Cheese One Pan Philly Cheesesteak Pasta  Lighter Chicken Parmesan Caramel … [Continue reading...]