It’s A Bonfire Kind Of Night

It’s A Bonfire Kind Of Night

It has been a WILD week, to say the least, but boy are we glad to be on the tail end of it. We have NEVER been more relieved to see a WEEKEND come in our lives. Continue reading

Five Things You Should Know About This Picture: There’s Only One Way To Kill REALLY BIG Spiders!

Five Things You Should Know About This Picture: There’s Only One Way To Kill REALLY BIG Spiders!

1. Since the weather has been a tad cooler here lately (70’s -80’s in the evenings), we have been enjoying family bonfires every night for the past week. And when we do bonfires, we go the whole 9 yards! We are talking S’MORES, HOT DOGS, APPLE CIDER, and FLASHLIGHT TAG! It is a BLAST!

2. For those of you who are reading this who live in states with cooler temps, we are well aware that 70-80’s does NOT sound very cool. In fact, it may seem EXTREMELY HOT for some! HAHA! Well, for us Louisianians, it is much cooler than the high temps that we are used to experiencing. Plus, we will GLADLY TAKE any weather that even remotely feels like “Fall Weather.”Continue reading

Our 1st Bonfire Of The Year!

Our 1st Bonfire Of The Year!

Hi friends! We are ENJOYING our 1st bonfire of the year! The weather was actually quite nice today. The highs were in the 80’s. I know that seems pretty hot for some of you, but that is a MUCH NEEDED RELIEF for those of us who live in Louisiana! (Can we get an AMEN from our fellow Louisianians!?!?) It is actually feeling a little cool right now, and we are LOVING this change in the weather! Continue reading

If You Like Our Content Here On Our Page, You Are Going To Love Us On Pinterest!

If You Like Our Content Here On Our Page, You Are Going To Love Us On Pinterest!

Hi friends! If y’all like our content here on our page, you are going to LOVE us on PINTEREST! We are literally adding tons of NEW PINS DAILY! We have been pinning up a storm here lately with Fall right around the corner. Plus, we have boards for just about ANY HOLIDAY or THEME you could imagine. And let’s not forget about some of the most AMAZING RECIPES around!

Click on the link below for direct access to our nearly 5,000 pins! We invite all of you to come check us out and follow us! 

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Cuteness Overload!

Cuteness Overload!

Okay, friends! Remember a while back when we told y’all that we were planning on taking UNICORN pictures with our girls, and CAMP OUT pictures with our boys? Well, as promised here are a few of the pictures from our photo session. 🙂  And I am currently having CUTENESS OVERLOAD!!! I don’t even have words for what is happening here…or NEARLY ENOUGH picture frames in my home for all of them! They were all so wonderful that I had to get them ALL!Continue reading

Is This Too Soon To Post?

Is This Too Soon To Post?

Is this too SOON to post? Or are y’all just excited about Christmas as we are!?!? This has been one HOT SUMMER here is Louisiana. Now don’t get us wrong, we honestly LOVE Summertime, but it seems that this year the temperatures have been especially BRUTAL. And we love spending time outdoors, and this HEAT has been stopping us from doing so for the majority of the daytime hours.

With that being said, we will happily WELCOME FALL with open arms! Which season are you looking forward to? 🙂

It’s Only A Matter Of Time…

It’s Only A Matter Of Time…

Story of our lives… It’s only a matter of time before we have this sign at the end of our driveway! Haha! My woodworking enthusiast, Patrick, will build it, and I will finish it! Be sure to share this picture with your FAVORITE woodworking enthusiast in your life! 

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DIY Bee Trap

DIY Bee Trap

Hi Friends! This week’s DIY project is wonderful for the Spring and Summer months. If y’all are anything like us, we have a HUGE problem with carpenter bees. Those little stinkers have drilled holes all over the outside of our shed. And as aggravating as they are, they are even more harmful to your outdoor wooden structures!

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You see, when carpenter bees drill their holes, they may only appear to be an inch or two deep, but it rarely ends there. The carpenter bee will turn 90 degrees and bore a channel from 6 inches to as long as 4 feet. Over time, this can cause weak areas in your lumber, and can become very unsafe.  It is not uncommon to find several pairs of carpenter bees nesting in one structure.  They frequently nest near each other and often in the same area year after year, causing extensive damage.  So, you may find old holes near newer ones.Continue reading

“Tip Of The Week” Cleaning Your Grill Naturally

“Tip Of The Week” Cleaning Your Grill Naturally

Happy Tuesday, Friends! This week’s “Tip Of The Week” is just in time for SUMMER! That is because it is all about GRILLIN’!  And it is  perfect for all of you heading to the beach, parks, and campsites for your upcoming vacations. This is a little trick that my husband, Patrick, has been using for years. He learned it on a training mission several years back while he was still in the Army. And we haven’t stopped using it since! 

So, here it is… Simply cut an onion in half and rub it all over the racks inside of your grill. This will loosen up baked on GRIT and GRIME and will clean your grates. It’s best to heat the grill super hot first. It also reduces your food from sticking while cooking and will season the grates. Once you are finished, leave the onion inside of your grill while your food is cooking. The onion will draw in the extra heat and will help your other food from getting burned during the cooking process. 

Onions have a powerful and natural antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Which is why they are a wonderful option to using HARSH CHEMICALS and WIRE BRUSHES. There have been several news reports in the media recently regarding accidental ingestion of wire bristles that have been left on the grill grates after cleaning and have found their way into the food placed on the grill. These bristles are small and can sometimes go unnoticed, and can cause major medical issues if ingested. This is why the onion method of cleaning your grill is one of the SAFEST OPTIONS you can use. 

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