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Welcome to Our Cottage!

Welcome, come on in!  My family has owned this house for 23 years.  I have only fond childhood memories of this place and I am proud to keep it in…

Chief Illiniwek Paper Artwork

Every Christmas season, I get together with my friends from college and we have a grab bag gift exchange where often many of the sought after gifts are University of…

Paint Swatch Calendar

Last summer, I was admiring my little niece’s playroom and noticed a dry erase calendar that my sister-in-law used to write the events and outings for my niece.  It may…

10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals

There is nothing easier than combining some ingredients in the Crock Pot and coming home from work to a prepared meal ready for the family.  Except, unless, you have all…

An Easy Way to Hang Level Picture Frames

I despise these types of brackets for hanging frames on the wall. No matter how much I use the tape measure and level, the screws never seem to line up…

Toddler Sensory Tree

Lately I’ve  noticed a lot of designs using embroidery hoops and fabric or scrapbook paper.  It’s such a whimsical, creative, and cheap way to add texture and color to a…