San Diego Vacation

Just before going for our family vacation in Anaheim, my husband and I took our own little getaway to San Diego! Originally I am from California and have visited San Diego many times over the years. A few years back we rented a home on the beach (VRBO) during the month of January and had …continue reading

Hudson Valley Getaway

Designated as a National Heritage Area, Hudson Valley is steeped in history and  natural beauty. Although we went during the winter months on this trip (which isn’t as pretty), I have been to Hudson Valley in the summer and it is a beautiful area. Trees, rivers and lakes are abundant. My next trip there will …continue reading

Anaheim and Disneyland Family Trip

In October my family and I took a fabulously fun trip down to Anaheim to go to Disneyland and California Adventures. It was such a wonderful time full of fantastic memories! I’m sharing some tips of our trip to Disneyland and California Adventures. We were able to be at Disneyland during the time they have …continue reading

Girls Getaway in Monterey California

Tips for spending a weekend in Monterey, Calfiornia

Before I headed to Carmel Valley Ranch for the Michael’s Makers retreat, I went to Monterey, California a few days early to meet up with my daughters and daughter-in-law for a fun girls’ trip!  If you want to get a away to some charming coastal towns, Monterey and Carmel are some of my favorite little …continue reading

Carmel Valley With Michael’s Makers

I had the fantastic opportunity to spend some time at the gorgeous Carmel Valley Ranch for the Michael’s Makers retreat a few months ago. The weather was beautiful, the workshops were so much fun, and the area was stunning! Also, the Condé Nast Traveler readers ranked Carmel Valley Ranch No. 1 resort in Northern California. You …continue reading

Favorite Travel Apps and Websites

Thanks to the rapid advance of technology, being able to help your vacations go smoothly is a breeze with all these handy websites and apps. From booking flights, finding transportation, suggesting things to do, and even helping break down language barriers, there really is an app for just about everything you need for a perfect …continue reading

How To Find Cheap Airfare Using Google Flights

The cost airfare is often the biggest thing that stands in the way of someone being able to see the world. Thankfully, Google Flights makes finding cheap airfare lot easier than it used to be! Google Flights is not an app it is a website – so pretty easy to use.  I thought I’d share …continue reading

Deer Valley Getaway

Deer Valley is located in Park City, Utah, and has been a popular destination for skiing and other winter activities since the 1930s! It’s played host to the rich and famous, and you might recognize the name from the 2002 Winter Olympics.  Even though it’s mostly known for its winter activities, Deer Valley is actually …continue reading

9 Fabulously Fun New Years Eve Games

The countdown to New Years is always exciting, but those hours can seem long if you don’t have anything to do but sit around and wait. There has to be something more to do than just write up a list of resolutions, right? The best way to make the night go by quickly and still …continue reading

10 Ways To Celebrate New Years with Kids and Family

Ringing in the New Year is an exciting time for young and old. Remembering all the fun you’ve had over the last twelve months and being able to make resolutions and look forward to what the next twelve may hold is the best way to kick things off! It can be difficult to create an …continue reading

Christmas Living Room Tour

Today I’m sharing the fourth and final post in my Christmas Home Tour series! If you weren’t able to catch my other three posts on my entryway, kitchen, and dining room, just check out the bottom of this post for all the links to the rest of the tour! Decorating for the holidays can seem …continue reading

Christmas Dining Room and Desk Decor

Welcome to the third post in my Christmas Home Tour series! In this post I’ll be showing you how I decorated my desk and dining room for Christmas! If you haven’t seen the other two, make sure to take a look by clicking the links at the bottom of this post! Getting creative and festive …continue reading

Christmas Kitchen Tour

This is part two of my Christmas Home Tour – my kitchen! Make sure you take a look at my last post, the Christmas porch and entryway, and stay tuned for how I decorated my desk and dining room! I have been looking forward to sharing my holiday kitchen decor with you, and I am …continue reading

Wood Slice Christmas Signs with Free Template

I’m using these beautiful basswood rounds to create this fun Christmas craft! These signs are perfect for hanging on the front door, propping up on the mantle, or putting just about anywhere you can think of! Plus, they are so simple to make and only require a few supplies! Make sure you get the free template …continue reading

Kitchen Remodel Final Reveal

I am so excited to finally share the final installment of my kitchen remodel with you: The reveal! It’s been so fun to share each step of the process with you, and I absolutely love the way that everything has come together and turned out. I love, love, LOVE my kitchen now. It’s perfectly suited …continue reading

DIY Christmas Pillow Covers with Deco Foil

Our Christmas Wonderful series starts today! Look forward to some amazing Christmas posts from our talented blog friends. This is our 6th year of sharing Christmas Wonderful! Please check out the amazing ideas that have been shared for the past 5 years.   Christmas is the perfect time of year for crafting, and these pretty …continue reading

Kitchen Finishing Touches

It’s always the little things that make any room feel complete. Today, I’m sharing all the little kitchen finishing touches I included in my kitchen remodel that have made all the difference in its functionality – and visual appeal, too! I mentioned in a previous post how much I love my farmhouse sink! After having …continue reading

Award Winning White Chicken Chili Recipe

Award Winning White Chicken Chili | Design Dazzle

This chicken chili recipe is delicious, simple, and a sure hit! It’s been a favorite dish for my family for years – especially my hubby. If I need a go-to recipe to take to a potluck, this is the one I make. I won a chili cook-off with this recipe! Yep, true story!! This is …continue reading

Easy Fall Themed Mantle

Easy Fall Themed Mantle | Design Dazzle

The change of seasons is the perfect time to change up your mantle decor, and with my tips and tricks it’s fast and easier than ever to get a beautiful fall themed mantle! I always tell friends that the first thing you should do when updating your decor is “shop your home.” I guarantee that …continue reading

Creative Hidden Kitchen Storage Solutions

Today I am so excited to share one of my favorite aspects of the kitchen remodel : All the creative hidden kitchen storage solutions I was able to come up with! If there’s one thing that makes cooking and baking more enjoyable, it’s knowing that everything has a place and that you’ll have easy access …continue reading

Hidden Kitchen TV

One of the things I am fond of having in my kitchen is a TV. I love having it on when I’m cooking or cleaning, and my husband enjoys having it on in the morning before work during breakfast. Even though we have an open floor plan, because of the way that our living room …continue reading