A YEAR WITHOUT SUGAR

A YEAR WITHOUT SUGAR

Hi.  My name is Melissa McCoy.  I'm 34 years old and am a RECOVERED sugar addict. Too dramatic?  Maybe.  Either way, I 100% believe sugar is a powerful drug and I absolutely was out of control abusing it.  I have officially been "sugar free"  (I'll get to what that actually means for me in a bit) [...]

BARN DOORS DIY

BARN DOORS DIY

The house renovations continue and slowly, yet surly, things are starting to come together!  We've always planned on separating our music room and living room with some sliding barn doors, however choosing a style was a whole other problem.  We were so close to going with a weather wood look, almost decided on a complex [...]

Painting and Planting

Painting and Planting

With the craziness of life, (and our recent vacation) I'm a bit late sharing our "Crafting with Kids" project from last month.  Despite my tardiness, our simple activity was a fun project on a cold afternoon and will hopefully  *fingers crossed* yield very fruitful results in the near future. I love growing an herb garden [...]

Love Letters

Love Letters

First things first, let's make one thing clear: The month of February is just the worst.  The holidays are over, that I'm-gonna-conquer-the-world new year buzz has definitely fizzled out, and yet somehow IT IS STILL WINTER! Okay, now that I've got that off my chest, I wanted to share a fun February tradition that has [...]

Feeding the Birds

Feeding the Birds

One of my goals for 2018 is to come up with a fun craft for my kiddos each month.  Like most stay-at-home parents, I'm often in charge of homework, chores, piano practicing, and all those other NON-fun things our kids do on a day to day basis. I'm totally okay with my role as "the enforcer" [...]

Protein Pops

Protein Pops

As many of you know, I've been on a treat-free mission for nearly a year. I've had so many question about how I've done it and will definitely write more about my year long journey in the near future.  Today however, I want to share one of our favorite healthy (and protein packed) snacks!  I've [...]