Get Organized with a Thirty-One Tote Bag {Giveaway}

As a teacher, I was all about bags for keeping myself organized. The kicker was that I could never find a bag big enough, or with enough pockets, or sturdy enough to carry all of my teaching materials between home and school. So I ended up carrying multiple bags, plus my lunch box, plus my laptop case,… [Read More]

A round-up of 18 delicious slow cooker recipes, perfect for crock pot cooking in the fall and winter!

18 Hearty Slow Cooker Recipes

These past few weeks, the weather around here has been crazy in typical Chicago fashion. A week ago, we were swimming in the pool, and today…well it’s definitely hoodie weather. And even though we had the longest, coldest, snowiest winter in a loooong time, I’m quite ready for the cooler fall weather. It is, after… [Read More]

Use your Silhouette Cameo to create a personalized mug using vinyl - a perfect gift!

DIY Personalized Mug

I love giving personalized gifts for all occasions; from a photo block to framed subway art, I enjoy working on a project from start to finish that reflects the recipient’s interests. And this mug is no different! My brother and his girlfriend have a puppy pug named Stanley. So I thought it would be cute to make an I… [Read More]

A round-up of 15 delicious recipes using apples - perfect for fall!

15 Fantastic Fall Apple Recipes

One of my favorite things about fall is all the delicious foods…specifically ones with apple or pumpkin in them. We have a donut shop down the street from our house that makes fresh apple cider and pumpkin donuts. When I see the sign out front letting everyone know the delicious donuts are back, I know fall… [Read More]

Fall Banner

Fall Leaves Banner

I wish I could say fall is in the air, but around here the weather is still hot. And I’m not going to complain after the super long winter we had, but fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp, cool nights, the changing leaves, pumpkin and apple everything! I can’t wait… [Read More]

With this simple trick, you can hull a whole pint of strawberries in just a few minutes!

Hulling Strawberries Made Easy!

There are so many kitchen tools and gadgets available that make life a little easier. But so many of them you only use once in a blue moon. I’ve always wanted a strawberry huller. I thought it would not only be fun to use, but also make it easier to get rid of those leaves. However we… [Read More]

Perfect for party decor or a photo prop, this rag banner is super easy to make!

DIY Rustic Rag Banner

This Rustic Rag Banner is a simple and inexpensive decoration that is the perfect addition to a rustic bridal shower, baby shower, or baby/child’s room. Hi all, it’s been another month and we’re here again from Home. Made. Interest. to share with you one of our latest projects. Hope you like it! Melinda and I… [Read More]

Make dinner bold with Chili's freezer meals

Bold and Tasty Flavors of Chili’s® at Home

Thank you to Bellisio Foods for sponsoring this post and keeping my meals tasty and bold! There are some nights in our house that cooking a homemade meal from scratch just isn’t going to happen. Well, if we are being completely honest here, there are a lot of nights…but that’s besides the point. So I’m… [Read More]

Lunch Box Printable

Lunch Box Notes {Printable}

I’m sure I say this every year, but I cannot believe how fast the summer has flown by. Most of the schools around here have already started back up and are in full swing. Yesterday I shared a round up of non sandwich lunch box ideas. And because I’m pretty sure most kids would love… [Read More]

15 great lunch ideas for when sandwiches start to get boring. Perfect for school or work!

15 Non Sandwich Lunch Box Ideas

While I do love a good PB&J sandwich, sometimes a sandwich for lunch day in and day out gets a little old. For both kids and adults. I love the idea of bento boxes although I will probably never be the mom who makes them with a theme in mind, even though they are super cute –… [Read More]