Author: Rachel Barkowski

Free Printable Birthday Banner in Navy Blue

Free Printable Birthday Banner in Navy Blue Any time we’re having a party of celebration, we put up a printable banner to add a nice pop! Usually we print these right out on our home printer, but occasionally if we’re low on ink or something, we’ll run the PDF over to Staples and order color Read More

Maple Pecan Coffee Cake

  MAPLE PECAN COFFEE CAKE We sisters love brunch, and when our family is all together, we have quite the crowd and need LOTS of food! (A lot of coffee cake recipes make an 8×8 or 9×9 pan, but this one fills out a 9×13 pan, so it serves lots of people!) We always try Read More

Shiplap Wall Decor

Shiplap Wall Decor I LOVE the look of shiplap! If I could easily do a shiplap wall in our home, I would. But here in Greece where I live, our homes are made of concrete and brick with plaster over that – no drywall and wood. So every hole in the wall is a much Read More

Easy Greek Style Meatballs

Easy Greek Style Meatballs Everyone loves a good meatball, right? This Greek style meatball recipe is a nice aromatic, flavorful one filled with herbs, onion, and garlic! They’re also nice and juicy…..because who likes a dry meatball?? One of the great thing about meatballs is that you can serve them in SO many ways — Read More

Easy Camo Birthday Cake { No decorating skills required! }

Easy Camo Birthday Cake { No decorating skills required! } Easy Camo Birthday Cake that takes NO special tools or skills. We always had homemade birthday cakes growing up….never store-bought…and I instinctively do the same for my kids now. Homemade birthday cakes are, of course, much more budget-friendly….plus it’s more special when mom is taking Read More

Sweet and Spicy Chili {warm, bold spices!}

Sweet and Spicy Chili I absolutely LOVE chili, and I make it at least every other week. My husband and kids all love it, too, so it’s a definite go-to meal for our family, winter, summer, spring, or fall! I’ve never used an actual chili recipe – but after 15 years of knowing by eye Read More

Easy DIY Headband Holder

Easy DIY Headband Holder I recently had a baby girl, so we’ve got lots and lots of bows and headbands around here! ๐Ÿ˜€ It had been 11 1/2 years since our first girl….and with 3 boys between our 2 girls, we hadn’t used baby girl headbands in a long time!  I won’t say we went Read More

Valentines Day Banner {FREE PRINTABLE}

Valentine’s Day Banner {FREE PRINTABLE} I like to decorate for Valentines Day without spending money – so DIY Valentines Day decorations are a must!  It’s pretty simple to do free or cheap Valentines Day decor by looking through what you already have – I always have “reds” from Christmas, and I use my white Christmas Read More

How to Propagate Succulents WITH water, WITHOUT soil!

How to Propagate Succulents WITH water, WITHOUT soil! Getting started with water propagation for succulents Who doesn’t love the beauty of succulents?? Taking a plant or two and multiplying them into SO many more is easy with water propagation!  Getting the process started is simple! How to propagate succulents Here’s what you’ll need: a bowl Read More

Chai Latte Cream Cheese Spread

Chai Latte Cream Cheese Spread Last week I was visiting my sister and her family before we head back to our home in Europe, and we came up with this delicious flavored cream cheese – Chai Latte Cream Cheese Spread! Liz and I both LOVE chai lattes, and all of us girls enjoy flavored cream Read More

The Best Electronic Gifts for Big Boys

The Best Electronic Gifts for Big Boys Great Gift Ideas for Boys! Are you in the middle of Christmas shopping? If you’re looking for gifts for bigger boys who love electronics, really anywhere from ages 6-14, here are some great ideas! My oldest son and I went through the things he has had over the Read More