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The Fireplace Mantel

 The Fireplace Mantel: I really want to tell everyone I meet about my fireplace mantel. I’m just THAT IN LOVE!  I knew in my head exactly what I wanted, turn of the century barn wood beam, all banged up, weathered, worn, and aged, light in color… pretty specific, and if you know how much original barn wood costs, a very large price tag. ...

In the Beginning

Starting the Blog: January 2017- This was harder than I thought! Everything thing I read was ‘just one Click’, ‘start a blog in 10 min’, ‘so easy anyone can do it’. Well… not for me. I consider myself pretty tech-savvy, no expert by any means, but no dummy either and it was not just Click, Click, Click… Boom you’re done. I’m on my second week of trying to find time between work days, naps, preschool drop off, laundry, and play...

Personalized Gift Bag

Personalized Gift Bag || Homemade gift bags really say you care, and are fun! Baby Girl, Shower Gift, Baby Shower || Yellow Rose Life ||

Personalized Gift Bag Ideas – There is nothing more personal then a homemade card or gift bag. Getting someone a gift they want is nice, but it shows you went the extra mile when it comes with a personalized bag.  ...

Moving Tips: Take the Stress out of Packing

Moving Tips: Take the Stress out of Packing || Why make packing to move stressful? Here you will find useful techniques that will help keep you sane during this crazy time. || Yellow Rose Life ||

Moving Tips: Take the Stress out of Packing: When the SOLD sign went up at our old house, I was so happy. We sold our house in 2 weeks and got above our asking price, woo hoo! Oh… but now that means we have to move… PANIC!  Ok stay calm… think.  I need to somehow take the stress out of packing. ...

How to Shop Craigslist

5 Easy Tips How to Shop Craigslist || Here are 5 easy Craigslist Shopping tips. How to be a more efficient Craigslist shopper. Get the look you want for less! Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Also, shop unique and vintage finds without leaving home! || Yellow Rose Life ||

 How to Shop Craigslist: I have a crazy obsession with Craigslist. I think it was born from a couple of different reasons. #1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. That always feels good, right?! #2. I want THAT, but I don’t want to PAY THAT. Solution, find it used! I can find almost anything I want, and friends and co-workers have asked me, “How do you do that?”, or they say “I can never find anything on Craigslist.” I have decided to share...

Texas Tamale Pie

In Texas we love tamales. Texas Tamale Pie is a spin on beef tamales. || Yellow Rose Life ||

 Texas Tamale Pie: One of my favorite recipes, and everyone seems to love it, WIN WIN! We also have put a spin on the Texas tradition of serving tamales on Christmas Eve, and we serve Texas Tamale Pie instead. It’s fun and easy to make, and I hope you Love it!...