Monday, January 27, 2014

No Rise (Quick & EASY) Cinnamon Rolls

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I don't know about you, but sometimes I just forget to get breakfast started the night before!  My kiddos seem to always want things that take overnight to rise.

For the mornings you forget, or just run short on time, these cinnamon rolls are DELISH.  You would never know they were a "short cut" recipe!


2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk

4 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-4 Tbs milk (depending on how thick you like your glaze)

1 tsp. vanilla 


Preheat oven to 400F.

For the filling, in a small bowl combine softened butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to form a crumbly mixture.

Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture over the bottom of a 9x9 pan.

In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Cut in softened butter and mix until well combined.

Stir in milk to form a soft dough.

Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle about 1/4 inch thick.
Spread the remaining filling on the rolled out dough.

Roll up the rectangle and with a sharp knife slice into 12 rolls.

Place them in the pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.

For glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a small bowl and whisk until smooth.

Once rolls are finished, drizzle on glaze and serve warm.


Recipe adapted from

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How to {shave} your Area Rug

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Hey there!  I have the BEST tip to pass on to you today!

I showed you here and here some of the things I had been working on in our upstairs living room.

See that gorgeous green rug?  I seriously LOVE. IT.  Great color, great texture, and durable enough to stand up to my rowdy bunch!

After having the rug about 6 months, it was starting to fuzz up.  Most people would probably never even notice, but it was driving me super crazy.  It just looked ratty.

So, I ordered a fabric shaver-it didn't help.  It would "kind of" pick up some of the fuzz.  

I realized I needed something to actually SHAVE off the fuzzy stuff.

Enter my hubby's hair clippers.

I didn't use any of the attachments, just the straight up blade.  

These are cheap-o hair clippers from Wal-Mart.  Nothing fancy.

I gently skimmed the top of my rug.  Don't push down!  Just skim it across.

NOTE: This is an indoor/outdoor rug with a flat weave.  I wouldn't recommend this for a rug with a super plush pile.

That said, here's a little before and after!!



Can you believe how different it looks?

It seriously looks BRAND NEW again.  So pleased!

This is what it looked like in progress.  Fuzz EVERYWHERE.

More in progress:

And done!

Looking good again.  Whew.

Hope this tip helps someone rescue their rug!

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Master Bedroom {Tour}

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Our Master Bedroom is a place I never got around to decorating at our old house.  
It was a priority in our new place!

I've had this room finished for at least 6 months, but am just now getting around to sharing it with you...

That said, here's our retreat!

I went with unconventional nightstands.  They are actually quite large chests, but work great as nightstands.  One of my favorite elements in the room!

Also seriously loving all the pillows.  I like pretty pillows WAY too much.

The reading nook-for when I have a second to sit still!

 This chair is quite cozy-and the nailhead accents are just lovely.

This little brass table is a fun touch too.

Across from the bed, is our dresser and gallery wall.

I had a ton of fun DIY-ing this area!  I just gathered frames I already had, and made it work!  A little spray paint was involved for a few frames.

Love the Mr. & Mrs.

The ottomans on either side of the dresser were a Target clearance find.  Love it when that happens!

It's the perfect spot to sit if you are 2…

I made the drapes myself, and I love the bold navy stripe!

I think that's about it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Many thanks to Casey Grace Design for helping me conceptualize and plan this space!