February 4, 2016

Keeping A Clean And Germ Free Home With Three Boys, Dogs & Clorox®


There's no doubt about it, with three boys and two dogs, life gets messy!  This time of year, I am especially focused on ways that I can keep my family healthy.  In our busy household, with three school-aged kids, it is easy for germs to spread.  Before you know it, the same cold and flu viruses can end up being shared throughout the whole family. We miss out on school, work and fun and nobody has time for that!  I appreciate that Clorox has a variety of products available that can help stop the spread of those sneaky viruses that we are all trying to avoid.

February 3, 2016

Winter Decor in our Living Room

Planked gallery wall ideas - www.goldenboysandme.com
This winter, I decided to experiment with a bit of more neutral decor in our upstairs living room.  I love color and I will not be giving up using it in our home anytime soon, but I thought it might be refreshing to keep a little less color in here for the winter.  Nature definitely inspires my decor choices, so it feels fitting to have more grays and whites during the winter months when that is what the landscape outside our window looks like.
Neutral living room decor ideas - www.goldenboysandme.com

January 28, 2016

DIY Painted Farmhouse Style Sign Tutorial

Today, I am finally sharing how I made the "Baking Co" sign that hangs in our dining area.  I always hesitate to write posts like this because I am not an expert at sign painting by any means.  As you will see, when I do projects like this, I come up with the idea and then sort of wing it through trial and error.  I am going to share the good and bad of this project.  More importantly, I am sharing both my thought process and the actual steps we took so you can create your own sign that has meaning to you.
DIY Painted Farmhouse Style Sign tutorial - www.goldenboysandme.com

January 26, 2016

Winter Fun - Dogs & Snow

Hello from snow covered NJ.  The storm hit us pretty hard (we got about 18 inches), but we didn't get quite as much snow as locations to the south of us.  Our boys were happy to report that it was a light snow, which made their shoveling jobs easier.  Our younger boys shovel for neighbors and our oldest works for a friend of ours who plows.  He shoveled snow all through the night and then some - hard work, but good money.  Me?  I stayed warm by the fire and read Chris Bohjalian's new novel, "The Guest Room" (a great read).  Today, I thought I would share some snow pictures and dog pictures since those both seem to be the headlines around our house.

January 22, 2016

Cozy Farmhouse Style In Our Kitchen

Farm style apron front sink in a farmhouse style kitchen - www.goldenboysandme.com
Happy Friday!  Today I am excited and honored to be joining some fabulous bloggers who share my love of farmhouse style for Farmhouse Fridays.  The 4th Friday of every month we will all share about a specific topic related to farmhouse decor.  Today's topic is, "How to Cozy up the House - Farmhouse Style".  At the end of this post, I have linked up to the other posts loaded with wonderful farmhouse style ideas to cozy up your home so be sure to check them out.