Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

cookie cake

Every Valentine's Day I make Brad a giant heart shaped chocolate chip cookie cake.  It's what I call a mutually enjoyable gift.  Because let's be honest, he doesn't eat it all by himself. Well, I shared the photo on social media this past weekend and some people asked me to post the recipe.  I … [Continue reading...]

Heart Shaped Photo Collage

heart shaped collage

Need a last minute Valentine's Day gift idea that's inexpensive and will take less than 15 minutes to make?  I have you covered with this fancy heart shaped photo collage. This is perfect for anyone in your life-- just fill the collage with photos the recipient will enjoy.  That could be photos of … [Continue reading...]

Organized Dog Cabinet

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Yes, our dog, Jack, has a cabinet in our kitchen dedicated to all of his things.  We're lucky to have enough storage space in our kitchen for a doggy cabinet.  Or maybe Jack is the lucky one. We use the cabinet under our coffee station and next to the cabinets under the kitchen sink.  We … [Continue reading...]

Spinach Dip

spin dip

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite dips-- spinach dip.  And since it contains spinach in it, I'm pretty certain it counts as a vegetable and is more healthy than unhealthy. One thing I love about this spinach dip recipe is that you can prepare it in minutes and it requires only 4-5 ingredients. … [Continue reading...]

Baby Boy Clothes

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I've been getting a lot of emails and comments asking where I buy Owen's clothes so I thought I'd whip up a post and share where the majority of his wardrobe comes from. I'm going to warn you, you're going to see a lot of grays, blues, and greens.  That's because Owen looks best in those colors so … [Continue reading...]

Hidden Kitchen Command Center

Hidden kitchen command center! Non-permanent so it's prefect for homeowners OR renters!

This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. I'm very excited to announce my partnership as a 2015 brand ambassador with Command™ Brand today!  Each month I'll share a fun post featuring ways to use their wonderful products.  Get excited. You may remember a … [Continue reading...]

My Blog Story


First, let me say thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on Monday's post.  You guys are the best. Some people have asked me to share how I got started in blogging.  When I got to thinking about it, I've mentioned how I got into blogging in other posts, but I've never done a post telling … [Continue reading...]

Stuff And Things

Last night I posted this message on the Two Twenty One Facebook page (follow along if you're not already): You guys, I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of in a blogging funk. I'm also going to be honest and say that it's becoming hard to come up with three blog posts a week since it's just me who works … [Continue reading...]

Developmental Therapy


I often get comments and emails about my job as an early intervention developmental therapist, so I thought I'd put together a post in order to address the most frequent questions I get asked. To give you some background, I'm an early intervention (ages 0-3) developmental therapist with Indiana's … [Continue reading...]

Valentine’s Day Buffet

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I went with the post title because I think it's catchy. I haven't decorated for Valentine's Day the past couple years.  In fact, I think the last time I shared a Valentine's Day vignette was in 2012. I rarely decorate for V-day because I'm usually decorated out after Christmas.  But this year I … [Continue reading...]

Dirty Thirty

pink peonies

Today is my 30th birthday.  I don't know why some people spazz out when they turn 30.  I mean, they know it's coming.  It's not like it's a surprise when you turn 30.  So I'm totally cool with saying "peace out" to my twenties.  Mostly. Since it's my birthday and I can do what I want, I thought I'd … [Continue reading...]

Our House: Then And Now


I've been doing this blogging thing for almost 4 years now.  And we've been in this house for over 5 years.  So today I thought I'd share how our house has changed over the last 5 years. This is to show how far we've come and to emphasize that making your house a home doesn't happen overnight. … [Continue reading...]