Porch Talking

I am so excited to be participating in a little Q&A with my friends over at Porch today.

Porch is a home network that allows you to find the right professionals, get inspired, and manage your home….for free!  If you are working on house projects or simply looking for inspiration Porch is the place to go!  So are you ready to learn a little more about me today, welcome!  I will try not to embarrass myself too much with my answers but I do keep things pretty real.


Pinterest or Facebook?

That’s a tough question, I love Facebook because of the interaction from my readers, I feel a connection with them. However, Pinterest is a world full of pretty pictures that takes me away from everyday stresses.

Visit My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s profile on Pinterest.

If your walls could only be painted one color for the rest of your life, what would they be and why?

A warm grey, the color is timeless yet neutral and goes with almost any accent color.

What are you exceptionally good at? (Permission to brag)

Opening our doors and making people feel welcome and comfortable in our home.  I love having my friends and family over, I need that, it makes me sane.  Whether it is over a cup of coffee, tea or wine, our home is somewhat of a gathering place, which I absolutely love.  Kids are welcome anytime, I love that our home is “the place to be” in this day in age.  Although, I have to say our boys have made amazing choices in the friendships they have made!

back porch

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve collected?

This is embarrassing, when I was a little girl I used to collect snails, don’t ask and my mom wasn’t happy about it.

What’s a home trend you hope doesn’t exist in 100 years?

You know when you walk into that gorgeous model home and nothing looks lived in?  Everything is done for styling, you ask yourself where is the love in this home. Your home should reflect you and your unique style, It should feel warm and inviting even if that means a mess in the corner, life isn’t perfect , embrace it.

Favorite words to live by?


Come visit our house tour and see how we made this house a home.

home tour rustic and elegant

If your life were a song, what would it be?

Oh, how I love music, my husband loves it even more.  However, Mumford and Sons, I will wait for you, wow did that song get me through some hard times. Life can be challenging, however tough times is what molds you into the person you are.  My family, my boys, my husband, they are everything to me and there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them.

Stop over and read the rest of my interview on the front porch, who knows, you might learn something new about me. Thank you so much for stopping in today and taking a little time out of your day!


A huge thanks to Taylor, she has been amazing to work with!

Smile Brilliant Giveaway

I have a little confession,  I’m addicted to coffee which does horrible things to your teeth. I have always done my best at keeping my pearly whites, white, but let’s admit,  the best toothpaste and over the counter whiteners are not going to get those teeth the whitest they can be.

16 years ago when I was married I bought those pricey trays at the dentist office and they definitely worked BUT I somehow tossed it out, ouch.  There was no way I was going to be fitted again for another set of expensive trays.

So when Smile Brilliant approached me and asked if I wanted to try out their custom-fitted teeth whitening trays and gels, it was a no-brainer!

Ready for my results

before and after teeth

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Turn a frame into a dry erase memo board

I have such an easy tutorial for you today on how to turn a frame into a dry erase memo board!  You can write on glass with a dry erase marker and it comes right off! This project took me about 10 minutes from start to finish, not kidding!   My oldest is an early riser so I love to leave him little notes that he can see first thing in the morning!

You can write on glass with a dry erase marker!

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