July 21, 2014

Shop Your Yard: DIY Tree Stump Coasters & Candleholders

Jul16
Such a fun and easy project! DIY Cut Wood Coasters

Every morning as the sun shines through our french doors, I sip my morning coffee, remind myself to begin each day with a grateful heart and think fondly on my power tool wielding son. As a little girl, I remember […]

DIY Embellished Glass Mason Jars

Jul1
Gather your friends together for a special crafting day. Easy ideas for how to organize it.

There’s something so special about using our God given creativity to speak life into our home, yet when most hear the word “crafts,” they run the other way. It conjures up old memories of stick glue and markers gone awry, […]

Cute DIY Summer Gift Wrapping Ideas

Jun6
Dress up your package in these adorable DIY gift wrap ideas.

As a child, one of my favorite aunts always used newspaper print to wrap my birthday presents, adorned with her signature magic marker calligraphy. I thought it was fun, quirky, and definitely unique to my aunt. As I grew up, […]

A Peek Around Our Place, New Flooring and Home Goals

Jun4
Beautiful Mohawk flooring

Giggles echoed from the edge of the family room. The girls circled up, creating wonders with their Magic Looms, while the guys munched on chips and salsa at the kitchen table. Throughout our home, conversations erupted; the stories shared and […]

Trash to Treasure Weekend Finds

May18
Fun trash to treasure finds

It’s that time of year again when yard sales are in full force. Yes, it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. Not only does it remind me that beautiful weather is on the horizon, but it’s when I purchase […]

What’s the Best Way to Organize Digital Pictures?

May1
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While digital photography has revolutionized the ease with which I can take pictures, quality pictures, it has also given me so many digital pictures on my photo cards that I rarely print them out anymore. I miss the good old […]

DIY Gilded or Fabric Covered Bowls

Mar18
Make a Beautiful Statement Piece out of Simple Paper and Paint - DIY Gold Paper Mache Bowl

Do you remember last summer when I was involved in our fun DITTO DIY? One of our projects included a Gilded challenge. Yes, we had to gild something or paint it gold. I sure wish that I had thought to […]

Easy Beach Crafts – Plaster of Paris Sand Prints

Mar14
beach craft plaster of paris

Since it’s that time when many hit the beach, I thought I would share this post from a few years ago. Not only do I still have my box of Plaster of Paris ready for another set of prints, but […]

DIY Personalized Photo Coasters (An Entire Set for Less than $1)

Mar12
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 I recently read that we see over 250 images everyday. 250 EVERY DAY! That’s a lot of images. Between instagram, pinterest and facebook, I am willing to bet I see double that every day!  If you are anything like me, […]

Spontaneous Kitchen Demo + New Floors

Mar10
It's in the kitchen where memories happen

Our home is a place where everyone is welcome. On a daily basis, we celebrate both the beauty and bedlam of everyday life, and a large majority of that celebration centers around great food. The old cliché states that “the […]

Life’s Simple Pleasures: Painted Mason Jars

Feb26
With just a few minutes of your time, you can make a big impact. Painting Mason Jars

In my attempt at balancing beauty and bedlam, it’s all about embracing life’s little pleasures and my love of all things  Mason Jars definitely tops the list in the home decor world. One of my favorite posts from years ago, […]

The Before and the Almost After Dining Room Redo

Jan28
Writing on the wall

Bookshelves lined the walls. Waiting piles of our kids’ “treasures” stacked in corners reminded me to sort and pick a few favorites. Boxes of pens, pencils, papers and nick knacks cluttered each surface. Marker masterpieces of days gone by whispered […]

Tips for Picking Out New Flooring

Jan12
Tips for Picking Out New Flooring

Am I the only one who gets paralyzed when making home decor decisions? It’s the oddest experience because when it comes to parental decisions, business decisions or a host of other things, I am clear, concise and the person that […]

Touches of Our Christmas Decor

Dec15
Wrapped Bow Pillow

Oh Christmas Decor, how I love thee so. You add to my most favorite time of the year that it’s extremely disappointing that I haven’t fully been able to embrace you this year. I haven’t talked about it here yet, […]

Simple Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make

Dec11
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Unique ornament traditions hold a special place in my heart. Each year I give our children a special ornament. Sometimes we make it together, but most times I buy one that symbolizes something special in their year. When they leave […]