March 27, 2014

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 […]

DIY Wrapping Paper Ideas (Perfect Easy Craft with Kids)

Dec10
Simple DIY wrapping paper

One of the best things about getting a “tad” older is being able to watch your best friends’ children grow into amazing adults. I’ve had that privilege with my newest contributor and she has always been about all things creative. […]

Adorable and Easy, No Sew Fabric Wreath

Dec3
Easy No Sew Fabric Wreath

If you’re less than crafty, not exactly a seamstress or a recovering perfectionist (or, you know, ALL OF THE ABOVE), this is the holiday project for you. If you happen to have one or two or a dozen wire hangers […]

Creative, Personalized Gift Giving Ideas

Nov13
Creative, Personalized Gift Giving Ideas

It’s that time of year when gift giving is at the forefront of everyone’s mind and I don’t know about you, but sometimes I really struggle with buying presents. I’ve come to that point in my life where I don’t […]

The Porch That Took 17 Years to Build (Part 2 – After)

Nov11
So encouraging - The porch that took 17 years to build

Over eight months ago, I posted on instagram a picture of our “dream porch” and this sentence, “After saving for years and living off our saved cash “porch fund” during 2 unemployments, this dream is going to be a reality.” […]

Inspiring DIY Wood Pallet Projects

Sep13
Inspiring Wood Pallet Ideas

If you remember my post on how to make your own Free Wood Pallet Signs, you know that the most amazing surprise occurred as I rounded the corner of my husband’s office – Free Wood Pallets – hundreds of them […]

Painting an Ugly Brass Lamp & Making It Beautiful

Sep5
How to paint a brass lamp

I know, I know. It’s hard to believe that those are the same lamps, but they are. Even my husband dropped his jaw and said, “I can’t believe  it.” A total transformation with just a little bit of paint and […]