August 20, 2014

Organizing Ideas for My Small Spaces

Jul26
Small bedroom organizing ideas

I’m continually grateful for the place we’ve called home for 17 years. Our babies became men surround by these walls and our girls took their first steps right in the middle of our kitchen (on our beloved “tacky floors.”) When […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]