October 21, 2017

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


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


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)


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


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


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)


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.” […]

My Home Depot DIH Workshop (& our $100 winner)


Last Thursday, I had a great time participating as a co-host along with Home Depot for their DIH (Do it Herself) Workshop. Participating in the free kids workshops when our sons were little was always a highlight, but I had […]

Do It Herself Workshop & $100 Home Depot Giveaway


Post written in sponsored partnership with Home Depot. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been blowing up my instagram (jenschmidt_beautyandbedlam) and facebook feeds with all the spray painting projects that I’ve been tackling. That has meant multiple trips to my […]

30 Minute, $3 DIY Bench Re-do


Why, oh why, do I let myself think that tackling a DIY project is going to take all afternoon? It’s a lie, I tell you, a lie. Every single one of you can transform an ugly, old $3 yard sale […]

Framed Fabric Art in Minutes: Ditto DIY


Welcome to the July {ditto} DIY challenge! It’s another month for our Ditto DIY challenge and this one packs a punch of such versatility and ease. Each month, my sweet friends and I  are challenged to recreate a project or […]

Ditto DIY: Decorating with Gold


Welcome to the June {ditto} DIY challenge! Once a month ten very different bloggers are hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire […]

Loving Our Chalk Board Paint


A few weeks ago, I shared about partnering with Glidden to add a fun accent wall to my daughters’ bedroom. I shared an entire tutorial on Choosing the Right Paint Finish, and then I asked what was your favorite paint […]

Choosing the Right Paint Finish for Interior Walls


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright painted walls and warm colored accents, chalk boards and glitter that highlight my daughters’ room, these are a few of my favorite things. Oh dear paint, you surely know how to make […]

Ditto DIY (Inspired Design for the Rest of Us)


Have you ever looked at home decorating magazine or watched a design show on HGTV and wished you could make your own rooms look that good? Design is not always about expertise or even an unlimited budget, but more about […]