August 19, 2017

Build Your Own TeePee in 30 Minutes: Kid Boredom Busters

Apr3

It’s that week when many kids are home from school. The first few days equal pure bliss and relaxation, but by mid week, those dreaded words, “I’m bored,” may slip out. (Watch out if that occurs in our home. ;)) […]

Handmade Gifts – Easy DIY, Lined Tote Bag Tutorial

Nov5

Every year around this time, my desire is to dust off my sewing machine (well, get it out of the packaging would be more precise) and attempt some easy handmade gifts. Those are always the things that are most special […]

Tablescape Magic: Turn Your Glasses Upside Down

Oct8

One of my first ever DIY blog posts written nearly four years ago was entitled,“DIY: Even You Can Do This.” I remember how excited I was to share all the unique ways I was using glassware, mainly by just turning […]

Spray Painting Cabinet Knobs: “Good “enough” Things

Oct3

Two years ago, I gazed at beautiful, new cabinets and dreamt about the day when I could create the kitchen of my dreams. Instead, I went to my Good “Enough” Plan B, and knew that updating my knobs would suffice […]

Amazing Color Pop Hutch Transformation

Aug13

A few weeks ago, I shared open shelving ideas and inspiration for kitchens, as well as a sneak peak at my own kitchen solution for open shelving. I encourage you to check out that post because it allowed me to […]

This Year’s Fashion Berets and a Simple DIY Craft

Jul28

  This past winter, every where I looked fashion berets were popping up on celebrities. In fact, I love HGTV Design Star, and this past season, one of my favorite designer’s signature fashion pieces was the beret. She is a […]

What To Expect When You’re Expecting + Painting the Nursery

May25

via (Directions to make these frugally, adorable Pom Pom Decor found here.) Most likely, any mom who has children has read all of, or portions of the book, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Since our first four children, came […]

Crystal Chandelier in the DIY Laundry Room

Jan8

We’ve been in our home for fourteen years, and slowly, I’m re-doing things the good ole-fashioned DIY (Do It Yourself) way. One regret I really have is that I didn’t prioritize new lighting fixtures sooner. Yes, most of my rooms […]

Anthropologie Inspired Home Decor

Sep12

It’s all about presentation. Whether we’re talking food styling, our personal home decor or our favorite shop, the presentation, merchandising, and all over look and feel speaks to us when we first walk through the door. Anthropologie is one of […]

Sewing 101: something for us wanna-be’s

Jul20

Last month, I mentioned on my Balancing Beauty and Bedlam facebook page, that I bought a sewing machine for Christmas for my daughter (three years ago…cough, cough). and it’s still sitting in the box. That is one DIY project that […]

Handmade Marketplace: What are Your Crafting/DIY Projects?

Jul11

It’s summer time: days to create, be inspired and relax, right? Sometimes I chuckle when I think that my summer was going to magically open up my calendar to all of those wonderful handmade creations I desired to make and […]

DIY Lamp Shades – Getting Inspired by Pottery Barn

Mar9

As we gaze and gawk at the Pottery Barn catalogs each season, those first tendencies to compare, complain and covet can get us, can’t they? Well, I may be speaking for myself, but I can’t help mourn the fact that […]

Beautifully Budgeted Bathroom Redo – Before and After

Aug1

In my mind, my home decorating skills are living large with HGTV quality, but in reality, I have put many household renovations on the back burner for years. If I spent half of the time doing, rather  than just dreaming […]

Laundry Room Redo – I Love Paint

Jul26

My laundry room has been in disarray for years. Now for most, that is pretty typical but there are no worries because one just closes the door to the laundry room and the worries melt away. Well, not so in […]

Five Low-Cost Ways to Add Value to Your Home

Jun16

You all know that with summer here, one of my goals is to attack some very neglected home projects. I’m off to a good start with my painting, but there are just so many things to do with such limited […]