DIY: Kids Play + Camping Tent

Happy July! For me, it officially feels like Summer has begun.  The kids are out of school now for just about a week, and the Summer sun is setting in (despite all the rain we've been having).  The kids and I have been enjoying fun outings each day, while also spending some down-time at home just … [Read more...]

Before and After Jewelry Box Makeover with Mod Melts

I'm always up for a good before and after, aren't you?! It's amazing what a little spray paint can do to completely transform something from trash-bound to gorgeous. Like this... On my many of garage sale excursions, I found this trash-bound, broken jewelry box that all passed right by, … [Read more...]

DIY: Outdoor Pallet Sofa

Despite the drear weather lately, the deck decor is coming together! We power washed, we prepped, we stained, we built... outdoor pallet sofa! It is heaven.  Take a look (or just come on over to enjoy...) And guess what's the best part?  It cost less than $5. Thankfully … [Read more...]

An Easy Upgrade for a Small Space

Large mudrooms with a plethora of storage and plenty of seating are desired by most, but not a reality for many (myself included).  When I was in need of more storage in my small entryway, I decided to take advantage of the 30" wide wall behind the front door to create more space for coats and our … [Read more...]

How-To Stain a Wood Deck

For the past few years, we knew something major had to happen with our exterior wood deck, but with SO much work (most of it do-it-yourself projects) to do in other areas of the yard, it kept being put on the back-burner.  Well... Baby didn't want to be put in the corner no more (I know, that was … [Read more...]

Powder Room Remodel: Repairing Wall and Hanging Wallpaper

Between baseball, a birthday party, and celebrating Mother's Day (shout out to all the moms out there - hope you had a great day), there was very little time to actually get anything major accomplished on the DIY homefront this weekend.  BUT, somehow with 5 minutes here and 10 minutes there, I was … [Read more...]

17 Stunning DIY Light Fixtures

Lighting fixtures are one of my favorite ways to personalize and change the look of a room. A dynamic and unique hanging pendant, wall sconce, or lamp can give the awe-factor to any space. Throw in some DIY goodness and a fun focal point can be admired and enjoyed everytime you walk in a … [Read more...]

DIY: Stenciled Shower Curtain using Drop Cloth

I hope you're having a wonderful week so far.  Now that I'm coming off my amazing moment high and getting back into my DIY groove, I'm excited to show you the new stenciled shower curtain panel that I recently made for the kids bathroom. You may have seen a sneak peak of the shower curtain a few … [Read more...]

Getting Organized with ClosetMaid Closet Solutions + Giveaway

Organization is the bane of my existence. I love order. I love neatness. But often behind-the-scenes (a.k.a. inside the closets), order & neatness are not typical. Somehow with 2 kids, a busy husband, a cat, and an active work schedule, things pile up and all of a sudden before I … [Read more...]