DIY Rolling Door Hardware using Plumbing Pipe

There are some do-it-yourself projects that are wham-bam-done and then there are those DIY creations that seem to take as long as building a house... Well I just wrapped up a fantastic, in my eyes, DIY project but it didn't come without a hundred hurdles along the way.  BUT we - yes, the Mister … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover: Plan of Action {Day 1}

I'm at it again...  another project!  And this is a biggie.  I know, I know.... I haven't even waited 0.05 seconds before starting something new, but this project has been in the works for over a year and I'm thrilled that my thoughts + ideas are actually coming to fruition!  So the next big … [Read more...]

Color Block Hanging Succulents {easy DIY}

I love a quick, wham bam thank you ma'ma kinda DIY project!  Yes, I love the gratification of a big ole' DIY challenge that takes brains + braun (hello honeycomb shelves), but at the same time something simple is just as satisfying (& takes a whole lot less time). Now that our baby girl has … [Read more...]

Patio Paradise: Before & After Patio Makeover

For the past 2 months we've been plotting, planning, shopping, implementing, and transforming our outdoor patio.  It's been a labor of love to get this space to be an inviting oasis that we always envisioned and now can truly enjoy. We bought our home in the middle of winter when there was over a … [Read more...]

Patio Paradise: The Plan + Mood Board

I hope you had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!   Not only did we spend time thanking those who served our country, but we enjoyed much of the long weekend soaking up the sun + enjoying the beautiful outdoors.  BUT like always, with playtime comes worktime.  Before setting our sights on BBQing & … [Read more...]

Desk Makeover using Make Your Own Chalk Finish Paint

OK, so let me start off by saying, THIS. IS. MY. FAVORITE. FURNITURE. TRANSFORMATION. yet And the kicker is, I have a lot of furniture purging planned for the Spring and this desk was on the to-go list.  Can you believe I was going to sell this beauty?! Here's the before and after + a few … [Read more...]

Kitchen Organization: Ideas for the Inside of the Cabinet Doors

Happy Monday!  I was feeling a bit under the weather last week which is why the blog and my other favorite places to share + converse on the 'net' - IG, FB, etc - were quiet.  I'm still not feeling 100%, but am excited to share something I've been working on lately...  getting my kitchen … [Read more...]

DIY: Drop Cloth Curtain Panels with Leading Edge Detail

I'll be honest, none of the window curtain panels in my home cost more than $50.  Yet all are custom made.  Not by an uber-expensive fabricator, but by me. Store-bought and/or custom-made curtain panels can be very pricey, but the same look (or better) can be achieved by making your own.  And … [Read more...]

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...]

DIY: Vertical Pallet Garden

The warmer weather has got me movin' and groovin' outdoors.  This past weekend I got my DIY mojo on for this months Lowe's challenge and created (what I think) is something pretty cool.  Check out my newly created Vertical Pallet Garden using colorful pots... Though the flowers are finally … [Read more...]