DIY: Painted Brick Fireplace

When we moved into our brick ranch fixer house a little over a year ago, we originally planned on painting the exterior brick on the house. In the end because of the era and placement of the house, we decided to leave it and add some other elements to break up the monotony of brick. So what does … [Read more...]

DIY Ideas for Book Organization

Happy Monday + Happy Spring! Even though it doesn't feel like Spring at the moment with a 30 degree chill, I am so thankful we didn't wake to snow this mornin' like those in NYC and Boston.  By the weeks end, I hear temps will be back in to the 50s - 60s. Phew.  Snow in Spring... what? Anyway, … [Read more...]

Calendar and Notes Printable

I wouldn't call myself the cutesy-crafty type, but I have to admit that my personalized dry-erase calendar for my new central command center came out quite adorable (and totally useful)... I can't even believe I made it myself, lol! I received lots and lots of emails requesting the printable … [Read more...]

The Simplest Pinecone Wreath!

I love the look of wreaths filled with pinecones, and was about 5 seconds from buying two over the weekend, until I looked at the price tag.  I was not paying $25 for pinecones, when my own backyard is filled with these lovely organic treasures.  But before putting the pinecone wreaths (that I … [Read more...]

My Winter Wreath Creation

In the midst of preparing for Thanksgiving and taking care of my two crazy fun and amazing children, I had a few ~ very few ~ moments of downtime to create this Holiday wreath...I have to say, I'm quite happy with it! I'm always searching the web for new ideas and inspiration.  One of my … [Read more...]

A Simple Switch: Changing Your Cabinet Hardware

When we first moved into our home, a renovation to our kitchen space passed my mind, but didn't happen :(  That's okay....one day (I can dream for now ~ And if I got all my dreams today, I would have nothing to dream/strive for, right?! )  Anyway, SOOO....a quick fix that made a huge change to the … [Read more...]

{Tutorial} Tiling a Backsplash

Simple things, make a BIG difference. I'm always sprucing my house, thinking about what to update, and continually making changes.  A quick reno that I just finished was adding a tile backsplash to my powder room sink. This is how the powder room looked before we moved in. The walls were … [Read more...]

DIY: Fall Wreath

Green Door Girl of Green Door Designs posted an awesome Do-It-Yourself Fall wreath project the other day and I had to try it out...here is the result:This project is easy-easy on the Easy to Difficult scale!!  And it will cost you less than $5...how can you beat that?!  To make this DIY … [Read more...]