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DIY Smart Phone Holder for the Car

DIY Smart Phone Holder for the Car

I can’t take credit for the awesomeness that is this super simple and inexpensive smart phone holder for your car. My husband saw it on a random tech blog a while back and has been using it ever since. If he loses it or accidentally leaves it in a rental car, he just makes another [...]

DIY Patriotic Wreath

DIY Patriotic Wreath

I wanted to make a front door wreath. After searching for ideas, I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a wreath form (I used a 40% off coupon to reduce the $3.99 price), red and white striped ribbon (two spools of four yards each), and one roll (18 feet) of denim blue ribbon. The ribbon [...]

Jewelry Armoire Makeover

Jewelry Armoire Makeover

One day, I decided I needed a little armoire to hold my jewelry because the belt rack I had my necklaces hanging on just wasn’t working anymore. My toddler enjoys pulling them down, and everyday I would find a new set of beads and broken necklace pieces scattered around my closet floor. You’ve gotta love [...]

Better Than Wallpaper – a Stencil Giveaway!

Better Than Wallpaper – a Stencil Giveaway!

The accent wall is finally done in our nursery – thanks to my parents help and a stencil pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils! I am in LOVE! After finding out that this little bundle of joy was a girl, I just knew I wanted to do something as fun as an accent wall in her [...]

Recipe Card Kitchen Towels

Recipe Card Kitchen Towels

Recipe cards are pretty much a thing of the past these days… with the ease of finding recipes on the internet and sharing them through blogs and websites like Pinterest, it’s no wonder we don’t spend the time to hand-write a recipe for someone anymore— I know I don’t. I have a folder on my [...]

DIY Distressed Nightstands

DIY Distressed Nightstands

Before our house was even built, I began searching for the perfect nightstands. I knew I wanted white ones, but when I couldn’t find any that I liked at a decent price, I decided I would find some and paint them! I found these beauties at a local hotel furniture store (kind of like a [...]

DIY Nailhead Trim Headboard

DIY Nailhead Trim Headboard

Oh, how I love my our headboard! Though my husband is a frugal guy, he is generally not very happy with anything DIY, partly because I was taking up the garage with all my projects. He is not one of those crafty, handy, electrical geniuses, so I also think he was scared of making something like [...]

DIY Kids Art Gallery Wall

DIY Kids Art Gallery Wall

In February, P started at his current daycare. It is mostly a preschool, but provides child care for toddlers that are 18 months or older. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a preschool, or if all daycares begin artwork at such a young age, but he started bringing home art. He brought home art [...]

DIY Ribbon Memo Board

DIY Ribbon Memo Board

There are a lot of places on the web that show you how to make a DIY ribbon memo board. They’re a fun and easy way to add some color and texture to the decor in your office, bedroom or your baby’s nursery. And it’s also a useful thing to be able to hold postcards, [...]

DIY: Jazz Up Your Front Door

DIY: Jazz Up Your Front Door

I love seeing houses with beautifully painted front doors; it’s very popular right now! But if you want yours to stand out among the rest, try glazing it! It’s a quick and easy way to make the details in your door pop and make your house stand apart from all the neighbors. I was starting from [...]