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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 [...]

DIY Wooden Ruler Growth Chart & Giveaway!

DIY Wooden Ruler Growth Chart & Giveaway!

Last fall, MSW mama Sam A. shared a great article for making a DIY wooden growth chart. After reading her article, Rosanna from Little Acorns By Ro contacted us wanting to participate in a giveaway for the decals she sells in her Etsy shop. She makes vinyl decals specificlly for wooden growth charts. This was [...]

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 [...]

DIY Painting a Wood Dresser

DIY Painting a Wood Dresser

When converting our son’s nursery into a big boy room, we were kind of strapped for cash as we were also furnishing an entire new nursery with the arrival of our second child on the horizon, so I didn’t want to spend a ton of money. I also didn’t want to go out and buy [...]

Old Door Turned into Headboard DIY

Old Door Turned into Headboard DIY

My friend Andrea found this awesome door at an old abandoned building and decided to turn it into a headboard. What a cool idea! It started as a simple oak door that she painted two coats of Sherwin William’s Reclining Green on (she chose the paint color to match the quilt on their bed). It was [...]

DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile

DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile

I consider myself a fairly creative person and I love to be crafty when I can find the time. When I found out I was pregnant with my first son, I went a little DIY-crazy. DIY Scrapbook Paper Mobile I made wooden letters covered with scrapbook paper to display his name, closet organizers, no-sew curtains [...]

DIY Baby Toy: Soft Blocks

DIY Baby Toy: Soft Blocks

I want to start out by saying to those mamas who think you can’t sew… you CAN! I used to be so intimidated by the sewing machine. Then two years ago I got pregnant with my second daughter, Lilah. After searching and searching for the perfect bedding, my mother-in-law and I decided that we’d make [...]

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 [...]

Playhouse Renovation

Playhouse Renovation

After playing at a friend’s house, it was evident that our toddler would love a playhouse in the backyard. I looked around and couldn’t really see myself paying hundreds of dollars for a piece of plastic that sits in the backyard. Ha! So as I usually do, I went about trying to find something used. After posting [...]

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 [...]

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