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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 [...]

DIY Canvas Painting

DIY Canvas Painting

I am probably one of the least artistic people ever, but I still wanted some cute art for my little guy’s nursery. I started browsing Etsy and other online shops for a giraffe print to match the rest of his nursery, and realized everything was really expensive, especially for a 20″ x 34″ print. I [...]

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 No-Sew Crib Skirt Makeover

DIY No-Sew Crib Skirt Makeover

With the anticipated arrival of my second son, I was looking forward to decorating another little boy’s room, but I wasn’t excited about spending a ton of money. Before my oldest son was born, we were given a number of hand-me-downs, including a bed skirt and matching crib sheet. It had worked great in his [...]

DIY Decorative Storage Crates

DIY Decorative Storage Crates

I think any teacher (and probably most mamas) will tell you that their classroom or house is too small and they’re looking for more storage space. I teach kindergarten and it requires a lot of supplies: crafts, paper, pencils, toys, games, puzzles, manipulatives, books and many more supplies. I’m often looking for more ways to [...]

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 [...]

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