Home Decor, makeover

BUDGET PATIO MAKEOVER

April 7, 2017
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Don’t you just love summer nights? I have been dying for an outdoor patio where we could spend warm evenings together as a family.  I was so excited to participate in the Home Depot Style Challenge because it got me motivated to make my patio space something special.  I’m sharing a budget patio makeover that is renter- friendly.  Check out all the details over on the Home Depot Blog!

Easter, Holiday

BRUSHSTROKE PAINTED EASTER EGGS

March 21, 2017
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DIY-painted-Easter-EggsSimple-Painted-Easter-Egg-DIYIt’s Easter Egg time!!  I don’t think I will ever be too old to dye eggs, every year I love it just as much as my kids.  All the bright colors and the imperfections of each dyed egg.  Its just so fun.  I can’t pretend I wasn’t a little giddy to die my own eggs for this project without my kids ha ha.  And since these were “my” eggs I took it a step farther and painted them as well.  These DIY brushstroke painted Easter Eggs takes about 10 minutes total to paint, which is equally awesome.
Find the whole DIY below.
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Home Decor

HOW TO TRANSFORM A ROOM USING REMOVABLE WALLPAPER

March 17, 2017
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Removable-Wallpaper-DIYRenting can get frustrating, guys – as you have heard me complain here and here ha ha. I have soooo many things I want to do, paint, new flooring (because my brown carpet makes me want to vomit), updated kitchen, and getting rid of ugly popcorn ceiling.  But allas (sigh) renting allows me to do none of this.  It can get discouraging but there are lots of tricks to bypass the frustration and to get a home and space you love.  One of those is removable wallpaper.  It’s basically a game changer.  The fact that you can instantly change the look of an entire room in a beautiful non-permanent way is so amazing, and leaves you with your deposit ha – which I know we all strive for.  Check out how I transformed this boring wall into my most complimented room in the house.

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Holiday, Rainbow, St. Patrick's Day

8 FUN RAINBOW CRAFTS AND TREATS

March 13, 2017
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If you saw here, I am really embracing the rainbow this St. Patricks day.  So I rounded up 8 rainbow treats and cute DIY’s to try this year.  Its not too late guys…well its never too late for anything rainbow if you ask me.  I am leaning towards that rainbow cake!  I made one for Rowe when he was 1 and haven’t since…I think its time.
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Cookies, Holiday, St. Patrick's Day

EASY DIY RAINBOW COOKIES

March 7, 2017
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St. Patricks Day is coming and although green is my favorite color, rainbows are the best part of that holiday ha.  So put those shamrocks aside and let’s talk rainbows.  Now, I am not even close to an amazing cookie decorator, because there are cookies and decorators out there that blow my mind!  BUT I try to make cookies that aren’t too complex and are easy for all.  These cookies are it!!  Anyone can make them, no decorating skills required.  They are simple, adorable and taste delicious ;)  It’s basically the trifecta of greatness when it comes to cookies.
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Crafts, DIY

10 MINUTE DIY – PAINTED IKEA WOOD BOXES

March 1, 2017
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Unfinished wood is probably my most favorite thing ever!  It’s like a clean slate…so many possibilities!  As a craft blogger I feel it is my duty to paint, craft and cover all unfinished wood  ha ha.  And the very best part?  These only take about 10 minutes to make!  I can always get behind a quick and easy craft.  Find out how I painted these little guys below. Continue Reading…

Crafts, Party

DIY PAPER PARTY CUPS AND OTHER EASY PARTY TIPS

February 22, 2017
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I love throwing parties, all kinds!  Kid’s parties, dinner parties, birthdays, themed parties, Halloween parties, you name it I love it.  BUT throwing parties can get overwhelming and stressful sometimes.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE to go big, but sometimes you just want a cute party without any stress.  I’m sharing some DIY paper party cups and 3 tips to help make your party planning a little easier.  Because easier means less stress and that is always something I am on board for!
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baby

MY 9 MUST-HAVE BABY PRODUCTS

February 21, 2017
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You know the saying “third times a charm?”  Well I feel like this about knowing and loving certain baby products, I have finally figured out what I really love and why.  It only took me my third baby to finally figure it all out ha ha.  I have always been kind of a minimalist when it comes to baby stuff but this time around I am even more so and have chosen products that are useful and last awhile.  So I can’t wait to share with you guys what my favorites are because less is more am I right?  So here are 9 of, what I think are, some must-have baby products. Continue Reading…

Cookies, Valentines Day

DIY PAINTED HEART SUGAR COOKIES

February 9, 2017
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painted-heart-sugar-cookiesI love a good sugar cookie!  And have loved to decorate them for years as you can see here, here and here.  BUT sometimes I do not have the patience to mix up 5 different frosting colors.  The next best thing?  Paint them!  These DIY painted heart sugar cookies seriously only takes 5 min, look so fun and watercolory (is that a word?), and are completely edible. No real paint involved, don’t you worry! Check out the DIY video tutorial and what I use to paint them below.  Its a game changer guys if your wanting cute Valentine sugar cookies but not all the time involved to make them. Continue Reading…