Landscape for House, Part One

April 3, 2013 by 17 Comments

Landscape for House.  Here’s the exterior of my home on closing day.  The original owners had done a great job maintaining the house, but just as the inside needed to be gutted and updated, the exterior was totally in need of a landscape makeover! The …continue reading

Kitchen Spices DIY Storage

March 26, 2013 by 34 Comments

DIY Storage is totally my thing!  It helps my ‘Get It Organized‘ cause! A few months ago I shared on Instagram that I’d found some trash!?!  NOT!  This reclaimed wood sitting on a neighbor’s curb on trash day was screaming rescue me!  I picked it …continue reading

Lampshade DIY

February 27, 2013 by 33 Comments

I had some leftover fabric when I sewed the kitchen curtains…it was perfect for a quick lampshade diy.  We’ve had a few days of nice weather and baseball practice is back in full force.  Time to start adding touches of color to my home!  Recovering …continue reading

Easy Steps to Build Bookshelves {Office}

February 20, 2013 by 59 Comments

One of the best ways to clear a desk or table surface — Build Bookshelves.  I love the DIY: Wall Mount Bookshelf (here) we built for my boys room.  That system has helped with their overflow of books.  I appreciate a storage solution that doesn’t …continue reading

Router Setup

February 20, 2013 by 2 Comments

There are lots of amazing projects that require the use of a router.  Routers easily cut custom edges and openings in wood.  My favorite part of the router is that it offers a very consistent cut.  Operating routers requires a little extra knowledge about the …continue reading

Three Simple Steps to Painting a Canvas

December 17, 2012 by 19 Comments

I showed you my fun Retro Santa Painting earlier on my Room by Room Christmas Tour…it was so easy to make.  You may remember doing this years ago…I totally did when I was little!  I’m going to let you in on my little secret if …continue reading

DIY Wooden Christmas Trees…Pretty Please

December 5, 2012 by 11 Comments

I’ve been dreaming about wooden Christmas trees since last Christmas…and then last week I found this reclaimed wood that was too cute to leave on the side of the road so I bundled it up and threw it into my car.  And now it’s December!  …continue reading

Simple DIY Candle Holders (vlog)

October 8, 2012 by 31 Comments

Want to see how to make simple DIY candle holders?!  This time of year, I absolutely love to incorporate elements of nature in my home decor.  Almost a year ago, Little B and I were at our annual mother-daughter camp, where I made some of …continue reading

DIY: How to Build a Wall Mount Bookshelf

August 22, 2012 by 33 Comments

The key to any child’s room is finding creative solutions for organizing.  Being able to use their toys and books as decor is an excellent way to achieve this goal. When Little B was young, we added Potterybarn wall-mount bookshelves to her nursery, similar to …continue reading

Clear Out Backyard

July 26, 2012 by Leave a Comment

Clear Out Backyard: Overgrown Shrubs and Vines was majorly on my mind when we signed on the line to purchase this rancher. Our home was a complete disaster from the front curb all the way through to the back fence. We bought it from the …continue reading

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