• Can a DIYer truly simplify?
  • Painted world map duvet cover
  • Preparing for Baby No. 2
  • 12 Creative Ideas for Vintage Storage
  • Easy DIY Pallet Art
  • How to paint plastic to look like vintage metal

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Mason Jar Succulent Garden and Giveaway…

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and this gorgeous mason jar succulent garden is such a simple and beautiful gift for moms.  (For that matter, it would make a pretty amazing teacher gift for the end of the year as well.)  Not only that, I am also sharing inspiring mason jar gift ideas from a dozen other creative bloggers and an amazing giveaway at the end of this post. But first, I have to share with you my own sweet Mother's Day in a mason jar project. I was very excited to receive … [Read More...]

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Can a DIYer truly simplify?…

I’ll be the first to admit, the nature of a DIYer is not exactly to do things the simplest way. First of all, DIY requires lots of stuff.  Tools, paints, craft supplies, wood, old furniture ready to be rescued.  Not to mention every old piece of junk is just full of potential and certainly can’t be thrown away. Secondly, I don’t think anyone is going to argue that the easiest way to get what you need is to make it yourself.  And it certainly isn’t the fastest. Earlier this week I shared … [Read More...]

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Painted world map duvet cover…

I believe that pretty much anything can be painted, and have tested that belief many times.  Floors, hardware, curtains, pillows, jars, lampshades, plastic toys ... and now duvet covers. When I started working on Griffin’s big boy room, I knew I wanted some kind of graphic bedding.  After doing a little searching on Pinterest, I fell in love with the idea of a world map duvet cover.  There are a few really amazing map duvet covers out there for around a hundred dollars.  That really isn’t … [Read More...]

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Preparing for Baby No. 2…

I’m twenty-five weeks pregnant – well past the halfway point now!  Which means I am starting to realize that, yes, this is really happening and maybe I should get myself prepared for baby #2! I’ve pulled out the adorable teeny, tiny outfits that were packed away.  And the blankets and other gear and taken stock of what we have and what we still need.  I’ve tried out a few things that weren’t around when baby #1 came along, including some awesome new stuff from Munchkin who sponsored this … [Read More...]

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12 Creative Ideas for Vintage Storage…

One of my favorite things to do is search out vintage treasures.  (And can I just say three cheers for yard sale season returning!) I love the old, the worn out, the things nobody wants anymore.  I love the look of vintage - the patina, the texture, the character.  And one of my favorite ways to use my vintage finds is as storage pieces.  Everyone needs bins and baskets to corral their stuff – why not use gorgeous vintage pieces instead of the same old thing from IKEA? Because I love … [Read More...]

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Easy DIY Pallet Art…

I have been working away on my son's big boy room the past few weeks and am loving how things are looking!  Of course there are still tons of fun details I want to add, but things are really starting to shape up. This week I made my first piece of art for his rustic/industrial gallery wall.  I adore the look of aged wood - pallet wood, barn wood, it's all amazing.  But this particular piece isn't actually made with wood at all - it's made with my secret weapon: scrapbook paper. I am … [Read More...]