• Turquoise Chalkboard Table and Paint Giveaway
  • 7 Beautiful and Creative Ways to Display Vacation Photos
  • The answers to your burning questions: tour through blogland
  • An instant gallery wall
  • The best summer of my life?
  • Perfectly painting a textured ceiling

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how to follow your fav blogs

How to Follow Your Favorite Blogs…

Over the past few years, I have discovered dozens and dozens of blogs that I absolutely love.  The awesome thing about blogs is they are constantly being updated, which means lots of great new reading material every few days.  But it also means it can be incredibly easy to miss out on something you would really enjoy if you aren’t following along with your favorite bloggers. A few weeks ago, my husband was asking me some questions about different ways to follow blogs and I realized that if he … [Read More...]


Turquoise Chalkboard Table and Paint Giveaway…

I have such a fun project to share with you guys today.  I absolutely adore little kid furniture and I have been so excited to transform this little table and chairs for Griffin. I started with a kids table that came from a consignment sale ($5) and two chairs from a yard sale ($4). They were in pretty rough shape to being with – especially the table. The top was chipped, scratched, and flaking all over the place so I started by sanding the whole thing down.  Normally I wouldn’t … [Read More...]

vacation photo displays

7 Beautiful and Creative Ways to Display Vacation…

I don’t know about you guys, but I love to show off my favorite family photos where I can see them every single day.  Because I tend to take some of my most favorite photos on vacations,  I am determined to make sure those awesome vacation photos do not languish away on my hard drive when they could be bringing a smile to my face each day! I’ve found seven amazingly creative vacation photo displays that I cannot wait to share with you guys.  Each one is gorgeous, meaningful, and completely … [Read More...]


The answers to your burning questions: tour…

The past few weeks, bloggers all over have been sharing a little bit more about themselves and some of their favorite bloggers as a part of the Tour Through Blogland.  I was so happy when Megan from Rappsody in Rooms invited me to join in the tour.  I was thrilled to meet Megan this summer at Haven (the DIY blogger conference) - not only does she have a great blog, she lives less than an hour away from me! So get ready to learn a little more about me, what makes this blog what it is, and what … [Read More...]


An instant gallery wall…

  Back to school.  For me (and thousands of others), the time for a fresh start isn’t January 1st.  It’s at the start of a new school year.  Children and teens who are starting school.  Parents shooing their kids onto the bus.  Teachers and professors.  College students moving into dorms and apartments for the first time.  Even the newly graduated joining the ‘real world’ for the first time. Royal Design Studio – my favorite stencil maker – has just started a new line of wall decals, … [Read More...]

summer 2014 bucket list feature

The best summer of my life?…

Back in June, I boldly declared I was going to make this the best summer I’ve ever had.  With a toddler.  On a budget. Thankfully summer isn’t technically over for another month.  But it kind of feels like it is.  It is back to school time which means I am back to work.  And I’m starting to see more and more fall and even Halloween stuff in stores. So it seemed like a good time to check in and see just how well this summer did go.  This is the summer list I posted back in June. Ok, … [Read More...]