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DIY for Less: A Fabulous Home for Very Little…

I love to DIY for lots of reasons.  I love to create because it just makes me happy.  I love making our home feel more and more like us.  And I love that creating and DIYing keeps me in touch with who I am. But one of the biggest reasons I am such a DIY fanatic is I want to have a lovely home, but I just don’t have tons of extra money to spend on decorating and home improvement.  I am a firm believer that being on a tight budget doesn’t need to keep you from having a beautiful home that truly … [Read More...]

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Look who is here…

Our newest little man is here! Little Asher arrived unexpectedly last week, three weeks before his due date, surprising us all.  Five pounds thirteen ounces of little boy, he is super tiny and cute.  And of course, very demanding! I will be taking the next couple of weeks to spend time with my family and enjoy/survive these first few whirlwind weeks with a new baby. Then I will be back here sharing lots of projects that I managed to wrap up in a final burst of nesting the … [Read More...]

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Easiest DIY Curtains Ever: The Designer Look for…

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Faultless/Bon Ami Company . All opinions are 100% mine. I love to DIY but sewing just isn't my forte. In fact, my sewing machine and I are barely on speaking terms, but I really wanted some fabulous new curtains for our nursery and there was no way I could afford to buy the extra long designer drapes I wanted. So instead, I faced down my sewing machine (aka the nemesis) and got to work. Now, even though I got brave and pulled out my … [Read More...]

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Navy, Aqua, and Gray Nursery Plan…

Three weeks left until little man #2’s due date.  Which really means, we could have a new family member at any time in the next month or so.  Yikes and Wow!  In equal measure. So with time getting short, I have accepted that the nursery will not be fully decorated and ready to go when he arrives.  The good news is he isn’t going to care in the least. Luckily, all of the functional aspects of the nursery are pretty much ready to go.  We moved Griffin out of the nursery and turned our guest … [Read More...]

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DIY pop art using your own photos…

One of my favorite types of art to display are big, happy family photos. There is nothing like seeing your favorite memories splashed throughout your house and I love to dream up new, creative ways to display photos as art. When I started working on art for Griffin’s Little Explorer bedroom, I knew I wanted to add some photos of him on his own outdoor adventures.  But I wanted to try something new - so I chose a few adventure photos and turned them into graphic DIY pop art using PicMonkey. … [Read More...]

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A DIY Project that Changed Our Lives…

DIY and home improvement.  Let’s be honest – it’s usually about making things pretty and beautiful and updated.  Which clearly I love to do. And in a way all those stylish changes do make a difference – I love to look around our home and see the beautiful, personalized touches everywhere.  But all of those things do not actually change our lives.  Usually. This time, though, is different. Something momentous has just taken place at our house.  (Nope, no baby yet.)  Something else … [Read More...]