MY THUMB IS NOT GREEN: Container Gardening Ideas

Container Gardening

If you remember my post from a few weeks back, I used my cheatin’ ways to do some faux flowering arranging.  Well, when it comes to real flowers – I can’t even cheat.  I am TERRIBLE with real live plants. That’s … Continue reading

CAN YOU HANDLE IT? The Kitchen Cabinet Dilemma

Cabinet handles

Our kitchen cabinets have visually challenged me for a long time.  I really contemplated painting them.  The trend is: If you ain’t got the cash to replace them – paint those cabinets. Well, I’ve done that.  I painted my bathroom cabinets.  And … Continue reading

A CHEATER’S GUIDE: Faux Flower Arranging

Faux flower arranging

First of all, I need to say that I have crazy respect for real florists.  And by real florists, I mean – Those people that actually know how to arrange flowers.  Any kind of flowers.  They are AMAZING and I … Continue reading

LIFE CHANGES: DIY stays the same

Mini plastic lantern

Life on the “Me, Myself” side of this little blog has been changing.  Big news – I recently went back to work full time.  Yup, FULL TIME.  I’m very excited about this.  Having a job is a huge part of … Continue reading

MY FOUR DOLLAR FIND: The little filing cabinet

Desk and window tween room

Ok, so maybe it was $4.50 but still – you get the idea.  I found this at a thrift shop during the planning stages of the Littlest One’s Tween Bedroom Makeover.  She wanted a locker but I couldn’t find an … Continue reading

THE LITTLEST ONE: Bedroom Makeover Revealed

Tween bedroom makeover

This has to be my favorite room makeover of all time!  OF ALL TIME.  When I walk into the Littlest One’s new room I think “Wow, this is really pretty, I want to hang out in here.”  Tween years here … Continue reading

THE LITTLEST ONE: Bedroom Makeover Part 1

Logo Idea BW the lil' one room makeover

She did it!  The Littlest One let me move her into a “big girl room.”  My secret weapon to getting her moving?  Pinterest.  I created a secret board just for her so I could help her pin things she liked.  She had … Continue reading

MY 9 DIY STEPS TO AN ORGANIZED STATE: Latte break included

Storage bins in coat closet

“I can’t believe how fast you organized that!” is a comment I get all the time.  So let’s be honest and fair up front– that’s how my brain works.  Give me something to organize and I’ll get you there the … Continue reading

WHEN LIFE HAPPENS: Clean the craft closet

Organized craft closet

Seriously.  When my life is in upheaval, taking control of something is the best thing I can do.  I highly recommend it.  Taking control of something in your life means you have said “ENOUGH.”  It also means there’s something you … Continue reading

GUEST POST: Top DIY Trends for 2015

Found on : Better Homes & Gardens

I’m so thrilled to have Anna from L’Essenziale Home Designs guest blogging here this morning.  If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you should!  Her design perspective is new and fresh.  The thing I enjoy the most is the fact she … Continue reading