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 Part 1

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

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

WHERE DID I GET ALL THIS STUFF? Storage solutions

storage box cube

My beginning of the year organizing continues.  I’m telling you, it’s amazing how much junk we amass over the course of a year isn’t it?!  The trash pile currently in my garage might qualify for a world record.  (I’m serious.  … Continue reading

MY DOLLAR STORE CREATION: “Knit” Christmas Trees

Knit trees made from dollar store items

Ever since I have started blogging, the one thing I have wanted to do is try to make a craft completely out of items found at the dollar store. This is a pretty common activity for DIY and craft bloggers, … Continue reading

ENDING THE EMBARRASSMENT: The Coat Closet

Basket with outdoor gear

Our coat closet has been a complete embarrassment since the first day we moved into this house. Coats, mittens…the vacuum cleaner.  You get it.  It was so bad in fact that I refuse to show you a “before” shot.  (oh the … Continue reading

WHAT A HOOT! Owl pillow décor

placemat owl pillow decor

Fall is a busy time for DIY projects around this here blog. I never know what décor to tackle first – Halloween or fall?  This year (for many reasons) I chose fall. At least for outside. This is because I came … Continue reading

MY VACATION SOUVENIR: The antique sewing table

Antique sewing table ruler after

It used to be that when I went on vacation I bought myself a little something – clothes, jewelry, a bag – to remember the trip by.  Well, this summer I found myself nosing around the antique and junk shops instead. … Continue reading