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A Baby Gate That Works for Us

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A Fresh (Fake) Tulip “Wreath” for Spring

I always get the urge to freshen up our decor for springtime. Anyone else? So, in honor of the first day of spring coming up next week, I spent a little bit of time over the weekend making a new “wreath” for the front door. To be honest, it’s not a wreath at all. And […]

Got Beef? A Giant Butcher Chart Art Print

First, let me say that I realize with this project we’ve officially placed ourselves firmly in the “NOT vegetarian” category. But, to be honest, we were pretty far in that category to begin with. I think I’ve served Wyatt a total of 2 recipes ever that he has said he doesn’t mind the fact that […]

A Few New Plates

If you’re a very, very observant reader, you would have noticed a slight update in my last post about our new potted plants. I’ll show you again: Catch it? How about now?    Good eye! I updated the plate wall a little bit. (Of course, the title of this post should have given you a pretty […]

A Peek at My Plants

It’s been warm out recently, which has me dreaming of flowers and garden goodies…but I know it’s too early, so I had to satisfy myself with some indoor gardening. If you recall, one of my goals for the year was to add more house plants to our house…and keep them alive. A couple weekends ago, […]

Short And Sweet – A Glimpse at Our Valentine’s Day Decor

Just stopping in to share a few quick photos of our Valentine’s mantle decor. I have to say that switching out the chalkboard and such is something I enjoy doing, even if I don’t have much time for other projects these days. This is what it looked like before. I bet you can’t guess why […]

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

Be sure to follow all our other projects, here! We hope you enjoy our little corner of Blog Land and stop to look around a few other pages, like our DIY Foam Cooler Ottoman, Ruler Growth Chart, our Kitchen Renovation, and my free printables. Enough with the sneak peeks, it’s time to show you our awesome new […]

We’ve Been Busy Bees…

That was a silly pun, and a clue in good fun. And that was a silly rhyme. All that silliness just to share ONE LAST sneak peek of a project I’m super excited to share with you all later this week. My instagram has been full of sneak peeks lately, so if you missed them, go […]

How We Did on Our 2015 Goals

It’s time to go through our list of goals for last year and take a final inventory of how well we did. I’m pretty pleased, overall, and excited to start on some new things in 2016! 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I have a scheduled set, but I usually miss at least one day […]

EASY Winter Wall Hanging

Even though the kitchen is finally done (woohoo!—and thank goodness!), the wall over the big table has been totally bare and boring for over a year now. I knew I wanted something large, rather than a lot of smaller things, mainly because of the plate wall in the corner. I didn’t want whatever I chose […]

Blogiversary Giveaway 7–The Best for Last!

Giveaway ended. Winner will be notified. It’s the last day of our blogiversary week of giveaways and I’ve got to say this has been super-duper fun…but all good things eventually end, right? At least when you’re talking about free stuff. 🙂 Today, we’re giving away $40 in gift cards–an awesome prize, in my opinion! One […]

Let There Be Light! (& Celebrations!)

Why are we celebrating you ask? Because THE KITCHEN IS DONE! Sure, we have some decorating and cabinet organization to do, but after Sunday’s light hanging progress, the remodeling is officially D.O.N.E. Hallelujah, right? It only took us 18 months, give or take. That’s not that long is it? Ha! It’s a lot longer than I […]

Up! Up! And Away! – DIY Nursery Mobile

A post about the nursery mobile! Super late, but it still turned out super sweet and it’s worth sharing with you all. I knew I wanted a cloud mobile because I liked the idea of looking up and dreaming about the sky, so I pinned a bunch for inspiration. I found the ones with balloons even […]

How to Reupholster Dining Room Chairs

The seats are easy, comparatively speaking. I went over those steps, here. The back is where we found things to get tricky, so I’m going to attempt to break down what we did. The first step is to make sure your fabric, foam, and support strips are cut and arranged. Then, start stapling one layer […]

The Dining Room Chairs Are Done—Finally!

Because it’s been a week since I teased about our dining room chairs being done and I still don’t have our last DIY post on that ready (Will and I have been sick all week so not much has been accomplished (other than lots of snuggling and sniffling, and some crying on his part), I […]

Sweet Seats – ReDoing Our Dining Room Chairs

Our dining table chairs are finished! We already discussed the process of fixing up and painting the chairs, in this post, so you can go there to see all the steps up to this point. We finally got to Joann’s to buy fabric and we ended up going with a single option in a neutral color, […]

Time is Running Out: Goals for 2015

We only have a few months left in our push to tackle all of our 2015 goals…and things are moving much slower now that Will is around. We expected that, though, so I’m hoping we have a little bit of push left in us for the last few bits. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. […]

How We Like It Now: Paint and Painting Edition

Painting stuff is on my mind (CHAIRS!), and since it’s been awhile since we’ve talked about any of this stuff, I thought I’d share a few quick updates on some other items we’ve painted, or painted with, and let you know how we like them now that they’re out of project mode and into the […]

Three Cheers for Painted Chairs!

You guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to say WE PAINTED THE CHAIRS! Cue the parades and confetti, because it has been a LOOOONG time coming, right? So, now I’m going to write 1000 words on the process. Yay….? To back up, we’ve been talking about fixing up these […]

DIY Miniature Hot Air Balloons

One of the crafty projects I had wanted to complete for Beanie’s nursery was a mobile. We didn’t end up having time to finish this before he was born, but I did get part of the project finished before his arrival (which you can read about here.) However, I didn’t get a chance to get […]

Tips for Installing Kitchen Cabinets

Now that we’re on this side of the kitchen remodel and looking back, we have a few tips that we wanted to share about doing the cabinet installation ourselves. It was certainly worth it, for us, to tackle this part of the process ourselves. When we bought the cabinets from Lowe’s, they told us the […]

Our Modern, Gender-Neutral Nursery On a Budget – Cost Breakdown

If you missed it, I shared the full reveal of our nursery, here. Now it’s time to share our cost details! One thing that’s always important to us when redoing a room is to focus on keeping costs as low as possible. This time, we were just finishing a huge kitchen renovation, trying to build […]

Side Table Success

I searched and searched for the perfect side table for the nursery, without much luck. Everything I liked was way too expensive. Everything cheap was way too ugly. But, Wyatt presented me with the offer of building one using some table legs he found at our local thrift store. I’ll admit I wasn’t sold when […]

A Sweet Shelf (And a spot for diapers)

One of the last projects we did in the nursery was to install a shelf above the dresser for a little more storage and place to sit a few little decor pieces. Other than the book ledges, which are just for books, I didn’t have anywhere to sit things, other than the floor or the […]

Treasure in the Attic: Mary Poppins Prints

I already shared about the little gallery wall I created for over the crib in the nursery using Ikea frames and a couple things from Target. You can read more about that here, and find links to some of the free printables I created. On another wall, I really wanted to hang a few of these awesome […]

Creating a Cozy Sleep Space with Curtains

If there’s one thing I know about babies (it’s frightening how much I don’t know…really), it’s that they need to sleep. A lot. They also need to eat, and have their diapers changed. And when those things don’t happen, they tend to cry about it. So, creating a cozy place to do that is one […]

The Guest Room is Ready – Reveal Post (For Now)

I already shared a little this week about our guest room when I talked about making that space welcoming for friends and family. So, I figured I might as well go ahead and do a “reveal” post for that room. It’s not really done since we still have some furniture tweaks we’d like to make […]

Skirting the Issue…er Crib

One of the little DIY projects I’ve been wanting to tackle is the crib skirt, or rather a version of a crib skit. Because our crib has a drawer underneath, we couldn’t use a standard crib skirt with the draped fabric that just tucks under the crib as you lower the mattress. We needed something […]

Putting Up The Puffs (LED Lights for the Guest Room)

Not sure if you guys have heard of these “puff” lights, but I hadn’t until a couple weeks ago when a friend at church installed one in her new office. I laughed a little when I first heard the term puff light at first because I was picturing this: In reality, the one we installed […]