9 DIY foodie wedding favors

Our wedding is tentatively planned for the beginning of August 2015. Luckily, we still have a lot of time considering I want to do a lot of the décor and food myself....more

My Fishy Summer Evening Skirt

How to Make Paper Beads From Pages In Your Art Journal

I have wanted to try my hand at making paper beads for a very long time. I have seen them made from paint samples, newspaper, junk mail, and more. I decided that not only was I going to make my own beads, I was also going to use the colorful scrap paper I have left over from art journaling. I have so many beautiful pieces of this kind of paper that it was high time I showed them off. ...more
So creative............I am promoting your site today!more

Gone Crunchy: DIY Laundry Soap

I used to laugh at the idea of home made laundry soap. Seemed like so much work when I can just go buy a jug of Tide.And then I realized it’s insanely cheap. So I went for it.It helps that I now have a friend that is all about homemade stuffs and told me what to do.So I went for it....more

From Bare Bones to Stylish Workstation: My Office Reveal

I think I promised you back in June or July of last year, after we moved into our new home, that I would be decorating my new studio space and planned to post pics for you. Well life, school, being a mom, painting bedrooms -- basically putting the right priorities first -- bumped this project down a ways. In fact, I just did it in February. I used gift cards I received for Christmas and planned and designed my new office! ...more
Digging that armoire!!  So you're thinking clipboards, calendar and spice jars (for paper clips, ...more

House Tour Part 2

Continuing on with our house tour! Everything we bought for our house was on some sort of clearance, discount or just a really cheap item to begin with. We bought all of our appliances on Black Friday so we saved about 50%. Looking back, it might not have been the smartest decision because we weren't even positive we were really getting our house or not. However, I'm glad we did because we got them super cheap (our fridge was only $900)!...more

My Go-To Birthday Gift for Boys

This is how I handle birthday gifts for Vance's buddies. (Especially when the party sneaks up on me.) My go-to birthday gift always involves a gift card of some kind and then something small to go with it....more

Drawers - Kitchen revamp & organization 2014

On this week’s installment of my kitchen revamp and organization, I’m talking about cleaning up your kitchen drawers. Luckily, we don’t have many drawers so this is one of the easier steps of the kitchen makeover....more

this weekend i learned that painting is the worst

I learned some lessons this weekend. On Friday, we paid to have our living room painted. I felt guilty paying someone to do something we technically could have done ourselves. But she moved the furniture, puttied all the holes, washed the walls and painted the walls, ceiling and trim. So worth it. And I'm so much happier to be free of our previously pee yellow colored walls. Here are some after photos - ...more

12 DIY Easter Baskets #Crafts

12 DIY Easter Baskets - Fun CraftsEaster is not far away. I’ve researched around the blogosphere and found some amazing Easter Basket crafts! I hope you find some you like! See this Easter basket craft on Twig and Toadstool:  ...more