DIY Roman Shades!

Over the weekend I made curtains for Mike and I's room. We have been wanting curtains in here for awhile now - mainly because the cheap vinyl mini blinds aren't necessarily easy on the eyes and also they let the sun shine in like a boss at 6:15 am. We also have a street light that sits outside of our bedroom window that at night makes Mike declare "It's brighter than the sun in here!" so I knew that blackout curtains were in our future....more

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Home Improvement Projects

For me, the best part about owning a home is that I could do whatever I wanted with it—no questions asked. But of course, I have to make sure any changes I make to my home are smart ones. After all, some home improvements and alterations might decrease the value of my home. ...more

DIY: Building bookshelves from pipes and boards

Who knew regular old black pipes could transform a boring wall into an industrial-style library?! I suppose the answer to that is Restoration Hardware. I was inspired by photos in the company’s catalog, shocked at the prices, and jubilant when my husband agreed a do-it-yourself project was indeed, very doable. ...more

Front Yard Landscaping: Dream & dream some more

Our front yard landscaping plan has already changed since this one, but you get the idea ;). ...more

Perk up Sagging Furniture Cushions!

Perking Up Saggy Furniture Cushions We bought a new living room set last year and the chair/ottoman, which is my dear hubby’s nest, is looking pretty tired and beat down. I’m not sure why, but my DH is hard on things; shoes, shirt collars, furniture…....more

Mini Succulent Place Settings: Party Favor DIY

Skill level: EASY peasy! You can make these cute little place settings/take-home party favors in a snap... and they're easy for guests to care for, too! Supplies: (For each party favor): ...more

How to Make Your Own Bronzer

You won't believe how easy this is! And I am pretty sure you all will have the ingredients right in your kitchen. ...more
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Greener Cleaner Daily Shower Spray

Years ago when I first had my babies I began feverishly switching over harsh cleansing products for cleaner and less fumy alternatives.  I noticed that when I cleaned windows with that blue stuff in the  spray bottle, the ammonia smell would almost knock me out.  Having a husband with asthma and a baby on the way, I didn’t want anything to harm my loves.  That was 10 years ago.  The one thing I could not find was a daily shower spray that did the job and didn’t smell odd.  That has changed – I now si...more