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Happy 4th of July: Celebrate with 9 DIY Projects for Independence Day

Independence Day is just around the corner. Is your house ready for 4th of July festivities? If you are like me, you are probably looking at the calendar and wondering what happened to June. Here are nine projects that don't take much time and look fabulous. ...more

DIY Faux Stone Planters

Now that the moving boxes are dwindling at our new place, we can finally plant our balcony garden! If you don’t have a yard or room for a sprawling in-ground garden, pots are the way to go.  ...more

Free Summer Chalkboard Printable

Summer is not my favorite season.  Why?  I grew up in Texas.  From middle May to the end of August, you are essentially stuck inside due to the blazing temperatures outside.  And I love to be outside, so suffice it to say it was kind of miserable....more

Let's Get Crafty

So for Father's Day we tried our hand at some projects. First of all, Pintrest makes things look way easier then what they are. And second of all, gathering crafting supplies and trying to get two little boys on board left me with a slight headache. But overall I think everyone had fun, as evidence from the footprint ink stains I still have on my carpet. With all the Father's Day crafts I couldn't resist making something for myself. We made cute adorable mugs but first I wanted to test them out by making my own mug! ...more

"Whenever I Get Sad I Stop Being Sad and Start Being Awesome Instead" Sign

I am so excited about this project! It's something I've been wanting to make for a very long time. "Whenever I get said, I stop being sad and start being awesome instead," is based on a line from How I Met Your Mother. It's been altered because I think it sounds better this way. :P ...more

My $4 garage sale find!

I was so excited to find this nightstand in a garage sale a couple of weeks ago. It was only $4! I snatched it up and had big plans for it. First, I sanded it with a electric hand sander. I wiped all the dust off. To paint it, I used some white semi-gloss paint we had leftover from a previous project. It still needed something to make it special. I found the drawer pull at Lowes for $5. To line drawer and the cover the back of the bottom shelf, I got contact paper from Target....more

DIY Painted Wooden Charger Plates

Happy Monday!Brady and I are currently enjoying some EPIC mountain biking in Whistler,BC!!! Our little guy is, I’m sure, getting into all sorts of trouble with his Grandma back home as he spends his first days (and nights) away from Mommy and Daddy. We’ve been having a ton of fun barreling down the mountain on our bikes, but we are SO, SO eager to get back home to our favorite little man!...more

DIY Important Date Wall Art

My DIY attempts usually stem from my misguided belief that I can do it better or cheaper myself. I admit that I never do it better, and my fails mean I only occasionally do it cheaper. However, sometimes I can’t find exactly what I want in stores or on Etsy, and that’s when I forget about my past fails and take the plunge into the DIY world again.This time it was a SUCCESS. A success that was cheaper than what I would have paid, and a success that was exactly what I wanted. And as my regular readers know, if I can do it you can do it....more

I Fell in Love with a Robotic Giraffe: BlogHer Goes to the White House Maker Faire

When I stepped onto the White House South Lawn today, I immediately fell deeply and completely in love with a 17-foot tall, motorized robotic giraffe.  I've met a lot of cool beings at the White House: the President, the First Lady... Bo.  But none compared to Lindsay Lawlor's robotic giraffe, especially once he made the electronic animal walk on his wheels. ...more

Our Dad Scrapbook layout

Although my dad has been gone for many years now, I wanted to make this page to honor him. These are some of my favorite photos. My parents engagement portrait and of his service in the Air Force. I wanted to choose a paper that was both vintage and formal in style.I hope that even if you can see your dad this Father's Day, You do something to honor his importance in your life...more