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My Top 5 Kid Storage Solutions That Don't Look Like Crap

When I was pregnant and imagining what life would be like with a child, I remember being horrified at the idea that my house was going to look like Little Tikes threw up all over it. I mean, there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with Little Tikes and I’m in love with many of their products… but I really didn’t want primary colored plastic to be my new design style. ...more
The wonderful thing about nice storage spaces is that it also is a motivator to keep even that ...more

5 Ways to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

I took up gardening the year after we moved to my current house, Chateau Travolta. I never suspected myself of being a gardener, but it turns out I get immense pleasure from watching the yearly cycle of rebirth. Also, the flowers make my deck look less weathered. Up until this year, the deer rampant in my neighborhood stayed away from my deck and so I didn't have to take any precautions around my perennials. But this year, THIS YEAR! They ate my buds. And now, it is war. Here are the top five solutions I found in my anti-deer research....more
Yesterday I looked out my window to see that almost all of the buds of my beautiful hostas had ...more

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk and Paint

When I was a kid we had a long dirt driveway, which was a source of serious disappointment for me. My friends with paved driveways used to make epic hopscotch paths and I so wanted to be able to make them. When we bought our house one of the first things I did was buy sidewalk chalk. What I didn't know then, and I do now, is I could have made my own. You can make your own sidewalk paint, too! I have a full container of chalk in my cupboard, but when it runs out I'l be trying some of these recipes. I added some fun activities you can do with chalk in here as well. Have fun! ...more

When Remodeling a Bathroom, Remember the Details

I recently renovated my downstairs half bathroom (or, as some call it, my powder room). Though I’m thrilled with the final result, my renovation journey was not without its speed bumps. Google, Consumer Reports and Pinterest helped, but still didn't stop me from ignoring some important details—especially because so many products have to be ordered online, sight unseen. ...more
That was one of my first decisions: no moving the pipes or the electric. That way lies madness. :-)more

My Review of the Fuji Instax Share SP-1 Printer -- I Don't Love It But I Like It for Art Journal Projects

Right about the time I was trying to talk myself out of buying the Fuji Instax Mini camera, I noticed someone talking about the Fuji Instax Share Printer and decided that was a cute little toy I'd like to have....more

DIY Enamel Dots for Crafts

While browsing around Facebook, I found a post about making your own enamel dots for crafting, card making, etc. It seemed simple enough … so I thought I'd give it a whirl. ...more
they look like candy!more

DIY Confetti Backdrop Tutorial

This year, I wanted to do something a little different for my kids' joint birthday parties, and after a few 2am brainstorming sessions with my best friend (blame it on nursing babies for us both), we came up with a new concept: Confetti! ...more
LOVE this!more

Father's Day: Five Gifts You Can Make for Dad

Father's Day is upon us and my local stores are telling me all the dads need new power tools and video games. Both are lovely options if that's what the fathers in your life want but sometimes we want something a bit more personal -- something that was made just for them. We've gathered up five DIY gift ideas you can make that special dad in your life. ...more

DIY Lamp Birdbath

Dude! You totally need a lamp birdbath. By the time I am through with y'all, there's going to be lamp birdbaths lighting up your hood! Bahahaha! Lighting. That's awesome. So here's what you need: Lamp. Drill. Bowl. Epoxy glue. And spray paint if you wish. First things first: Cut the cord. ...more
birdingbabe Could you just put less water in the bowl?more

DIY Wooden Tray

It's probably a bad thing I live five minutes away from a Lowe's, but I'm cranking out DIYs like it's my job, and I'm loving it. This wooden tray is one of my recent projects. It's pretty easy to make! Materials used: ...more
This is bomb! Trays are a work (& live) from home must for me. DIY dreams here we come :)more