Moss and Wood Monogram Planter

This is beautiful!! Wooden letter art with real moss added for texture. Easy and inexpensive project.

This month, the Michaels Makers and I were tasked with using their fun new Alphabet Soup line to personalize a space in our home. I chose this beautiful, raw wood outline of a letter H and made this moss and wood monogram planter. Since moving into our house a little over a year ago, I feel like we're finally getting settled, finding solutions to where everything goes. Honestly, I feel like I ...

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Home Office Storage and Organization

office and craft room storage

Ahhh, January. After all the excitement of the holidays, all the decorations, many of us are craving a blank, decluttered slate. And seeing which posts here at WHBS seem to be popular these days, I'm not alone! This month, Michaels asked me and the other Michaels Makers to organize an area in our homes. Our office/craft area has long been a neglected work in progress, so first I decluttered ...

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40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

join the decluttering revolution! Challenge yourself to declutter 40 bags of items in 40 days. #40bagsin40days

Updated January 2016: Wow, this post has seen a lot of new visitors! I have had many people asking if I will be doing a 2016 challenge and the answer is YES! The official start date will be Wednesday, February 10, 2016 but you can start now. Get the printable tracker for this year by clicking here. Read the post below for all information on 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS and to join our community. Share ...

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How to Update Old Christmas Decorations

snowy, flocked update for a tired looking wreath using spray paint and a secret ingredient.

We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun! We were given 5 common holiday hiccups to choose from and I went with updating your old holiday decor. I don't like spending money. I like buying stuff, haha, but I ...

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Christmas Wreath Trio

make this snowy, lighted Christmas wreath trio for your front door

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Start your decorating and make this snowy, lighted Christmas wreath trio with a few simple (and unexpected!) supplies. This year we've really gotten a jump start on our Christmas decorating! Using instructions from Home Depot's upcoming DIY Workshop, I made this Christmas Wreath Trio and gave it a snowy twist. It couldn't have been easier, I ...

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Colorful Photo Christmas Tree


Are you ready for some Christmas? Yes, that's right. While many of you were decorating for Halloween, I've been decorating a Christmas tree. :) A happy, colorful, pom-pom-y, photo filled tree. This month the Michaels Makers and I were given the Dream Tree Challenge! We were provided with a full, pre-lit tree, and asked to go nuts. I've watched this challenge in years past and was ...

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Swap It Like It’s Hot

FRIDAY #swap

My friend Charlotte at Ciburbanity is hosting a fun challenge this week, Swap It Like Its Hot! Each of us sent some thrifted items to another blogger to be made over. For this challenge I was given these thrifted items from Karen at A Year of Serendipity:   Pretty tricky, huh? I was originally thinking of making something with the wooden circle piece, but my 3 year old thought ...

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DIY Superhero Baby Costume

make a no-sew DIY superhero costume for your little one!

This month's Michaels Makers challenge is costumes! I made a DIY superhero baby costume for our little one. It was simple and can easily be whipped up last minute. A few years back I made superhero costumes for our kids with each of their initials. To this day, they still play with the capes and woosh around the house. Since Kate is new around here, I made her a little costume of her own. ...

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Recent Sale Finds


This past weekend I went to the St. Peter's Barn Sale in St. Charles, IL at the Kane County Fairgrounds. The prices are fair, the selection is amazing, and I usually walk away with a car full of furniture packed in like Tetris pieces. :) Here's a few of the finds I bought this weekend, as well as what I'm thinking about doing with them! Dresser, $10 Our master bedroom is on the first ...

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Faux Concrete Pumpkin Planter

faux concrete pumpkin planter, made from a craft pumpkin!

I am not your typical holiday decorator. I deny holidays are coming. I forget to put decor out, forget to take it down, and forget to do a blog post until the holiday is almost over. I can't be the only one who does this... This month's Michaels Makers challenge is pumpkins: our task was to transform a foam craft pumpkin. Which means time to stop dragging my holiday feet. I got ...

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