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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Making Time to Create

always wanted to paint? take a free watercolor course here..

When I was little, I was more excited to go to the craft store than the toy store. So today, I'm even more excited to announce I'll be partnering with Michaels craft stores as one of their Michaels Makers bloggers. It's kinda like Michael himself called (I don't know if there is a real Michael) and said "hey, would you be interested in coming in, buying all the craft supplies you want, and ...

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Donation Values Guide and Printable

You can deduct charitable donations from your taxable income? Use this handy printable to keep track of items as you donate them.

I know this isn't a super fun post, in fact, it's talking about taxes. But I for one am super excited about this post. If you live in the US, our current tax code allows you to deduct charitable donations from your taxable income. When you are decluttering 40 bags in 40 days, (and throughout the year as well) donations can add up pretty quickly. But they're annoying to keep track of. I've ...

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Colorful Outdoor Living Space Makeover


This post is brought to you by World Market.  Do you remember the thrifted wooden patio set I shared back in April? Today I'm sharing a colorful outdoor living space makeover. The before and after is crazy, it doesn't look like the same set! When we first took a tour of our house, there were many details and features that convinced us to put in an offer. But when we stepped outside, we were ...

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Gray House No Shutters Turquoise Door


I don't know how it happened, but out of the blue (pun intended) I painted our front door a bright turquoise. Here's what it looked like before: Well, I guess I know how. It was almost a turn of events similar to the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" story (that I also mentioned with the post on our master bathroom). The seeds were planted a few weeks ago. I saw a cute historic home ...

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