I can’t believe I have not made one of these until now. My new little fabric and paint swatch books lets me hold my house in my hands. When I am out shopping, I have all my swatches with me.
I am going cheap, but stylish to manage papers, magazines and reference books in my studio. As much as I want to fill up my open shelves with pretty things only, I need a few functional things up there too. Thankfully you can always pretty up the most functional of items.
From the earliest thoughts on my studio, I knew I wanted a wall to wall counter height work area with shelves above. As work on my studio is nearing an end, I finally have my shelves! Pretty white shelves that pop off my blue focal wall!
I am taking my pinning offline with a giant DIY pin board for my studio. When Sherry announced the winter edition of the Pinterest Challenge last week, I knew this was the perfect project. It was quick, inexpensive, and big impact!
I was inspired by many, many good examples on pinterest, but [...]
I take on too much. I am an overachiever. I often get myself overworked and anxious over the many things on my to-do list. I add things to the list faster than I accomplish them. All the things I want to do are overwhelming. Occasionally, I get sucked into what I call a funk.
I am proudly keeping produce on display in my kitchen! For over a year now the hubby and I have followed, or tried to follow, a slow-carb diet. This year we transitioned to the Paleo diet. It is also known as “caveman” or hunter/gatherer” diet. I don’t want to spend much time talking about the [...]
Ever since putting our former media armoire in the dining room niche, I have had big plans to use it for storage. But, at first I was not sure what to store. After two years in our home, I finally figured out exactly what I needed. Then, it took [...]
We are taking command of our cleaning! We have always kept a generally neat and de-cluttered home, but we were definitely lacking in the cleanliness department. We blame it on the kids, lack of time, and a bit of laziness. The truth is it is mostly laziness. The only other contributing factor is cleaning disorganization, [...]
The pretty laundry storage I revealed yesterday is just the tip of the iceberg. I made even more changes to reclaim the laundry room for–gasp–laundry! I am all for multi-purpose rooms, but this one was starting to have multiple personality disorder. It was not serving our family well.
Over the next few days I want to share a slew of tweaks I did to our laundry room. It is fast becoming my favorite room in the house! The changes went way beyond making a neat laundry room, to making a pretty laundry room.
I started with a list of all the laundry supplies [...]
Organizing is instrumental to having a happy, healthy home. It is also one of the areas I almost never waste time DIYing. Purging, cleaning, and sorting takes enough energy…do yourself a favor and buy what you need to organize.
Containers, boxes, bins, baskets, canisters are all important for good organization. Whenever I [...]
Every room should have a conversation piece, even if it is not a room for conversing. I just made an incredible new statement piece for our master bathroom. It kind of makes me want to invite people in there just to chat about it. Seriously, this is one of my all-time favorite DIY projects.
My boys cannot wait to start living a pirate’s life in their new playroom. Only if mommy had more time to pull it all together…along with the rest of the basement. I am working hard at being patient, knowing if I take my time on all these projects I will end up with a space [...]
Tuesday was my sons first day of school (sniffle, sniffle). There he was with a backpack practically bigger than him. I actually held it together for the first drop off. It helped he was so excited, albeit a little shy. Honestly, I think I was actually excited the day was finally here, too. I felt [...]
To go along with my recent kitchen drawer reorganization, I started looking for other kitchen inefficiencies. My oldest can get his own water at the fridge and set the table, yet he couldn’t reach any of the kids cups or plates. Meanwhile, in the corner of the [...]
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