I love vintage Christmas trees and ornaments, but they can often be quite pricey and with curious cats around, it’s just asking for those precious relics to be shattered. Instead I created some DIY mid-century atomic starburst inspired ornaments using foam and toothpicks. They’re fairly simple to construct and you can customize them to fit your color theme. And if you’re a last minute Christmas shopper like me.. they come… Keep Reading
This particular project was a birthday gift for my boyfriend and since it’s the gift giving season, I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you how I made it! Not only did I get to use one of our favorite photos from a trip to New Mexico, but the underlying message of, “Hey, I risked getting Tetanus from rusty barbed wire to make this for you….. Keep Reading
At every flea market and home goods store I see these cute rustic home decor signs with quotes or designs painted on them, but I’m always shocked by the ticket price and file it away in my “I can totally make that myself” category. So here I am… making it myself! Not only do I have more than enough materials to make at least 10 more of these, but I… Keep Reading
I’m a sucker for all things nautical and sea related so when I found these slightly tacky HOT PINK and gold anchor bookends at Goodwill, I had to pick them up. I knew that I could easily paint them, but I also wanted to add some texture to the anchors themselves. I loved going to the ocean and looking at sea weathered wood, metal, and rocks and wanted to recreate… Keep Reading
If you’ve ever taken a gander at Pinterest then you’ve no doubt seen the billion and one ways to re-purpose a wooden pallet. Thankfully I’ve got a step-dad that knows what he’s doing when it comes to building and after just showing him a few photos of the vertical herb garden ideas I found, we were able to put together two pallets with shelves for my herbs to grow in…. Keep Reading
Can we first address “cozie” versus “coozie?” Maybe it’s based on where you grew up that determines which word you use, but I have forever called it a coozie, so I’m sorry you cozie lovers! Regardless of word choice, I think we can all agree that it’s of the utmost importance to keep your beer cold and your hand warm. Combining my love of beer, flannel, and no-sew projects, I… Keep Reading
With Christmas decorations hitting the stores earlier and earlier each year, we seem to jump straight from Halloween to decking the halls with Christmas décor and November is becoming the forgotten month. Rather than spend money on decorations that will only be up for 3-4 weeks, I thought I would show you five simple and affordable ways to create a festive fall atmosphere using items from your own backyard.
I’m not sure why, but I’ve always been obsessed with over-sized old man sweaters. They’re big, cozy, and just make you want to snuggle up in front of a fire on chilly days. I purchased one from the thrift store about a year ago, but it didn’t fit very well so I decided to turn it into a cute pillow instead! I made a big pumpkin patch (ALL pun intended)… Keep Reading
If you are new to the blog, you may or may not have met my sidekick, Punk. She’s been my kitty soulmate since I was 14 years old. She has snuggled on my lap and absorbed many tears of mine when I had no one else, she’s gone through 9 moves with me, and was my cross-country companion when I drove from Iowa to Oregon. She just turned 14 yesterday… Keep Reading
I’m not exactly sure when foam stamps started disappearing from the craft store aisles, but apparently it’s just not “cool” anymore. After searching everywhere I could think of and still not finding much of a selection, I decided to just make my own! I was worried that they would turn out a little wonky looking being homemade and all, but they worked perfectly and I was able to create a… Keep Reading
Even in my late twenties I’m still struggling with combination skin and finding a product that strikes the perfect balance between fighting acne while keeping my skin hydrated. On top of that, the cost of some of these skincare lines are enough to break the bank! I always try to remember that less is more and opted for the more natural route this time by using three simple ingredients. When… Keep Reading
I would like to formally apologize to November. I’m sorry that you are continually glazed over each year as people remove their fake gravestones and ghosts from their front yard on November 1st and replace them with plastic light up snowmen and Santa figurines. I’m sorry that every store immediately starts playing horrible Mariah Carey covers of classic Christmas carols and replaces Halloween costumes and candy with Christmas lights and… Keep Reading
Throughout spring and summer every store is packed with flower crowns and floral headbands. They’re festive and cute, but then I look at the price tag and find myself quoting my mother, “I could make that myself!” And so I did! The average cost I’ve seen from places like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters range from $16-$28. With the purchase of my supplies mine came in at $15.97; however, I have… Keep Reading
Alright, it’s time to get a little personal.. I’m 26 and I feel like I just hit puberty! I’ve had relatively clear skin most of my life and now all of a sudden, it’s Breakout City! On top of feeling like a pimple-faced teen, I also need to start focusing my skincare routine on preventative signs of aging. So how do you treat both?! I’ve been going through tons of… Keep Reading
We’ve been in our current home for about a year and half and I can’t believe I’m just now making this project happen! When you first walk in the front door you’re greeted with a miserable, blank, white wall. Not exactly a welcoming entryway so I decided to add a pop of color and some fun photos for our guests to enjoy when they come over. Rather than a traditional… Keep Reading
I don’t know about you guys, but Valentine’s Day kind of makes me sick. Even when I’m very much in love, this holiday is still not a favorite of mine… The sickening amounts of heart shaped candy, the large pointless teddy bears, and stupid chubby baby decor everywhere. I guess you can call me the Scrooge of Valentines Day. I did a bit of brainstorming and decided to kind of… Keep Reading
After getting all of my Halloween décor up in our home, I realized we didn’t have a whole lot of decorations in our bedroom. I decided to add a fun little throw pillow to our bed so we would always have an eerie October moon! It’s an inexpensive and unique way to add some spooky charm to your home! Follow my step-by-step tutorial to make your own!
It’s been a little while since I’ve done any DIY beauty tutorials here on the blog and given that we’re in the season for all things pumpkin spice, I thought this would be the perfect return post! Not only does this mask smell (and taste) delicious, but it packs tons of benefits for your skin! Cinnamon and honey are both great for treating acne, reducing the signs of aging, and… Keep Reading
Sometimes a simple DIY project can turn into something much more complicated than you anticipated. This mirror turned out exactly like I envisioned, but it took some creativeness and MacGyver-like skills on my part to make it all happen. See the transformation from a beat up $10 thrift store find to a fresh new entryway mirror organizer!
No Breakfast Gallery Wall is complete without a quote from one of my favorite fictional characters, Ron Swanson! I found a lot of similar prints and posters on Etsy, but after seeing these wood slices at the craft store, I knew they would make the perfect canvas for this. Since my handwriting is a sloppy mess and my painting skills are on par with a three year old’s, I used… Keep Reading
For our wedding reception I needed some pretty plates, teacups, and saucers for the dessert table, so I headed to my local Goodwill and happened to luck out when I found an entire matching set! They worked out really well, but now I’m left with a surplus of dishes that I probably won’t end up using too much. I decided to turn one of the teacup and saucer sets into… Keep Reading
We all know that cooking on a Teflon coated pan that’s been scratched is extremely dangerous, so you typically just have to toss them out once they start to peel or become too scratched to use anymore. I had a few that I was getting ready to throw out when it struck me to turn them into wall art instead! A few coats of chalkboard paint made the skillet look… Keep Reading
I am NOT a morning person. Unless I stay up all night, watching the sunrise is not something that happens for me often. In an effort to change that around, I thought I would make a fun breakfast inspired wall that would brighten my mood and make me look forward to early mornings! I can’t wait to add new artwork, photos, and other breakfast paraphernalia, but for now here’s what I… Keep Reading