Dresser Makeover – French Salon Style

Dresser Makeover – French Salon Style

I’m finally back to blogging again!  This is a project that’s been done, but was never photographed.  I’m re-learning how to take pictures in my new house with new lighting.  Not all times of day are good for pictures. My mom and dad gave me this dresser from their house.  It was in my bedroom when […]

Frozen-ish Birthday Party

Frozen-ish Birthday Party

My little girl turned 5 last week.  I can’t believe how she’s grown.  It only seems like yesterday that she was just a little baby making us laugh. We got her a bike this year, and she was totally excited and surprised. John’s idea for decorating the party room was to hang icicle lights across […]

DIY Christmas Card Hanger

DIY Christmas Card Hanger

I am really excited about this last minute project I put together!  I hadn’t even thought about putting anything on this wall yet, but I got thinking about Christmas cards coming in the mail soon.  I wanted to have a place to put them that was pretty. I had these frames left over from Camden’s […]

Decorating the New Nest for Christmas

Decorating the New Nest for Christmas

I love decorating for Christmas!  I always do everything different than the previous year, but I don’t spend money most years.  I just get creative and use what I already have laying around.  If you haven’t noticed, that is the theme around here.  Also, having little kiddos means you have mini decorators who go behind […]

Hiding Technology in Your Home

Hiding Technology in Your Home

One thing that I hate to see in my house is cords and cables.  I know I need them for charging my phone, watching TV and playing music, but I like to pretend they are not there.  That’s why I like to decorate around them.  See the little box under the books? Here’s another little […]

Master Bedroom Budget Makeover

Master Bedroom Budget Makeover

I’ve been working on redoing our master bedroom since before Camden was born.  I’ve posted a few posts hinting at it over the years.  I thought I should photograph and post it before we move in September.  I had frames on the wall for months before getting pictures in them, and a week later we […]

Vintage Travel & Safari Baby Boy Room

Vintage Travel & Safari Baby Boy Room

Now that Camden is almost 2 yrs old, I’m just getting to photographing his room.  There were a few unfinished projects that dragged on for the first year.  No, I didn’t have the nursery perfectly decorated before he arrived.  Gasp!  And he was two weeks late.  Just keeping it real, ladies! There are a couple […]

Make Your Own Docking Station

Make Your Own Docking Station

Since this blog is all about creating a beautiful home and delicious food that fits into a small budget, I decided to share this little project with you.  We’ve been struggling at our house with keeping cords and devices in one area and organized.  Recently, John plugged all the charging cords behind this table.  It was […]

Makeshift Dollhouse

Makeshift Dollhouse

This is a fun project I made back in December as a surprise for Arabella’s birthday.  We got this box from my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas the year before, and I gave it to Arabella to play with as a house. It got kind of boring, so I put it away for a while […]

Upcycled Storage Containers

Upcycled Storage Containers

This is a project that I have been wanting to do for a while now.  I had been saving coffee canisters for several months.  Some I have stored things in and put away.  Then John asked if I wanted this chip container for anything.  I decided now was the time. I found this craft paper […]