Organization Above the Refrigerator

Organization Above the Refrigerator

I’ve been trying to share this organization tip for a while now, but it’s a challenge for me to photograph.  After shooting today, I really want to paint my cabinets.  Our house is a rental, but it has crossed my mind to do it anyway…but not today. Most houses have these over the refrigerator cabinets […]

Pretty Jewelry Organization

Pretty Jewelry Organization

January seems to be the month for organization.  In honor of this, I wanted to do a post every week to show some ways I organize without going out to the store and buying a lot of new storage containers.  Also, I wanted to show how organization can be pretty and not always all put […]

Christmas in Our Nest

Christmas in Our Nest

I’ve been a little behind on my Christmas decorating this year.  We always buy our tree the day after Thanksgiving, and I spend the rest of the weekend decorating it and the rest of the house.  This year it’s taken a little longer, but I’ve finally got it finished and photographed despite the dark and […]

Thanksgiving Decorations Inspired by Nature

Thanksgiving Decorations Inspired by Nature

I wanted to share some makeshift decorating tips with you to show how to create a beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving without spending money.  This was a very impromptu decorating idea I threw together at nap time and had Arabella help with when she woke up.  I love getting my kids involved in whatever I am […]

Building a Bench

Building a Bench

When my parents come to visit, I always have some projects lined up for my dad.  My makeshift coat closet was one of these.  I absolutely love it!  Next on the list, was a seating bench for my dining room table.  Seating has always been an issue when friends come over, so I was really […]

A Makeshift Coat Closet

A Makeshift Coat Closet

Have I ever mentioned that we have a total of 4 closets in our entire house?  Our bedroom closets are the size of a linen closet, so I use the closet in the hall for my clothes and shoes since it’s a little bigger.  We have no entry area either, so I created a closet […]

Living with Not Perfect

Living with Not Perfect

So if you love perusing Pinterest for home decor and DIY ideas, you can get really discouraged about your home – especially if you are a renter, like me.  We hope to one day buy a house, but right now it’s just not an option for us.  When we moved in our house 4 years […]

Homemade Dishwasher Tablets

Homemade Dishwasher Tablets

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you!  We have been using homemade dishwasher and clothing detergents for almost two years now.  We have tried various recipes for dishwasher detergents without loving the results, but saving us a lot of money.  We stuck with it mostly because our grocery budget, which is quite small, […]

Country Fair Themed First Birthday Party

Country Fair Themed First Birthday Party

It’s hard to believe my little boy turned one yesterday. Oh, how time flies! He celebrated by walking all over the living room. He really gets excited like he can’t believe he’s doing it. We threw a party for him on Sunday with a country fair theme. I didn’t go all out like some of […]

Homemade Chalk Paint

Homemade Chalk Paint

I’m sure you’ve seen amazing chalk paint furniture refinishes all over the internet – especially that Duck Egg Blue. I don’t mean chalkboard paint. I mean paint that leaves a creamy, silky finish and can also be used in lots of layers for antique finishes. Have you priced that stuff? It’s crazy expensive, at least […]