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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cleaning Smelly Booster Seat Straps

Cleaning Smelly Booster Seat Straps

We are all a little under the weather with runny noses and such.  This morning, little man had a throw up incident as John was about to feed him breakfast.  He is fine now, but oh the smell that was coming from his chair!  You know, those little straps that soak up everything that has […]

Budget Beauty – Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover

Budget Beauty – Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover

My favorite eye make-up remover was by Mary Kay.  It’s not oily, doesn’t sting when it gets in your eyes and comes off easily.  At some point my financial situation changed, and in an effort to save some money, I started using Neutrogena’s eye make-up remover.  It is very similar to the Mary Kay product […]

Homemade Christmas

Homemade Christmas

If you are on Pinterest, I know you are addicted to it like I am. In my defense, I really have made a lot of recipes my family likes and have completed a lot of projects around my house that are Pinterest inspired including making my own dishwasher and laundry detergent. More on that later. […]

Wall Update

Wall Update

This is the first project I’m posting…finally. I’m so ready for spring, and so I thought I’d update the wall that you first see as you enter our house. I already moved stuff around a couple of weeks ago and wasn’t happy with it. In my mind I was picturing white dishes, a bit of […]