DIY: Jewelry Holder

April 16, 2014

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This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. My latest DIY project has been one on my to-do list for a while.  I've been inspired by so many who have made their own jewelry holders that I even have a pinterest board solely dedicated to unique styles and creations that I admire!  And now the day has finally come for ME to share mine... This project was slightly involved to make, but the overall process wasn't difficult + it included a few of my favorite tools & my latest love, Elmer's ProBond Advanced.  This bonding glue is awesome and was a … [Read more...]

Shopper Spotlight: MiraJean Designs

April 11, 2014

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Happy Friday my fabulous friends!  Boy, it's been a rough week for me.  Once again, I am sick with a bad cold and at 30 weeks prego, it's been a bit rough.  On lighter + much happier note, the warm sunny skies have opened up and I am eagerly excited that Spring has arrived.  Aren't you? Even though I'm not feeling 100%, I wanted to jump on the blog to share something special with you before the weekend gets under way.  A few months ago, a very kind online shop owner reached out to me.  I get tons of emails daily from companies wanting to partner with me or try/test new products.  Most … [Read more...]

Dip Dyed Easter Eggs using Food Coloring + $50 Target Giveaway

April 7, 2014

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I am blown away by how many of you have read + pinned my Easter Egg post that I recently shared.  Over 100,000 so far and it's only been a week & a half.  Since y'all loved my alternative idea for dying eggs, I have another fun + inexpensive + super easy way to create Easter Eggs that will give you a vibrant + unique result! I was inspired to create these dip-dyed eggs when flipping through the pages of the recent All You magazine that I picked up while shopping at Target. The magazine has so many creative ideas for Easter egg dying that there will be no reason to ever buy a box … [Read more...]

DIY: Wood Honeycomb Shelves

April 2, 2014

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Even though we veered away from the original design for the revamped shared kids space, my son had his heart set on honeycomb shelves after I showed him the Land of Nod style.  And since this mama can't let her boy down, I had to pull through. But instead of buying, what did I do?  DIYed them, of course.  After a little research & this post by A Beautiful Mess, I was confident to move forward. Not only are these honeycomb / hexagon shelves functional, the whole ensemble is like a piece of art.  And instead of painting the shelves a color or staining them a traditional wood finish, I … [Read more...]

DIY: Rolling Underbed Wood Storage Cart

March 31, 2014

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I've been busy-busy on finishing up the details for my boys room makeover.  This room has taken quite the turn from it originally being a boy/girl, sister/brother shared bedroom, to a full-on boy hangout haven!  Even though my little guy is only 7 (just shy of 8), I feel it's a space he can grow with (until I get my hands on it for another makeover, hehe). So my latest and greatest DIY project in the room is something that holds stuff that I often refer to as the 'bane of my existence'... TOYS.  Specifically, the little, itty bitty toys like Legos and Kinex that somehow always end up under … [Read more...]

New Stainmaster PetProtect Carpet + Why We Chose It

March 26, 2014

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Disclosure: Before you start reading, this is important...  I was provided with this new Stainmaster carpet in exchange for featuring it on my blog. BUT truthfully, I really wanted this carpet and would have chose it despite.  I actually reached out to Stainmaster to partner on this project because I truly believe in their new PetProtect product and I wanted to share it with YOU, my fabulous readers.  Stainmaster was kind enough to collaborate with me and I am choosing to share my experience of the product with you.  Stainmaster did not require that I share anything specific with you; … [Read more...]

Decorating with Leaning + Ladder Shelves

March 24, 2014

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Within the past two months, I've purchased 4 leaning shelves (a.k.a. ladder shelves). Obsessed? No. Great for storage? Affordable? Open + Airy?  Yes. For the same reason, I've been loving leaning shelves as of late, I've got my clients hooked too and I'd like to share with you why leaning shelves work so well for any room in the home. Any style shelf gives height to the room. Most pieces of furniture (tables, sofa, chair, bed, etc) aren't higher than 30/36" off the floor, which often leaves pictures / artwork to be the only source of height in a room.  As much as it's important to … [Read more...]

Creating Colorful Easter Eggs with Melted Crayons

March 18, 2014

Decorating with Eggs Using Melted Crayons

In just about a month, another Easter will be upon us.  Along with focusing on the importance of Easter, creating colorful eggs is often a tradition that many kids enjoy as the holiday approaches, mine included!  A basket filled with eggs of varying hues can make a gorgeous centerpiece and is the ideal reminder that Spring is on it's way - I hope. A new and unique alternative idea that you may want to try this year is to use crayons instead of the traditional food coloring or store-bought dye kits.  I have to tell you, the result will be unexpectedly awesome!  Have you ever felt that the … [Read more...]

How-To Hang Wallpaper Like a Pro!

March 11, 2014

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If you follow me on Instagram - my favorite place on the web to share snippets throughout my day - then you know I had a busy weekend wallpapering. The kids room took a design turn after we found out a few weeks ago that baby #3 is going to be a girl.  In the end, as a family, we decided the kids will stay in the rooms they are currently in and the girls will eventually share a room once the baby is ready to move in.  So what does that mean??  Design changes!  The room that was going to be a shared boy / girl room was no longer needed.  Since we had already started on the transformation for my … [Read more...]

Publication Feature: SaratogaMama Spring 2014

March 10, 2014

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Another Monday is here.  Are you ready?  The clock change definitely did a doozy on us this weekend.  We all woke up late this morning and my littlest didn't get to bed last night till 9 and woke up today after 8, which is so NOT typical.  Anyway, it's all worth it because Spring is hopefully on it's way...  cross fingers as tight as possible. I hope y'all had a great weekend.  Once again, with it being so cold, we mostly stayed indoors and tackled some major projects.  More on that later this week and beyond.  In the meantime, I want to share some exciting news about a local publication … [Read more...]