LOVE Marquee Letters

love marquee

This post originally appeared on SNAP! Conference blog. I'm not gonna lie, 2014 was one of my most challenging years.  We built a new house, my husband got a new, incredibly busy position at work, his mother passed away as well as my grandpa.  But summing it up like that doesn't really touch how stressful all these things were for me.  It was crazy! It was also a great year for me career wise.  It was one of the first times when I just kept … [Read more...]

DIY Mudroom Bench Part 2

love this mudroom bench

So it's time to talk about the top part of my DIY Mudroom Bench.  This part was actually pretty easy and painting was the longest part (isn't it always?)  But once you get past the first part of the actual bench, this part will seem easy. All the supplies you will need were listed in my DIY Mudroom Bench Part 1 post. So first I laid a piece of 3.5x48" MDF across the bottom and then trimmed it to be the same length as the bench.  I … [Read more...]

DIY Mudroom Bench

cool mudroom bench area

I just completed my best DIY yet--a DIY mudroom bench!  It may not seem that awesome to you DIY gurus, but each project like this gives me the confidence and skills to take on something even bigger.  And I completed this 100% by myself, no help from any other person.  I took the time and care to try and make it look as professional as possible. I think it turned out awesome and I love, love, love it!  I love the way it turned out but I … [Read more...]

Chalky Finish Paint Organizer

Paint organization

As you might know, I'm a big fan of the DecoArt Chalky Finish paints.  I have a bunch of them now and they were getting disorganized.  Since we finally got my craft pegboard up, I have changed things around a little bit.  And I wanted to make a space for a Chalky Finish paint organizer. So first I had to make the Chalky Finish organizer.  I wanted to do it out of materials I could easily purchase so if anyone else wanted to make them they … [Read more...]

How to Get Rid of Canker Sores Forever

how to get rid of canker sores

This doesn't normally fall under the umbrella of DIY and Crafts, but this is a tip that has totally changed my life and I thought there might be others out there who could benefit from it.  I'm going to show you how to get rid of canker sores forever!  Since I started doing this I have probably had one canker sore that was mild.  And I used to get them all. the. time. Canker sores--those super irritating little sores that pop up in your … [Read more...]

Dash and Dot Robots Review

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My kids got the Dash and Dot Robots for Christmas and it's been a big hit!  (Read this introductory post to refresh your memory about them.)  So far, it's kind of like having a pet.  Only way easier to take care of!  But it's been kind of like training a dog to do tricks. I took some videos so you can see just exactly what we've been doing... This toy is such a great toy for teaching kids to learn how to program and code.  It's a … [Read more...]

30+ Storage Solutions For Every Nook

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Ahhh...I LOVE organization!!  I'm definitely not the most organized person, but that doesn't stop me from loving it.  I am forever working on getting more organized, and now that I've moved into a bigger house, I think I can finally achieve it...someday.  It's one day at a time, just organizing one little thing at a time. I'm a lover of the site Hometalk.  I've done several media events for them and we're friends.  We like each other.  This … [Read more...]

Chevron Puff Quilt Pattern

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This is a long time coming...one of those things that I meant to do back in like, July.  And there were too many other things to do.  Back in June (or May?) I received a very exciting thing in the mail--a copy of Love Patchwork & Quilting! It was super exciting because I was featured in it with a puff quilt pattern.  It was like a 5-page spread with beautiful pictures of my most favorite quilt I've ever made.  I made this quilt … [Read more...]