Tips for Painting Stair Balusters

I feel like every DIY post I write is a project I did about eight months ago.  This one is no exception!  Finally being pregnant and basically a couch potato, I don't have the energy for projects so I guess I might as well get y'all caught up on everything I did last year.  Last year I did more projects than I could even blog and I learned SO much, so many things to tell you about! One of the most obnoxious projects we did was to paint the … [Read more...]

How to Install Island Pendants

I know, I'm finally getting around to writing this tutorial when it was done months ago. Well sometimes that is just how life is.  And doing the actual project is the first step in blogging--and it's easy to just leave it at that and not complete the rest of the steps, editing photos and composing a post.  I know, my life is SO hard. You know how you hate your island pendants?  Well, maybe you don't but most likely you are living with ones … [Read more...]

How to Plank a Wall and Not Break Your Back Doing It

I have another survivor's story here.  This is a good one, you'll be riveted. So I have been wanting to plank my kid's bathroom walls for a long time.  The towel bar in there fell off like the first week we moved in and wouldn't stay up no matter what.  (Cheap builder grade stuff!)  So my kids would just throw their towels on the floor which I of course hated.  I thought if I planked the wall halfway up and capped it off with a thicker MDF … [Read more...]

Sharpie Watercolor Book Bags

It's back to school after the holidays and I want to encourage my kids to start reading more.  I have always enjoyed reading and my own mom always heavily encourage it as well.  In this world of screens, it's so great to see your kid choosing to read a book.  But my kids have been reluctant, mostly because I think they don't know what to read. So it's off to the library!  I like the idea of going to the library, but in reality it hasn't … [Read more...]

Best Projects from 2015

2015 was a big year for us--we moved into our first home and didn't waste any time getting started on projects!  I have to say, I'm a big fan of home ownership so far, even though it has its drawbacks of having to pay for all your repairs and such.  But I love the ability to change whatever I want and knowing that the improvements we make will hopefully be an investment as well. So here are my best projects from 2015! The first big project I … [Read more...]

25 DIY Stocking Stuffers Under $10

It's hard to believe that Christmas is so close already! I seriously can't believe it's only a few days away. I was getting ready for Christmas back at the beginning of November when it felt sooo far away and then in the blink of an eye, it's practically here! Are any of you in panic mode? Have you gotten everything on your Christmas shopping list? How about your Christmas DIY list? Here is a list of some great last minute DIY stocking stuffers! … [Read more...]

25 Fabulous & Easy DIY Ornaments

We got a new tree this year. I should clarify for all of you who purchase real trees and get new trees every year--we got a new artificial tree this year. My husband is allergic to the real ones, plus I admit I like the convenience of the pre-lit trees and how easy they are to set up. Our new tree, though, is 12 feet tall--a far cry above our old 7 footer. That means a LOT more ornaments! I will post about my full experience in decorating … [Read more...]

20 Of The Best Holiday Wreaths

Even I weren't a blogger, I'd still be early with the holiday decor. Why? Well for one, I love the Christmas season. And I've never been huge on Thanksgiving decorations, although I keep some of my 'fallish' ones up until after. And for two, Christmas decorating is a big job and I don't want to have to cram all that work into one day. I start at the beginning of November and just slowly work on it all month. Then by the time Thanksgiving is over, … [Read more...]