Make a Faux Sheepskin Rug

Time for the next episode of Ellie's Nursery!  This faux sheepskin rug is SO easy to make yourself, no sewing required!  The only thing you'll need is the fabric and some good scissors. I really wanted to get a fluffy furry rug for Ellie's room, but all of the good ones were $300+.  Since I'm doing her room on the cheap, this was too much for one item.  In fact, I think the most expensive thing in her room is her crib which was still pretty … [Read more...]

How to Make a Flower Tower

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot; however all opinions are my own. Remember my Project: Outdoor Living plans?  Well I've already gotten started and made my first Flower Tower!  And vertical gardening is not as intimidating as it looks!  I've actually now made two and each one gets a little better and a little easier.  And I've gotta say, these are awesome statement pieces for my patio!  My backyard is VERY … [Read more...]

Kids Workbench from Old Table

Remember that Craft Room Pegboard I made?  I didn't use the entire thing and so I had a cute idea on how to use some of the rest...a kids workbench!  I think this turned out so cute.  I was going for a Pottery Barn Kids effect rather than the primary-colors-and-plastic variety.  And it was actually really easy.  I completed this in an afternoon! This kids workbench is built on one of those old ugly end tables that probably everyone had in … [Read more...]

Project Outdoor Living with Home Depot Garden Club

I think I can speak for all of us when I say HOORAY FOR SPRING!!!  I'm SO thrilled for the warmer weather, the flowers, the green grass, the blossoms, the warmer weather.  And this year I can hardly contain my excitement because I get to be part of the Home Depot Garden Club and Spring DIY program!!!  I LOVE everything DIY (as you might have guessed) and this is just the perfect program for me to be involved in.  Home Depot is such a wonderful … [Read more...]

Strawberry Jam Frosting Recipe

Strawberry season is upon us, yay!  I love strawberries and so do my kids.  They taste amazing as well as being so pretty to look at.  So I plan on using lots of strawberries this summer.  The first strawberry thing I tried the other day was Strawberry Jam Frosting.  You start with a basic frosting recipe and add a secret ingredient or two.  Super easy but makes an ordinary cupcake into extraordinary! This frosting recipe tasted great on a … [Read more...]

Shopping at

So I recently learned about a new retail site called Have you heard of Newport News, Spiegel, Shape FX?  They carry some really cute stuff, and clothes that most anyone will look great in.  And they are frequently reasonable prices.  Well carries those brands and more at a STEAL.  What used to be priced at $79 becomes $19.  Seriously. I thought this little crop jacket was adorable but the price of … [Read more...]

Review: Mr. Pencil Ultra Ebook for Leappads

If you're a regular reader, you know how much I love Leapfrog products.  Leapfrog and I have been partnering for almost a year now and in that time my family has had the opportunity to reviews several of the newest Leapfrog products.  I wanted to share with you one of their newest cartridges for the Leappad and Leappad2:  Mr. Pencil Ultra Ebook. It's such a cute game, but more than that, it's very educational.  It focuses primarily on reading … [Read more...]

Easter PEEPS Bouquet

This post was originally published on Time Out For Women Today I'm sharing with you a very easy Easter gift idea using those irresistible marshmallow bunnies--PEEPS.  Easter seems like the time when all of the kids get Easter baskets full of goodies, but what about the rest of us?  There is always a reason to give a little something extra to the loved ones in your life, or even as a way of saying "thank you" to anyone at all who has helped you … [Read more...]