• DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home

    How to install wainscoting

    When we first moved in, my husband used the room that was supposed to be a dining room as his office. It was an EYESORE. Don’t tell him I said that. He moved his office because he missed having a door anyway, so he could shut the door for his conference calls. I was excited that I didn’t have to stare at his messy desk anymore. But after he moved all his stuff, we were left with this empty room. I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I didn’t need a dining room and I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on furniture. We decided to make it…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home

    How to paint laminate furniture

    I found these shelves on Craigslist cheap! I’ve been looking for shelving for the nursery and buying new can get expensive. I was excited when I saw these because I could repaint them!  I asked the person who posted the ad what material they were and he said that they were wood. I was a bit skeptical. Sure enough when I saw them in person, I knew they weren’t real wood. Painting real wood is different than painting laminate, and I outlined how I did it below. This post contains affiliate links. Learn more. Here’s what I used to paint laminate shelves: 3M Very Fine Hand Sanding Pads (I got mine…

  • Cricut,  DIY & Crafts

    Cozy Guest Pillowcases

    I created some cozy guest pillowcases for the pillows in our guest room! All of our friends and family are 1,500 miles away, and we have a guest room ready for anyone who wants to come visit! *Hint hint* *Nudge nudge* This was a quick and easy project that I made with my Cricut. This post contains affiliate links. Learn more. Here’s what you need: Cricut  (If you don’t know what a Cricut is, view my recent blog post!) HTV Vinyl** Pillowcases (I bought mine from Target, but you can use any plain pillowcases of your choice, like these pillowcases). **I bought this other brand of HTV Vinyl instead of using the…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Mom life

    DIY No-sew Growth Chart

    I’m assuming that my children won’t reach 6ft. Sorry future kiddos 😉 That’s as tall as I made the growth chart for our little addition! My husband is just under 6ft, and I’m not close to 6ft, so I don’t think any of my future children will reach that height. I can’t believe our first baby will be here in a month or so! I wanted to add this to decorate her room. This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I can earn a commission if you choose to purchase anything I’ve recommended. Learn more. Here’s what you need: 7′ of a fabric of your choice Fabric…

  • Cricut,  DIY & Crafts

    Inspirational Canvas Quote DIY

    Some days I just need a pick-me-up and a reminder that today is about what you make it. Some mornings I stand in the shower and wish I could sleep another hour because I am not ready for the day ahead. If I start my day in a slump, it negatively impacts my day. If I start my day with positivity, I will have a significantly better day ahead. I decided to add this quote I saw, Today is a good day to have a good day, to a canvas. It felt like the right reminder to set my day off in a good mood. This post contains affiliate links.…

  • Cricut,  DIY & Crafts

    What is a Cricut?

    My husband was so excited when he bought me a Cricut (pronounced like the bug), he couldn’t even wait for it to arrive before he told me. “I bought you a ‘cry-cut.'” He was beaming (and pronouncing it wrong). What is a Cricut?? I thought. I went online to try to figure out what it was before it arrived. This post contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I can earn a commission if you choose to buy a product I recommend. Learn more. Well? What is it?! Basically, a Cricut can cut many common crafting materials, so you can make professional looking crafts right from home! I have…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home,  Mom life

    Simple Nursery Decor

    I’m really excited about this post, mostly because how much money I saved! I had a vision for this design in my head, a frame around the letter “M” (my babe’s first initial) with some flower petals scattered around. Feminine and simple. I went to buy a simple unpainted wooden frame at a well known craft store, with no glass, just the frame, and they wanted $50 for it! I was shocked. That was not what I was expecting and I certainly didn’t want to pay that much. After I gave it some thought, I decided it couldn’t be that hard to make it myself. I went to Home Depot…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home

    DIY Farmhouse Table – Refurbish your Table!

    I’ve wanted to paint this table for a long time, so I decided to turn it into a farmhouse table. It was in our kitchen at our old house, and it didn’t fit in then. Our old house was gray and modern, with dark hardwood floors and a white kitchen. And there was this table, a wheat or golden oak color, sticking out like a sore thumb.  Now it’s here, staring at me at our new house, and it still doesn’t match. Our new house is filled with dark wood. Everything is dark brown. The cabinets are dark wood and even the curtains that came with the house are dark…

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home

    DIY Laundry Symbol Guide

    Every time I do laundry, I find my self triple checking each label of my wet clothes, trying to figure out if I can throw my items in the dryer or if I have to hang them. I pull out my phone and google what each symbol means because I can never remember! This week, I decided to make my own chart of symbols that I see frequently so I speed up my time doing laundry.

  • DIY & Crafts,  Everything Home

    DIY Laundry Mirror Sign

    This month, I’m focusing on sprucing up my laundry room. I hope to add some cute decor and some functional pieces. My first addition to the laundry room is this DIY laundry room sign. I LOVE decorating with mirrors. They can add more light and give the illusion of depth. I have no idea where this mirror came from, but I’ve had it as long as I can remember and no one has missed it. It traveled with me in our move to Minnesota, and no one asked where it went, so I didn’t feel guilty painting it. This is what it looked like before: