Tuesday, October 31, 2017

3 Pom Pom Crafts for Girls Night

Pom Poms are all the rage right now in both fashion and decor, which makes it the perfect craft for a Girl's Night In. We all need an excuse to get together with the girls once in a while since we all have busy lives.

Here are three easy DIY pom pom projects you can whip up for a Girl's Night

Today I am going to share three easy DIY pom pom projects you can whip up for a Girl's Night In.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

DIY Mudroom Bench (One Room Challenge) - Week 4

I am back with my progress on my mudroom. If you are just joining me, I am a guest participant in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. We are in week 4 of a 6 week renovation and have been making steady progress on the Mudroom bench and built in cabinet.

Use scrap wood to build a bench for the mudroom.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How to Clean a Kitchen Sink

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We live in a house that was built in the 60's and it has porcelain sinks and tubs. While I like the charm of the porcelain, it is a pain to keep clean because it stains and scratches easily. I do not like to use harsh chemicals for cleaning, so I found an easy way to clean my porcelain kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar.

I do not like to use harsh chemicals for cleaning, so I found an easy way to clean my porcelain kitchen sink using baking soda and vinegar.

My husband was skeptical on how well it would clean the stains and mask the scratches, but he was pleasantly surprised at how shiny and clean it came out! The process is super easy and you probably already have the supplies on hand.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

What I am Wearing - Mixing Fall Colors

These clothes have been provided to me by prAna as part of the Mom Blogger Club, but all opinions are 100% my own. #FallprAnaBlogger

Fall is finally in the air and the leaves are turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and brown. The changing of the leaves inspires me to incorporate fall colors into my wardrobe. I am back with another outfit from prAna, who offers sustainable, fair trade, and organic clothing for active women.

Incorporate fall colors into your wardrobe with sustainable organic pieces from prAna clothing!

Cozy cotton sweaters and denim in gorgeous fall colors are catching my eye this season. This outfit is perfect for a trip to the pumpkin patch or running errands.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What I am Wearing - 4 Ways to Style a Sweater Dress

Disclosure: The dress in the post was provided to me as part of the Aventura ambassador program, but all thoughts are 100% my own.

Even though it may seem like I never wear the same outfit twice, I do not have an unlimited wardrobe, so I use accessories to change up a basic piece into several outfits.  A sweater dress is a must have for fall and winter, so I am sharing four ways to style it.

 A sweater dress is a must have for fall and winter, so I am sharing four ways to style it.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Mudroom Built-ins (One Room Challenge) - Week 3

Today I am back with my progress on the One Room Challenge. To refresh your memory, this is a twice a year blogger event hosted by Linda at Calling It Home that consists of a 6-week challenge where 20 featured designers and hundreds of design bloggers get to showcase a room makeover that they’ve completed in just 6 weeks. In my last post, I shared my space and makeover plan.

See how I transformed my mudroom in 6 weeks with the One Room Challenge!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

DIY Farmhouse Style Laundry Sign

Since we recently finished building a laundry room in our basement, I have been trying to find ways to make it pretty. I have already made this Chalkboard Wall Art to hold my lost socks and I wanted a sign on the opposite wall too. When I got the chance to participate in a Wooden Sign blogger challenge for Rust-Oleum, I knew I wanted to make something for the Laundry room.

Use Wood Accelerator to age a plain board and make a stenciled farmhouse laundry sign!

I picked up a mat to go in front of the washer and dryer that had a retro vibe, so I wanted to stay with that look.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Scarecrow Box - Popcorn Box Challenge

This is my second year participating in the Popcorn Box Challenge hosted by Laura Kelly Designs and Sponsored by World Market. I had so much fun last year, making a Jack Skellington Luminary that I jumped at the chance to be a part of it again. I had a couple of ideas that I was considering, but once I received my package, I decided to make a Scarecrow Popcorn Box with Candy Corn Popcorn.

 Use a popcorn box as cute packaging for a fun fall treat or to gift to a friend or neighbor!

 Use a popcorn box as cute packaging for a fun fall treat or to gift to a friend or neighbor!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Easy DIY Geeky T-Shirt for Halloween

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I love Halloween! If you have been following me for a while, you will know I love to dress up for Halloween and have won several costume contests over the years. Last year, my company decided to not have a costume contest for Halloween, like they had for years. It bummed me out, so I decided the night before to make an easy DIY geeky "non-costume-costume" using a T-Shirt.

Need a super easy costume for Halloween? Make this easy geeky t-shirt using your Cricut and vinyl!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tips on Painting a House + Giveaway

Since we moved into our home 8 years ago, we have changed pretty much everything on the outside of our house. We rebuilt the deck, re-painted the entry doors, changed the color of the shutters, and updated the landscaping. The only thing left was repainting the exterior of the house. The paint on the siding was in pretty good shape, with the exception of a few spots, but my husband hated the color. It was a boring tan that blended in with the roof and brick. Since we recently finished our major basement reno, we had a couple of free weekends to tackle this project.




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Thursday, October 5, 2017

What I am Wearing - Floral Bomber Jacket + TFF Linkup

Earlier this year, I started seeing bomber jackets all over my fashion feeds. I really liked the look, but was not sure how long the trend would last, so I waited to get one. When I saw this lightweight floral bomber jacket on ADORNit, I thought it would be perfect for fall! Today I am joining my friends Jill from Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom in the Thursday Fashion Files Link Up to show you 3 Ways to Style a Bomber Jacket. I’m excited to have you here and would love to have you link up one of your latest outfits at the bottom of this post.



Recently I wore it over a striped tank top with jeans and booties, but today I want to show you how you can dress it up and wear it with your favorite LBD.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

DIY Basement Mudroom (One Room Challenge) - Week 1

I am so excited to be joining in the One Room Challenge as a Guest Participant for the first time! If you have not heard of this, it is a twice a year blogger event hosted by Linda at Calling It Home that consists of a 6-week challenge where 20 featured designers and hundreds of design bloggers get to showcase a room makeover that they’ve completed in just 6 weeks.

Follow along with me on the One Room Challenge as I transform my mudroom space in 6 weeks.

I have been following along for a couple of years now, but have not been able to dedicate 6 weeks to any room due to being consumed with the basement renovation. This time I plan on showing you how I transform an empty basement entry into a functional mudroom space.

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