How to DIY Holiday Centerpieces Using Wine Bottles – Tutorial

I love DIY home decor. And I love it even more when you can personalize your home on a budget. So I am totally in love with the super fun ideas in this new video from Sabrina Soto, on ULive.com. She’s so fun to watch – really upbeat and bubbly, and just very real. She always has really good tips to share – but this is one of my favorites: It was originally filmed as tips for Thanksgiving, but all of the ideas totally work for any season or celebration. Check out this amazing centerpiece she made from super simple materials -

Simple DIY Centerpiece on a Budget - using wine bottles! Tutorial

DIY Holiday Centerpiece on a Budget [Read more...]

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Everyone Loves a Good Handyman, Right?

The holidays can be stressful enough—the last thing you need is for your refrigerator to shut down or the TV to crash while you miss the big game. And not all of us are lucky enough to have a handyman around the house to fix things in a hurry. And even if you are lucky like me, and have a Mister who is a carpenter, there are still times you need some quick expert advice. Luckily, The Family Handyman—The #1 in DIY Home Improvement—has delivered the ultimate tip app, filled with clever ideas and pro secrets that will save you time, money and anxiety.

Handyman app

This app rocks any time of year, but especially right now at the holidays!

It’s a time where life moves faster, the house if filled to the brim with friends and family and out of town guests. You’re appliances are working longer hours than the clerks in retail, and there’s no time for anything to go wrong. So, thanks to The Family Handyman, I’ve got some awesome tips to help solve some basic issues that might come up – be sure to pin this post to reference later if needed! Then download the app for yourself, to have your own personal handyman any time of day or night. [Read more...]

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What is Craftsy and Do You Need It?

What is Craftsy?… Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more. If you’re a creative type, you will fall in love with this community, I promise. Like, pinky promise…

Family Photography Candid Moments and Storytelling with Kirk Tuck [Read more...]

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How to DIY Simple Kid’s Halloween Costumes

Are you a fan of PBS? I am. Some of our favorite shows are on PBS Kids – like Calliou, Super Why, Dinosaur Train, and everyone’s childhood fave, Sesame Street. And a new cartoon we recently have gotten hooked on is Word Girl. Which is why I totally loved this DIY Halloween costume video showing you how to turn simple items into adorably frugal kid’s Halloween costume – WordGirl, the beloved superhero from the show. I’ve also included another super fun costume idea that would be fun any time of year too. Hope you enjoy too!

No-Sew DIY Halloween Costume

Follow along in this video from PBS Parents, as it shows you how to easily transform kids into WordGirl. There’s no sewing or complicated skills needed, meaning it’s easy enough for kid’s to create themselves! [Read more...]

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Project Playroom Makeover – Ideas, Inspiration, and Product Picks

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson… I’m in the process of totally overhauling our house. From painting, trim, and new doors throughout the house, to new flooring and fixtures. And as those rooms get jazzed up, they’ll need new furnishings and accessories too. Plus, a few of our rooms are changing their function… My brother and my 2 nephews used to live with me, but moved out last year. So, we changed gears on some of the projects we’d been planning, to take advantage of the extra rooms we’d have to play with. I was originally working on a master bedroom makeover – since Abby still shared a room with us and needed space to play, and my office was in there too. But now, we have a whole room to convert into a playroom filled with color and whimsy – and I cannot wait to get it finished up! Until then, I wanted to share some of the coolest ideas, inspiration, and product picks that I’ve come across while putting this all together, so maybe you can find something perfect for your little one too…

Kids Room Decor Tips: Find a focal point

Tip One: Picking a focal point [Read more...]

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How to Create a Vertical Hanging Succulent Garden

Gardening inspired by Pinterest – Learn how to create your own succulent container garden… I’d always heard about the free workshops at the Home Depot, and they sounded super fun, but I’d never actually attended one before. Why? Well, I don’t really know. I suppose just because I’m always so busy. I always said, “Next month I should check that out…” Then a few weeks ago I was invited to help host one of the Do-It-Herself Workshops here locally. It was all about gardening inspired by Pinterest, and would be teaching attendees how to create their own succulent container gardens. The Home Depot experts would be on hand to share tips and advice – and they wanted me to offer up some fun design tips, to help the women at the event learn how to make their garden unique. I am SUCH a fan of succulents – {remember the ones I planted in mason jars recently?} – so of course I jumped at the opportunity!

DIY Succulent Gardens: Learn how to make vertical hanging succulent gardens #any1cangrow [Read more...]

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Perfect for DIY Mommas or Father’s Day Gifts – $436 Ryobi Tools Giveaway!

I am super excited about this new giveaway… Whether you’re a DIY lady like me who loves having her own tools and gadgets, or maybe you’re just looking for an awesomesauce gift to give the special dudes in your life this Father’s Day – you’ll LOVE this prize package!

RYOBI Father's Day tool gifts

Ryobi Tools is one of the world’s largest tool manufacturers, offering a variety of pro-featured power tools for affordable prices. Ryobi’s tools are the top pick of many home owners, woodworkers, hoobyists, craftspeople, and contractors. All their tools are backed by a 30-day satisfactions guarantee and come with a 3-year limited warranty. That all combines to make them a rockin’ purchase for any tool lover!

Tools for dad at the Home Depot for Father's Day [Read more...]

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