Hanging baskets are really expensive if you ask me. And for someone with a small garden, hanging baskets are great for growing a lot of produce (and flowers) in a small space. But I've never really branched into hanging basket gardening because of the cost. But on my last monthly stroll through the Dollar Tree, I almost fainted. They were selling pretty awesome hanging baskets for, you guessed it, a dollar each. Seriously. If you're reading this and have a Dollar Tree near you, stop what you're doing. Go to the Dollar Tree and buy all the hanging baskets. ALL. THE. BASKETS. You can thank me later.Read More
For the longest time I've hung my necklaces on one of those over-the-door coat hanger type things. Not exactly the cutest thing in the world and talk about annoying--every time I closed and opened the doors the necklaces would jingle-jangle and swing back and forth. So I knew it was time for an upgrade.
Mike had just recently set up my stand-up vanity in the corner of our bedroom and I thought it could use some sprucing up so I decided to nail two birds with one stone... organizational art!
Spoiler: make sure to stick around till the end because I'm giving away one of these organizers at the bottom of this post!Read More
This super simple painted wine glass tutorial is perfect for home decor, or a homemade gift! You only need a few supplies and minimal painting skills. I promise!Read More
Guys, this DIY couldn't be simpler. I'm not even sure why it needs to be a "tutorial" but I love sharing the crafts and projects I do so why not? I don't know about you, but I go through candles like crazy. I love having a house full of yummy smells. And, not going to lie, it helps with having six animals. Two dogs, two cats, and two birds, no matter how often we vacuum and clean, I always worry that our house smells like our pets. So you can imagine how many candle jars I have lying around. I've finally gotten around to using them and this was my first "upcycle".
Until this project, I had been holding my makeup brushes in a mason jar which just wasn't big enough for all the brushes I have. So when we were updating my vanity (more on that later) I walked passed my graveyard of dead candle jars and saw the perfect specimen.Read More
I’ve gotten so focused on upgrading content in my new blog posts - adding freebies and downloads and making sure that the text is incredibly useful and indispensable to my readers - that I’ve been sometimes forgetting the field of hopes and dreams that my old posts used to be. Occasionally I tread back through the years passed and find a post that is absolute gold; have you ever done that? You think, “Man, I wish I could re-use this in some way, but I’ve already published it, so I can’t just republish it, right?” Well, depending on how many years or months ago it was, you CAN republish it if you’d like, but I can show you four different ways to repurpose old blog posts without actually having to schedule your old post for tomorrow or repin something that you’ve pinned fifty times already.
It’s much easier than you would think, if you’re not afraid to put a little elbow grease into repurposing. Grab a cup of coffee and let me show you my ways, grasshopper! (Just kidding; I’m not a sensei. Yet.)Read More
I love weddings. Everything about them. From marrying the person of your dreams, to the decorations, the dancing, and of course the booze. But my favorite part about weddings? Invitations. They're the very first thing your guest sees when it comes to your big day and they can really set the tone for what a guest should expect. A well designed invitation suite can get people really excited about coming to your wedding.
So when my friends Andrea and Brian asked me if I would design their wedding invitations I may have squealed a bit. Not only do I love designing wedding invitations, but I knew this would be a fun design because Andrea has killer taste.
She wanted to design the invitations around the cake they planned to buy--and who doesn't love ombre?Read More
Want to learn how to clean your tarnished jewelry? Follow these easy and simple steps to making your jewelry look brand new again!Read More
Organization. Oh, how I love thee. Storage bins, calendars, apps, planners, you name it. If it organizes, I want it. And when it comes to maintaining a successful blog, organization is truly key. I swear my blog is 1 part actual blogging and 3 parts planning. No joke. So having the right tools is crucial.
For somethings I am starting to go paperless and use Evernote, like for my personal blog expenses--for others, they still prefer to write it down. But when it comes to brainstorming blog posts and series, I love a good pen and paper. I just love being able to physically check off things as they get done and (so far) I haven't been able to get that from an app or electronic method.
So when it comes to planning out my posts you find here on this blog, 95% of the time they started out on this exact planner. Granted, several years ago it wasn't as pretty, but you get my point. Very rarely will I just sit down and start writing. I can probably count on one hand how many times that's happened.Read More
It's art time! You know me, I love to paint. Canvas, wood, walls, you name it, I'm game. So when I found out about this new company called Oranguframe* that sells kits for 3-D frame/canvas combos, I was sold. Having the frame be part of the art? Why didn't I think of that?
I got one single frame to start with and it came with directions and links to inspiration. I LOVE their zentangle frame. I would just buy that whole piece for my wall. I kind of wanted to do a zentangle frame myself but I wanted to be original. So I decided I wanted the art to blend into the frame. I wasn't even sure if it would work after folding and putting it together but I did it anyway. Art it never perfect!Read More
Five years ago if you were to tell me that I'd one day write a whole blog post about my recipe binder I would have laughed right in your face. Five years ago I could barely cook Kraft macaroni & cheese successfully. There was a time when I didn't know you were supposed to continually stir the macaroni. But then I started my Foodie Challenge and actually began to LOVE cooking.
And if you know anything about me, I am obsessed with organizing and office supplies. So I married the two and created my pride and joy... my recipe binder...Read More