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One Room Challenge Week 7 | Vintage Artwork

Welcome back to week 7 of the One Room Challenge! Incorporating vintage artwork into a design is a great way to create a one-of-a-kind space and save money. One of my favorite items to find at estate sales is artwork and included quite a…

November 10, 2021

One Room Challenge Week 6 | Bedding Selection

Welcome back to week 6 of the One Room Challenge! The bedding selection is always important because the bed tends to be the focal point of every bedroom! The goal for Evelyn's bedding was to find an affordable and durable option that looked great…

November 2, 2021

One Room Challenge Week 5 | Bentwood Chair & Nightstand

Welcome back to week 5 of the One Room Challenge! This week I have continued to upcycle second-hand furniture to fit within the design of my daughters' vintage-inspired bedroom makeover. Last week I painted the vanity/desk from my MIL blue and it looks really…

October 27, 2021

How To Easily Make A Scalloped Shelf | IKEA Hack

I have owned a pair of IKEA RIBBA picture ledges (similar) for a decade and continue to love their functionality. I actually don't think IKEA even sells this particular style anymore. When I began planning my daughter's vintage-inspired bedroom makeover, I …

October 25, 2021

One Room Challenge Week 4 | Easy IKEA Hack

Welcome back to week 4 of the One Room Challenge! We are at the halfway mark of updating my daughter's bedroom and I still have lots of fun projects to share. This week I tackled another fun IKEA hack in Evelyn's …

October 20, 2021

One Room Challenge Week 3 | Upcycling Furniture

Welcome back to week 3 of the One Room Challenge! This week I spent time upcycling a thrifted peg rail and two IKEA Ribba photo ledges and I think it may be my favorite IKEA hack to date! …

October 13, 2021

One Room Challenge Week 1 | Girls Vintage Bedroom

Welcome back to another exciting One Room Challenge! This exciting design event was created by Linda Weinstein back in 2011 with the goal of cheering on and supporting online friends to complete a finished room in their homes. …

September 29, 2021

5 Ways to Make Your Laundry Room More Green

Today I am excited to share 5 easy ways to make your laundry room a little more green! These simple changes can save energy and reduce plastic while doing laundry every day. …

August 17, 2021

Easy & Inexpensive Decorations for the Holidays

Christmas decor can be expensive to buy all at once and personally, I enjoy collecting meaningful decor throughout the years. I have compiled a list of easy and inexpensive decorations for the holidays while the collection grows.…

December 21, 2020

6 Ways to Create Less Waste During the Holidays

Today I am sharing 6 ways to create less waste during the holidays. These simple changes helped me to use less and not sacrifice all of the beautiful decor that comes with the holidays.…

December 7, 2020

The Most Effective Way to Whiten Your Tile Grout

The most effective (and rewarding) way to whiten your tile grout is with a simple DIY cleaning solution. If your tile floors were installed with white grout, there is a good chance that it is stained with dirt. This simple solution revives dingy grout…

August 24, 2020

This List Will Make You Want To Start Thrift Shopping Today

More and more people are discovering the benefits of buying second-hand items. Whether it is the thrill of the hunt or more practical reasons, there are clear benefits to buying gently used items. As a life long DIY’er, I have always appreciated upcycling items…

August 11, 2020

How to Reuse an Old Iron Arbor | DIY

Last week I found an old iron arbor on the side of the road with “free” attached to the front. Aside from the arbor being my favorite price, the design was perfect for my English garden! I grabbed my hubby and we tossed the…

May 28, 2020

Beautiful Perennial Plants You Can Divide & Transfer

I have been hard at work creating my English Garden and the beds are starting to fill up! All of the perennials that I have put in my garden were given to me or transferred from another spot in my yard. …

May 28, 2020

How to Build Your Own Compost Station at Home

Building a compost station at your home is a great way to reduce waste and create nutrient-rich soil. My family has been composting for a few years now using a rolling bin and decided to take our composting one step further at our new…

April 28, 2020

10 Ways to Make Your Bathroom More Green

Today I am sharing 10 ways to make your bathroom more green today. Bathroom renovations have been on my mind because the bathrooms in our new home are original to when the house was built in the 1970s. This means that they are very…

January 29, 2020

Where to Find Vintage Items For Your Home

I love to find one of a kind treasures at thrift stores and vintage & antique shops. As we work to renovate our new home, my goal is to mix in old and new decor. While I love everything at stores like Target, it…

January 18, 2020
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LED Light Bulbs | How to Choose the Right One

LED light bulbs are the easiest and quickest way to make your home more energy-efficient. If you haven’t made the switch to LEDs yet, add this to your 2020 New Year’s resolution list right now! LED light bulbs have become much more affordable than…

January 11, 2020

Dollhouse Makeover | Holiday Gift Idea

The dollhouse makeover is complete! In the words of Pinkalicious (my daughter’s favorite show), “it’s pinkatastic!” This was such a fun project for me. I loved designing this house with my daughter in mind, you will quickly realize that she LOVES the color pink…

December 3, 2019

Thrifting & Refinishing the Buffet | ORC Week 4

The dining room was in need of a buffet and week 4 of the One Room Challenge was all about finding the perfect piece. When I couldn’t find the perfect buffet online, I decided to go thrifting and refinish a piece myself. We blew…

October 23, 2019

8 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Today Chris and I are discussing 8 easy and affordable ways to make your home more energy efficient. With Earth Day coming up this month, we thought this topic would be perfect for our episode this week. 8 Easy Steps to Make Your Home…

August 8, 2019