For the Home

  This room had a giant bare wall that was screaming for built-ins and we figured we could come up with some DIY something-or-other and we were right. We scoured the internet for built-in tutorials and found some pretty good ones that helped us, especially this one but we couldn’t find a tutorial that had doors. […]

I have been all crafted out lately and haven’t really made anything or done any projects since my baby was born 6 months ago. I’m getting the itch again… This wreath was the perfect low-stress project for me right now. It took about an hour and it was completely finished. That’s my kind of project! […]

I think I have enough ornaments for several large trees and since our tree is tiny…I have lots of extra ornaments to get crafty with! My dining room table is 60″ x 80″ – that’s the same size as a queen sized mattress. It’s massive and I LOVE it. (My Dad made it for us, […]

This is our first Christmas in our new house and our decorations were looking a little sparse. So we had to improvise. This is one of my favorite spontaneous decorations so far! I cut curling ribbon in varying lengths and tied an ornament to each end, then draped them over some convenient little hooks on […]

We got a late start on Thanksgiving crafty fun, but we’re in full swing now! All 4 of these projects are perfect for this last week we have to celebrate Thanksgiving! 1. Cricut banner (above): I cut the background from the A Child’s Year Cricut Cartridge, but any decorative shape will do, the letters from […]

Throw pillows are one of my favorite home dec sewing projects. They’re super easy to make so it’s easy to update them every year or so. These are two of my favorites – my rosette pillow and the newest ruffle pillow. INSTRUCTIONS For an 18×18 pillow, cut two square of fabric, 18″ x 18″. Make […]

We started our part time homeschooling this year and getting started is expensive! I wanted to try to simulate all the best and most fun parts of public school at home and involve my 4 year old who isn’t old enough for school, and a pocket chart calendar was a must. But they’re over $20 […]

So we just moved into our new house three (already!) months ago and I’ve decorated two walls. Two. My bedroom was the first with the DIY fabric roller shades and mirrors, the boys’ bathroom was the second and that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’ve got time! Since I have so many walls to do, I wanted […]

After three attempts at a chore chart, I think I’ve finally found the real solution. Version 3 looks a lot like my first cricut chore chart, only all three kids are on the same board. One board is a must – three separate is just too busy and complicated. Version 2 chore chart had good potential […]

Our new office is a long rectangular room perfect for a long desk and plenty of storage cabinets. I wanted to do a desk the full 15′ length of the room, so we made our own using unfinished oak kitchen cabinets from Home Depot.   We used two 18″ kitchen base drawer cabinets for sewing […]