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Simple to make in a short amount of time -- my kind of project! Surprise your kids this Halloween with an adorable bag of their own!

DIY Trick-or-Treat Bags

Last year I made my kids their own trick-or-treat bag as the perfect accessory to their costume. They loved them! When I pulled the bags out of the Halloween storage box this year, they were so excited to see them again that I thought I’d share a quick tutorial so you could surprise your kids […]

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Get a designer look at a fraction of the cost -- just $70 for materials! Visit the blog for a step-by-step tutorial.

DIY Wall-Mounted Bookshelves

While designing my daughter’s new room {post coming soon!}, it quickly became apparent that we needed a place to put all of her books. If there’s one thing I will gladly buy my children, it’s books, and so we have collected a lovely little library with several titles given as gifts from family and friends. […]

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Decorating for any occasion need not be expensive or stressful. Check out these spooktacularly easy and inexpensive ways to decorate for Halloween and have some wickedly good fun!

Spooktacularly Easy Halloween Decorating

Trick or Treat! Are you getting ready for Halloween? It is one of my favorite holidays and I love getting our house set to celebrate! When it comes to decorating for any occasion, I believe it need not be expensive or stressful. With two toddlers — ages 2 and 4 — our Halloween is on the […]

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My son was afraid of it; I was repulsed. Even after a good cleaning, we wouldn’t use the half bath and so we took some major steps to renovate. Click to see what we did to create a more beautiful, inviting and clean bathroom.

The Half Bath Makeover

Our house has a half bathroom on the first floor, but for the first few months after moving in, we would climb the stairs to the second floor to avoid it. It looks nice enough here, right? But upon closer examination… It was a confined, dark and gloomy space. Spiders lurked in corners and hung […]

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Perfect for decorating the fireplace mantel or table centerpiece! These adorable fall pumpkins are made from the sleeves of old sweaters!

How to Make Sweater Pumpkins

It’s still pretty warm where I live, but there are hints of autumn in the air. As much as I adore fall, I’m not quite ready to let go of a great summer. I still want beach days, ice cream cones and tank tops — not quite ready for pumpkin spice scones, leather boots and crunchy, golden […]

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A simple and fun addition to backyard playtime! And the best part? It cost only $1 to make with the items I already had on hand!

Garden Tic-Tac-Toe Board

My four-year-old son recently learned the game of tic-tac-toe. We played it several times while waiting for our food to arrive at a restaurant. He was instantly hooked and wants to play all the time now. So when I saw this episode of The Weekender by Lowe’s, I was inspired to create an outdoor tic-tac-toe board using a tree […]

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Inspired by Lowe's web series, The Weekender, we built a mudroom bench from a stock cabinet and a faux shiplap wall to upgrade the style, comfort and function of our entryway.

The Weekender-Inspired Entryway

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement. As always, all opinions are my own. This is what our entryway looks like on most days. Sometimes it’s worse. Occasionally it’s a little neater. There are shoes scattered all over the floor, behind the door and down the hall. Toys, too. Backpacks and jackets end up here. And […]

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