• DIY Cookie Cutter Garland

    Today I am sharing with you how I made this  simple and quick Cookie cutter garland for my home this year! I mean we all love cookies don’t we? And Christmas is the cookie baking time of the year so this cookie cutter garland is simply a way to start the cookie baking season. Or maybe to display your favorite cookie cutters, new or vintage.  I love the simplicity and texture that this cookie cutter garland adds to a space. Plus it looks adorable in the kitchen! I think you could make so many variations to this garland as well! I normally start thinking about my Christmas decor long before…

  • 5 Tips for Creating a Cozy Home

      Having a place to unwind and relax is important. A home that feels warm and gives people a sense of belonging, but is also functional and beautiful is something that I aim for when decorating. I want my guests to get the inviting feel that says “Come and stay a while “. Creating a cozy home doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. You will probable have most of the things needed in your house somewhere already. It is all about using things to their full potential. I like to shop my house before heading out to the store. My husband budget also likes it when I shop my home first!…

  • DIY Galvanized Pumpkin

    A few weekends ago when we were working on our basement remodel  we were in the process of putting the new air ducts in. When I say we, I really mean Tad. He has done 99% of the work so far. I am more of the design and decorate part of the remodel. He is the demolition and build part. So right now there isn’t much for me to do since Tad is working on framing and plumbing. I do help hold things up when he calls for assistance. It was during one of these assisting times where I noticed  some discarded venting laying on the floor. Having fall fever, I…

  • How to save on wall hooks

    When I was working on my Coastal Bathroom for the One Room Challenge. I hunted for the perfect style hook to hang towels on, that would go with the theme and feel of the room. I like my themes to be recognized but subtle at the same time. I came across several hooks that I really liked, like these hooks from Anthropologie. At $18 each I kept looking. I didn’t want to spend a large portion of my budget on wall hooks. These hooks were a bit better on my budget at $9.95 each, but I kept searching and I am so happy that I did.   I came across this…

  • How to build a Shiplap Door

    There has been so much love for my shiplap door from my Coastal Bathroom Remodel that I did as part of the One Room Challenge. So I am going to share with you how you can make your own shiplap door in one day for under $20 and what mistakes to avoid! I came up with the idea of a shiplap door when I was brainstorming ideas for the kids coastal bathroom remodel. I really loved the idea of having shiplap in the bathroom to go with the coastal theme, but the kids bathroom was so big, my budget to small and my time to limited. I painted the plain…

  • One Room Challenge Week 3 | How to Fill Baseboard Gaps

    Welcome back to week 3 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. If you are new you can check out Week 1 HERE and Week 2 HERE.   When I was priming the baseboards in the kid’s bathroom I came across a problem. As I painted I noticed these huge gaps between the wall and the baseboards. The gaps became more pronounced as I primed the walls as well. Not cool.     It wasn’t a matter of nailing the boards to the wall. I tried wiggling them to see if they were loose, but they were securely nailed to the wall. I wasn’t quite sure what to do about the space. Luckily…