Chalk Paint Armoire – Office redo part 1

February 18, 2016

After surfing Pinterest one day I really started to hate my office. I have been working from home for about 18 years and I think my office furniture is about that old too! It’s in good shape but it’s pretty boring laminated office stuff. So I decided it was time to dress it up and…

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5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

June 3, 2015

This is a guest post by Dane O’Leary from Beneath My Heart The bathroom is one of the most popular, fun places to redesign and revamp, perhaps second only to the kitchen, which is the inspiration for this do-it-yourself tutorial. There are more ways to do a bathroom vanity than you can count; the materials,…

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How to get rid of ants the non-toxic way!

April 19, 2015

It’s spring! And I know this not because of the tulips starting to poke through or the trees starting to blossom. Nope, I know this because I have ANTS! Those pesky little black things that find the tiniest of holes to invade my kitchen and just creep me out. In years past we have used…

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Homemade Laundry Tabs

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs with Essential Oils

March 30, 2015

Making homemade laundry detergent tabs has been on my list for a long time! I’m not sure why I was so scared of making this homemade product. I guess I was always so afraid it was going to be so hard to make and cost a lot in supplies… but oh my was I wrong.…

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Homemade Lavender Body Scrub

March 24, 2015

Lately, I have been so into scrubs! Homemade and some bought ones. I’ve really always been more of a ‘Tomboy’ than a ‘Girly Girl’ but I will tell you ever since I have gotten into scrubs my skin has never felt so soft or alive. I have fallen in love with some of the organic…

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Back Entry Re-organization

February 1, 2015

The back entry to our house has been an eye sore pretty much since we moved in, but well it’s in the back of the house and you really only see it if you enter the house through the garage or if you go to my home office so this project has been on the…

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Minecraft Birthday Party

January 28, 2015

So every year we give my daughter a choice of having a party at one of those jumpy like places or have a sleep over at home… and each year she chooses the sleep over. So I always try to make it pretty special… especially since we save money by not going out! This year…

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DIY Travel Lap Desk – no sew!

August 4, 2014

Summer vacation is here! We had a long road trip planned this year, Chicago to Myrtle Beach, so I’ve been looking at travel desks for the kids, but I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the $60 for 2 of them from Amazon. I browsed Pinterest for some DIY ideas and boy there were a…

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Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

May 2, 2014

I am happy to say that our Master bathroom remodel is finally finished!! Wow, what a difference a few months makes. I look back at the before photos and can’t believe how much this bathroom transformed. It was such a white sterile feeling bathroom and now it’s so inviting and comforting…even with all the stone.…

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Bathroom Remodel Update – Part 4

April 8, 2014

We spent lots of time over the past two weekends working on finishing the Master Bathroom Remodel. I’m happy to say that we are SO close now. Just few more touches and it will be complete. Below are the 2 pieces our contractor custom made for us. I love the arch ‘shadow box’ insert. My husband…

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Easy Lavender Soap – Goat’s Milk Soap. Great for gifts!

April 1, 2014

So as you may remember I have been working on making these gift baskets for Mothers Day. Earlier I did these Lavender Bath Melts and today I have made these easy Lavender Soaps. These were so much FUN! What makes them so easy is that I bought some great goat’s milk soap base. This is…

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DIY Lavender Bath Melts

March 27, 2014

I had an idea for an upcoming vendor show that I am doing, I wanted to make some ‘spa’ baskets that could be used for Mother’s day gifts. I have also been wanting to make these Lavender & Chamomile Bath Melts that I saw awhile back. I thought they would be a perfect addition. I…

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