Wood plank wall in office nook

Basement Office Nook Beginnings

You know when you're trying to design a space and you have a million and one ah-maz-ing ideas for it and all of them work because you have the perfect room with beautiful natural light, gorgeously tall ceilings, fabulous architectural details, and plenty of space? Yeah, me neither! Seriously though.  Every time the hubs and I would discuss our awesome ideas for our basement renovation, there were so many times we'd respond to each other with … [Read More...]

10 creative diys

10 Creative DIYs – Link Party Features

You know by now how much I love a good DIY!  And these 10 creative DIYs from the Inspiration Gallery don't disappoint!  Be sure hop over to see the full tutorials on your favorites! DIY Cake Stand from Woods of Bell Trees Replace Cane Seats with Upholstered Seats from Primitive and Proper DIY Sharpie Teapot from The Casual Craftlete Painted Porch Stripes from Creatively Living DIY Hoop Mirror from Lemon Thistle DIY Book Vase … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 7/24

Welcome, friends!  I'm so glad you're here! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week in blogland . . … [Read More...]

Why being a stay at home mom is so hard for me

Why I Struggle with Being a Stay at Home Mom

Being a stay at home mom is one of the hardest things I've ever done.  Check that.  It is the hardest thing I've ever done. Now, don't go hating me, but this is how it all began. When I was young, both of my parents worked full time.  Along the way, I somehow got into my head (by no one's doing but my own) that mothers should work after they have their babies and that stay at home moms were lazy.  Let me reiterate - I was young and no one else … [Read More...]

Beautiful casual summer entryway decor

Summer Entryway Decorating

This is not real life. As much as I wish it were, it's just not. This would just never work in my home … well, not at this stage in my life, anyway.  The kids would totally tear it apart - especially my 15 month old!  Anything breakable stays far away from that girl! She (and I'm sure many other kiddos her age) gravitates toward anything shiny. Oh, who am I kidding? She gravitates toward anything and everything.  Nothing is safe in our house … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Fun Summertime Kids Activities

       Matching American Girl Tie-dye dresses      How to make a loom band without a loom      Free printable sewing cards      Free printable Sewing cards       Homemade Bubble recipe      Watermelon Slushies       Laser beam trap      Printable placemat       Salted Caramel Ice Cream … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 7/17

 Welcome to the party!  I hope you're having a great week!  I'm having a great week just being lazy and enjoying this absolutely gorgeous weather.  I can't believe how nice it's been! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 7/10

 Welcome to the party!  I hope you're having a great week!  I'm at Haven (a blogging conference) this weekend, hanging out with some of my favorite blogging buddies and having a blast! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from … [Read More...]

20 little girls' room decor ideas

Little Girls’ Room Decor Ideas

Remember last week when I shared my daughter's room makeover?  It was such a fun room to design.  I don't ever decorate with pink and usually don't use so many colors in one room, so it was fun to go outside of my little design "box"! When Hometalk asked me to pull together some of my favorite little girls' rooms, I was excited to check out all the amazing ideas out there! Click here to see more details about all these amazing rooms! Like I … [Read More...]

Patriotic Decoration Ideas

Patriotic Decoration Ideas

Can you believe the 4th is just around the corner?  I swear it was just a couple months to go and now it's almost here!  If you haven't gotten ready for the holiday yet, we've got you covered with these fun patriotic decoration ideas from the Inspiration Gallery link party! Fourth of July Mantel Patriotic Berries Ornate Book Page Flag Confetti Mason Jar Lanterns DIY Planked American Flag Easy Red Velvet Trifle DIY … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 6/26

 Welcome to the party!  I hope you're having a great week! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week in … [Read More...]

Plaid Desk & The Joys of Selling Furniture

The Plaid Desk … Again & The Joys of Selling Furniture

This is the second time I've painted this desk. The first time I painted it, I was pretty happy with it and blog readers seemed to like it.  So I put the plaid desk in my booth. And it didn't sell. And it didn't sell. And it didn't … well, you get the picture! I finally decided to take the plaid desk back home (a 2.5 hour drive - yeah I know my booth is way too far away from me, but that's a discussion for another time!) and see if I … [Read More...]

Big Girl Bedroom Reveal : Whimsy & Sophistication

Big Girl Bedroom Makeover

Almost 3 years after moving into our house, our daughter's big girl bedroom is finally complete.  Sure, she's only 3 (almost 4!), but she still kinda qualifies as a big girl, right?  We started on this room immediately after we closed on the house.  It began with rust colored shag carpet that was probably original to the house. We weren't about to let our then one-year-old baby girl step those cute little baby toes on that gross carpet, so … [Read More...]

The Power of Paint : 10 Projects to Transform your Home

The Power of Paint : 10 Projects to Transform your Home

I just love what a can of paint can do to update just about anything in your home.  Whether it's latex, spray paint, chalky finish paint, craft paint, or milk paint, it all has the power to totally transform even the most dilapidated projects! These projects from the Inspiration Gallery link party are sure to get you itching to crack open a can of paint! Picnic Basket Makeover from Anderson & Grant French Linen Dresser from Orphans … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery LInk Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 6/19

 Welcome to the party!  I hope you're having a great week! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week in … [Read More...]

10 Projects that will Inspire

10 Projects that will Inspire – Link Party Features

    PB Inspired Hyannis Lanterns from A Lo and Behold Life      Apothecary cabinet from Let's Get Crafty     Guest Cottage Room Reveal from Knick of Time Interiors     Painted Bowls from Anderson & Grant     DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks from Love Grows Wild      Small Rustic table DIY from Upcycled Treasures     Fabric and foam board … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 6/12

 Welcome to the party!  I hope you're having a great week!  My husband has been working the past 7 days and finally has a few days off, so we're enjoying some family time this weekend! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from … [Read More...]

What I learned from my first really upholstery project - tips from a beginner

What I Learned from my First Real Upholstery Project

I was so excited to share my very first real upholstery project with you guys the other day.  It was seriously such a huge project for me.  I had done upholstery projects in the past, but they only involved stapling and gluing.  This is the first one that involved (a lot of) sewing!   I've only been sewing for a couple years and, really, that has only consisted of a few pillow covers and other fairly simple projects.  I've never considered … [Read More...]

Basement progress : White painted ceilings and drywall is up!

White Painted Ceilings and Drywall in the Basement

I can't believe I'm finally sharing these photos with you guys!  I know, the basement isn't near done, but guys, there are white ceilings!!  AND all the drywall is up!  Whoop!! Can we just take a moment to let this sink in?! When we decided to put a playroom/bonus room in the basement, taking out the drop ceiling and painting what was there was a must.  We wanted as much height and light as possible and that was our best bet. The … [Read More...]

Refreshing Summer Crafts

Refreshing Summer Crafts

One of my favorite parts of summer is the refreshing, bright colors that come along with it!  They just seem to breathe new life into everything.  These summer crafts from the Inspiration Gallery are full of bright, refreshing colors!  Are you ready for summer now?! Summer Sign via Happy Scraps DIY Color Blocked String Bowls by HomeyOhMy Watercolor Flower by Passion Shake PB Inspired Anchor Sign by The Hankful House Washi Tape … [Read More...]

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