After 13 years of marriage and five moves, we finally found our dream home, which means my little guy will soon be getting a real nursery! It will be a few more weeks before we can actually move in, but I’m getting ready with some new things for the nursery wall. I plan to include […]

Recently I gave you a simple yet chic idea for transforming plain glass vases into perfectly coordinating pieces for any entertaining theme. I’m so into cheap and easy these days, I thought you might like to know my other secret for presto change-o partyware: build-a-tiered-serving-plate out of any dish! Take any favorite plates and turn […]

I’ve been collecting lots of thrift store glass pieces the last six months: milk glass, sherbet cups, candlestick holders, and plain old glass vases–almost all of it under $1 a piece. It’s so great to have on hand when I want to set a table or decorate my mantel. But in order to make it […]

Happy Valentine’s day! Have you noticed the trend in home decor of using metal letters? Those letters are so expensive, but I really wanted the look for my Valentine’s table. These “XO” faux brushed nickel letters are perfect for Love day, but any letter would be just as cute in your everyday decor. You could […]

I am loving all the burlap that’s being used lately for quick and easy home decor projects! I recently made a red burlap table runner and had some burlap left over, so I used my scraps to make matching napkin rings that double as place cards for a pretty Christmas table setting. Totally quick and […]

Recently I found some inexpensive fake pumpkins for my fall centerpiece, but some of them looked as cheap as the price. I decided to try dressing one up with gilding liquid–this is cool stuff! It’s easy to use, too. Here’s how to do it. . . Supplies for Gilding Pumpkins: Gilding liquid (I used Martha […]

I’ve been working on spookifying my house for Halloween, and my favorite look has to be the vintage Halloween style. It’s somehow creepier if it’s old, right? Here’s how you can take ordinary household items and create vintage “potion” bottles for creepy ingredients like eye of newt and arsenic. And with a simple coat of […]

Our family recently moved to a new home which we are renting, completely furnished. Fabulous, considering we’re only here a year and didn’t want to bring all our stuff with us. What’s not so fabulous is not having all my fun decorations for each season! So lately I’ve been looking for inexpensive ways to decorate […]

I love back-to-school shopping with my kids because I always get inspired to organize my workspace when all the desk supplies are on sale! I found darling little hinge clips that I turned into even cuter magnet clips. These are perfect for holding heavier art projects or multi-page documents to your fridge or magnetic memo […]

It’s wedding season! I love going to bridal showers and seeing all the fun and creative gifts for the happy couple. If you’re looking for an inexpensive yet thoughtful shower gift, here’s one that costs only about $1 and takes less than 30 minutes to make! This over-sized paper clip keeps your recipe card up […]

It seems like gift-giving season is upon us with Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, wedding and baby showers, graduation…that’s a lot of presents to wrap! I love the presentation of a gift–that’s half the fun for me. I’ve noticed a trend in big, scrappy bows lately, and they’re the perfect scrap-busters for people like me who […]

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so I put together a quick and easy Mother’s Day vase that would be a sweet gift or an easy centerpiece for a Mother’s Day brunch. At least I know I’d like to receive one of these! Supplies for Mother’s Day Mason Jar Vase: Small glass canning jar […]

I’ve been needing a new shower curtain for a long time, but I couldn’t find what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay. I recently updated my duvet cover for my bed, and the old cover was a Pottery Barn one that I got on eBay. I loved it, and it matches my […]

This project has got to go in history as one of my least expensive crafts ever! And one of the quickest to make, too. Here are my instructions for a fun Valentine’s decoration that won’t break your budget and you can actually finish before the big day! Supplies for Embroidery Hoop Art: Embroidery hoop, any […]

It’s January, so of course I have organization on the brain! My fridge gets so cluttered that I decided to make a message board to hold wedding invitations, baby announcements, party invitations, etc. using an old wooden window frame saved from an antiques flea market. No more cluttered fridge! Supplies for Altered Window Message Board: […]

Each year I look forward to receiving Christmas cards and pictures from my friends and loved ones. Sometimes that’s the only time I get to see them all year! So I really love to display each card, but more and more people are sending flat photo cards, which do not stand up on my mantle […]

I’m never sure what to do during that awkward period between Halloween decor and Christmas decor. I need something fall-ish. Something to keep those beautiful autumn leaf colors around a little longer. A little wool felt, a pillow form, and a needle and embroidery thread were exactly what I needed to bring the fall colors […]

Eek! My son just got a tarantula for his birthday this week, so now his arachnophobic mother has spiders on the brain. I think I see them everywhere. That was the inspiration for this decoupage pumpkin, covered in (once again) book pages. What can I say? I can’t get enough of the book pages these […]

Autumn was in the air today and I felt the urge to add a little fall decor to my home. I had a few fall picks and candles, but I wanted a table runner to arrange them on, and I didn’t want to spend any money. Here’s what I came up with. I call it […]

I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Once I get the groceries […]

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