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Super Cute Patterned Dot Wall

How darling would this gold patterned dot wall be in your home? It could be for a nursery, kid’s room, office, bathroom, or any room! I really love this fun tutorial from Taylor Made! It doesn’t look too hard to do,… Continue Reading →

Save Energy & Your Valuables

It sounds cooler to say “I was robbed,” but I guess if we’re being grammatically correct, the term would be “burglarized.” I don’t tell you this to put a damper on your mood. Make and Takes is a place we… Continue Reading →

7 Warm Ways to Decorate for Winter

This has been a very chilly winter, hasn’t it? Sometimes when it’s too cold outside, we can get a little stir crazy. Decorating your house with cute DIY projects can give you a creative outlet and exercise your mind! These… Continue Reading →

Creating a Family Home Office + Giveaway

We’ve recently moved into a darling cozy little house. But with this darling cozy little house, we’ve had to get creative with our storage, finding space for everything. We had this nook next to the kitchen and decided to turn it… Continue Reading →

DIY Framed Chalkboard Wall

Ch-ch-ch-ch-chalkboard, oh yeah! A good chalkboard wall is always awesome, I especially like this framed chalkboard wall by I Dig Pinterest spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight. Looks easy enough don’t you think? More chalkboard links below: DIY chalkboard… Continue Reading →

Photoshop Free DIY Silhouettes

Silhouettes are such fun mementos of childhood, I swear my mom still has ours from when we were kids done at Disneyland years ago! This DIY silhouette tutorial I found at the M&T Spotlight from Naptime Novels looks super simple… Continue Reading →

Easy Color Block Frame

I’m loving finding new ways to color block things. I feel like it’s the minimalist’s approach to jazzing things up without creating a whole lot of visual clutter. I’m excited to share with you a simple, fast and temporary way… Continue Reading →

Favorite 2012 Posts from M&T Contributors

Have I told you how much I love my contributors?! They are the best, some of the most talented writers, bloggers, women in the biz. I’m blessed to have them on my team sharing fabulous content with us all. I’m… Continue Reading →

Rustic Modern Jewelry Organization

Organizing and decorating has been on the mind for the last 6 years as we’ve jumped around from place to place. I’m excited that Chris and I are finally in a place where I can put holes in the walls… Continue Reading →

A Greener Cleaner

“We are an awesome team,” Holden my three year exclaimed. “Like ninjas!” He told me proudly. I had just thanked him for his help with mopping our hard wood floors. And yes, he really does help. He squirts the Method… Continue Reading →

How to Reupholster a Chair {the easy way}

A few weeks ago I stopped by my local Goodwill and found this lovely chair for THREE bucks! It was a little beat up, but not too shabby! I knew with a little love, it would be perfect for my… Continue Reading →

Easy Magnetic Clip Tutorial

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… Continue Reading →

Getting Organized with Avery

Who doesn’t need a little more organization in their life, right?! I’m pretty good at staying on top of things, but I’m always looking for the right tools to help me. Avery seems to have all the right stuff and… Continue Reading →

Weekend Make and Takes: DIY Home Projects

I love a good DIY (Do-It-Yourself) project! Saturdays are a great day for projects, and below are some really easy and fabulous ideas. I’ll be making this wall art later today, after my trip to Home Depot and the fabric… Continue Reading →

Interview & Giveaway by Patricia Zapata

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering. The winners of the 3 books are: Christy D, Maureen, and Ashley F. I’ll email you paper crafting winners and get you your books! Congrats! Patricia Zapata from A Little Hut has… Continue Reading →

Stitch Up a Bridal Shower Pillowcase

I’m excited to share yet another fabulous site contributing regularly to Make and Takes, Little Birdie Secrets. Three crafty ladies make up the Little Birdies, a blog who’s projects are bookmarked as “must do” in my inbox. These ladies will… Continue Reading →

In Desperate Need of Home Decor Help

When it comes to activities for kids and planning parties, I can say I’m pretty crafty. But for the life of me, I can’t decorate my house. I struggle with colors, theme, and design. I desperately need to decorate my… Continue Reading →

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