DIY

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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Easy Gift for the Holidays – Candle Smarties

November 29, 2014

I’m always looking for nice, easy, inexpensive gifts for my kids teachers and therapists. My son has alot of great helpers in his school and I always try and give them all at least a little something. The budget kinda gets in the way when you have a teacher, 2 bus drivers, a speech therapist,…

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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 just couldn’t bring myself to spend the $60 for 2 of them from Amazon. I browsed Pintrest for some DIY ideas and boy there were a ton…

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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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Spice Cabinet Organization

March 18, 2014

I have been cooking more and more by scratch so I have been collecting lots of spices over the past few months. I have one ‘spinning’ rack on my counter top and then the lesser used spices are in the cabinet. Well as you can see from the photo below they have collecting and it’s been…

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Indoor Garden – I’m tired of waiting for spring!

March 12, 2014

I’m not waiting for spring anymore!! I’m starting an indoor garden 🙂 Our Chicago winter has been very harsh this year and I am so ready for spring! Last year was the first year I had a herb garden in my back yard and I LOVED it. Being able to just walk outside and get…

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