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Operation Cut Door in Half

…and let the light in! We have a tri-level house and on the bottom floor is our laundry room and half guest bathroom.  You have to go through the bathroom to get to the laundry room and the only window is in the laundry room, so I wanted to be able to keep that door open to let sunlight in to the bath and to our downstairs living room.  [...]

Bathroom Facelift

So a few weeks ago I decided I was going to use the rest of the gray paint from the playroom project in September to paint our guest bathroom.  The cabinet was already black, so gray seemed like a great color choice, and I had just enough!  Some of the mini-projects to the facelift were: Paint Countertop w/Rustoleum Countertop coating (see image [...]

DIY Earring Holder

I made this a few years ago so I don’t have a step by step, but it’s VERY EASY!  All you need is an empty frame, screen and hot glue.  I used an old frame I had, just took out the glass.  You can do the same, or find one at a thrift store, or online.  The screen I picked up at Lowes, but you can get that a lot of places too.  I [...]

Living Room Makeover

Lots of PHOTOS BELOW! If you follow this blog at all, you know that almost three years ago we bought a new (old) house. It was built in 1963 and hadn’t been updated much. Since we’ve moved in, I’ve been slowly updating the house.The first project was the living room. As you can see there were old shelves on the fireplace, and the [...]

Giant Ruler Growth Chart – DIY

So when we moved into our house in the garage on the wall is where the family before us marked the growth of their children.  When re-painting the garage, it gave me a sad feeling that the history on the wall was about to disappear forever.   It made me hope that they had gotten some good photos of it to save forever. A few months later, our [...]

Valentine’s Day Craft – Perfect Personal Gift

This year for Valentine’s Day my two year old colored some hearts I cut out and we mailed those out with a piece of chocolate, but for the grandparents we made a little something extra. We made magnets for the fridge. It was quick and easy and below are the supplies and steps. I had to make them myself since my oldest is 2.5, but an older [...]

DIY Valentine’s Craft/Decoration

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  I don’t really have any Valentine’s Day decorations around my house, but figured since Jackson is getting older and can understand it, it’s time to start collecting decorations so we can celebrate right.   This year, to start the collection I made a little [...]

What’s For Dinner?

So as part of our budgeting process, my job is to bring down our grocery costs.  I’ve been couponing for a little over a year now and do pretty good.  I usually save between 12 and 30%.  I do strive to be better, but need to put in the time coupon hunting.  I did find that one good way to cut costs was to make a dinner menu for two weeks at [...]

3D Shadow Box Scene

In the spirit of the bitter cold, I thought I’d create a fun winter scene to put out this time of year. While we did have one good snow this year, we currently do not have any snow on the ground and it is 15 degrees out, so in lieu of the bitter cold, I needed SNOW! So I made some. Now I just look at this and it feels like it’s a beautiful [...]

It’s my house!

You may have seen one of my other crafts…It’s my room!  Well this is the grown up version of that craft.  It’s the family plaque/sign.  For these I made the family as my corner image.  You could do something different, like a solid color house or something similar to the style in the kids version of this craft, if you feel [...]
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