DIY Ribbon and Lace Nursery Mobile

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I’ve known all along that I wanted to DIY a pretty mobile for baby girl’s nursery, but I never knew exactly what I wanted until I walked into a local consignment store (Easy Street Resale) and saw these beautiful, but oh-so-simple ribbon and lace mobiles hanging from the ceiling.  Theirs were for decoration only and not for sale, so I decided to create my own version at home with a few simple (and cheap!) items. Last week was a super productive week in the nursery thanks to my friend Dusty … [Read more...]

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Get Your Design Fix at bHome!

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Today I have a HUGE announcement that I’m so excited to finally share with y’all! bHome is a new Home and Garden app on the market featuring all of your favorite magazines and DIY bloggers.  It’s available on iPhone and iPad, (coming soon to Android!).  If you love getting inspired by gorgeous photography and design ideas, this is the app for you.  There are almost 40 incredible design bloggers and magazines for you to follow, including some of my daily reads and blog friends like The … [Read more...]

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Where I Work: My Home Office Space

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As I kick off the first week of the new year in my new job (aka a blogalicious full-time bloggedy blogger and Young Living essential oil salesman extraordinaire) I’m trying to get my affairs in order so I can think straight and get down to business here at home. All the Christmas decorations have finally come down, and even though my hardwoods are covered in a thin layer of glitter, things are feeling better already around here. What is it about taking down Christmas décor that makes you feel … [Read more...]

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Simple DIY Evergreen Wreaths + the 2014 Christmas Card!

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Welcome to the back porch! Today I'm showing you guys how to make simple DIY evergreen wreaths AND the most awesome Christmas card you will receive all year. But first let me back up. I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out what the heck you call this thing right here. I Googled “wreath form on a stand” and “french wire wreath form” and “loopedy-loo topiary thingie” but never could find anything like it. I spent all this time searching because I knew the … [Read more...]

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How to Clean an Oven like a Boss

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We are down to a matter of minutes before Thanksgiving is here! I hope you all have your turkeys defrosting and shopping lists ready! I cannot wait for the smell of fresh baked goodness coming out of the oven.  But unfortunately, right now, the only smells coming out of my oven are the smells of charred cheese and blackened bits of burned food from years of use.  Once upon a time I used the self-cleaning feature to clean my oven and nearly suffocated from the fumes.  I had to open all my windows … [Read more...]

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How to: DIY Reindeer Moss Christmas Wreath

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Who else is always looking for a unique, handmade Christmas wreath idea? How about a quick and easy DIY Reindeer Moss wreath?! Reindeer moss (aka lichen) is just begging to be turned into a big, beautiful, bouncy wreath for my front door. I made this wreath using just a few simple “ingredients” in about 30 minutes or less.  It turned out to be one of my most favorite wreaths that I’ve ever constructed, and believe me, I’ve made a LOT of homemade wreaths in my day. There have been … [Read more...]

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Handmade Body Butter recipe {with a Video Tutorial}

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A few weeks ago I posted a very popular post about how to make your own body butter.  I had some questions about the way I got my oils to whip up so light and fluffy, so I wanted to make you guys a video to show you exactly how I make this creamy goodness in a step-by-step video tutorial. This is not my Youtube debut, but it IS the first time I’ve ever spliced clips of footage together and added music, so I apologize in advance for my lack of editing skills.  There is a reason I am a … [Read more...]

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EASY HANDMADE GIFT IDEA: Citrus Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

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There is just nothing better than a handmade gift for the holidays, amiright?  I love getting homemade treats that wouldn’t normally make for myself.  This year is going to be a very handmade holiday around our house, and right up at the top of the Christmas lists are quick gifts that can be made using essential oils.  One of my favorite quick gifts using essential oils are sugar scrubs!  So, today let's chat about how to make handmade sugar scrubs! I've even made a quick Youtube tutorial for … [Read more...]

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DIY Painted Serving Bar: The Big Reveal

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Yesterday I talked about how I chose my Glidden  paint colors for a fun new DIY painted furniture project using the My Colortopia and Color 101 website, and today is the big reveal!  Remember this 1980’s chest o’ drawers?  Well speaking of drawers, hold onto yours (name that movie)… Eeeeeee!!  I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!!!  Our basement is loving it too.  This big blank beige wall just got soooo much cooler.  I cannot believe what a difference a little paint and some reclaimed wood made for this … [Read more...]

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How to Paint Stripes on Furniture with Glidden Paint

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Today I’m tackling one of the biggest questions I get asked as a DIY blogger, along with a fun painted furniture project. Question: How do I choose a paint color for DIY furniture painting projects? Answer: It depends. I have painted SO many different pieces of furniture over the years, and I learn a little bit more each time I create a new project.  I tend to lean toward the "muddy" paint colors-- and by that I mean the ones that have a lot of grey or brown added to them to tone them … [Read more...]

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