diy spring wreath

This DIY spring wreath is so pretty, and I can't believe she made it with a pool noodle! How awesome is that?!!

Deciding to decorate the house for spring on a budget, has made me really think creatively.  I was seriously so excited when this idea came to me, and I was really hoping it would work out.  And, guess what, I managed to make the easiest DIY spring wreath ever!  What’s even cooler is what it is made out of, and that I managed to finish the whole DIY spring wreath in about 30 minutes.  Which … read on–>

how to distress furniture like a boss

I love distressed pieces of furniture, and this is one of the easiest DIY projects you can do!

There is no shortage of painted furniture in our house, and every single piece of that painted furniture is distressed.  I have 4 kids.  They are not the cleanest kids around (if you’ve been privileged enough to see my van, you can attest to that).  They are rough on everything in my house, and no matter how had I try to keep things looking “new” it doesn’t happen.  On top of that, I like white … read on–>

super cheap DIY moss covered eggs

I can't believe these DIY moss covered eggs, are made out of scrap paper and a plastic bag! So easy, and they look great!

Easter and spring decorations are my favorite, but I am also one of the cheapest people on Earth.  Spending money on decorations that aren’t meant to stay up year round, are usually not on the top of my list.  Hey, I’m still working on filling in rooms of our house. This year though, I promised myself Easter/ spring decorations.  I’m kind of obsessed with all things Pottery Barn, and their spring decorations are no obsession. … read on–>

DIY fairy wands your kids will adore

These are the cutest DIY fairy wands, and they were so easy to make. The kids loved this craft!

Crafting, with the kids, is not something I do very often.  When there was only one wild thing, and we didn’t have a busy schedule, and I didn’t work as much as I do now, I planned special things to do with him all the time.  He was the lucky one.  Wild things 2-4 never have had as many special crafts planned by me.  Sure, they do crafts in their playgroups and at school, but … read on–>

natural fiber rugs- you will love!

I am drooling over all of the texture in these natural fiber rugs!

Refreshing our bedroom means that without doing any major renovations, we are going to freshen up our room, and make it new again.  I can’t tell you how excited I am about this, and how much fun I am having with the planning process. One of the things on our list of things to buy is a natural fiber rug.  Our room currently has no rug in it at all.  There was once a rug in … read on–>

diy succulent window for the gardener with a black thumb

I am so happy I figured out a place to put my succulents. This succulent window adds so much to my kitchen.

If you haven’t taken even one quick look at pinterest lately, you will most likely have seen succulents in your feed.  If you have opened a Pottery Barn or West Elm catalog, you will have seen succulents too.  Succulents are ornamental plants that thrive on low water supply.  Guess what that means- even someone like me, who has a total black thumb should be able to handle these plants.  And, I plan too. DIY succulent … read on–>

diy painted kitchen canisters

I am in love with these DIY painted kitchen canisters, and they were so easy, and fun to make. It was so nice to be able to pick any color I wanted.

For the last several (I am not exaggerating here) years, I have been on the hunt for canisters for my kitchen.  The fact that I am super cheap, and our kitchen was the ugliest room in our house helped to talk me out of anything I found.  Now that our kitchen has been redone, I was ready to take the plunge.  The only thing I had working against me now was the cheap part. So, … read on–>

gingerbread houses + toddlers= fun?

gingerbread houses can be super fun to make with kids--and frustrating. if you're thinking about making one, you're definitely going to want to read this!

Years ago, before the birth of wild thing #3, I found a haunted gingerbread house.  It was insanely easy, and we had a blast with it.  Two years ago, I thought it would be fun to make another one. This is what it looked like (by the way, if you don’t follow me on instagram, you should!  😉 ).. Needless to say, we skipped making one last year. This year, wild thing #4 was given … read on–>

diy glitter pine cones

these diy pine cones are so cute, and ridiculously easy for anyone to make!

Oh goodness!  I cannot believe we are less than a week away from Christmas!  I swear, the older the kids get, the faster the month of December goes.  I really feel like there should be another couple of weeks, at least, before Christmas!! Every year, I try to add a couple of new decorations to our Christmas collection.  This year, I finally got around to making our pallet stocking hanger.  I love how simple and … read on–>

diy pallet stocking hanger

this diy stocking hanger was so easy to make, and i am so happy with how it turned out. it's perfect for anyone that doesn't have a mantle or a staircase.

I have been trying to figure out where on earth to put our stockings since we moved into this house nearly 5 years ago.  We don’t have a fireplace, and since it is split-level, we don’t even really have a staircase to hang them on. The first year we were here, I hung a branch on the wall, and attached them to that.  I had an idea in my head, but it just didn’t work … read on–>

DIY sharpie mugs the right way

these diy sharpie mugs are so easy to make, and fun for everyone!

Every now and then, I try to find something crafty to do with the kids that we can actually keep (hopefully forever).  I was much better about it when wild thing #1 was the only wild thing in our house.  Still, if I can find something that won’t take hours, or can be age appropriate for a wide range of ages, I’m all over it!  I’ve had my eye on these sharpie mugs for years. … read on–>

quick and easy photo album

I can't believe how easy this photo album was to make. I am so happy to have my pictures printed in a book.

I have visions of creating gorgeous albums, every year, for my children to pour over when they are older.  I imagine well-planned books filled with pages of our memories.  I can’t tell you how much I value printing your pictures. Having tangible images either in book form, or hanging on your walls is so important.  Guess how many books I have printed.  Go on, I’ll wait. Did you take a guess?  The answer is 2. … read on–>

whitewashed burlap table runner

I love this simple burlap table runner. It is so easy to make.

Hey, everyone!! WELCOME!! Every now and then, I get an urge to decorate our little home.   My kids make a sport out of spilling red juice on anything, and everything in our house that cannot be washed.  Everything we own is either an updated piece of used furniture, a hand-me-down, super cheap, or has the ability to be thrown in the washer or wiped down.  I have tried several times to add a runner … read on–>

diy paper dolls photo craft

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Hey there!! It’s hump day, which means the work week is almost over!  It also means I’ve already been late to one hockey game and 3 soccer games, made several meals, ran around like a chicken with my head cut off only to have my kids miss the bus, AND drank my weight in coffee.  It’s all good though because it’s HUMP DAYYY!!  Also, I updated my iphone, and it makes me laugh a lot, … read on–>

photo transfer on wood

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Transferring a photo onto wood has been on my to-do list for years.  I have transferred photos onto pillows before and I loved the result, but I had yet to do wood!  And, I really wanted to learn how to transfer a photo onto wood!  I’m really not sure what the hold up was, but I finally got around to doing it on Friday, and it was so simple, I just had to share with … read on–>