how to organize with baskets

Knowing how to organize with baskets is crucial for our home to stay organized, and not look cluttered. Great ideas here!

Baskets are the first thing I look for when I am trying to get organized. I mentioned before in my crazy awesome organization ideas post, that I am not an organizational goddess.  That said, I am always on a mission to be more organized.  Knowing how to organize with baskets is crucial to my survival.  Haha!  I love baskets, and I love that most of them hide the junk inside.  I don’t like being able … read on–>

family photo gallery wall ideas

These are such fantastic ideas for hanging family pictures! I love a good family photo gallery wall ideas. I love how it tells your family's story in pictures. It's such a fun way for people to get to know you when they visit your home.

Knowing what to do, or having an idea when you start is the key to really good photo gallery walls.  And, what kind of photographer would I be if I didn’t absolutely love ideas for hanging family pictures?  I love how they decorate your walls with your family’s story.  It paints a picture of your life on your walls, and that always makes me so happy to see.  The best thing is it doesn’t matter … 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–>

coastal bedroom refresh

I can't wait to change our mismatched bedroom into an awesome coastal bedroom.

This is the first time I am doing this here, and I have to say I am super excited, and a little nervous.  I have mentioned in random places on the blog that although we live in west central PA, we decided a couple of years ago, that we would make our house as coastal-looking we could.  I am in love with coastal bedroom decor. Every one of us loves the beach, and it just … 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–>

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–>

photo transfer on wood


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–>

teen photo display


It’s hump day!!!  All kinds of craziness is happening in the Sell house on this lovely day.  One of my children is eating an apple with no hands, while the others laugh hysterically at him.  You know, I should probably break this up because it’s getting a little rowdy but they’re occupied.  I’m not messing with a good thing- even if a piece of apple just shot across the room and landed on my shoulder … read on–>

diy pallet coffee table


Today, I am super excited to share this DIY pallet coffee table that I made in just a few hours!!  It has a sweet beachy feel to it that makes me love it even more. Before I go on, I would like to say that I was digging around Sparrows and Lily’s instagram feed, and she had this awesome coffee table that was made from pallets, and it sent me on a mission to make one … read on–>

diy back to school photo prop and magnetic chalkboard


Heyyyyy!!!!  It’s almost back to school time, and mothers and fathers everywhere will be grabbing their cameras and taking pictures of their wild things like it’s their job.  I may or may not have just told the hubs I can’t wait for the kids to start school this morning.  Don’t judge.   It’s starting to feel like I spend the entire day breaking up fights and feeding kids.  I wouldn’t change it for the world, but I … read on–>

diy photo pillows


Hey, crafty folks!  I’ve been toying with the idea of adding DIY photo projects to this blog, and decided it was time.  I love doing projects and I am completely addicted to pinterest—  aren’t we all??  (if you’re on pinterest come follow me!!) , but i am not a huge fan of anything that takes too long, so this is a great project for busy people!  I love something that gives me instant gratification.  It’s one … read on–>