Wickedly Awesome Halloween Parties

Halloween is drawing near- do you have any plans?  It is on a Saturday this year and I am so excited about that!  It gives us the opportunity to do something the night before Halloween and then we still have ALL day Saturday to prepare for the evening festivities!  If you're thinking of throwing a party, you should check out these wickedly awesome Halloween parties that I just love!  Some of them are spooky and dark, and others are bright and fun.  You can get inspired by so many of these … [Read more...]

Free Printables for Fall and Halloween!

Is it Fall weather where you live yet?  It is almost October and there's a slight chill in the air.  State fairs are rolling into town- which usually means cooler weather comes soon after!  I thought I would gather up some of the free printables for Fall and for Halloween too so that you could start preparing for decorating and maybe even a party!  Whether your decoration style is whimsical and classic or spooky and colorful, there's something for everyone! Celebrate Fall with some candy … [Read more...]

Chalky Finish Paint Desk Makeover

We are in the process of redoing my oldest daughter’s bedroom in our new house.  When we asked her what she wanted in her new room she asked for a desk.  She wants a place to draw and write stories, one of her favorite things.  With the start of school just around the corner I thought having a dedicated space for her to work on homework was a great idea too.  I'm excited to share her Chalky Finish Paint Desk Makeover with you.  I originally shared this post on the DecoArt blog, but it was such a … [Read more...]

DIY Laundry Room Sign + 5 Tips to Make Laundry Day Easier

  Becoming a mother was one of my greatest joys in life...but I wish someone would have warned me about all the laundry that comes with motherhood!  Since the birth of my sweet, active, adorable and messy children my house has been over run with mountains and mountains of laundry.  Which is exactly why I've decided to make our laundry room in our new house my own personal sanctuary, starting with this cute DIY Laundry Sign. I thought this saying was cute because our home is filled … [Read more...]

DIY Concrete Ring Dish

Have you noticed the concrete trend showing up all over the internet lately?  It's one of the hottest trends right now with everything from outdoor decor to modern home accessories this is clean and simple trend is turning heads.  Speaking of turning heads, my new DIY Concrete Ring Dish is the perfect pretty accessory for those sparkly jewels. A big thanks to DecoArt for making this project possible and for inspiring me to reach outside my comfort zone and try a new trend. I've never made … [Read more...]

Fabulous Front Porch Makeover

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of World Market. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite things about our new house is the front porch.  I've always loved the idea of having a front porch; it reminds me of simpler times where neighbors visited with each other, communities came together and life moved at a slightly slower pace.  And I absolutely love having a space that instantly greets people when they arrive, it's our home's welcome center.  Today I'm showing you some … [Read more...]

DIY Chalky Finish Nightstand Makeover

I'm excited to share this DIY chalky finish nightstand makeover I recently did for my daughter's bright and bold bedroom makeover.  I have partnered with DecoArt to show you how you can refurbish those hand-me-down pieces of furniture that just don't fit in with your decor.  I love the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint, it's so easy to use and the results are always amazing! I picked up this little nightstand from a garage sale for $25.  It's a great piece of solid wood furniture, but … [Read more...]

Bright and Bold Girls Bedroom Makeover

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. A little over a year ago we moved into a new house and much to my dismay it's been a slow process of making it our home.  Schedules are always jammed packed, work gets in the way and then there is the issue of agreeing with my spouse on which project to tackle first...and let's not even discuss design dilemmas! But, I recently talked my sweet hubby into tackling the kids rooms and we are … [Read more...]

DIY Spring Wall Hanging Tutorial

Hi, I'm Rachel! I blog at R & R Workshop about diy projects, crafts, printables and more. I'm happy to be here today and to share a tutorial for a DIY Spring Wall Hanging! I found this cute tea towel at TJ Maxx and it didn't take me long to figure out what I wanted to make. It is really long so I thought it would be perfect for a wall hanging! I will admit that the polka dots and scallop edging are what really drew me to it ;) We don't have very much spring decor, so this was the … [Read more...]

Craft Resolutions with Michaels and Organization Tips

I am so excited about this month's Michaels Makers Challenge, it's all about getting organized for the new year!  This month we were challenged to share our creative work spaces and organization tips and it motivated me to do something I have been wanting to do for a very long time...redecorate my home office! My One Little Word for 2015 is Focus & Shine (ok, that's two words but I couldn't decide) and I need a creative, organized space to help me achieve my goals this year! We moved into … [Read more...]