Laundry Room Update {Ana White Laundry dressers}

Wednesday / 43 comments
So excited to show you my laundry room update.  Remember how the laundry room looked last summer?


I had my family command center with all the art supplies and chore charts.  Worked so great for months.  Then my craft room got all finished and nobody used the dresser anymore.  So the dresser got hauled out to the garage (and is getting repainted for one of the boys rooms!).  I decided Ana White's laundry basket dressers would be the perfect solution for that spot.


Three laundry basket dressers, four baskets high fit perfectly where the dresser was.  Totally a better use of space too.  I am TERRIBLE at folding laundry.  I usually make a pile of clean laundry next to my bed that I'm going to fold someday and have a hard time getting to it.

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Teen Boy Bedroom Update {Light Fixture}

Sunday / 5 comments
I have been on the hunt for the perfect light fixture for my teenager's room.  I finally found one at Ikea that was the right price but was too big so I'm going to show you how we fixed it and turned a long pendant into a fixture closer to the ceiling.


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St. Patrick's Day Mantle {Rainbow Garland}

Saturday / 3 comments


Do you decorate for St. Patrick's day?  I don't do very much but the Mantle needed something after Valentine's day was over.

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Ruffled St. Patricks Day Top {Freezer paper stencil}

Wednesday / 3 comments
I'm excited to show you how I made a little ruffled St. Patrick's day shirt!  The ruffled shirt is so easy and fun!  It even has that wonderful "spin out" effect when you twirl!

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Finding Color Inspiration with My Colortopia

Monday / Leave a Comment
Choosing paint colors can be totally overwhelming.

So I'm going to share with you how I pick colors and what inspires me!

I usually start with a textile because I LOVE fabric.  It's what seems to jump out at me first.  I found this awesome afghan at a thrift store for $8 and it became the color palate for the playroom!

The craft room/office started out with some fabulous art of Katie Daisy's.    I used the art to help decide what color to paint the furniture and accessories.


For Ellie's new room I found some adorable fabric by Moda called Ruby.  It helped me pick the perfect shade of grey for her dresser and bookcase. Notice my favorite aqua earrings?  I wear them almost everyday.  Many times you already have your favorite color palate in your closet or jewelry box!

There is also a fabulous new website called My Colortopia to help you out.  My Colortopia has a fun quiz called My Life, My Colors to help you pick your favorite colors and gives you some color palate ideas!  I tried it out and the quiz totally figured out that I like aqua, pink and many shades of grey.  So give the quiz a try and then go paint something!


·I have been sponsored by Glidden brand paint to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks Glidden!
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Stenciling a Tray {Monogram}

Sunday / 11 comments
I'm still working on E's new bedroom.  This weekend I made her a little painted tray to hold the treasures on her dresser.


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No pattern pants {no hemming either!}

Tuesday / 3 comments
Ready to learn how to make some super easy pants?  No pattern!  No hemming!  Perfect for PJ pants and they have an elastic waist so they are nice for potty training kids too.


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Easy Heart Shirt {Iron on}

Sunday / Leave a Comment
E is having a toddler party tomorrow for her friends.  So I thought it would be fun to make her a special Valentine's outfit.  Today I'm going to show you how I made her super easy heart shirt and I'll be back tomorrow to show you how to make the pants.


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Felt and Yarn Heart Wreath {Valentine's Day}

Friday / 6 comments
I'm still decorating for Valentine's Day.  You know that holiday a few short days away?  Yup that one!  My little gal and I are having a little party for her preschool friends so she's been helping me make the house extra festive.  Today we made a couple yarn wreaths.

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Organizing the Pantry

Thursday / 7 comments
February is my big organizing month!  So sick of all the junk strewn all over my house.  I am totally inspired by Sarah's 40 bags in 40 days throw away that she does every year.  40 seemed an overwhelming goal so I am doing 29 bags.  A bag a day for the month of February.  I started with my pantry.  My whole kitchen is pretty much a disorganized mess.  In fact I'm pretty sure it's never made an appearance on the blog!  So come on in and see my newly clean pantry!


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Peanut Butter Cookie Bars with Chocolate Frosting {Recipe}

Monday / 1 comment

I am SO excited about these peanut butter cookie bars.  I've been on the hunt for the perfect recipe for these yummy brownie/cookie things just like my Lunch lady and Mom used to make.  I bet I've tried 3 or 4 different recipes this year but they just didn't taste how I remembered.

This week I cleaned out my pantry and found an old recipe paper from my Mom's that had Peanut butter bars.  Perfection!
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Stenciled Bookcase {Annie Sloan French Linen-Pure White}

Thursday / 19 comments
Are you ready to see another furniture redo of a previous redo?  I know I can't be the only person that paints stuff and then changes her mind a few months later!  I've been reading the book Simplicity Parenting and have been trying to calm my kids rooms down.  Less toys, less stuff, calmer furniture, peaceful, serene.    I started by painting the dresser E ruined, French linen grey.  Then I painted her bookcase the same French linen grey with a Pure white stencil.  Love it!


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DIY Rustic Tray {Building}

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Today I'm going to show you how to build a rustic tray. It's perfect for a Valentine's breakfast in bed for your sweetie!


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