Dollar Store Pom Pom Tree

This is the cutest dollar store pom pom tree.  It's super fun, and quick to make. It's a perfect craft to make with kids or on your own.

The Dollar Store is one of my favorites.  I am always amazed by what you can actually find in there.  I love it so much, I dedicated a whole post to things you should never spend more than $1 on.  Today, I’m so excited to share the cutest dollar store pom pom tree.  I love it so much, and it was really fun, and quick to make.  It’s going right into T’s room. Dollar Store … read on–>

DIY snowman family sign

This sweet DIY snowman family sign is so cute, and would make a great gift for anyone! It was fun to make, and so simple.

I’m back again with day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Today, I’m sharing this sweet DIY snowman family sign.  I absolutely adored how it turned out.  The fact that it was so simple to do was icing on the cake.  You know me, and not doing anything that takes too long– I’ll never finish it! DIY snowman family sign *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so … read on–>

Easy DIY pine cone elf ornament

This easy DIY pine cone elf ornament is the perfect way for your kids to make something to hang on the tree. It was really simple, and so cute!

Christmas is just around the corner, and this year, I’m participating in something super fun!  More about what it is in a few.  Today, I’m so excited to share these adorable DIY pine cone elf ornaments.  You guys, I totally planned on making this a grown up project, and having them look a little more sophisticated.  Then the kids caught wind of what was going on, and completely took the project over. Which means..  this … read on–>

Last minute DIY photo gifts

Looking for great last minute DIY photo gifts? This is a perfect list of ideas!

Handmade gifts are some of my very favorite to give.  I love the idea of something personalized, and thoughtful.  These last minute DIY photo gifts are my most favorite.  They freeze a moment in time, and offer it as a gift.  That’s the best.  If you’re short on time and would rather order your photo gifts, check these out!  Otherwise, you’re going to love this list of DIY photo gifts. Last minute DIY photo gifts … read on–>

Photography Projects to do with kids

Finding photography projects to do with kids will help foster their creativity. You will love completing these photography projects with your kids.

Children already see the world through their own unique and special perspective. That’s why exploring a love of life through the lens of photography is something that comes naturally to little ones and older children alike.  Finding photography projects to do with kids will help foster their creativity. Photography helps children to develop both creativity and confidence as well as helps them to discover and appreciate the world around them. Above all, it helps them … read on–>

10 ideas for cute first day of school pictures

These are the cutest ideas for first day of school pictures! I can't believe we are already thinking about back to school photos. Seems like summer just started!

School will be starting in just a little over a month.  Some of my friends even have kiddos starting school in less than a month!!  While it might seem premature to think about, parents all over the world will be taking first day of school pictures.  I’ve gathered some ideas for cute first day of school pictures you’re going to love! 10 Ideas for cute first day of school pictures *for your convenience, there may be … read on–>

Easy DIY Sidewalk Paint

I love this easy DIY sidewalk paint, and so did the kids!

Back in June, I was asked to guest post over on the Crafting Chicks Blog.  It was a huge honor because they just have the coolest blog, and I couldn’t believe they actually asked little ol’ me to share something fun with their audience.  Anyhow, I decided this diy sidewalk paint was perfect! Since we are officially into summer, we are soaking in as much summer sun as we can. Any chance we can take … read on–>

Free Play Room Printables

I love these free play room printables. They make decorating with kids so easy, and stylish!! PLUS- They're FREE!

Decorating a play room can be tricky.  Well, at least I think it can be tricky.  My kids are tough on things.  I have started to think long and hard about all of the possible ways my kids can destroy things when it comes to decorating our house. We have four kids, our house is lived in.  Since there’s always a possibility things won’t last long, cost comes into play quite often.  Printables are an … read on–>

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 … 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–>

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–>

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–>