Handmade Gift Idea

This is a fun handmade gift idea for you favorite little reader, the book lover in your life, your child’s classmates, the librarian or for teachers to give to their students. Today, I’m sharing with you my literary classics book tote and bookmarks–a perfect fit for our handmade gift category in the #DesignSpaceStar challenge. I used […]


A Jeweled Box

I was recently walking through the craft store and I spied these wood boxes. Geodes, quartz, stone are totally in right now. Anthropologie has beautiful geode hardware I’m swooning over. I also recently saw two of my favorite bloggers, The Handmade Home and I Heart Organizing, creating with these elements. I had received the Elmer’s […]


Porch Makeover Details

Yesterday I shared how we made and hung our very cool number sign as part of our porch makeover. Today, I want to share the details of this project. When we first looked at our house 7 years ago all I saw was wrought iron vines and grapes. I almost didn’t even set foot inside […]


Porch Makeover Reveal & How DIY Street Number Sign

This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine. The very first thing I said when we put an offer in on our house was, that porch needs a makeover. Nearly seven years later–it finally got one! The wrought iron completely dated the house and that carpet was atrocious. I […]


How To Reuse Party Decor

I love decorating for shin-digs. The problem is, I often find myself wondering what to do with it all when the party is over. We just recently celebrated Hudson’s first birthday. See what I did there? The robots that were garland are now specimen art. The tissue paper tassel garland is now hanging above the […]


Buying Our First Home

This post brought to you by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. My husband and I bought our first and only home in the fall of 2007. We didn’t renew our apartment least and moved into my parent’s house that summer while we began the process of house hunting. We […]


A DIY Shirt With a Special Touch

I am so excited about this project. As soon as I finished I texted a picture to my mom and my friend and anyone who would listen. Now let me start by saying how blessed I was to invited out to Utah to meet the fine people at Cricut and get a sneak peek at […]

Wash you hands printable-- perfect art for the bathroom.

New Faucet, New Printable

Moen faucet and free printable for bathroom art.


Life Inspired Link Party & Home Features

Last Friday of the month! That means it is time to link up. If you haven’t checked out all the lovely features from last month’s link party, be sure to: Halloween:   Fall: and for the kiddos.   Today I will be sharing some awesome home features and then you get to show me what […]

peanut butter caramel bars

Link Party Features + An Announcement

I know how hard it can be to get out a project that you want to link up every week and how hard it is to find the time every week to link up. That is why we decided to run Life Inspired the last Friday of every month. Come by the last Friday of […]