How to make a DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament

DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament

This DIY Surprise in a Tin Ornament tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GladeHolidayCheer #CollectiveBias The winter holidays are my absolute favorite. It’s the time of year when I begin slowing down the pace of life and prepare to have family over. My tradition begins with making my home a holiday sanctuary for guests. I start my holiday decorating early in November, so that I can enjoy it longer. The primary tasks begin with switching out the decor and home fragrances. To kick off the holiday decor transformation, I mark a morning on my calendar to get the big stuff done. To set the mood, I start by lighting my favorite Glade® [Click here to continue reading]

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Simple Teen Bedroom Makeover | NECTAR Sleep Bed Install

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with NECTAR. All opinions are mine. In the past 4 weeks my husband, the kids and I have painted and shopped for our home. The kids needed new beds and we were moving their bedrooms around. My son got my old office and my new office is now my daughters old bedroom. My son will only be at home about another ten months before he graduates so we kept his space very simple for now. We added a fresh coat of the same “Roasted Chestnut” color already on the walls since it felt masculine to me in the first place. Next, I hung a shelf over the space where his new bed would be, so he’d have a [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Painted Drop Cloth Curtains

Disclosure: This kid friendly, stain resistent, DIY Painted Drop Cloth Curtain tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WorryFreeMessFree #CollectiveBias I’ve been wanting to update my deck window treatments for about ten years. While my kids were growing up, I put a lot of home improvements on hold. I loved when my kids were little, but they were also messy. Having kids comes with fingerprints and stains on your walls and fabrics. My kids are older now, but still messy so I decided to stop putting off decor updates. Instead, I’ve decided to find solutions that will let my kids be kids while I enjoy my home.  This is the first of those [Click here to continue reading]

How to Paint a Vinyl Roller Shade Using Stencil

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ScrubMyWay #TeamDishCloth #CollectiveBias Sometimes I love being in my kitchen and then there are times when I don’t. When I go in there and things are grimy and cluttered I just want to throw the whole kitchen in the trash and start fresh. Unfortunately that’s not possible so the only thing I can do is clean it so it can feel like my happy place again. This weekend was rainy and gloomy so I decided to give my kitchen a deep clean which ended with a fun project for the window over my sink.  It all started with my Scotch-Brite® Scrubbing Dish Cloth, and a sink full [Click here to continue reading]

Office Bookshelf Update

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Last month I started reading Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson and was inspired to declutter and update the look of my office bookshelves. This first phase wasn’t hard after seeing all of the inspiration in Moll’s book. Let me show you what I did. First, I decluttered the shelves by taking everything off. Then I dusted and wiped the surfaces. I painted this inexpensive bookshelf white last year so I didn’t have to do that. I have been using this bookshelf as a catch-all for my photo props, but I want it to be more than just storage. My goal is [Click here to continue reading]

Pops of Color Mini Home Tour + What Decor Book I’m Reading This Month

Today’s mini home tour and book feature have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LiveColor #CollectiveBias I’m reading a new book this month that’s challenging me to think differently about how I decorate my home. The book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life™ with Color by Moll Anderson is a book slash journal that’s helping me decide which colors inspire me most and how I can incorporate them into my home decor.   I’m coming up on 15 years as homeowners and one of the things I never knew before buying my home is how challenging it could be to decorate it. For several years, it was hard to figure out what would look best together so I left [Click here to continue reading]