I have two problems. Problem #1: I have tons of ribbon and string and twine and ric rac that I rarely use because they’re in jammed in a shoe tote in a tangled mess. Problem #2: Our school district has an annoying policy of store-bought only treats for birthdays which means I’m forced to cough up over … Read more The Bat-Scrap Organizer … out of sugar cookies!
Ya know what makes me crazy? Finding a perfectly good pack of wipes totally dried out and worthless. Anyone else hate throwing that money away? (Edited to add: Yes, I realize you can just add water, but it’s still frustrating.) Well good news. It’s Spring now and those dried out ghosts of diapers past just happen … Read more Spring Flowers from burlap and baby wipes!
So it hit me this morning that Easter is only three weeks away and I have nothing Spring or Easter-ish up around the house. In some ways, this is nothing new. I gave up trying to lighten up years ago after I realized that all of my pastel decor violently clashed with my new overly red upstairs. But this … Read more A quick PEEP at spring specimen art
It all seemed so easy on paper: swap bedrooms … build new beds … spackle/sand/paint new beds … get rid of the crib … make a few runs to the dump. Except I should have known better. House projects never, ever go as fast, easy, cheap or clean as you plan. Toss little kids and … Read more The Great Switcharoo Begins
In the middle of our crazy bedroom switcharoo project, we stopped for a quick, green little snack in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The inspiration came from the plastic mesh bag that grapefruit and onions are sold in. After the kids inhaled four giant grapefruit, I was wondering if I could possibly make something out this sack … Read more A Little “Green” Crafting Magic
Happy early weekend everyone! After a week of tearing apart rooms, building beds and fighting off a wicked case of the flu, we’re finally making some serious progress on our kids’ bedroom swap. (Beds are done and we start sanding and priming tonight!) I’m so excited to show you pictures on Monday. In the meantime … Read more Guest Post: Rockin’ Re-Do with Caroline from Atelier Caroline
Thank you everyone for your feedback on my knock off wall pockets! And welcome to everyone who’s stopping in from Ucreate—glad to have you all here! ********************************************************** While Mr. Thrive and I are tearing our house apart this week and moving all six kiddos into different rooms, I’m excited to introduce you to Becky from … Read more Guest Post: Becky from Creative Contentment
(Originally shared as a guest post on Ucreate) Recognize these beauties from the Ballard Designs catalog? I adore them. I need them. I cannot afford them. So I made my own. May I introduce my amazingly strong Ballard Designs inspired wall pockets made using only materials I had on hand. Cardboard + Fabric = Catalog awesomeness for $0! *Swoon* And making a sleek, customized … Read more Knock Off Wall Pockets … from a box!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to show you another project in our No-Money Remodel. Our upstairs has a total mismatched collection of fixtures and ceiling fans. None of them are original and it sort of looks like an odd collection of Home Depot clearance sales and garage sale finds. My … Read more Buh-Bye Brass!