This little number just went up on my front door … … with sweet burlap rosettes and a casual white bow. Perfect for adding some Valentine’s love to a front door on a laid-back, snowy day. Want to make one? As always I hope you’ll Rock What Ya Got and adapt this make it work using what … Read more Burlap Valentine’s Wreath … from a box and old shirt!
(Originally shared on Tatertots & Jello) I’m Nike (that’s Neeka) from Choose To Thrive. I’m thrilled to be sharing my Simple Valentine’s Photo Art tutorial! Valentine’s Day at our house has been a family event ever since kiddo #5 arrived via an emergency c-section during what would have been our Valentine’s dinner. So when I … Read more Valentine’s Day Photo Art
This is my little boys’ closet in the aforementioned terribly finished basement. Bleh. Every morning it’s the same jumble of socks, underwear and jammies haphazardly tossed on an ugly particle board shelf. Originally I had white bins from the dollar store like Mr. Sock Bin below that worked great. The only problem was that I bought the bins in … Read more Simple Solutions Series #3: Sock Bins from the deli!
Does anyone else ever have this happen? Scraps from left over projects or even projects that you’re not quite done with that need a place to hang out and not clutter up the place? Yeah, me too. I’ve tried putting paper scraps in boxes, bins, page protectors, etc., but it never works. I usually end … Read more Simple Solutions Series #2: Scraps Under Wraps
If you’re like me, your January is about resolutions and getting organized. Our house is getting some much needed get-rid-of-the-crap-you-don’t-need lovin’, room by room. First stop, the kids’ closets. Everything but jeans and jammies gets hung up. And with two kids per room, that means all the shirts, church clothes, dresses, coats, etc. for both of them … Read more Simple Solutions Series #1: Closet Dividers
THE CHALLENGE: I’m so excited and a little freaked out to announce this year’s Thrive challenge: I’m remodeling my house this year with a budget of: $0.00! That’s right. I’m going to see just how far I can make NADA, ZIP and ZILCH stretch in 2011. My six month self-imposed Thrive challenge to craft … Read more BIG Thrive Challenge Announcement …!
Thanks so much for the comment love for The 12 Days of Christmas at Walmart: Dirty Half Dozen Style. Made my day. ********************************************************** I have a problem. A big, big problem. My front door is naked. The Christmas wreath came down a week ago, but I’m not quite ready to bring out the Valentine’s day stuff … Read more New Years Wreath … from Christmas decorations (and no more naked!)
There are tons of looking back posts all over Blogland right now as everyone prepares to welcome in a new year. That seems kind of silly for me to do given that I started blogging in mid-October and then took most of December off. Should I really post a “Best Of” list to cover my whole six … Read more My Son’s Wearing A Skirt At Walmart ….
Well it’s official. I’m finally running up the white flag of surrender on Christmas projects, neighbor gifts, last minute presents and blog posts. Christmas is just three days away and, well … it is what it is. For the last two weeks I’ve stepped away from Blogland to try bring back some balance in my life … Read more Pencils down … time’s up.
For all you motorcycle enthusiasts out there with little tykes in the house, how about upgrading those basic wooden ABC blocks with a quick trip out to the garage recycling bin? As promised, here’s my favorite version of the make-your-own-blocks project that I featured yesterday. And truthfully, this color scheme was the first one I imagined once … Read more Harley-Inspired Blocks