DIY Shiplap Island Trim – Before and After

Shiplap Trim

Adding Trim To An Island When we first moved into this house I immediately wanted to tackle the kitchen.  I had dreams of painting the cabinets, adding bead board trim to the island, and painting it (see my sketches and kitchen ideas).  As most real projects tend to go, this kitchen facelift has been a…

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The Ultimate Game Room – Dallas Cowboys Style

Dallas Cowboys Yardline Carpet

The Ultimate Game Room Where would the ultimate Dallas Cowboys fan want to watch the game – besides being there in person?  I think any football fan would agree that the game room I am about to show you is the ultimate man cave for the most extreme Cowboys fan.  Beyond the typical large tv…

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Personalized Shoes Back To School Gear #12monthsofDIY


Its back to school preparation time, and this month’s 12 Months Of DIY project is using vinyl, which is a perfect fit for me! I have learned to use vinyl over the past year or two using it with my Cricut machine and I have slowly got a bit more adventurous with my projects. Heat…

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More Is More With Artisan Tile

Artistic Tile

Artisan Tile this is … azulej Ignore the boring solid colored porcelain tiles of the past. More is more these days.   This new tile design, the azulej by Patricia Urquiola, includes many different designs meant to be used together.  The colors are all neutral – grey, cream, and white.  This allows the patterns and designs…

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Why I love My Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine

Why I love My Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine I have always heard of the words die cut and die cut machine but always associated it with hard core scrapbooking.  It looked cool, but I figured I couldn’t have it until I had an entire room for craft supplies and making projects.  Then I saw…

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Crochet Chain Links Pillow Cover

Crochet Chain Links

Oh Crochet projects, I love you.  So much so that a few friends and I have been sharing our crochet projects on a new instagram account @crochettogether just for fun! I have been trying to find new types of projects to crochet because we do not need any more blankets or baby booties in our house….

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Cool Your House Without Air Conditioner

DIY Air Conditioner

Its hot in here. I am not sure about you but we do not have the luxury of air conditioning.  While it would be nice, we really only need it for a few weeks in the summer so we always put it off.  However, those few weeks are RIGHT NOW and I may be second…

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As a member of the women who struggle to get pregnant club, you know, the fellow women in the waiting room, I have to admit I am still surprised how common infertility is.  Last weekend I spent the afternoon in my neighbors backyard while our boys ran through the sprinkler and ran up and down…

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Our #FamilyFirst Day with Maple Lodge Farms

Kid Sandwich Creation

This post is part of the and Maple Lodge Farms #FamilyFirst sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. A few weeks ago I was able to take Jett, my oldest, to a fun event with Maple…

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Play Room Dry Erase Art Wall #offthewall

Frames Wallpaper

  Wallpaper has made such a grand entrance into the design scene, its only fitting that people have started experimenting with it beyond the typical uses. Rather than hand painting an intricate pattern onto a piece of furniture, wallpaper patterns can be cut out for the design, or even the entire drawers covered with wallpaper….

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Felt Succulents & Banner Wreath

Felt Succulent Wreath

I am obsessed with succulents these days (who isn’t?) and love incorporating this trend into my home decor and craft projects.  In April when I attended Snap! Conference I was stopped in my tracks to see this amazing book with succulents in it.  Almost like the book planter I made a while back, but upon…

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DIY Kitchen Remodel Painted Cabinets

painted kitchen cabinets

A few years ago I helped Mariella with some paint color help for her traditional honey oak kitchen.  Just the other day I got an email from her saying that with pictures of the finished house.  While the project had been finished for a while, she didn’t get around to taking pictures to send until the…

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