DIY Personalized Easter Basket – The Perfect Place to Store Hershey’s #BunnyTrail Treats {Giveaway}

One of my very favorite Easter traditions began on the very first Easter that we had with a little one. C was just a few months old on her first Easter. I can remember it vividly. She was a first child. We even got Easter Pictures taken in her dress. Like, professional photos. That year I knew I … [Read more...]

Flock of Cranes – A Simple DIY Piece of Art {Giveaway}

So, we are selling our house. We have been purging, decluttering, and organizing like crazy! Man it feels good. Now that we have completely cleaned house, we are getting ready to sell. One thing that everyone always tells you is that neutral, less personalized pieces are best, so I went on a … [Read more...]

7 Things You Need to Wrap the Perfect Gift

One thing I like to do before every gift giving season is get stocked up on cute things that make those special gifts you are giving look a little more special. There are so many easy and inexpensive ways to spruce up these gifts if you keep your eyes open for possibilities. Some of my favorites … [Read more...]

DIY Vintage Postcard Notebooks {Tutorial}

Weeks ago, I was a part of organizing a conference called CMRecharge. It was a conference filled with the most creative, intelligent, and fun attendees. Ben and Bonnie and I (the organizers) tried SO incredibly hard to fill the room with neat conversation pieces that were also sustainable. Learn … [Read more...]

A Simple DIY Fall Wreath Made with Jute

One of my projects over girl's weekend last week was to make a wreath for the front door. Success! I am a pretty big fan of handmade wreaths. For a few reasons actually (one being it is more frugal) but the most important one to me is that I like to change it up. Last year I made a fall … [Read more...]

How to Create Subway Art on PicMonkey {Tutorial}

I have to admit, right this second that I am completely and utterly addicted to PicMonkey. It makes my day when I can take a picture that is kind of eh and make it fabulous by touching it up and adding some bling. I am also in love with their text options as well. :-) I have seen Subway Art all … [Read more...]

The Perfect Accent: Cutting Edge Stencils {Review and Giveaway}

**Disclosure: I received this product to review. All thoughts and opinions of it are my own. By this time, everyone knows about "the flood". If you don't, you can catch up here. There is exciting news in the Blakesley household. After 4 weeks of running up the stairs to use the bathroom … [Read more...]

Vecco Design Your Own Rug {Tutorial}

*I was given a Vecco DYO Rug from QVC with which to create this tutorial. No other compensation was received. All thoughts and opinions as well as tidbits in this post are my own:) By now, it is well known that we are in need of some major renovations in our home after a flood that happened … [Read more...]

Unexpected Renovations {Motivation Monday}

The last 10 days of my life have been most definitely the most stressful of my entire existence. Last Wednesday, our sewer line heading out of our house clogged and backed up all of the outgoing water into our first floor and basement. You can read more here:/ As you can see, I have been fairly … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Picture Frames

Here at our house, we have been attempting to do some spring cleaning. Notice I say attempting. ;-) And really, what I mean by spring clean, is clean-out. We have too much stuff. Ben and I say this all the time, that we have too many things and want to live a simpler life, however, it is hard to … [Read more...]


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