• Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up Competition – I’d Love Your Vote!
  • Vote for Your Favorite Billy Bookcase IKEA Hack!
  • Create A Travel Inspired Gallery Wall
  • Declutter Your Counters With A DIY Produce Rack!
  • Knockoff Cocktail Recipe:  Deep Eddy Sipper

Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up Competition – I’d Love Your Vote!

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It's a bit hard for me to contain my excitement about being contacted by BobVila.com and have a project nominated in his Thumbs Up DIY Competition.  I have seen these competitions and voted for many projects in them, but to be nominated is amazing!  This month, the projects being voted on are made using 2x4s.  They picked the very first project I ever shared on my blog, ... [ Read More ]

Vote for Your Favorite Billy Bookcase IKEA Hack!

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Hey everyone!  Last month, 12 bloggers partnered with HomeRight and took on the challenge of transforming this basic Billy Bookcase into an amazing IKEA hack.  The only rules were that we needed to use a HomeRight product when creating it.   I shared PART 1 and PART 2 of my IKEA hack on the blog a few weeks ago.  Well, there are 11 other amazing ... [ Read More ]

Create A Travel Inspired Gallery Wall

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Hey there everyone!  Today I'm going to show you how I created this travel-inspired gallery wall.  I've been wanting to create a gallery wall in my den for quite some time, but it was always so hard to figure out exactly how to put it together.  Part of my problem was the sheer size of the wall in this room.  It's pretty long and really needs a lot of pictures to fill the ... [ Read More ]

Declutter Your Counters With A DIY Produce Rack!

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Raise your hand if you love fresh fruits and vegetables but hate cluttering your counters with those that keep best at room temperature!  I'm one of those people and I finally solved my problem and decluttered my kitchen counter by building this simple, rustic produce rack.  With three sturdy wire baskets, I'm able to keep all of my fruit and vegetables off my counters, but still easily ... [ Read More ]

Knockoff Cocktail Recipe: Deep Eddy Sipper

Knockoff Cocktail Recipe: Deep Eddy Sipper

Hey everyone!  It's no secret that I love to build a good knockoff project, but recently I managed to recreate an amazing knockoff recipe!  A few weeks ago, we went out to celebrate a friend's birthday and the place we went to had this insanely good cocktail called the Deep Eddy Sipper.  I love fruity cocktails but sometimes they can be sickeningly sweet.  This was not one of ... [ Read More ]

Billy Bookcase IKEA Hack: Update a Simple Bookcase Into a Custom Built-In (Part 2)

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Happy Monday!  I'm back with part two of my Billy bookcase IKEA hack that I was challenged by HomeRight to create.  Today, I'll show you how I built the bench to go along with the bookcase.  If you missed part one, you can find that here.  I happened to have a stash of leftover 3/4" veneer plywood in my garage, so I was able to build this addition to the bookcase on the ... [ Read More ]

Billy Bookcase IKEA Hack: Update a Simple Bookcase Into a Custom Built-In (Part 1)

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Hey there, everyone!  I've teamed up with HomeRight to bring you another fun IKEA hack challenge!  If you remember, last fall I participated in my very first IKEA hack challenge and transformed a Tarva dresser into a bar cabinet.  This time, the challenge was to transform the Billy bookcase into something amazing.  It was a little tough to come up with a unique ... [ Read More ]

Creating A Mood Binder For Home Decor and Remodeling With Post-it Brand World Of Color Collections

Creating A Mood Binder for Home Decor and Remodeling

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Post-it Brand.  All opinions and ideas of these products are 100% my own. Being a DIYer and owning a fixer-upper, I've got a long list of remodeling and decor projects for my home.  Sometimes it's really hard to keep track of all of my ideas and inspiration.  Earlier this year, I made my first mood board when I ... [ Read More ]

Keep the “P” Out of Your Pool with This Fun Sign

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With warm weather upon us, we'll be spending a lot of time by the pool this summer.  We'll probably also be hosting a lot of pool parties, so I decided to make a fun sign that was inspired by one we had by our pool when I was a little girl.  To get the full tutorial and the downloadable SVG file to make your own, head over to Pretty Handy Girl.  I'm hoping it will give our ... [ Read More ]

Our Biggest Project Ever!

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This past weekend, we began our biggest project ever!  We started framing the shop my husband has been dreaming about for years.  At 2,400 square feet, it's bigger than our house, which is 2,200 square feet.  I personally didn't think it needed to be bigger than our house, but I guess men think differently than women when it comes to these things.  That just means I get half of ... [ Read More ]