DIY Home Decor Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Have you tallied up your bills recently? Don’t just cheapen your house in light of a tight budget. Instead of hitting the mall, consider some DIY home decor ideas that allow you to pocket more and personalize the room. This is your sanctuary, and the interior should be styled as such. Unlike kings and queens, however, most homeowners don’t have a royal budget. Frugal home decor is one way to LOOK like you live a royal life without going broke! Seven DIY Home Decor Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank It’s easy to get carried away when … [Read more...]

How To Add Texture To Your Home for a Peaceful and Relaxing Space

When decorating your home, there are many aspects to consider. Color and style are two ways of incorporating various design elements, but there is even more. It is important to include the use of texture as well. This is often one of the most overlooked (yet brilliant!) ways of highlighting your living space. Wondering how to add texture to your home? Here are a few materials you can use in order to pull your room’s decor together, making it both unique and fun! How To Add Texture To Your Home I am a huge fan of natural decor elements in … [Read more...]

Preparing for a Bathroom Remodel

When we moved into our house 10 years ago, we knew there were a few issues that needed to be fixed.  The builder had taken a few shortcuts 35 years ago which resulted in things like shower tiles that move and shower water that ends up in my kitchen instead of down the pipes.  After having patched the shower walls once already, we have decided to go ahead and gut the whole thing and start from scratch.  And heck, while we are at it we are going to have the horrid 1980 wallpaper removed, the vanity replaced and the floors ripped out.  Whoever … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Craft: Tin Can Pumpkins!

Fall is almost here!  Despite the God awful heat and humidity, we have been experiencing here in Georgia this week the calendar says fall is on the way.  I am starting to see leaves drop off from the trees and it is darker in the evenings earlier that it was last month.  Soon we will have crisp, cool mornings and piles of leaves in the yard to rake up.  Okay, that part of fall I am not looking forward to! I decided to try my hand at an easy fall craft and turn some leftover tin cans into decorative pumpkins to adorn my table.  If you are … [Read more...]

Fall Home Decor Ideas: A Vase Full of Pumpkins!

With summer gone and the cool weather finally here I am starting to pull out the fall home decor.  October and November decorations include lots of browns, orange, green and yellow and I love finding ways to incorporate natural materials into my fall home decor ideas. Just a simple bowl of pine cones spritzed with essential oil bring a touch of added warmth to a room.  I am not the craftiest individual but I am trying to find simple ways to bring a bit of uniqueness to my home.   The following easy fall home decor idea was fairly simple to … [Read more...]

Mohawk SmartStrand Gives Your Kids a #Licensetospill Without Worry! (#cbias #spon)

This Mohawk SmartStrand post is sponsored by Collective Bias and Mohawk Flooring but all opinions are my own Have you ever been woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of the dog throwing up?  Or, you hand your kid a glass of grape juice and three seconds later hear a crash followed by an 'uh-oh!'.  Or maybe you just watch in horror as your husband walks across the living room carpet and tracks muddy footprints across the entire room.  Messes happen and I can honestly say I have cleaned up a huge number of spills, stains, and nasty … [Read more...]

Ace Hardware $50 GC Giveaway and the Merry Paint Makeover Contest!

My husband and I are one of those odd couples that actually enjoys browsing through hardware stores.  One day when the kids were young and we had a rare afternoon free we actually used our kid-free hours on a trip to Ace Hardware!  Odd, yes but we like planning ways to improve our home and doing things yourselves is much cheaper than hiring someone to do it!  We try to avoid those HUGE hardware stores because we feel that our local Ace Hardware gives us much more personal service.  Their employees know what they are talking about and can really … [Read more...]