DIY Silhouette Necklace

DIY Silhouette Necklace

Hi friends!  I can't believe that it's March already. Do you know what that means?  SNAP Conference is in about five weeks! Eeek, I'm so excited!!! This will be the first time I've left my boys for longer than one night. I thought I would make something to keep them close to my heart while I'm away, so today I'm sharing the DIY silhouette pendant necklace that I made. Here's what you will need: -  Mod Podge Dimensional Magic -  Mod Podge -  Black & white card stock -  Any pendant with a raised edge -  Your favorite cutting machine -  Jewelry chain with findings {chain, jump … [Read more...]

7 Sensational Fall Porch Ideas

front porch eclectically vintage

Today we've rounded up seven amazing fall porch ideas that range from traditional, to not-so-traditional, to spectacularly spooky. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, kick up your feet and get ready for some fabulous fall inspiration. Eclectically Vintage created a lovely fall scene on her front porch using DIY pumpkin topiaries, mums potted in music sheet covered pumpkins, and a rake in place of a front door wreath.  What could be  more fall-ish? Pretty in purple?  You betcha!  Centsational Girl proves that fall porches don't have to be red, brown and orange.  Check out her fresh take … [Read more...]

$3 Simple DIY Lace Votives

DIY Lace Votives

The last few years I've added a few dark glam pieces to the Halloween decor. Last year I made a large black glittered candelabra and I wanted to balance the fireplace out with a little light on the other side. I decided some dollar store votives would be just the thing. To glam them up, I added a little lace. How to Make DIY Lace Votives This is a really inexpensive project (it only cost me $3), with very few items. Supplies Votives and vases (purchased at the dollar store) Decoupage/Mod Podge (on hand) Lace and netting (on hand) Sponge brush Brush a little glue onto the vase or … [Read more...]

Yarn Halloween Bat Wreath

Yarn Halloween Wreath

I have a habit of ignoring many trends. The fact that everyone is doing something can be a big turn off for me, so by the time I act on a trend it's often no longer a trend. Do you ever feel like that? Enter the yarn wreath. I've seen so many cute ones...I've even pinned a few to my wreath Pinterest board, but I just never felt the urge to make one. Then last week while wandering around Michael's, I found this amazingly fun sparkly eyelash yarn. I wanted to use it for a wreath, but it would have taken a million skeins and cost a fortune to use on its own so I picked up some super-soft, … [Read more...]

DIY Cloche {Halloween Display}


Today I am sharing a fun DIY Halloween Cloche. This project couldn't be any easier...seriously you can find these vintage cheese trays at any local thrift shop.  I see them all the time.  Usually at a price point of $1.50 - $6.  Most times I have seen them with the glass dome.  If you happen to see one grab it!  They look similar to this one I found on Etsy. I have had the cheese tray and glass dome for about a year, I previously spray painted it black and had it out for a display last year..but didn't love it.  It needed something. While shopping at my local grocery store … [Read more...]

How to Pick the Perfect Entryway Rug

Entry Rug

Choosing a rug is one of the most difficult design decisions I've made in my house. Selecting flooring? No problem. Choosing paint colors? No big deal. Choosing a rug, even a small 2x3 for the entryway? Nearly impossible. Anyone else have this problem? In the summer I've resorted to using bamboo rugs in both the front entry and near the door out to the back deck. I like the modern, sleek look they provide and they're so durable. I purchased my bamboo rugs from World Market - I think they are about three years old and still look great! The weather is cooling off again though and I … [Read more...]

Baby Food Jar Pumpkins

baby food jar craft

It seems like I always have a need for little gifts and items to share...It's lead me to pick up little items here and there that can be up-cycled into a small goodie. It's gotten to the point where I can't resist the Target "dollar" area and I have a whole "gift" closet (please tell me I am not the only one with this problem). I am trying to be more frugal, which really translates into using what I've already got. So this week when I knew I would need a few items for some of the ladies in my neighborhood, I dove into the craft closet. I inherited some a lot of at least 100 baby food … [Read more...]

Show and Tell Linky No. 15


We had a super busy week...Every hours was chock full. We spent some time with cousins... We visited Park City to see the amazing fall leaves... And watched a little ski jump practice... I was able to attend a sneak peek event for a new sporting goods store, named Scheels, that's opening in Utah later this month... It's an amazingly huge store with everything you could ever need and then some, including a full scale ferris wheel. I think the boys will most definitely enjoy it. We're still working on the house...We're taking a minor break from the laundry room (while we figure out exactly … [Read more...]

DIY Decorative Shelves Tutorial


I am so very excited for today's post. Not only is it a phenom project, but I get to introduce you to my newest contributor... Meet Rebecca, from The Crafted Sparrow. I connected with Rebecca, via Show and Tell. Each week, I found myself drawn to the fun projects she was posting online. I really enjoyed every project she linked up. I thought I would share a few of my favorite Crafted Sparrow projects with you... 1. Loose Change Penny Art - love the idea of putting pennies to use and these letters sparkle. 2. Neon Wood Earrings - these are so modern and on trend. 3. CPK Copy Cat … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Remodel Step No. 1

One of the first rooms we've set out to tackle in my grandma's house is the laundry room. A laundry room remodel probably doesn't sound like the most obvious choice, but the room was in such bad shape it REQUIRED the attention. Let me show you... The flooring in the room was a mess. A high traffic, often humid area, it was covered with several layers of old linoleum and grime. Just taking the room down to it's bare bones - no flooring made a HUGE difference. Still gross though, no? Though the roof has been replaced more than once, the house really needs a new roof. It has water damage … [Read more...]