Where to Buy Affordable Area Rugs

Where To Buy Affordable Area Rugs: A Complete Buying Guide

If I could only have one home accessory for the rest of my decorating life it would be rugs. Seriously! We've lived in seven homes since getting married and one had floors that weren't complete eye sores. So area rugs have become my best friend. They are best at hiding ugly floors but they are also make a big impact in the design of a space. I've been buying rugs online for many years now so I thought it would be fun to put together a little guide of my favorite places to find affordable area rugs. You may not be in the market for a new area rug today but you'll definitely want to pin … [Continue reading...]

Lessons in Balance.

lessons in balance

Ya'll I'm taking a break from normal DIY talk to keep it real. I get asked A LOT how do you manage it all? source I kind of just chuckle and make a joke about how I don't do it very well. ha. Most of my life these days is chaotic and crazy and by the time I sit down at night it all feels a bit like a blur. I've heard this word before... you might know it. It's called balance. I'm learning lessons in balance. I'm learning that it's okay to not do it all. source I sometimes decide to snuggle with my daughter instead of writing a post. And every now and then, I spend the day at the … [Continue reading...]

Easy DIY Wall Art for Spring

Easy DIY Wall Art for Spring

Spring is in the air or at least it's all over my house. Last week I shared my spring home tour as a part of the Spring Parade of Homes with 11 other bloggers. Check it out here ----> SPRING HOME TOUR There were a few DIY along the way to get my home dressed up for Spring and I'm sharing one of them with you today. Easy DIY Wall Art for Spring - Gold Butterfly Art I have two frames on the left side of my media center in my family room. I like to change out the wall art with the seasons. Sometimes it's easy DIY wall art like today's project and sometimes it's recent family photos. I … [Continue reading...]

Spring Parade of Homes Recap

Spring Home Decorating Ideas: Spring Parade of Homes

Last week I teamed up with 10 other blogging gals for a Spring Parade of Homes. We each opened up our doors and shared our homes dressed up for Spring. I love looking at blogger homes. So many gorgeous ideas and many of them are do it yourself and on a budget. Right up my alley. If you missed the Spring Parade of Homes here's a quick recap! If you missed my spring home tour you can see it here ----> Spring Home Tour Now  check out these awesome Spring Homes! Just a Girl and Her Blog An Inviting Home Bigger Than the Three of Us House by Hoff Thrifty and … [Continue reading...]

Spring Wreath and More Spring Decor Ideas + $150 Target GIVEAWAY

Spring Wreath via Making Home Base

It's one big spring fest here at Making Home Base this week! I couldn't be happier. It's my favorite time of year. Did you see my Spring Home Tour this week? If not be sure to check it out here---> SPRING HOME TOUR Today, I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to share even more Spring time inspiration! We've all created a spring home decor project to share! Not only that, but we are excited to celebrate Spring WITH YOU! We're giving away a $150 TARGET gift card ton one lucky reader! So make sure you don't miss that! I'm so happy to be sharing my new Spring Wreath with you … [Continue reading...]

Furniture Makeover – Print Center from a Media Cabinet

Furniture Makeover: DIY Print Center

This post is sponsored by DecoArt. All opinions expressed are completely my own. I am soooo excited! I finished a MUCH needed project and I'm sharing it with you today. It's a before/after, furniture makeover, upcycle all in one. My new Print Center from a Media Cabinet Since I got my new desk my printer and Silhouette have been stashed in my dining room. I would have to pull it out, place it on the dining room table just to print. It got old fast. I had a vision for a print center where I could store my printer, Silhouette, and accessories. Then a few weeks ago while pursuing our … [Continue reading...]

Spring Home Decorating Ideas – Parade of Homes

Spring Home Decorating Ideas: Spring Parade of Homes

Hi guys! I've been working on a lot of SPRING decorating (and a ton of other projects). I've teamed up with 13 other home bloggers to bring you all beautiful spring home decorating ideas, inspiration, and just beautiful Spring Home Tours. All week long, there will be home tours galore. It's going to be amazing, I promise! I'm thrilled to be kicking off the Spring Parade of Homes with my own little spring home tour! You guys know that we are a military family and we currently live in base housing. What that means is that our house is as basic as it comes. Decorating this space is definitely a … [Continue reading...]

Instagram Blog Hop


Hey guys! You all know how much I love Instagram! Today, I'm so excited to she co-hosting an Instagram Hop with some of my blog buddies. Follow the simple steps below and have fun! ———- Please read carefully over the rules for the hop! And don’t forget to link up your Instagram web profile below!! 1.) Follow your host and co-hosts HOSTS: Liz - Instagram @lizmariegalvan Blog - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Emily - Instagram @everythingemilyblog Blog - Facebook - Twitter - Pinterest Bre - Instagram @peacoatsandplaid Blog – Facebook - Twitter – … [Continue reading...]

Personalized Stationary Giveaway with Oubly.com

Personalized Notecards with Oubly.com

Hi friends! It's a happy Friday, indeed :) I'm happy to be talking about stationary today. I'm might be a little bit obsessed with stationary. I can't help myself when I see cute stationary, I always find a way to justify buying a few more notecards or notepads. Anyone else do that? I also love browsing cute paper shops, and finding fun paper stores online. Recently, I discovered Oubly and I got lost in all of the beautiful products! From notecards and invitations to beautiful business cards - they've got great stuff. I settled on a simple monogram notecard because I'm weak in the … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Connection Party a Farewell


Hey ya'll. I'm excited to share my favorite projects from last week's Creative Connection Party! Check out these awesome Spring Projects! Planted Ampersand DIY Envelope Lumbar Pillow Pinwheel Quilted Table Runner Feminine Home Office Design Now, normally this is where we begin the party. Well, we are saddened to announce that there will be no party this week. We have taken a close look at the ever changing world of blogging and have decided that after two years, it is time to retire the Creative Connection party. As bloggers, the fun of having a link party is featuring YOU! We … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Connection 3/27


Welcome, welcome! So glad you are here! Can I just tell you how much I loved all of your projects last week? Here are some of my favorites from the party: Beautiful Wax Monogram Wall Art via Delineate Your Dwelling Colorful Spring Wreath via Frynes Designs Gold Polka Dot Feature Wall via The Golden Sycamore IKEA Hacked Tarva Dresser via Carissa Miss DIY Geometric Towel Rack via Bigger Than The Three of Us Aren't those all great! I'll be pinning them to The Creative Connection Features board so be sure to hop over to Pinterest and check that one. I also invite you to follow … [Continue reading...]

Master Bedroom Progress and Plans

Master Bedroom Decorating

I've been working on our master bedroom for what feels like forever now. A year ago I mentioned it in my home goals and I ended up going in a total different direction than what I had originally imagined. I've never felt really comfortable sharing my bedroom "in progress" because honestly there wasn't much to show. Now that we've gotten a bit of progress going, I'm going to share a little today! I always thought that I wanted lots of bright colors in my master bedroom. I was headed down that route with the mint nightstand but it never felt right so I started backing off and going for more … [Continue reading...]

Industrial Pipe Jewelry Organizer

DIY Industrial Pipe Jewelry Organizer

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Cooking Light and Real Simple, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FreshandFab http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” Last week was the first of Spring. Here is California it's felt like Spring for quite some time but hopefully the rest of country is finally starting to thaw out. Since Spring is officially here that means I'm officially starting the annual purge and organization. Last week I picked up one of my favorite magazines, Real Simple and got super excited about the household cleaning guide … [Continue reading...]

25+ DIY Wall Art Ideas

25+ DIY Wall Art Ideas via Making Home Base

Happy Friday! I've got a treat for you today! If you've been wanting for you spruce up your walls with some new wall art you are sure to find some inspiration here today! 25+ DIY Wall Art Idea Since we're renters I try really hard to come up with unique ways to get color and eye catching art on the walls. It distracts from the stark white walls and it makes the house feel more homey. When you put up stuff on the walls it doesn't just have to be photos it can be ANYTHING that inspires you or that you find beautiful. AND you don't have to pay a bundle! You can make your own wall art for … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Connection Link Party and Features 3/20


Hey friends! If you stopped by yesterday to check out the features and didn't see anything. I'm sorry! Let me explain, we're partyin' a little different!  From now on my co-hostesses and I will be all choosing different features! I'm super excited about this! We all get to share our very favorites from each week! Another change is that I'll be sharing my features on THURSDAYS now! So without further ado! Here are my favorites from last weeks Creative Connection party! Organized Coat Closet via Delineate Your Dwelling Concrete Fireplace for Less than $100 from Designer Trapped DIY … [Continue reading...]

Custom Chalkboard to Hide an Awkward Cutout

Create A Custom Chalkboard to Hide Eyesores. Awesome Idea for Renters!! via www.makinghomebase.com

Yesterday I shared my IKEA desk and how it's looking with my new workspace. I didn't talk much about that giant chalkboard though. Not because I don't love it but because there was more to the story. It's a cover up! Custom Chalkboard You know we live in base housing and there are many, many things in this house that I struggle with. I'm careful to show off the pretty parts here on the blog but in reality there are many things in our home that aren't what I would choose if I owned it. I'm sure lots of renters feel the same way. I get really excited when I find small ways to make our house … [Continue reading...]

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