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Striped Painted Chargers for Summer

Painted Chargers

This post is sponsored by DecoArt®. All opinions are 100% my own. In our new house we've got a big screened in porch. I was so excited about I practically squealed out loud. Even though it's hot hot hot here in Florida, having a screened in porch means outdoor dining. When I was thinking … [Read More...]

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Something’s Blooming

GUYS! It wasn't enough excitement to just go and move across the country... so we decided to toss another baby into the mix. Yep! I'm pregnant! See! I have a nice little burrito baby bump to prove it. This isn't a baby blog but I felt really bad about not sharing such a huge life … [Read More...]

Making Home Base In Florida

Florida, We’ve Arrived!

We made it! We started this journey almost a month ago now with getting our house packed and loaded into a Mayflower freighter to be shipped across the country. It's been quite a venture. We left San Diego at the end of April and headed to Las Vegas to spend some time with family before we headed … [Read More...]

DIY Shelving Ideas

DIY Shelves – 18 Shelving Ideas

DIY Shelves - 18 Shelving Ideas Two things I love: storage and DIY. Seriously, I'm always looking for extra storage options. I've confessed my storage issues with you guys before, so you know that it's always limited so additional decorative storage is a must and something you can DIY is a huge … [Read More...]

How to Dispose of Paint Properly: Tips to reuse, recycle, or trash paint properly

How To Dispose of Paint Properly

How to Dispose of Paint Properly When we were preparing for our move we wanted to purge everything we knew wouldn't be making the trip. When we got to the garage we knew we had to do something with our paint "collection." The movers won't take paint and well we had a lot of paint. Over the past … [Read More...]

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Spring Bedroom Refresh

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Spring! I was so excited for spring to roll around this year so I could give my bedroom a little facelift. The funny thing about being a home decor blogger is that even though you are about to move across the country - there is still … [Read More...]

CA to FL

Florida Here We Come

Guys! This year has been crazy already. I feel like it's already gone by in a blink. I know I've been a bit MIA around here and I can contribute that to the wild preparations that are going on around here. You know that the military life has taken us all over the country, well it's that time … [Read More...]

End Table Styling - Rustic Charm Ideas

Living Room Updates – End Table Styling

Thanks to BHG at Walmart for sponsoring this post. There's been quite a few changes around here lately. My house has been in a constant state of musical furniture as we purge and refresh. Anyone else going through that right now? We finally bit the bullet and bought the IKEA Ektorp sofa after a … [Read More...]

DIY Large Scale Wall Art Ideas

Decorating Large Walls – 10 Blank Wall Solutions

You guys know I'm always on the hunt for great wall art ideas. I feel as though in a rental, especially if you don't paint, wall art is crucial to making it feel like home. One of the biggest challenges can be decorating those large blank walls. You know the ones, where your 11x14 family portrait … [Read More...]

Glitter Heart Garland

Glitter Heart Garland

I kinda love all thing glittery so strings of glittery hearts made total sense to me as Valentine's Day creeps up. My daughter calls them sparkly shinies that's exactly what they are; sparkly shiny, strings of glittery goodness. I love fun quick projects like this glitter heart garland - it brings … [Read More...]

Gift For Her - Spa Day in Box

Gift for Her – Spa Day In A Box

Coming up with unique and thoughtful gifts = hours of brainstorming and driving myself crazy until I figure out the perfect gift. Half the time I end up giving up and run to Target for a mug and gift card. The other half I totally follow through with my bomb.com unique gift. Today, I'm sharing one … [Read More...]

Painted Furniture Ideas - try a two toned paint scheme like this gray and white dresser. You must see the before!

The one where I profess my love for painted furniture

It's no secret that I love painted furniture. Just add spending hours on Pinterest looking at painted furniture ideas to my list of hobbies. To me, painted furniture + vintage classic pieces = perfection! I'm always on the hunt for perfect wood pieces. Very rarely do I find anything in my price … [Read More...]

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Military Spouse of The Year

Guys. Something crazy happened. I was nominated for Military Spouse of the Year. It's an honor, and it's humbling, and it's exciting, so naturally I have to share it with you! What is Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY)?  It's an award that recognizes military spouses’ important … [Read More...]

Tips to Organize A Small Kitchen

Tips To Organize a Small Kitchen

I never ever share pictures of kitchen on here. I feel like it's so beyond DIY it needs DEMO. I'm talking 80s laminate cabinets and matching laminate counters. I've spruced it up by plastering up my kid's art work all over the place, still it's bad! But, it's a rental so we deal with it because … [Read More...]

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Recently

You guys! So it's not a secret that not a lot of creating has been going on around here. Well that's not true. We've been creating lots of forts, pretend milkshakes (thanks Santa for the play kitchen), and chalk art on in the drive away. We've had less afternoons of projects and more … [Read More...]

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My Healthful Eating Pledge

I've struggled with healthy eating for as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, I love fruits and vegetables and I'm a conscious eater, I know what's going into my body; but when given a choice between a salad or a burger, like your average American, I pick the burger. Every time. I've made … [Read More...]

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Best Day Ever

I thought you all might be interested in Matt's homecoming. I've written about deployments before and how hard the waiting can be. But nothing ever compares to the pure JOY of a military homecoming. Every homecoming for us, has been different. This one almost gave me a nervous breakdown. If you have … [Read More...]

The Best of 2014

The Best of 2014

Can you believe 2014 is coming to a close? It's been quite a year not just for me personally, but for Making Home Base too. So many exciting things have happened for this little blog in the last year and I'm so happy that you've been a part of it all! This post is always one of my favorites, it's so … [Read More...]