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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...]

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Hurry! Last Minute Holiday CASH Giveaway

Hi friends! Before I hang my hat up for the rest of the year I wanted throw one last soiree of sorts. How does a last minute holiday cash giveaway sound? $325 PAYPAL CASH! Perfect, you say? That's what I thought too! Use it for your last minute holiday shopping, give it away to someone in … [Read More...]

Holiday gift ideas you'll love

THREE Thoughtful and Affordable Gift Ideas

This post is sponsored by BHG Products at Walmart. All opinions and ideas are my own. I love, love, love this time of year. It's not just the twinkling lights and hot cocoa, It's the true spirit of the season. I just love the thoughtful gift giving, the truly heartfelt offerings to loved ones. … [Read More...]

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Gift Idea – Paint “Dipped” Kitchen Utensils + Free Recipe Card Printable

Thanks to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post. I always have those people in my life that I'm just not sure what to buy for them. Every year I wait until the last minute to come up with the most perfect, thoughtful gift, then I end up going and buying them a coffee mug and calling it good. Tell … [Read More...]

Christmas Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Hi there! Welcome friends to the my holiday home tour! I'm so happy to have been asked by my friend Jen Migonis to open my home this holiday season! Throughout this entire week, talented bloggers are ready to inspire by sharing their holiday homes! If you are new to Making Home Base, we live in … [Read More...]

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas: Gold Confetti Gift Wrap

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

One of my favorite parts about the whole holiday season is buying gifts and wrapping them. Getting creative with holiday gift wrap ideas is so, so fun! I was so excited when Rachel from Lines Across challenged me and some other bloggers to come up with creative holiday gift wrap ideas! … [Read More...]

Christmas in the Kitchen

My Favorite Hot Cocoa and Christmas Decorating

Thanks World Market for sponsoring this post. Of course, all opinions are my own!   Hi friends! Can you believe it's December? I'm almost completely done with my holiday decorating and it feels so good looking around and seeing twinkling lights, lots of greenery, and pops or red and green. I … [Read More...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Her: $40 or LESS

Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway

This post contains affiliate links Tis' the season... for holiday shopping! I keep seeing so many beautifully wrapped packages under trees on Insta (and in real life) but believe it or not I haven't bought a single present. To be fair, I have picked out a few things to buy for my husband and … [Read More...]

23 Gorgeous Christmas Printable for FREE

23 Gorgeous Christmas Printables

I'm so excited! I love, love holiday printables. They are such a fun and inexpensive (read: free) way to make your home (or party) festive in an instant. Last month, I shared a fall/thanksgiving printable in a fun blog hop. Today, Kristen from Ella Claire Inspired got us together again to share … [Read More...]

DIY Oversized Snowflakes copy

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

I'm sure you all are rolling your eyes are you scroll through Pinterest and see Christmas, Christmas everywhere. I know, it's early. But time is flying and these handmade projects take time so starting early is a must. At least that's how I'm excusing myself :) I love oversized wall art. These … [Read More...]

Christmas in Hawaii

But won’t I miss it…

Today’s post is sponsored by Thymes, but my love for their holiday fragrances is all my own! For as long as I can remember, I've always had a real tree. Even as a young girl I remember going to the Christmas tree lot and picking out the perfect tree. As the only child, I always had the very … [Read More...]

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It’s Hard Waiting

So, I know you guys come here for DIY tutorials and home decor ideas, but it’s Veteran’s Day and I have to celebrate it. One thing about being a mil spouse is you know a lot of veterans. A lot. Trust me when I say, they are amazing people who sacrifice so much. Today I thought I would do … [Read More...]