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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...]

paint dipped kitchen utensils

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...]

MC and USO

Comforts From Home with Marie Callender’s

This post brought to you by Marie Callender's. All opinions are 100% mine. As long as Matt and I have been married, he's been in the Navy. Eight years and just as many moves, we've gotten to see pretty much all of this great country together. We don't just love it because we wouldn't know … [Read More...]

Favorite Things Giveaway

Favorite Things Giveaway + 12 MORE!!

  Just a Girl and Her Blog | Delineate Your Dwelling | making it in the mountains | Making Home Base | TinySidekick | Place of My Taste View from the Fridge | House by Hoff | Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer | The Hankful House | Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body | Persia Lou | … [Read More...]

5 Steps to a beautifully organized home

5 Steps to a Beautiful and Organized Home Office

Whether you work from home or just have a need for a home office, having a beautiful and organized work space is golden. As a military family, we move a lot and no place is ever the same. I always find myself scrambling to create the perfect workspace. If you’ve ever thought that you just don’t have … [Read More...]

Etsy Favorites

Etsy Favorites

I have been stalking Etsy so much lately. I know, I know, welcome to 2014. But seriously, for the longest time I was just so overwhelmed with huge amount of shops and products that I never really found what I wanted. I got overloaded and just clicked away. No more, folks. I'm not sure if Etsy has … [Read More...]

little girls room gallery wall

Girl’s Room Gallery Wall

This post contains affiliate linksI have such a love hate relationship with gallery walls. I love the way they look, I hate curating them. That's probably against the home decor blogger code of ethics but whatever, it's true. The gallery wall in Peighton's room has been on my to do list for about as … [Read More...]

10 simple fall vignettes

10 Easy Fall Vignettes

Let's talk about decorating on a budget, shall we? Fall is in full swing and you are probably in one of two categories: debating whether or not you should even bother decorating or you are already decked out. If you are already decked out check out these tips below for some ideas of inexpensive fall … [Read More...]

Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Home Tour

Ya'll I'm so excited! I'm sharing some of my fall decor with you today! If you are visiting from Honey Bear Lane, welcome! If you are just hopping on the tour, you are in for a treat! 15 bloggers are opening their doors and sharing what fall looks like in their home! Home tours are always a … [Read More...]