Spring Bedroom Refresh

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 […]

Florida Here We Come

CA to FL

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 […]

Living Room Updates – End Table Styling

End Table Styling - Rustic Charm Ideas

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 long […]

Decorating Large Walls – 10 Blank Wall Solutions

DIY Large Scale Wall Art Ideas

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 11×14 family […]

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 me instant joy. You’ll […]

The one where I profess my love for painted furniture

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

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 range (ie. cheap […]

Military Spouse of The Year

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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 contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community […]

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 […]

Recently

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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 afternoons of […]

My Healthful Eating Pledge

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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 […]

Best Day Ever

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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 any experience with […]

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 […]

Hurry! Last Minute Holiday CASH Giveaway

Christmas Cash Giveaway Square

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas: Gold Confetti Gift Wrap

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! Earlier this fall, Rachel launched Let’s […]

My Favorite Hot Cocoa and Christmas Decorating

Christmas in the Kitchen

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 just love it this […]