Summer Garland in 5 Minutes

Summer Garland in 5 minutes

Happy Friday! Now that summer is in full swing have you planned your summer bucket list? Your absolute to-do's for the summer? I worked on ours this week and put them all up on my giant chalkboard. And then, it needed something special. Like something to make it feel more summery. Like  summer garland. So, I made this summer garland in 5 minutes. I kind of love any type of garland. Like … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

DIY Hanging Chalkboard

DIY Hanging Chalkboard

We've been doing a lot of little projects around our home to make it more us. Painting alone helped a lot; now it's all about accessorizing. There was a blank space on the same wall as the media stand and I thought a custom chalkboard would be perfect for that space. Ever since doing our custom framed map, I'm sort of obsessed with making frames. This one is a little different because of the … [Read more...]

Paper Christmas Lights Garland Door Hanging

Paper Holiday Lights Door Hanging

So remember last week when I opened that Christmas can of worms? Yeah, today, I'm just going to keep on going with this holiday crafting if that's alright with you! I'm pretty sure my neighbors officially think I'm crazy as I was packing up the faux pumpkins and hanging up my paper holiday lights door hanging all at once. Hopefully it gets them in the holiday spirit ;) PAPER HOLIDAY LIGHTS … [Read more...]

Simple Fall Centerpiece With A Chalkboard Table Runner

Simple Fall Centerpiece With A Chalkboard Table Runner

I love this time of year. Although I've been working on fall projects for a month now, November is really the time to enjoy it. I love preparing for and celebrating Thanksgiving. It's such a fun time to be together with family and just reflect on all that the Lord has blessed us with. In preparation for Thanksgiving I've dressed up my table with a Simple Fall Centerpiece. It's fun to enjoy it for … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Notebook for Back to School

Making Home Base Chalk board notebook

Back to School time is here! My best friend sent her son off to Kindergarten, so exciting! I have a few years before I have to start thinking about my peanut heading to school but that hasn't stopped me from stocking up on my favorite "school supplies." Ehm... notebooks! As a blogger, I never have enough notebooks. You would think I would prefer electronic, but nope - I love a good ol' notebook to … [Read more...]

Milk and Cookies Birthday Party For Miss P

Milk and Cookies Party Pink and Aqua

My sweet baby girl turned one this weekend. I still can't believe a year has gone by since she made us parents. Her birthday was an absolute blast. I'm so grateful that my husband came home just in time for us to celebrate as a family. I had my eye on a milk and cookies birthday party for months, so when it was finally time to party, I was ready to go! We took her to a baseball game on Saturday … [Read more...]

Chalkboard Birthday Invitation

Chalkboard Birthday Invitation

You GUYS!!! Can you hear me crying? I bet you can! My baby is turning O-N-E and I'm all weepy about it. How did a year go by already? It's true what they say, time waits for no man. So... since her birthday is just around the planning has begun. We are doing a very small "milk & cookies themed" get together with a few friends here. Her birthday is very soon after my husband comes home from … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Find Turned Chalkboard Tray

Chalkboard Painted Tray

You know when you get something from the thrift store and you aren't exactly sure what you are going to do with it but it's so cheap and cool that you just can't pass it up? Okay, that happens to me so often that I'm beginning to feel like a hoarder. Anyone else? Just me? That's cool. That's where the story of this little baby starts. Isn't she pretty? Well she is now. That … [Read more...]

Color Block Recipe Box Recycle

Recycled Color Block Recipe Box

Hi ya friends! I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. I have a long list of projects to complete (anyone else?). I was sluggish getting back to my routine but I'm so glad to be chipping away at my project "to do" list. … [Read more...]

Vintage Valentine’s Day Vignette

Making Home Base: Vintage Valentine's Vignette #ValentinesDay

Hi sweet readers! I've been promising you my Valentine's Vignette for awhile now. And truth is, it's been complete for a little bit. But the thing is, I just can't stand photographing my entry way. The lighting is horrible and I am never super pleased with the way the photos turn out. Sigh. Oh well, you work with what ya got, right? So at last, here is my vintage inspired Valentine's Vignette. … [Read more...]

Office Nook Transformed

Making Home Base Office Nook After

So one of the biggest downers about living in base housing is you really don't get to pick your floor plan. Sometimes I wish they were completely uniform all across the country. That way you would know what to expect when you arrive at your next duty station. No such luck. When we moved here, we took our house site unseen. Sometimes you have to do that if you want a place to live right away. And … [Read more...]