Neutral Side Chairs Under $200

Seven Neutral Side Chairs Under $200

I've scoured the web looking for the perfect neutral side chairs for my pedestal dining table. My table was a craigslist find and we sold the chairs to it about a year ago. In the meantime, we've had a few mismatched chairs while I searched and hunted for the perfect ones. Now that I finally feel confident in my style and look I'm going for in the new house I pulled the trigger on some chairs last … [Read more...]

Anchor Printable and Summer Vignette Hop

Anchor Printable

Summa Summa Summa time. That song is totally stuck in my head right now. It's blazing hot here in Florida and if that was evidence enough that it's summer, the bon fires, wet swim suits, and sticky popsicle hands give it away for sure! We've been working hard the last few weeks to get the house in order since the move and everything is coming together so nicely. I love the coastal feel it has … [Read more...]

Managing Toy Organization Without a Playroom – The Struggle Is Real

Wrangling Toys in the Living Room-2

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Taming the toy clutter when you have a three year old is no joke. I've been wondering if toy organization was even a real thing. I remember when P was first born and people would tell me "oh, babies don't need anything except for milk and diapers." Sure that's true - but if you want to survive and maybe even get a little sleep you … [Read more...]

Summer Home Tour

Making Home Base Summer Home Tour

Hi! Welcome to my Summer Home Tour! I'm so happy to be sharing a glimpse into our new home (finally)! When Marty from A Stroll Thru Life asked me to join her, and 28 other bloggers to share our summer home tours I was beyond thrilled. I thought this would be the perfect time to show you how the new place is coming along in here Florida. If you are popping in from Our Southern Home, welcome! … [Read more...]

Painted Chargers

Striped Painted Chargers for Summer

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 about all of the fun I'd have getting the screened in porch ready for summer, I thought about how I … [Read more...]

DIY Shelves – 18 Shelving Ideas

DIY 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 bonus. Since we are in the middle of our big move to Florida, I'm taking this time to plan for our … [Read more...]

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 debate and sofa searching. I can't tell you how happy I am that we finally went through with it. … [Read more...]

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 11x14 family portrait looks like the size of a post it. Here's what it comes down to - scale. It's really all about scale. … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour

Christmas 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 a cute rental here in sunny San Diego, CA. Believe it or not we get about 10 gloomy days a year and … [Read more...]

5 Steps to a Beautiful and Organized Home Office

5 Steps to a beautifully organized home

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 the space, or the money, or the time to create the perfect organized home office, these tips  will … [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 changed or if I'm just better focused, but lately I've been finding serious gems! I love viewing my … [Read more...]

10 Easy Fall Vignettes

10 simple 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 vignettes. If you haven't done it yet, read these tips and you might be convinced that you can … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour

Fall Decorating Ideas

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 challenge for me. I love sharing with you guys but it's a difficult task to capture the decor the way I … [Read more...]

Cozy Throw Blankets

Where To Buy Cozy Throw Blankets

This post contains affiliate links. You can read my full disclosure here. Since it's officially fall I've got all things fall on my brain. Cozy, warm, lovely fall. I mean, is there anything better than cool crisp mornings with your coffee and a warm cozy throw blanket? I've been dreaming of the perfect cozy throw blankets lately and I'm definitely going to be adding a few of these beauties to my … [Read more...]

Fall Wreath Tutorial

This Fall Wreath is made with faux leaves and a wire hanger. Such an easy DIY project for fall

Gold everything. I'm considering that as the new title of my blog... but seriously, are you loving all things gold as much as I am right now? Especially this fall, it's so fun adding a little element of glam to something traditional. In this case, gold leaves in a fall wreath. Nevermind, the fact that my spring wreath is still on my front door. Let's just be real, I can't do it all. ;) But I'll … [Read more...]

Decorating With A Brown Sofa

Decorating, living with, and loving, a brown sofa

So the other day (and by the other day I been a couple weeks ago. ha) I talked about sofas and how I was considering replacing my sofa because it's super dark and I feel like it doesn't fit the feel of our home. I brought the idea up to my husband and all he saw was dollar signs. He gave me a laundry list of reasons why we should not be buying a new sofa right now. At the top of the list? A little … [Read more...]