Succulent Planters with Neon Pink Pebbles

Pink Pebbled Succulent Planters

Last week my hubs just got home from a long ten day underway. Ten days really isn't a long time especially when he's been gone for much longer but I'm telling you those ten days felt like ETERNITY. Ten days, alone, with a toddler is hard. Don't get me wrong, every day is special and awesome , it really is, but no day is without challenges. One day, towards the end of the underway, we just had to … [Read more...]

IKEA furniture: Customizing a Kitchen Cart

Customize an IKEA Kitchen Cart with Paint

 I have such a love/hate relationship with IKEA. I love IKEA furniture. I hate putting it together. I love their chocolate. I hate how much I love their chocolate. A few years ago, we bought a kitchen cart and I loved having the extra storage space but I hated how plain it was. After having the piece for over a year it just dawned on me a few weeks ago to actually paint it. Odd considering there … [Read more...]

Navy Painted Media Stand: Repurposed Dresser

Navy Painted Media Stand

Guys! We've been painting again... a lot. Last weekend we painted our living room walls. In our rental. Yeah! I was so wishy washy about it. I couldn't decide if it was worth the "trouble." Turns out, I was a fool for waiting so long. :) Our new gray hue has totally transformed the feel of the room. It's so calm and relaxing and the whole room is really changing and I love it. The gray walls … [Read more...]

Instagram Photo Display from a Cabinet Door

Repurposed Cabinet Instagram Photo Display

Can we talk about my love for Instagram? I'm obsessed. I love going through my old Instagram feed and seeing pictures of when my baby was a tiny baby, holidays past, and fun finds. A few weeks ago, I had some of my favorite Instagram photos printed via Printstagram. I had about 40 mini square printed and I couldn't wait to display them somehow. So I decided this would be the perfect time to … [Read more...]

Upholstered Foot Stool Tutorial: Hello Pretty Yellow Chevron

DIY Upholstered Foot stool Tutorial

Fun project alert :) An upholstered foot stool tutorial definitely qualifies as a fun project in my book! I love color. It's true. I love a beautiful fresh white space too but when it comes to my own home I always incorporate tons of color. Which you all know since I have a mint nightstand. Now I also have a beautiful YELLOW chevron Upholstered Foot Stool. This sweet little foot stool didn't … [Read more...]

Washi Tape and Paper Bag Picnic Utensil Holder

Washi Tape and Paper Bag Utensil Holders. Perfect for picnics! Put your trash in the bag when your done. Brilliant!

Hello to you! It's Friday! Woot! Have any picnics coming up? It's summer! And that's picnic season around here. Preferably at the beach. For my latest picnic event I wanted some cute utensil holders. Nothing fancy, just a fun little something that will hold the utensil while looking pretty cute. So I whipped up these utensil holders using paper bags and washi tape. (Really... any excuse to … [Read more...]

Succulent Centerpiece from a Flea Market Bundt Pan

Repurposed Bundt Pan - Succulent Centerpiece

Last weekend we hit up one of my favorite places on the planet... The flea market! It is a vintage lovers paradise. I love searching for gems and getting a deal. It's just so much fun! I got lots of goodies including a junky old tool box, a vintage rolling pin, and a few vintage bundt pans just to name a few. Of course I could use those bundt pans to make delicious bundt cakes like my Grandma's … [Read more...]

Fabric Scrap West Elm Knock Off Wall Art

Scrappy West Elm Wall Art Knock Off

Happy Friday everyone! I have to tell you how excited I am for MAY to be here! There are several really exciting events coming up this month for my family. I can't wait to share them all with you! For today,  I want to share a fun knock off project. My West Elm knock off wall art. Last week, I guest posted for Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage. (I know, right??) I shared my knock West Elm knock … [Read more...]

Recycled Wood Sign

Lanikai beach sign miles

As the weather get better the beach has been on my mind. When we lived in Hawaii, we had a favorite spot. This absolutely BEAUTIFUL beach called, Lanikai. We used to go grabbed sandwiches at our favorite Kalapawai Market, and then spend the day at the beach. I miss that place so much. Not because it's the most beautiful beach I've ever seen, but because of all the great memories. Do you have a … [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...]

Spring Has Sprung: Painted Flower Pots

Painted Flower Pots

It's true. Spring has sprung! And flowers are blooming everywhere I turn. Literally, driving on the highway I'm seeing gorgeous purple flowers in bloom. It's my favorite part about Spring, that and sundresses :) Over the weekend, I spent some time potting flowers for my front steps. It was so lovely to be outside in the sunshine. My mom and my little lady supervised while I did the dirty work. It … [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...]

Circle Mirror Before and After: Upcycle old Wall Art into Something New

Circle Mirror Sisal Rope Upcycle

Friends you are in for a treat. I have a super fun before and after DIY for you today.I'm going to show you how I upcycled my Pier 1 circle mirror into a nautical inspired sisal rope mirror. Do you ever get sick of your wall art? Where you are just over it... You can't imagine it being on your wall for one more moment...? Me too. This post is a little story about a mirror I gave up on how … [Read more...]

DIY Canvas Entry Table Sign [Tutorial]

entry table sign making home base

Hi friends! Happy Monday! I hope you guys had a great weekend. Mine was a doozy! My little one thinks sleep is overrated. Silly girl. So, I've been working on my little entry way the last couple of weeks and I am putting the finishing touches on it now (I can't wait to show you the whole thing). For now, I want to show you this little sign I made for the entry table. I needed a little sign … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Sweater Baby Leg Warmers

Heart patch sweater leg warmers

Happy Friday friends! I hope you guys are having a great week. Mine has been wonderful! My little miss turned EIGHT months old today. Seriously, where does the time go? It seems like yesterday she was trying to get the hang of rolling over and now she pulling herself up on everything. It is so fun to see her discovering new stuff each day. She is just such a joy. I know we are starting to get … [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...]