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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

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. * indicates required Email Address * How often would you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Valentine’s Day Floating Heart Wall Art

heart wall art making home base

Can I just tell you? I am so excited for Valentine’s Day! My house is a bit bare ever since taking down my Christmas decorations. It needs some sparkle! So I’m going all out for Valentine’s Day. Honestly, I haven’t done too much decorating for Valentine’s previously, just a couple hearts here and there (and […]

Traditional Blue and Silver New Years Vignette [Christmas Vignette recycle]

festive new year vignette makinghomebase

Hi friends! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas holiday. Mine was wonderful. Santa spoiled my little one. She had a blast on her first Christmas. Of course, her favorite gift of all was the wrapping paper! It’s amazing how becoming a parent brings a whole new magic to Christmas. Now that Christmas is over, I’m […]

[DIY] Chalkboard Countdown Sign

Chalkboard countdown Making Home Base

Hi friends! Are you still with me? I hope so! Please excuse my absence. I just spent 10 days back home visiting family. It was a great trip but of course, I needed a vacation from my vacation. I took a few extra days off to get my house back in order and my kiddo […]