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Fall Vignette with Grateful Heart Printable

Fall Decorating, a Vignette + a Printable

This time between summer and fall is probably my favorite time of year. It's a bit of calm after all the fun of summer but before the whirlwind of the holidays come. Today I'm so excited to share a little fall decorating with you plus there is a little something for you. 21 bloggers are … [Read More...]

100 Fall Ideas

100 Fall Ideas

Happy Labor Day!! Although it's still officially summer, here at Making Home Base we're looking forward to fall. With all the change in the air, it's a perfect time to think about fall decorating! I'm sharing a few of favorite fall ideas, and I've teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers who … [Read More...]

Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads 7

  Gorgeous headboard DIY for just under $100 from The Weathered Door. Be warned, everything she does is STUNNING! I love her work! I'm always amazed at what a little paint can do. Can you believe this stunning makeover from So Much Better With Age? I'm obsessed. If you're … [Read More...]

Ideas for Small Living Spaces

IDEAS For Small Living Spaces

Hi friends. If you haven't noticed, I've been thinking a lot about my living room and making some changes. That's why I've been talking all about my lust for a new sofa, then my decision to keep the brown sofa. Now I've moved onto another challenge, space. Space is always been an issue for me. No … [Read More...]

Fall Leaves

Fall Decorating with Painted Leaves

Hi guys! So, not to rush summer out or anything, but I am super excited about fall. Not sure if it's the crazy hot heat or the fact that I just love wearing sweaters and boots but I'm ready. For my fall decorating this year I want to bring in some non traditional colors. I like using color in my … [Read More...]

Weekend Reads

Weekend Links 6

Remember that one time I started a series called Weekend Reads? Where I got to showcase my favorite finds from around the blogging world? Things that inspired me. Well, I'm bringing it back.   A few weeks ago we talked about new sofas and brown sofas and how I desire a nice light sofa. Kelly … [Read More...]


Back To School Giveaway

Friends!!! It's giveaway day. I'm excited about this one! If your kiddos haven't already started back to school then I'm sure they will be in the coming days/weeks. Back to school is always crazy busy and expensive! We thought we could help you out with part of that! I’ve teamed with 9 other … [Read More...]

Decorating, living with, and loving, a brown sofa

Decorating With 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 … [Read More...]

How to Make Drawer Liners Stylish

Stylish Drawer Liners

Guys! I'm finally organizing my desk! I'm not brave enough to show you what my drawers looked like before today but take my word for it when I tell you, it was scary.  I wanted to get in organized with some drawer organizers. While on the hunt for the perfect organizers, I found the most perfect … [Read More...]

Sofa Searching - 5 beautiful sofas

Sofa Searching

I'm on the hunt for the perfect sofa. We've had our couch for about four years now. We bought it before we even had a home to put it in and I was set on having a dark brown. It wasn't necessarily the worst idea ever as much as it just doesn't work for us anymore. My style has changed … [Read More...]

Marble Painted Succulent Planter

Marble Painted Succulent Planter

Well, hello there, friends. It's been a hectic few weeks. Two amazing trips in in two weeks have really got my head spinning! I shared a bit about my trip to Hawaii already but I also went to Atlanta for Haven Conference where I got to meet so many incredible bloggers. When I got home my head was … [Read More...]

Colorful Hand Painted Wood Sign

DIY Hand Painted Wood Sign

Earlier this week I told you about my trip to Hawaii. I'm still dreaming about it. Since I couldn't bring the beautiful beaches back with me I thought I should do something to bring a little bit of ALOHA into my house in the form of this hand painted wood sign. I started sprucing up my powder … [Read More...]

10 tips to experience hawaii like the locals

10 TIPS to Vacation in Hawaii Like The LOCALS

  A couple weeks ago I was in an amazing place... HAWAII!!! If you've been around awhile then you know that Matt and I used to live there. We always joke that we had a three year long honeymoon because we moved there just two days after our anniversary! This visit to Hawaii was … [Read More...]

Nautical Beverage Tray_edited-1

Nautical Beverage Tray

I've been dying to do a DIY beverage tray for a long time now. I've seen some really cute stenciled trays but none were quite right. Now that summer is here, what better time to bust out the beverage tray and pass out some yummy adult beverages? And because I love all things nautical, I put a … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

Easy restaurant dining with toddlers

Easy Restaurant Dining with Toddlers at BJ’s Brewhouse

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and BJ’s Restaurants, but all my opinions are my own. #DineInOrderAhead #pmedia Have you ever been at a restaurant enjoying a meal and you see a toddler in the midst of a … [Read More...]

Fresh and Easy Steak Salad-1-2

Southwestern Steak Salad with Fresh and Easy

This post is brought to you by Fresh and Easy Can I just tell you about the double sided coin that is cooking for one (and a half)? When it's just me, I usually dread cooking for one. It's no fun when you have to cook AND clean. ;) But, I eat so much healthier, meal time is quicker, and … [Read More...]

Ten Tips to Spruce Up Your Rental Home

10 Tips To Spruce Up Your Rental

Happy day friends, I'm so glad you are here! Can I tell you something? Something really exciting? I recently had the opportunity to write an article for Military Spouse magazine (!!!!). The article  published this month and it was amazing to see my words there in a magazine! If you are a mil spouse … [Read More...]