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It’s Hard Waiting

So, I know you guys come here for DIY tutorials and home decor ideas, but it’s Veteran’s Day and I have to celebrate it. One thing about being a mil spouse is you know a lot of veterans. A lot. Trust me when I say, they are amazing people who sacrifice so much. Today I thought I would do … [Read More...]

MC and USO

Comforts From Home with Marie Callender’s

This post brought to you by Marie Callender's. All opinions are 100% mine. As long as Matt and I have been married, he's been in the Navy. Eight years and just as many moves, we've gotten to see pretty much all of this great country together. We don't just love it because we wouldn't know … [Read More...]

Favorite Things Giveaway

Favorite Things Giveaway + 12 MORE!!

  Just a Girl and Her Blog | Delineate Your Dwelling | making it in the mountains | Making Home Base | TinySidekick | Place of My Taste View from the Fridge | House by Hoff | Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer | The Hankful House | Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body | Persia Lou | … [Read More...]

5 Steps to a beautifully organized home

5 Steps to a Beautiful and Organized Home Office

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 … [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 … [Read More...]

little girls room gallery wall

Girl’s Room Gallery Wall

This post contains affiliate linksI have such a love hate relationship with gallery walls. I love the way they look, I hate curating them. That's probably against the home decor blogger code of ethics but whatever, it's true. The gallery wall in Peighton's room has been on my to do list for about as … [Read More...]

10 simple fall vignettes

10 Easy 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 … [Read More...]

Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Home Tour

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 … [Read More...]


The Home Depot Celebration of Service

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation, but all opinions and love are my own. There is something really special about serving others. I had a chance, last week, to experience first hand the energy and spark of The Home Depot's Celebration of Service movement. If you haven't heard of … [Read More...]

Front Porch Decor

Paint Dipped Paint Can Planters

Hi friends! I'm so excited that it's October. So Cal is finally cooling off and I'm able to find pumpkins (and all things pumpkin flavored) so easily now :) This week I bought so beautiful while heirloom pumpkins and some gorgeous mums to spruce up my front porch a little bit. You know from my … [Read More...]

Where To Buy Cozy Throw Blankets

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 … [Read More...]

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

Fall Wreath Tutorial

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 … [Read More...]

Weekend Reads

Weekend Reads

Happy weekend. Check out these awesome reads. This oversized print from Place of My Taste. We did something similar in our bedroom. You can't beat the price of those engineering prints. Copper everything. Seriously - this door? I'm in love. Tips on how to style abstract art. Such good … [Read More...]

it's all about you

It’s ALL about you: A Reader Survey + A Giveaway

So I've been doing this blogging thing for two years now. In fact, it's exactly two years this Friday. Whew! Have we really been together that long? Two years has felt like two months and I'm still loving every moment of this journey with you all. The thing about blogging is - it's not about me, … [Read More...]

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...]