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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...]

DIY wall art and polka dot mats

DIY Wall Art Animal Prints with Polka Dot Mats

When I shared my daughter's room makeover a couple weeks ago, I got a ton of questions about the animal prints above the bed. Today I'm spilling the beans on how they came to be. Here's a quick DIY wall art tutorial for ya! After we had completed her upholstered bed I wanted to hang some sort of … [Read More...]



Yesterday was a hard day. If you follow me on Instagram you got a quick peek of my sweet baby girl saying bye bye to daddy. You can never fully prepare for a deployment. This is our third one and it was still hard for all of us. Peighton thought she was going with him and kept waving bye to me as … [Read More...]

Picnic Ready Paper Bag Utensil Holders

Picnic Ready Paper Bag Utensil Holders

Since it's summer. And since I love picnics. I'm bringing back an oldie. Last summer I shared my paper bag utensil holders. They were quite popular even though I spelled bon appétit wrong (ps. I still spelled it wrong). My guests didn't notice. :) Regardless of my bad spelling they still make the … [Read More...]

Monday Collage

Summer Celebration LINK PARTY

It's A Summer Celebration LINK PARTY! We've been celebrating summer all week by sharing brand new summer inspired projects. Now, it's your turn! Link up your summer DIYs, home decor, food, and crafts. Any and all things SUMMER. Don't have a blog? You can still party with us! Share photos of your … [Read More...]

5 Characteristics of a Viral Pin

5 Characteristics of a Viral Pin

Hi there, Making Home Base readers! I'm Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog, and I am so grateful to the amazing Miss Chelsea for letting me take over her blog today! It's a pretty exciting day at my house. Not only is it my 30th birthday (yikes!), but I am also launching my very first eBook! (yikes … [Read More...]

Outdoor Drink Station Lemonade Bar

Outdoor Drink Station

You guys!!! It's finally summer! My friend April, from House By Hoff, and I got together again to host this awesome summer series! Our second annual Summer Celebration is here! That means we've got 20 bloggers that are going to be sharing awesome summer projects over the next three days! Then, on … [Read More...]

DIY Upholstered Headboard an IKEA bed Hack

IKEA HACK – DIY Upholstered Headboard from the IKEA TARVA bed

This post includes affiliate links Get ready to pin ya'll! You guys are going to want to save this tutorial for later! I'm spilling all the details on the DIY upholstered headboard today! Remember a month or so ago, when I shared my inspiration for Peighton's room? I had this beautiful bed … [Read More...]

Little girl's bedroom with a complete source list

Little Girls Bedroom [Source List]

This post contains affiliate links I'm so glad you all are enjoying Peighton's new room! It's definitely my favorite place to be right now. Sometimes I just want to go sit in the chair with my feet up on that adorable pouf and pretend it's my room. If you missed it - you can catch it here. Here … [Read More...]

Decorating A Small Bedroom for A Little Girl

Decorating A Small Bedroom – Little Girl’s Room

It's makeover reveal day! Y'all, I am so excited about this space! If you recall a few weeks ago I shared the before of my daughter's room. I was really nervous about decorating a small bedroom because we need lots of storage without feeling cramped. The room was half nursery/half toddler's room … [Read More...]

Black and White Decor Inspiration

Black and White Decor

This post contains affiliate links Black and White Decor I've been completely crushing on black and white decor lately. In my home I usually use lots of color so I dream of the beautiful contrast of black and white. I think one day I'll have a beautiful black and white kitchen...maybe? If not, … [Read More...]

Gold Dog Silhouette Wall with Walls Need Love

Dog Silhouette Wall Decals from Walls Need Love + Memorial Day

Have I ever told you how much my little Peighton loves dogs? Like LOVES dogs!!! We don't have a dog. A lot of people we know have dogs and she associates them by their dogs. When we are out and about and she sees a dog she has to stop and talk to them. "Hi, doggy!" Even when Face Timing with my mom … [Read More...]

Why Bother Decorating A Rental Home

Why I Bother Decorating A Rental Home

Today's post is for my friends who live in rentals. For those mil spouses who aren't crazy about that hideous carpet in their base house. I'm sharing my story of frustration, and how I came to accept our situation. I'm sharing why I bother decorating a rental home. *After publishing this I realized … [Read More...]

DIY Colorful Citrus Stamped Tea Towels

DIY Painted Tea Towel – Colorful Citrus Stamped

This post may contain affiliate links I've had "paint tea towels" on my to do list for the longest time. I love those flour sack tea towels and they are the perfect blank canvas. Super cheap, large, and bright white! Recently I saw the cutest idea to use fruit as "stamps" and decided to give it a … [Read More...]

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Little Girls Room Makeover Before and Inspiration

Ya'll! Operation big girl's room began with a "big girl" bed a few weeks ago. I still can't believe my baby isn't a baby anymore! I've decided to keep my mind off the fact that she's a big girl, and I'm just going to throw myself into decorating her room and maybe by the time I'm done I will have … [Read More...]

To The One Who Made Me A Mom, my thoughts on Mother's Day via Making Home Base

On Being a MOM this Mother’s Day

You guys. I'm sharing my heart today...because today's the perfect day for it. I know this is real predictable being Mother's Day and all but today I'm talking about being a mom. If I had to list all the things I love in the world, being a mom would be at the tippy top of my list. As we quickly … [Read More...]

30 colorful throw pillows for 30 dollars or less

30 Colorful Pillows for 30 Dollars or Less

This post contains affiliate links Summer is almost here and doesn't summer just scream color?! I've seen a lot of colorful decor in stores lately! I love to bring bright colors into my home during the spring and summer. It's so cheerful! One quick and easy way to get colorful is by using pillows! … [Read More...]

Pink Pebbled Succulent Planters

Succulent Planters with Neon Pink Pebbles

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 … [Read More...]