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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...]

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...]