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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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...]