Glitter Heart Garland

Glitter Heart Garland

I kinda love all thing glittery so strings of glittery hearts made total sense to me as Valentine's Day creeps up. My daughter calls them sparkly shinies that's exactly what they are; sparkly shiny, strings of glittery goodness. I love fun quick projects like this glitter heart garland - it brings me instant joy. You'll appreciate the fact that this was a zero dollar project for me. I had … [Read more...]

Gift for Her – Spa Day In A Box

Gift For Her - Spa Day in Box

Coming up with unique and thoughtful gifts = hours of brainstorming and driving myself crazy until I figure out the perfect gift. Half the time I end up giving up and run to Target for a mug and gift card. The other half I totally follow through with my bomb.com unique gift. Today, I'm sharing one of the times I followed through with an awesome "gift for her" - this spa day in a box. Lots of … [Read more...]

The one where I profess my love for painted furniture

Painted Furniture Ideas - try a two toned paint scheme like this gray and white dresser. You must see the before!

It's no secret that I love painted furniture. Just add spending hours on Pinterest looking at painted furniture ideas to my list of hobbies. To me, painted furniture + vintage classic pieces = perfection! I'm always on the hunt for perfect wood pieces. Very rarely do I find anything in my price range (ie. cheap or free) that doesn't need a little work. A few weeks ago Matt found this piece … [Read more...]

Military Spouse of The Year

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Guys. Something crazy happened. I was nominated for Military Spouse of the Year. It's an honor, and it's humbling, and it's exciting, so naturally I have to share it with you! What is Military Spouse of the Year® (MSOY)?  It's an award that recognizes military spouses’ important contributions and unwavering commitment to the military community and our country. It was founded by Military … [Read more...]

Tips To Organize a Small Kitchen

Tips to Organize A Small Kitchen

I never ever share pictures of kitchen on here. I feel like it's so beyond DIY it needs DEMO. I'm talking 80s laminate cabinets and matching laminate counters. I've spruced it up by plastering up my kid's art work all over the place, still it's bad! But, it's a rental so we deal with it because there are many other great qualities about this house... like cheap rent! Beyond it being totally … [Read more...]

Recently

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You guys! So it's not a secret that not a lot of creating has been going on around here. Well that's not true. We've been creating lots of forts, pretend milkshakes (thanks Santa for the play kitchen), and chalk art on in the drive away. We've had less afternoons of projects and more afternoons of adventures and honestly, I'm okay with that. I've dabbled in a few things … [Read more...]

My Healthful Eating Pledge

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I've struggled with healthy eating for as long as I can remember. Don't get me wrong, I love fruits and vegetables and I'm a conscious eater, I know what's going into my body; but when given a choice between a salad or a burger, like your average American, I pick the burger. Every time. I've made promises and pledges, done diets and challenges but nothing ever really sticks. I always go back to … [Read more...]

Best Day Ever

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I thought you all might be interested in Matt's homecoming. I've written about deployments before and how hard the waiting can be. But nothing ever compares to the pure JOY of a military homecoming. Every homecoming for us, has been different. This one almost gave me a nervous breakdown. If you have any experience with the military then you know that time frames are always fluid. And you never get … [Read more...]

The Best of 2014

The Best of 2014

Can you believe 2014 is coming to a close? It's been quite a year not just for me personally, but for Making Home Base too. So many exciting things have happened for this little blog in the last year and I'm so happy that you've been a part of it all! This post is always one of my favorites, it's so fun to look back and see a glimpse of what posts the readers loved! Here's the top 10 posts from … [Read more...]

Hurry! Last Minute Holiday CASH Giveaway

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Hi friends! Before I hang my hat up for the rest of the year I wanted throw one last soiree of sorts. How does a last minute holiday cash giveaway sound? $325 PAYPAL CASH! Perfect, you say? That's what I thought too! Use it for your last minute holiday shopping, give it away to someone in need, splurge on something you always wanted. Endless possibilities to imagine! It's so simple. Just … [Read more...]

THREE Thoughtful and Affordable Gift Ideas

Holiday gift ideas you'll love

This post is sponsored by BHG Products at Walmart. All opinions and ideas are my own. I love, love, love this time of year. It's not just the twinkling lights and hot cocoa, It's the true spirit of the season. I just love the thoughtful gift giving, the truly heartfelt offerings to loved ones. That's what makes it the most wonderful time of the year. Today while we were strolling through the … [Read more...]

Gift Idea – Paint “Dipped” Kitchen Utensils + Free Recipe Card Printable

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Thanks to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post. I always have those people in my life that I'm just not sure what to buy for them. Every year I wait until the last minute to come up with the most perfect, thoughtful gift, then I end up going and buying them a coffee mug and calling it good. Tell me I'm not alone in this! This year I came up with a gift idea that I think anyone will … [Read more...]

Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Holiday Home Tour

Hi there! Welcome friends to the my holiday home tour! I'm so happy to have been asked by my friend Jen Migonis to open my home this holiday season! Throughout this entire week, talented bloggers are ready to inspire by sharing their holiday homes! If you are new to Making Home Base, we live in a cute rental here in sunny San Diego, CA. Believe it or not we get about 10 gloomy days a year and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas: Gold Confetti Gift Wrap

One of my favorite parts about the whole holiday season is buying gifts and wrapping them. Getting creative with holiday gift wrap ideas is so, so fun! I was so excited when Rachel from Lines Across challenged me and some other bloggers to come up with creative holiday gift wrap ideas! Earlier this fall, Rachel launched Let's Wrap Stuff, a website devoted to all things gift wrap related. To … [Read more...]

My Favorite Hot Cocoa and Christmas Decorating

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Thanks World Market for sponsoring this post. Of course, all opinions are my own!   Hi friends! Can you believe it's December? I'm almost completely done with my holiday decorating and it feels so good looking around and seeing twinkling lights, lots of greenery, and pops or red and green. I just love it this time of the year. If you're like me, you spend A LOT of time in the kitchen during … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway

Holiday Gift Guide for Her: $40 or LESS

This post contains affiliate links Tis' the season... for holiday shopping! I keep seeing so many beautifully wrapped packages under trees on Insta (and in real life) but believe it or not I haven't bought a single present. To be fair, I have picked out a few things to buy for my husband and daughter but my tree is still bare. If you still haven't started shopping or haven't started thinking … [Read more...]