Neutral Side Chairs Under $200

Seven Neutral Side Chairs Under $200

I've scoured the web looking for the perfect neutral side chairs for my pedestal dining table. My table was a craigslist find and we sold the chairs to it about a year ago. In the meantime, we've had a few mismatched chairs while I searched and hunted for the perfect ones. Now that I finally feel confident in my style and look I'm going for in the new house I pulled the trigger on some chairs last … [Read more...]

Anchor Printable and Summer Vignette Hop

Anchor Printable

Summa Summa Summa time. That song is totally stuck in my head right now. It's blazing hot here in Florida and if that was evidence enough that it's summer, the bon fires, wet swim suits, and sticky popsicle hands give it away for sure! We've been working hard the last few weeks to get the house in order since the move and everything is coming together so nicely. I love the coastal feel it has … [Read more...]

Managing Toy Organization Without a Playroom – The Struggle Is Real

Wrangling Toys in the Living Room-2

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Taming the toy clutter when you have a three year old is no joke. I've been wondering if toy organization was even a real thing. I remember when P was first born and people would tell me "oh, babies don't need anything except for milk and diapers." Sure that's true - but if you want to survive and maybe even get a little sleep you … [Read more...]

Summer Home Tour

Making Home Base Summer Home Tour

Hi! Welcome to my Summer Home Tour! I'm so happy to be sharing a glimpse into our new home (finally)! When Marty from A Stroll Thru Life asked me to join her, and 28 other bloggers to share our summer home tours I was beyond thrilled. I thought this would be the perfect time to show you how the new place is coming along in here Florida. If you are popping in from Our Southern Home, welcome! … [Read more...]

Summer Seashell Napkin Rings

Seashell Napkin Ring

This crazy warm weather, the regular use of our grill, and the s'more we had last night are all hints to me that summer is here. Even though I'm still struggling to figure out where in the world the first five months of the year went, I am super excited for all things SUMMER, including our Summer Celebration Series! My girl April from House By Hoff and I have been hosting this super fun blog hop … [Read more...]

Living Room Updates – End Table Styling

End Table Styling - Rustic Charm Ideas

Thanks to BHG at Walmart for sponsoring this post. There's been quite a few changes around here lately. My house has been in a constant state of musical furniture as we purge and refresh. Anyone else going through that right now? We finally bit the bullet and bought the IKEA Ektorp sofa after a long debate and sofa searching. I can't tell you how happy I am that we finally went through with it. … [Read more...]

Decorating Large Walls – 10 Blank Wall Solutions

DIY Large Scale Wall Art Ideas

You guys know I'm always on the hunt for great wall art ideas. I feel as though in a rental, especially if you don't paint, wall art is crucial to making it feel like home. One of the biggest challenges can be decorating those large blank walls. You know the ones, where your 11x14 family portrait looks like the size of a post it. Here's what it comes down to - scale. It's really all about scale. … [Read more...]

5 Steps to a Beautiful and Organized Home Office

5 Steps to a beautifully organized home

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 the space, or the money, or the time to create the perfect organized home office, these tips  will … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour

Fall Decorating Ideas

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 challenge for me. I love sharing with you guys but it's a difficult task to capture the decor the way I … [Read more...]

Paint Dipped Paint Can Planters

Front Porch Decor

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 painted leaves that I've been using aqua in my decor this year. I carried that theme outdoors with these … [Read more...]

Cozy Throw Blankets

Where To Buy 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 perfect cozy throw blankets lately and I'm definitely going to be adding a few of these beauties to my … [Read more...]

Fall Wreath Tutorial

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

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 that my spring wreath is still on my front door. Let's just be real, I can't do it all. ;) But I'll … [Read more...]

Fall Decorating, a Vignette + a Printable

Fall Vignette with Grateful Heart Printable www.makinghomebase.com

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 sharing a little bit of their fall decorating and each of us have included a printable for you to … [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 will be sharing their best fall ideas as well.  That's 100 Fall Ideas from 25 different … [Read more...]

Sofa Searching

Sofa Searching - 5 beautiful sofas

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 sectional...in 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 plus we now have a toddler! Since we've haven't had our sofa too long I looked into just getting … [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 spinning with information and I couldn't stop thinking of all the ways to improve my blog! Now I feel … [Read more...]