Duck Tape Tassels for Easy Backpack Personalization!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. My baby started preschool. Seriously, I have no clue where the last three years went because she was just born. Two things have totally saved me from crawling into a ball and crying like a baby. One - there's a drive thru coffee shop right around the corner from the school (hi - decaf iced coffee + … [Read more...]

Vintage Fan Makeover

Painted Vintage Fan Makeover-2

Right when he arrived in Florida my husband started scoping out the thrift/antique/junk scene for me. He truly is a man after my own heart. When I arrived a week or so later he greeted me with the best welcome gift I could have asked for, a vintage fan! I had been searching for one for a while but they can be hard to find in good condition and not completely over priced. While I loved the gesture … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Stylish Drawer Liners

How to Make Drawer Liners Stylish

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 wrapping paper and well, as they say, the rest is history. I think drawer liners can be a super cute … [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...]

DIY Hand Painted Wood Sign

Colorful 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 room a few days ago when I realized I've had the same decor in there since my first house almost eight … [Read more...]

Nautical Beverage Tray

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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 nautical spin on it... Check out my DIY Nautical Beverage Tray This DIY is super easy and I was … [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 garland. So, I made this summer garland in 5 minutes. I kind of love any type of garland. Like … [Read more...]