If you’ve been following along our journey, we bought a house in August of 2016. It’s a beautiful home, in one of our dream neighborhoods, but it needed a little TLC. The previous owners were artists out of their own heart and paired the original hardwoods with yellow, green, blue, and red walls – YIKES!  Walls Galore Fast forward a few months later and the color of all the walls may not have changed, but the decor surely did! We worked on small projects at a time. I finished painting the living room (not ready for a full room reveal yet!) but realized our idea of going table-less in front of the couch was not the best idea! We always have flowers, coffee cups, remotes, or some knick-knack just wanting a place to lounge.  So bring in the ottoman pouf. Yes, we had this big pouf (similar to this one) that we LOVED! It was super comfy, and Reagan, our pup, called it his own. But it just wasn’t cutting it for us and was often in the way. So I moved it to a new loved spot, before Reagan threw up all over it when he had a tummy ache, and then to the trash it went. Cue, coffee table idea. DIY Marble Top Coffee Table I really wanted a sturdy, functional, and cute coffee…

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Some of you know that I am a nanny and babysitter from previous posts or knowing me in real life. Amongst the many adventures kiddos and I have together, I love being able to dip into my creative juices and craft with them. Here is an quick and EASY Halloween handprints craft that you can do with any of your bebes or kiddos you look after.  All you need is: Paint (Black, White, Orange, maybe Green) Paper (Cardstock or Construction work well) Paint Brush (less mess) Hands and/or Feet This works well for little ones if you sit them in a high chair. Paint there hands, plop them on some paper, and make some cute halloween handprints into ghosts, spiders, and pumpkins!  What are your favorite crafts to do with kids?

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The week before my cousins wedding day, I knew I wanted to do something special. Something that would mean the world to her and that she could open on her wedding day. I wanted it to be something to start the day off great. I browsed Pinterest for hours on end trying to come up with an idea for a morning of the wedding gift, when I stumbled on this idea to have close family and the bridal party write letters to the bride. It was genius!  A lot of people did scrapbooks, but I wanted this to be more personal. So I asked her parents, brother, bridal party, grooms parents, grandparents, and husband-to-be to write a heartfelt letter for her to open the morning of her wedding. With the letter, I asked them to include a photo or two for the bride to have as a memory.  Not only did I want her to wake up thinking this was the day she would get married, but also the day she could read these letters and know how much she was loved.  Needless to say…SHE LOVED IT! My letters to the bride was a success! All of the materials were purchased from Michael’s and the pseudo-calligraphy + crafting was by me.  The letters were sorted in a gradually manner to those closest to her, with…

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In high school I collected shirts throughout my four years to hold on to memories. From Choir to Student Council, and different leadership events I went to. I wanted so badly to make them into a quilt that I could cherish for ever, but I never got around to it. So the shirts just sat there is a box collecting dust and taking up space in my closet. Three years later and I’m in college.  The box of shirts is still sitting there and as much as I want to get them made into a quilt, other things have come up.   As I make my way into my final year of college, I wanted to have a piece of this adventure to keep with me always. I have several shirts from various sorority and Greek life events from the past three years and most of them hold meaning. There is my very first shirt from Tri Delta, the day I received my bid, and then there is the shirt from my very first recruitment, oh and the one from our Delta House Of Pancakes (DHOP). I wanted to learn how to make my very own t-shirt quilt, but with being so busy and getting ready for the next school year, I had to find something quick with very little preparation on my end.    That is…

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When I posted about this gallery wall during our living room home tour, I got so many compliments and comments on how I was able to create it and how much it cost K and I to make. With the outpour of love, I wanted to show you all how you can make an affordable gallery wall in your home. This affordable gallery wall is the perfect edition to any home and with some patience and a thrifty eye, it will come together so easily.  This gallery wall cost us less than $70 to make and it is my favorite thing in our entire home! When I was getting inspiration from this on various blogs and websites, I was shocked at how much people spent on items for a gallery wall. It should be fun and adventurous and it should definitely not break the bank!  Almost all of the items were thrifted or on sale and the only thing that I did not purchase myself is the marquee red arrow that was gifted to me from my sweet friend, Carli (you can find affordable ones here and here).  Frames- thrifted at garage sales, store clearance sales, or free Quote Frames- purchased at HomeGoods on Clearance! The mirror was clearance too!  Deer Head- DIY craft I did for under $10 all at Michaels. This simple DIY is composed of 4 items…

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