Home & DIY

Helping you create a home you love – ideas for budget-friendly decor, money-saving crafts, thrifty DIY projects, and more.  

Cheap DIY Planter Ideas

I’ve got planters and flowers and all the pretty blooming things on the brain lately.  However, we are currently living amidst a sea of yellow pollen outside and there’s still a chance of a freeze warning or two.  So the outdoor stuff will have to wait for a bit.  But I’ve a got a few cheap DIY planter ideas to hold me over until I can get outdoors! …

13 Incredible IKEA Hacks You Need To See!

Incredible IKEA hacks you won't want to miss - DIY projects to transform basic IKEA into amazing!  #ikeahacks #IKEA #diyprojects #furnituremakeovers

If you’re an IKEA fan, then you won’t want to miss these incredible IKEA hacks!  If you’ve never ventured into the land of arrows on the floor and 300,000+ square feet of goodies, then do yourself a favor and go!  Wear your comfy shoes and take your biggest car because they’ve got it all.  And the best part is, there are so many incredible ways to makeover IKEA products and you’ll still save money over buying elsewhere! …

DIY Irish Blessing Sign

Make a fun and easy DIY project today that you can customize with any saying you like!  I’m not one to decorate for every holiday, but every now and then I’ll add a few seasonal DIYs.   I’m going to show you how easy it is to DIY your own seasonal decor for less.  And with St Patty’s day coming up, a DIY Irish Blessing Sign is the perfect choice. …

Curio Cabinet Makeover

How To Update An Old Curio Cabinet

Sometimes you buy old furniture or antiques because you just like them or they’re cheaper than buying new ones.  Or sometimes you’re handed down a piece that has sentimental value and you can’t bear to part with it.  But what if you don’t love it as is?  That was the case with this beauty. Check out how I made over this curio cabinet for a dear friend who lost her mom. …

Tips for Organizing Your House – Do You Need the KonMari Method in Your Life??

I’m assuming if you’re reading this, you’ve heard of the insanely popular KonMari Method of tidying up your home.  It’s a fabulous concept.  Tidy up your home by letting go of those things that don’t spark joy.  But is it for you?  Do you really need this method in your life and will it make you happier?   …

Favorite Winter Finds

Winter Decorating Ideas You’ll Love

The twinkly lights and the reindeer are all put away and now it’s just cold.  And somewhat drab in the house if I’m being honest.  Even my 8-year-old commented that our house “looks so boring” now.   And I agree.  It’s that let down feeling you get after a big event or a holiday that just kind of leaves you feeling a little bummed.    I’ve got some favorite winter decorating ideas for you to lessen the “boring” factor and get you over the hump until Spring.  Plus a little bonus of some great indoor activities for these cold days inside!

6 Insanely Easy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

I finally used up all of my old paper I’ve been hoarding for years, so this year I added a few new Christmas gift wrapping ideas to the mix!  I’m one of those that buys paper and bows on clearance and then use them the next year.  There’s usually no “theme” and it’s a hodgepodge of paper.  Nothing wrong with that!    But check out what I did this year! …

Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

My kids are 11 and 8 and over the years, we’ve tried to find a simple project or two that we can make at Christmas.  What I’ve learned is if it’s too complicated, we all get frustrated and it’s not exactly the “family fun day” I envisioned.  But, I’ve got a few for you today that won’t make you curse the day Pinterest came into existence!  Check out these easy Christmas crafts for kids you can make this year!

Simple Christmas Decorating

Simple.  It’s something I’m looking for lately.  When I started unpacking the Christmas boxes this year, half of the stuff didn’t even make it out of the box.   And I’m not one bit sad about it.  I need more “simple” in my life.  So that’s what I’ve got going on with my Christmas decor this year.  I’m teaming up with several other talented bloggers for a Very Merry Christmas home tour and you can see my simple plan in action!  Be sure to check out all the other homes at the end!  …

Stunning Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Stunning Christmas Wrapping Ideas

It’s about that time to bust out the paper, ribbons, scissors and tape and get busy wrapping all these amazing gifts.  And I’ll admit.  I’m traditionally a cheapo when it comes to wrapping.  I buy the clearance paper after Christmas is over and use it until it’s gone.  I swore I wouldn’t buy any new paper until I’d used up what I have and that day has finally come!!  So maybe I’ll up my game this year with these beautiful Christmas wrapping ideas! …