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  • Lucky Bridesmaids

    Lucky Bridesmaids

    Remember when I got engaged a few weeks back? Well, my future groom was super creative and incorporated bagpipes into his unforgettable proposal. He clearly knows me too well and knows my love for all things Irish, including him of course. It only seemed fitting to follow Matt’s creative lead & keep the Irish engagement

  • Chalkboard Basket

    Chalkboard Basket

    Organizing is one thing, but staying organized is quite another. I’ve found out through the years that I tend to stay far more organized when I have a stylish organizing system. If this tendency doesn’t make sense to you, I understand. It’s bazaar, it’s illogical, but it’s what works for me. With that being said,

  • Media Console Makeover (Part 2 of 2)

    Media Console Makeover (Part 2 of 2)

    On Tuesday, I left you with a sanded, primed, painted, and protected new media console. But today really is the best part…the accessorizing! Because we all know that accessories are usually the most fun part of any ensemble. To make room for our new piece of furniture, Finn and I had to move out our

  • A Wreath for St. Patrick’s Day

    A Wreath for St. Patrick’s Day

    Plain and Simple: I love wreaths but don’t always love the price tag that comes along with them. Even when you’re DIYing one… they can be expensive. Not okay on a rookie salary, especially when you want to change them with the calendar. That’s when I decided to try and make a wreath using materials I

  • Love turned Irish

    Love turned Irish

    It’s your LUCKY day! If you didn’t catch my wood block tutorial over Valentine’s Day, here’s another chance to jump on board and create your own holiday blocks in honor of all things Irish! Click here for a tutorial on how to make these row o’ blocks just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Remember

  • How to Turn a Shutter into a Memo Board

    Like many blog readers, we are big fans of Young House Love and Bower Power Blog. These women gave us the courage and inspiration to start our own blog…so they’re of course considered “Hall of Famers” in our book! Anyways, these lovely ladies have a Pinterest Challenge going on and we decided this was a

  • Wall of Love

    With Valentine’s Day only a few days away, I thought I might do something a bit romantic in our little love nest. Our master bedroom has a nook with nothing on the wall, and I figured it would be the perfect spot to display some sentimental and personal “art.” Here’s what I’m affectionately calling our

  • Wood Block Art You’ll L.O.V.E

    Wood Block Art You’ll L.O.V.E

    Inspired by this tutorial, I was ready to tackle my own wood block art! Here’s a step-by-step plan on how you can create double the blocks for half the price without any tools. To start this project, I ventured to Home Depot to find some wood blocks. I can handle paper crafts, spray painting, staining and

  • Paint Swatch Garland

    Here’s a short, sweet and super cheap way to add a hint of V-day into your love shack. Collect Paint Swatches. Use these swatches to cut as many hearts (any & all sizes) as you can. I drew different sized hearts onto the first swatch and used that one as my template for the rest. To

  • How to Make your Own Burlap Bubble Wreath

    How to Make your Own Burlap Bubble Wreath

    I find that many new DIY recruits don’t exactly know where to start when it comes to kicking off their DIY career. If this is you, I recommend starting with a DIY wreath. Wreaths aren’t too hard, they don’t demand a ton of supplies, they have loads of potential, once you get the hang of them you can create one

  • How to Organize Measuring Cups and Spoons

    How to Organize Measuring Cups and Spoons

    I hate losing measuring cups and spoons into a big drawer of other utensils. Here’s a simple way to keep them all at hand…

  • Playing School

    Raise your hand if you “played school” growing up. Trust me… no one’s judging. While some young girls played Barbies or dolls, my sisters and I were busy “playing school” in our basement. Thanks to our fabulous mother, our basement “classroom” was complete with educational posters, office supplies galore, official grade books, and even activity books