Functional Furniture from Sauder

Sometimes, when I don't want to do the things I have to do (like paying bills, updating my budget or work work), I rearrange furniture. Yes, I have a problem.I believe this started when I was about 12 years old. In my teeny tiny bedroom I had a twin bed and a chest of drawers. There weren't a lot of different ways I could arrange my room but you better believe every 4-5 months, my bed would be against a different wall. Now that I have my own house, I don't move much. Every now … [Read more...]

Figuring Out My Home Office

It's confession time again. You know, that time where I admit something kind of embarrassing and you either snicker behind my back or you nod your head because you know where I'm coming from. Today, I'm making a confession about my home office. On Friday, I will have lived in my house for 8 months. In that time frame I've hung two pictures on the walls (that was in the last month) and while I started working on my curtains in the dining room, they still do not exist. Even worse, my home … [Read more...]

Bedroom Makeover Using Girls Bedding & Wall Stickers

When we moved into our townhouse, we decided to put my daughter in the bedroom furthest away from the walls we shared with our neighbors. She was still waking up in the middle of the night screaming (we still blame night terrors) and we didn't want to subject them directly to that noise.  We thought we were doing the neighborly thing but quickly realized it wasn't the best choice. There were so many issues with the room we gave her.  There were four windows so the room was quite cold. … [Read more...]

Decorating With Vinyl Wall Stickers from My Wonderful Walls

One of the challenges of renting a home is that you're limited in what things you can do to personalize your space.  After being a homeowner for 12+ years, it's been hard for me to adapt to someone else's paint colors and window coverings. I've accepted that it's not a wise investment to to redecorate this house with things I can't take with me so instead of investing in gallons of paint and blinds that will only fit one of the 25 windows in this house, I'm decorating with vinyl wall stickers … [Read more...]

Celebrating Christmas With The First Ladies #NGFirstLadies

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I love decorating our home with fresh greenery and ornaments that we've collected over the years.  I enjoy watching my daughter's facial expressions as she vividly explains to me why she needs to have another play kitchen from Santa but most importantly, I love how people come together and how the spirit of giving can be felt wherever you go.  Its a time to reflect on the things for which we are fortunate to have. I don't have a bucket … [Read more...]

How To Keep Greenery Fresh During the Holidays

This weekend Christmas is going up at my house.  Yes, you heard me correctly, I am getting out the boxes of Christmas decorations and giving it to the madness! If you're one of those people who think touching, buying or even thinking about Christmas is sacrilegious, then stop reading now.  But, if you're like me and just want to have Christmas around for as long as possible, then keep reading because you're going to want to how to keep greenery fresh during the holidays so your fresh Christmas … [Read more...]

Repurposing Glass Bowls As Planters

Repurposing glass bowls as planters is an inexpensive and easy way to brighten up your home.  I've recently fell in love with terraniums.  Visually, I think they are more stunning than the typical pots I use around the house.  They also showcase the plants instead of competing with them.  And because I don't have the greenest thumb (it's brown on occasion) I like to think that when plants are group together in one pot, they give each other the will to live.  Or the suck the nutrients from one … [Read more...]

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Wreaths

I know, another holiday collection of wreaths from East9thStreet!  I can't help it.  I love them and how they dress up a door.  My only wish is that I had more time to actually make each one of them.  Here are just a few of my favorite DIY St Patrick's Day wreaths. Everyone who reads my blog knows I'm a sucker for a burlap wreath.  This wreath is a little bit different than others I've posted.  What do you think? Source: via Sarah on Pinterest This curly … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Wreaths

You know how much I *heart* wreaths.  Wreaths just aren't for Halloween and Christmas, you can make them for any holiday or season.  Here are a few of my favorite wreaths for Valentine's Day. I think everyone should have a couple of burlap wreaths... Source: via Sarah on Pinterest This wreath is made out of felt. How to make the cute kid holding it is not included in the instructions. :) Source: via Sarah on Pinterest All that ribbon you scored on the … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Wreaths

The other night we had our first snow!  Watching my daughter play in the snow as it was coming down really put me in the Christmas mood.  Instead of the same old wreath we've had for years, I've been on the hunt for something new.  Check out these great DIY Christmas wreaths I found on Pinterest.   … [Read more...]