August 30, 2013

Easy Stenciled Memo Board

This summer, my two youngest boys decided that they no longer wanted to share a bedroom.  As I squelched my own disappointment at losing the extra room I had hoped to make into a craft room/home office, I realized that my youngest guy needed some wall art to make this room his own.  Enter this amazing box of Americana mixed media stencils and multi surface paints that I was so excited to receive.  I got busy making him a monogrammed message board...

August 26, 2013

DIY Autumn Centerpiece

My kids still have two weeks left of summer vacation, but I can't seem to get Fall off my mind.  Almost all of the things I have been pinning have been related to Fall.  One of my favorite Autumn decorations from last year was a centerpiece we made from some scrap wood.  I can't wait to take it out of storage in our basement, but I am forcing myself to wait a few more weeks... 

August 22, 2013

Pet Food Storage

pet food storage in an Ikea wicker hamper via

How do you store your pets food?  With 2 big Golden Retrievers that eat twice a day in our house, we needed a place to store their food that wasn't an eyesore, yet was convenient.  We previously kept their food in an old Rubbermaid bin in our basement, but we got tired of schlepping up and down to feed them.  I shouldn't say we, it's our middle guy, Kyle's, responsibility to feed the dogs and he does a great job.  Now, we keep a bin inside a hamper that we purchased at Ikea.  It sits right in our kitchen...

August 19, 2013

Our Faux Fireplace

Several years ago, I saw a picture of a faux fireplace on the internet and I just had to add one to our dining room.  I have always loved how a fireplace can warm up a dining room...