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DIY Lego Roll Top Desk

My husband, Cam, is very good with construction and building things. His son takes after him and loves Legos. Cam wanted to make a DIY Lego desk or table for him for his birthday. He found a roll top desk for $20.00 on a local classified ad site. When Cam asked me what I thought

2017 Halloween Costume Reveal + 5 Fun Halloween Activity Spots for Kids in Utah & Salt Lake Counties

I wanted to share with you our 2017 Halloween Costume Reveal + 5 Fun Halloween Activity Spots for Kids in Utah and Salt Lake Counties Halloween was so fun this year. Kids this age (just about 3 and 5) are so so fun during holidays. They are old enough to realize that they are doing

10 Ways to Save Big on Halloween Costumes

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing my kids up and attending parties, carving pumpkins, and eating caramel apples. Although many costumes can be expensive, here are 10 ways to save big on Halloween costumes. 1- Borrow costumes from a friend.  Ask friends if they have any old costumes that they’d be willing to

How to Upgrade Your Dishwasher to Stainless Steel for Around $100.00

I was upgrading my friend’s home and he loved the dishwasher he currently had—the only problem was it was out of date/black. All of his other appliances were stainless steel. We searched around and the equivalent dishwasher in stainless steel would have cost him over $450.00. I decided to see if we could change the

Flipping an Older Cabin into Your Luxury Vacation Home

We all dream of a luxurious vacation home where we can bring our family and friends to make memories for years to come. Unfortunately, luxury homes come at a premium that most of us are not able to afford. But you don’t have to give up your dreams of owning a fantastic vacation home. Consider

4th of July Wreath

4th of July is such a fun holiday! I love celebrating the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. I like to see the red, white, and blue colors, enjoy summer temperatures, and celebrate at BBQ’s with fireworks. My friend gave me the idea of this cute and super-easy 4th of July

7 Extremely Effective Ways to Save Money Booking a Disney Cruise

Today, I welcome my friend and Disney Travel Expert Danielle who shares 7 extremely effective ways to save money booking a Disney Cruise below.        The phrases “Disney Cruise” and “saving money” don’t typically go together! As a seasoned Disney cruiser (I’ve done 7) and as a busy, active travel agent I have

DIY Coffee Filter Banner

Are you looking for an inexpensive, easy, and versatile banner for a birthday party, gathering, or celebration? This D.I.Y. coffee filter banner is a great option! It can be customized in length, size, colors, and can be made for just a few dollars. My super creative friend Kim made these adorable DIY Coffee Filter Banners

How to Organize a Garage + Cricut Giveaway

I’ve done my best to keep my garage organized, but with very little storage, it has been difficult. I’d often not know where to put something in the garage and instead just find a place for it in my house. As a result, my home was more cluttered than I wanted it to be. I

How to Make Wood Storage Shelves

My garage had very little storage and as a result, organizing it was very difficult. I researched how to maximize the storage space in a garage and decided to put in wood storage shelves that custom fit storage bins I had. In my research, I found many use ceiling storage. I was not wanting to do a garage storage

29 Adorable Valentine’s Day Boxes

When I was in elementary school, one of my favorite things to do each year was to make and decorate Valentine’s Boxes. It was a lot of fun for my friends and me. As we got into the older grades (4th, 5th, and 6th), we had competitions and voted on who made the best boxes.

6 Winter Renovations That Can Be Completed On a Limited Budget

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kohler for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. For most, winter is cold! As temperatures drop, the temptation to just stay inside rises. Of course, staying inside all the time comes with its own problems, even if it is nice and warm. It’s part of

Eggnog Floats

  Eggnog is such a festive treat. During the holiday season, I love to eat eggnog flavored treats, drink it mixed with Sprite, and see it on the shelves in the grocery stores. Each year since my son’s birth, I have gotten a McDonald’s Eggnog Shake. It has become a tradition. This year they no longer have

Christmas Holly Berry Wreath

Winter is a wonderful time of year. I love to see all of the wreaths, lights, and holiday decor people have or make. Making Christmas Wreaths is something I really enjoy. Yet, because Christmas is such a busy and expensive time of year, I usually like to keep the wreaths I make simple, inexpensive, and

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