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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.

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

DIY Mistletoe Wreath

This is such a fun, easy, and inexpensive wreath to make. I love the tradition of kissing under the Mistletoe. When I went to make this wreath, I was curious about where this tradition came from. I did a little ‘google research’ and found that Mistletoe has been around for ages. According to Wikipedia, Mistletoe is

How to Make a Table Taller

I have a small table that I bought 5 years ago on the local classifieds for about $25.00. It has been in my living room until a recent remodel, when I moved it into the kitchen/dining area. Even though it is a bit small, it fits my little family (single mom of two toddlers) perfectly. And because

How to Easily Up-Cycle an Old Trunk

Old trunks and vintage suitcases are favorites of mine. My grandma used to keep blankets and toys in vintage trunks for us.  They are so lovely and I can say even slightly nostalgic. I found this trunk at a garage sale ($20.00) but it needed some jazzing up. Unfortunately I don’t have the ‘before photo’,

DIY Fabric Wall Art

Last fall I was redecorating my guest bedroom downstairs. I needed inexpensive wall art and saw a fabric project on an online decor website. I decided to try it out. It is about as simple and inexpensive as ‘DIY’ gets. For the materials, I found 6 matching frames at a garage sale for $5.00 total.  I found a bunch of fabric remnants, yards,

DIY Memory Foam Side Table Toppers

I found these darling side tables at Deseret Industries for $15.00 each. They sold them to me as a set for $25.00. I went to JoAnn’s and bought 4″ memory foam to top them. I made sure to use a coupon because memory foam is pricey. Then I went to Home Depot and picked up

15 Inexpensive Yet Quality Home Decor Projects…Part 2

Decorating doesn’t have to be super expensive. Using principals of thrift, creativity, and do-it-yourself resourcefulness, you can have quality AND affordable home decor! Below you will find 15 inexpensive home decor projects I really like… Popsicle Stick Hexagon Shelf – Add some mid-century charm to your gallery wall with this DIY wall art idea. All you need

Babies Don’t Keep Cross Stitch

When my mom was pregnant with me, she read the poem/song called, “Song For a Fifth Child” and was very touched by it. She made a cross stitch of the last verse now known as “Babies Don’t Keep,” while pregnant with her fifth child (my little sister). She framed and hung it in our house near

Bubblegum’s First Birthday Party

My daughter Aurora is nicknamed Bubblegum (just for now, because she is so squishy and bubbly). She is so happy, sweet, kind, and a total momma’s girl. She loves her older brother and playing with his toys. She just turned one and I wanted to share her birthday party here on my blog. We held

Quick, Inexpensive, and Easy Neighbor Christmas Gifts for 64

A few years ago I wrote a post: 27 neighbor gifts in 27 minutes-found here. It has been very popular. I think it has been such a hit because it is a neighbor gift idea that is easy, inexpensive, and fast. Well, we have now lived in our house for a few more years and

D.I.Y. Christmas Mason Jar Craft

I love Christmas time and the holiday season! Decorating and making homemade crafts is one of my favorite things to do. Which is why I love these mason jars! They are easy to make, fairly quick, and completely customizable. You can choose the colors and the ‘window’ designs to match your home/existing decor and then fill them with

Christmas Present Wood Craft

Recently, I made these D.I.Y. Wood Christmas Presents. They are very simple and inexpensive. Further they are durable and will hold up for years—even with little kids in the house. Standing alone they look great. I also really like the wood Christmas presents displayed next to my Santa. Instructions #1- Get a 4×4 that is

How to Make a Dollar Store Christmas Wreath

My friend wanted to make a Christmas Wreath. She asked me how to make one inexpensively—if at all possible. I told her to come on over. In just a few hours, we went shopping at the dollar store, set out the supplies, and made a wreath! Although I already had the wreath base that I bought

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