Before & After – Painted Kitchen Cabinets

I recently painted the kitchen cabinets for my sister Holly and her husband Craig, and I can’t wait to show you how they came out! Since I have previously given a tutorial on how I paint cabinets (and I used the same method), I can just go ahead and show you the before and after pictures! First let me start off by saying that I

Olivia The Pig Themed First Birthday Party!

You guys are not going to want to miss this one!  I recently attended a first birthday party for an adorable little girl named, you guessed it…Olivia!  My friend Lauren and her husband Gianni put together a playful party based on the Olivia The Pig children’s books!  This party was filled with tons of diy decor including but not limited to a lemonade stand, a “pig

Mother’s Day – Ideas and Free Printables

If you are anything like me there is a good chance that you are still trying to figure out what to do for Mother’s Day!  For this very reason I have gathered a few of my favorite ideas and printables from all over to help! Brunch is always a big hit on Mother’s Day, and who doesn’t love brunch?  Check out this amazing and colorful brunch

New To The Shop – Wedding Signs!

Hello friends! I have been busy lately doing one of my favorite things…painting!  For the past few weeks I have been painting and creating items for a new section in my Etsy shop – Wedding Signs & Decor! I must confess, since getting married I have missed all of the fun DIY stuff that can come along with planning a wedding!  That is…until now!  I

Feature Friday – Holly’s Ottoman Makeover

My sister Holly recently bought a beautiful house with her husband, which means they also have to fill and decorate this beautiful house…and that means projects!  Lots and lots of projects!  Luckily for me my sister is very crafty and loves to redo furniture and also allows me share these projects with you! Holly picked up this old wooden ottoman for a few bucks while we

A Closet Makeover!

I used to run into the same issue every time I would get ready to go anywhere: the dreaded “I have no clothes!” feeling followed by the whiny proclamation.  Of course this statement would be made while staring at tons of clothes in my closet.  However the real problem was…I just couldn’t easily find my clothes!  If I couldn’t see them plain as day in front of my face it

A Family Room Makeover – With a DIY Coffee Table & Gallery Wall

As promised in last week’s post on the Fireplace Update, I am now revealing the full family room makeover complete with a DIY coffee table and a gallery wall!  I worked on updating the family room in my parent’s home last year, and am finally sharing it with you now that it is officially Spring!  Caught in the midst of planning a wedding last year I never

A Fireplace Update – Whitewashing the Brick, Painting the Brass & Creating a Faux Mantel

Today I will show you how we updated an extremely outdated fireplace by whitewashing the brick, painting the brass and making a faux mantel!  This is actually a small part of an entire room makeover I did last year and had yet to share (I’m a blogging slacker I know)!  To start, the den/family room of my parent’s house had been suffering for some time from

Simple Ideas for St. Patty’s Day

With St. Patrick’s day just around the corner I thought I would round-up a few of my favorite ideas from some crafty and talented bloggers! The best part is that all of the decor, gift and recipe ideas are pretty simple!  With just a few touches of green here and there, a framed printable and a fun looking dessert you can easily celebrate this holiday

Kitchen Improvement – Removing Cabinet Doors

As a renter, our kitchen is one of the most frustrating areas.  The kitchen in our current apartment is long and narrow with standard wooden cabinet doors, not exactly the light and airy space with open shelving that I dream of!  Unfortunately for renters there isn’t many options for making over a boring kitchen space.  It is not like I can paint the kitchen cabinets…therefore I