Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and it just happens to be one of my favorite holidays. Who doesn't love a reason to eat queso and drink tequila?! When I was in my early 20's I would always go out and make a night out of Cinco de Mayo. No matter what day of the week it was. But now that I'm a little bit older I look for ways that I can celebrate at home with friends.Read More
Today the guest room is finally getting a little love. After almost a year of just having a bed in this room I picked up some unfinished pine night stands. I left them assembled in the room for a few months knowing I wanted to do something fun with a pop of color and maybe a texture.Read More
The month of April is almost over but we still have a few days left to celebrate Earth Month. Let's just think about that for a second... Why don't we take time to appreciate and care for our Earth all year round. Today I am partnering up with Tom's of Maine to talk about the #LessWasteChallenge.Read More
The time has come! It's time to paint some cabinets. Today I am going to walk your through step by step how I painted my oak cabinets with DecoArt Satin Enamel paint. Now if you haven't been following along on my kitchen renovation make sure to to check out all the projects here. Including cleaning cabinets with TSP, removing backsplash, finishing the butcher block countertops, installing butcher block and installing a farmhouse sink.Read More
Everything but the kitchen sink.... or so it seemed. I am elbows deep in my kitchen renovation and all I've ever wanted is a farmhouse sink but I was truly finding it to be problematic. See most farmhouse sinks require a custom cabinet that was made for the an apron front sink. No matter the research I was doing or trying to figure out my cabinet situation I was just having no luck. Not to mention farmhouse sinks can run you upwards of $1,200. So to keep this kitchen on budget and to keep my plans of painting the oak cabinets I turned to trusty old Ikea.Read More
Today I am showing you guys how to build a farmhouse wood sign. With the farmhouse style blowing up over the last year I am seeing these signs everywhere from hobby lobby to etsy. They can be pricey but yet they are fairly simple to make. I am going to show you guys how to make them today and you can learn how to stencil them here.Read More
Some days you just feel like crafting and some days you just want it to feel like Spring. This is one of those days. Today I want to show you guys one of my first Cricut projects, "It's a beautiful day" Spring wreath sign. I was stuck at home during a snow day last week dreaming of Spring weather. Well I decided to make my own beautiful day.Read More
I just got my Cricut Explore Air 2 and I have been non-stop crafting since it has arrived. Of course I want to tell you all about the Cricut and also some tips I learned to help get you started.
What is a Cricut?
A Cricut is a machine that allows you to cut. Think of it as a printer but instead of ink it uses a fine blade to cut what would normally print. And it doesn't only cut you can also use a pen to write or the scorer tool to score.
Today let's talk how to install Ikea butcher block countertops. We are back at it here with the kitchen renovation and finally my ugly black formica countertops are sitting in a dump somewhere and no longer haunting me! So before we get started let's make sure you read up on how I finished these countertops with spar varnish to protect it from water, warping and stains.Read More
The kitchen renovation is in full swing here and today I am going to walk you guys through how to finish Ikea butcher block counter tops. Now what do I mean finish don't you just go to Ikea then install those counters? Well you could but chances are this time next year your counter tops would be full of stains and could have some water damage. To avoid this the best thing to do is to seal the counters with a spar varnish. In this case I used Helmsman to seal my Hammarp counters.Read More
Today marks the end of an almost three year party for Creative Spark. But all parties must end at some point right? We have loved every moment of hosting and getting to know bloggers from all around the world. You have all completely inspired us and helped spark creativity. As our blogs grow it becomes a bit of a balancing act and in order to keep creating great content that stand out in the clutter of the internet. I felt like I needed to give something up in order to focus on upcoming projects. I truly will miss hanging out with you guys each and every week but lets go out with a band with one final link up!
I am entering into my last couple of months of my twenties and I often find myself living for others in order to not feel guilty, instead of just living for me. While there is a very popular book out there called the Year of yes, which I have not read it, I am doing the exact opposite I am having a year of no.Read More
For the second time I am honored to be apart of the Bloggers Heart Habitat project. This December I was lucky enough to team up with a five other bloggers to decorate and style two rooms in a Habitat for Humanity house. Myself and Lauren from LaurenMcbride.com took on the master bedroom. So grab a cup of coffee and let us take you through this red and bold master bedroom reveal.Read More
This time last year I was getting ready to close on my house. I had the closing set for the 22nd and I moved in the day after Christmas. It was hard mentally to have had put up a Christmas tree only to take it down before Christmas had even happened. Your first year in a new place is always really exciting, because you get to figure out where everything should go. Finding the perfect spot for your tree, your stockings and your knick knacks.Read More
This past weekend I had my first holiday party in my first home and I went all out with decor while keeping my budget in mind. Today I am going to share how I dressed up the dessert table with DIY Hershey's Kisses Christmas Trees made with Hershey Kisses Kissmas Sweater Chocolates available exclusively at Walmart.Read More
Welcome to Week 132 of the Creative Spark Link Party! We know that you are constantly looking for inspiration and we wanted be able to provide a place for you to come for inspiration! So every Wednesday hop on over here to Creative Spark Wednesday where FOUR (eek!) blogs, Weekend Craft, My Paper Craze and Two Purple Couches, join together to feature projects, provide a place for bloggers to link up and a crafting/DIY hub of inspiration.Read More
Christmas is just merely days away! What are you bringing for your Christmas dinner? Don't stress, today I am showing you how to make a cake with 2 ingredients and also an easy white chocolate Christmas tree cake topper. Now I got this recipe from Dollar General and it's their Coca-Cola® Easy as Cake! Recipe.Read More
Guys I love buffalo check plaid. In fact I am even wearing my new buffalo check pajamas as I write this! This year I have definitely fell and fell hard for this trend so I want to share some of my favorite buffalo check plaid christmas projects, decor and ideas to inspire you.Read More
There is a local nursery that I love to visit and gather inspiration. While this place is way out of my budget I often find high end decor that I can recreate on my budget. Today I am walking you guys through how I made a DIY Snow Globe Terrarium. This cute apothecary can sit in any room of your house and keep a wintery scene safe behind glass.Read More