DIY Reclaimed Wood Hello Sign

DIY Reclaimed Wood "Hello" Sign

This house has a really cute front porch with a porch swing (always wanted one) so I’ve got a couple of ideas for some projects to make that area welcoming and cuter! One of those is this DIY Reclaimed Wood Hello Sign for the front door that I made in literally an hour or so. That qualifies it a Sweet & Simple Project. I know most people would do WELCOME but I thought HELLO would be different and cute. I got that big burlap wreath for $9 at Lowe’s after Christmas! I figure it would cost me way more to… [Read More]

10 Pretty Ways To Organize With Baskets

10 Pretty Ways To Organize With Baskets

The beginning of the year is a great time to get organized! And what better way to organize than with something simple, pretty, and inexpensive, like baskets? Some baskets may be pricey, but you can often find beautiful ones for cheap at thrift stores, or on clearance after holidays. Here are 10 pretty ways to organize your home with baskets! Organize Your Home With Baskets 1. Dish towel baskets Rather than piling your dish towels on your countertop, keep them contained and close by in a basket instead! –  via i Heart Organizing It’ll keep them organized, and will look pretty,… [Read More]

Ways You Can Use Leftover Orange Peels

13 Amazing ways you can use orange peels

Don’t throw those orange peels in the trash! I don’t know about you, but with navel oranges and clementines in season right now, I have some citrus peels available everyday!  I’d rather re-use items than throw them away if possible.  I already had two ways that I used orange peels in my home but since I have so many peels these days I thought I’d do some research and see what other ways you could use orange peels. Here are some great ideas! Recipes are linked as well as examples. Uses For Orange Peels 1. I’ve been making an orange… [Read More]

How To Make Homemade Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm

This cold winter air can really dry out your lips! I love using lip balm and discovered that making your own is really easy and such a money saver versus buying organic lip balm! This homemade lip balm is pretty good at sealing in the moisture and only needs 3 ingredients! You can purchase really inexpensive lip balm containers (links at the end of the post) or you can pour it into small (repurposed or new) glass jars or tins  instead. Below is a basic lip balm recipe but if you do a little reasearch you can find ways to customize… [Read More]

Great Storage Piece For A Narrow Space!

Ikea Hemnes shoe cabinet used as buffet

The breakfast room (which we use as the dining room) in this house that we’re renting is pretty small. Plus you need room to walk into the kitchen, living room and backyard. So I really don’t have much space to work with after you take into account the dining table and chairs that are in that space too! But I needed a small narrow cabinet to store things in. I looked everywhere and finally found what I needed at Ikea (of course).  We bought the Ikea Hemnes shoe cabinet about a month ago and it’s working so well in this… [Read More]

14 Easy DIY Valentine Decoration Ideas

14 easy DIY Valentine's Day Decorating ideas that anyone can make.

It seems like just yesterday was Christmas, and yet Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away! But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money making your house pretty for Valentine’s Day. Instead, try one of these 14 easy and inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration Ideas! These are such cute and creative ideas for homemade Valentine’s Day decorations! 14 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration Ideas 1. Valentine Heart Jars- Make an adorable container just using a mason jar and some chalk paint! Fill the jar with flowers or other Valentine’s decorations for a lovely… [Read More]

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