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We started a new tradition this Christmas thanks to Cricut! I have always wanted to do a DIY Advent Calendar with my family, so this year, I was determined to start this beloved tradition with my family. I love Advent Calendars because you can do them so many different ways. We all did a little research on what kind of calendar we wanted to do and came up with a bag calendar. I decided this was the perfect opportunity to use my new Cricut Explore Air 2 sold exclusively at JOANN. I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box and see all of the amazing things this machine could do!
Hello sweet friends and welcome to our Have Yourself A Merry Little DIY Blog Hop. I am joining 11 other talented bloggers (listed at the bottom) for a 2 part blog hop. I am so excited to welcome all of you coming from Crisp Collective. Isn’t Bethany’s DIY Christmas printables the cutest! She did such a beautiful job displaying them in her home! So, I hope you are ready to sit down with your favorite cozy blanket and get ready for some fun Christmas DIY’s that anyone can do. Christmas is the perfect time for a fun DIY. Whether you are making a gift for someone or something for yourself, it just feels great to say you did that. My daughter even helped me with my DIY wood slice fireplace cover, and she is so proud to say she helped me make something that we are going to use during Christmas and all thoughout the year.
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It’s my favorite time of year and every fall I always look forward to decorating my mantel. It is the heart of my living room and the focal point of my downstairs living area, so I always center my fall decor around the mantel. That’s why I am so excited to be teaming up with JOANN this fall season to decorate my fireplace and get my mantel ready for fall. This year, my inspiration was neutrals mixed with natural wood tones. Luckily, JOANN had the most beautiful collection of seasonal home decor that worked perfectly for my space!
Hey friends! I hope you all are having a great start to your week! I don’t know about you, but it’s been crazy town over here the last couple of weeks with school starting back and if that wasn’t crazy enough, I thought it would be “fun” to get my house painted right square dab in the middle of the first week of school. Oh, and did I mention my husband was out of town on a business trip during the whole thing? Not sure what I was thinking, but it is finished and I am in LOVE. If you follow me on Instagram , you have seen the progress in my Instastories. I chose to go with Alabaster White by SW, and I am so in love with the change. It just feels so much brighter around here. I also have been making some other changes with my color scheme and made a big decision to sell my entryway table . I loved it, but all good things much come to an end. I think adding some new decor and colors for fall is just what I need.
Guys, this past week I pulled off the best surprise for my husband! Honestly, it just about killed me, but it was worth all of the sweat and HARD work. If anyone is worth working this hard for, it’s him. So, let’s start with why I chose to do this. When we moved into our home 5 years ago, we really never focused on the garage. All of the random things that didn’t find a place in our house ended up in the garage. I also didn’t help matters much with having a booth and decorating business. Everything from that also landed in there. My husband loves working out and playing basketball and really just being outside. The space that should be his was SO unenjoyable. I thought it would be fun to change that. I decided to clean and organize the garage while he was away on a short business trip and surprise him with a space to call his own. He works so hard for our family and never asks for anything. Yes, it was a huge job but the kids, my parents, and I got to work and completely transformed this space for him, and I love how it turned out.
So, exciting news…..I finally finished my giant DIY clock!! If you watch my stories on Instagram , I’ve been sharing the process with you guys, and I’ve had so much fun doing it. It was actually super easy to make if you have all the right tools. I did not make mine a working clock but rather for decor purposes only. I have been on the lookout for a large antique clock after I spotted this one in Joanna Gaine’s living room a couple years back. See, isn’t it amazing?! I figured I would probably have no such luck finding a gorgeous antique clock like that, so I set my sights on making one. I lucked up and found this huge wood piece (no clue what it actually is) at the Country Living Fair here in Nashville. My final result is not nearly as gorgeous as Joanna’s, but I do love how it turned out. So, let me show you how simple this project really was to make.
My baby boy finally has a room….9 months later! I’m soooo excited to finally get to share this reveal with you guys. It’s been a hard but super fun project to work on. We desperately needed a room for our precious surprise baby that we had last July. Our home is a three bedroom house and my older children, ages 11 and 7, weren’t exactly excited about sharing a room with a newborn. So, he stayed in our room until we could come up with a solution. We thought about adding a room on, but in the end, finally decided that turning our walk-in attic into a nursery was our best solution. Although it did mean losing our storage, I could totally deal with that in order for our baby to have his very own space.
Good morning! How did Monday get here so fast? Well, the good news is that I have a fun and budget friendly DIY for you to take those Monday blues away. I’m excited to share with you guys a fun alternative to a regular ole’ light fixture. The idea of this light came to me when we were fixing up our master bathroom . I searched high and low for a farmhouse light to put above our sinks and couldn’t find the right one. For some reason, I just kept imagining that a Mason Jar light would be fun and kinda cool for that space. I love decorating with Mason Jars because they are so versatile, so cheap, and just so darn cute. Since I couldn’t find a light, I decided to give it a try having no clue what I was doing and make one. It was surprisingly super simple to make and the end result was exactly what I was looking for.
Guys, my husband gave me the best Christmas present!! SHIPLAP…oh, finally!! It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Well, it’s actually a faux shiplap wall, but it looks just as great and for way cheaper. I admit, I’ve been a total nag about it. He finally realized I wasn’t giving up and bought everything he was going to need this year on black Friday. He’s my favorite! I knew I wanted it in my home in a few places, and I thought the best place to start was in a hallway that connects our living room to our kitchen. We decided to go with a planked wall instead of real shiplap. Here are a few reasons why we went with planked vs. shiplap.