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How to Reuse Christmas Decorations

Now that we have finally wrapped up from the holiday season, we have officially transitioned our home decor from the holiday explosion that it was, to a serene winter escape. But, not only is it incredibly time consuming to redecorate your home every season, but it also can become financially straining over the years. In such a modern and fast-paced society, it can feel as if we need to keep up with the rest of the world on essentially everything, even our home decor. Unfortunately, many of us may not have the money to drop on brand new decor each time the season changes, especially after the Christmas season. Instead, many people have been adopting a “Do it Yourself” attitude, and finding small hacks to save money and make use of what they already have lying around the house. So, as we make our way into the new year, hold…

Must Try DIY Journals for Pregnancy and Postpartum 

Filling the gaps in my mindset, confidence and defined will to achieve my goals as a pregnant mom and breastfeeding mom can be very rewarding. One of my favorite ways to accomplish this is by creating some unique and fun daily journals for both pregnancy and the postpartum journey. Each person’s journey is quite unique and every pregnancy for that matter can be completely different from the last. In my experience, all three of my pregnancies were completely different and yet, notably memorable. Keeping a journal of my discoveries of my own personal habits, food preferences, aches and pains, new developments in the baby as it grew inside my womb, and other interesting facts helped make my pregnancy and postpartum journals a true treasure by the time I was through.  Design  Designing my personal DIY journal for pregnancy and postpartum has been loads of fun and extremely self-satisfying. First I…

12 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decor Tutorials

I love attempting to make my own gifts and decor. Even if it doesn’t turn out, I have a sense of accomplishment knowing I made it myself. I also love the process of creating something, so here I have some totally gorgeous DIY Christmas decor tutorials to really make your home magical this year! If you love DIY, you will also love my post, The 10 Prettiest DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY.  That one is huge on Pinterest now, so make sure to save it for later!  DIY: MINI CHRISTMAS TREE TOPIARIES by Joanna Gaines DIY PAPER BALL ORNAMENTS by Nalle’s House DIY SEQUIN PILLOW by The Proper Blog GLAM HOLIDAY BAR CART by Bliss At Home DIY CLOCK ADVENT CALENDAR by Thrifty and Chic DIY ADVENT COUNTDOWN by Sisters Suitcase Blog DIY CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATIONS CENTERPIECE by A Piece of Rainbow SHARPIE & DROP CLOTH…

The Top, Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decor Ideas on Pinterest

I enjoying buying and making my christmas decor. I do a lot of shopping at the dollar store, get some staples and Walmart and Michaels, then have fun making little things to spice up the house. With Thanksgiving break this week, I love to use the extra time with the boys to make things together. Of course their idea of craft-time lasts about 5 minutes, but sometimes I can get them to sit for an activity for longer than 20 minutes. In my search for DIY holiday decor, I found some AMAZING tutorials on Pinterest. I thought I would compile all the best tutorials I’ve found on Pinterest! The Best DIY Christmas Decor on Pinterest:  DIY Snowy Frosted Candles: I saved the video here because I thought it was so simple and easy to watch and do! DIY Christmas Centerpiece by a Piece of Rainbow: Winter Pom Pom Wreath by…

7 Tips To Have A Fixer Upper Holiday from Joanna Gaines

Well Joanna of HGTV’s Fixer Upper is really somebody I look up to. She is insanely creative, completely humble, and totally successful. In my attempt to be a better creative, I’ve put together a tutorial to decorate your home with all the Fixer Upper feels. Let’s let the obsession roll, and I hope this helps you achieve your inner Joanna dreams. This post contains affiliate links.  First Tip: Create A Focal Point HGTV writes about how one of Joanna’s favorite tips is to create a focal point. When talking about the holidays, this usually means the mantle or where the Christmas tree is. Then, you can decorate around the focal point to tie the rest of the home together. Take a look at this set up Joanna did for the Magnolia House B&B: photography by Rachel Whyte What I love about this area is the simplicity in colors. The tree…

Beautiful + Simple Herb Holiday Wreath

I’ve been so excited to decorate this year for the holidays, but you know what?? I can’t decide on an aesthetic!! I’m struggling to take a direction on whether I do a modern, minimal look, classic Christmas or soft and elegant. I was itching to do at least something, so I made these super simple wreaths. They are part natural and part artificial. I used natural rosemary as the main greenery, so they smell amazing and faux berries and flowers. Here’s what you need: Macrame/Hoop Rings: I grabbed mine at Walmart, which were the wooden for the more bohemian/natural look, and Amazon has the pretty metal ones.  Get the wooden ones on Amazon too. If you want to use the traditional wreath wires, the dollar store has them! Floral Tape: I actually grabbed mine at the dollar store, and it was not that sticky, so this one is probably way…

13 Adorable + Easy Halloween Crafts For Toddlers

These are 13 adorable and easy halloween crafts you can make with your toddlers. They are super cute, and not too spooky, so even little ones can enjoy them! My favorite are the pumpkin dioramas. I think they spur the imagination like a story, only better! I hope to make a few of them this year, and create a story behind them for my boys! Mummy Mason Jar Luminaries by A Little Claireification Stand Alone Ghosts by Modern Parents Messy Kids Pet Ghost in a Jar by Penny Wise Blog Spooky Pillow tutorial at Joanne Fabrics Mini Mummy Pinata by DIY Candy Halloween Handsoap and Sanitizer by Little Bins for Little Hands Eat Drink and Be Scary Sign by Home Heart Craft Halloween Glitter Slime Monsters by The 36th Avenue Toilet Roll Cats by Family Maven Pumpkin Dioramas by The Paper Mama DIY Pumpkin Diaoramas by A Pumpkin and A…

12 Beautiful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Are Actually Useful

Mother’s Day is almost here, and there is such a joy in making your mother a gift. Here are some upgraded, beautiful DIY gift ideas you can make for your mother this year, and years to come! These ideas don’t look DIY at all, your mother will actually be able to use them, and they are full of flowers and bright colors to really make her feel special! From Dear Paradise. Check out the tutorial! What a beautiful clutch anyone can make! Find the tutorial at The Polka Dot Chair This is one of my favorite ideas! Find the tutorial at LulusSarah Hearts created this beautiful, personalized planter tutorial I am obsessed with. A Beautiful Mess is ultimately one of my favorite DIY sites. They create simple, elegant projects I can’t wait to re-create! Find the tutorial for these marbled jewelry holders on their site, and you will find…

18 Beautiful Ways To Organize The Messiest Spaces

Kitchen: Pan Organizers Pantry: Free Printable Labels! Dollar Store Pantry Kitchen Peg Board: Inspired By Charm Charger Station: Mail Center: Industry Standard Design Command Center: Landeeseelandeedo Laundry Room: Lilluna Bathroom: BHG Linen Closet: Simply Organized Key Organizer: A Beautiful Mess Office: Best Friends For Frosting Craft Room: DecoraTop Laundry Room: Kids Closet: Project Nursery Kids Closet: My Baby Doo Play Room: Project Nursery Play Room: Blesser House

14 Jaw-Dropping, Elegant DIY Christmas Wreaths that Look Totally Expensive

Anyone else get the Christmas decorating bug once Halloween passes? I do! I get so excited to decorate and create a magical space for my kids! What I don’t like is all the expensive decorations. I’m a frugal mama, and especially in this season, where we’ve moved across country, and we are saving as much as possible for future remodels. So, off to explore the DIY options for wreaths this year. Here’s what I found! Style Me Pretty has this Gorgeous tutorial that is simple for any front door! This gorgeous piece is from Shades of Blue Interior. You HAVE to check out her post for more table scape inspo and Holiday decor ideas! This one is from Remodelaholic and you can make it in an hour according to her tutorial! This is a less-traditional, yet gorgeous idea from Six Sisters Stuff A fabulous and unique tutorial for this wreath is…