Forcing Fall

festive fall wreath

According to the calendar summer is over and fall is upon us. Although Texas has cooled down a bit (thank goodness), it's still summer here. It's hot, everyone is in shorts and flip-flops, and I haven't seen a single colorful leaf or consumed anything pumpkin flavored. We even went to the beach this weekend. And while enjoy living in a state with … [Read more...]



Sewing a Euro Sham Pillow with Flanges

How to sew a euro sham pillow

 Today I have a simple tutorial to share... A couple of weeks ago I showed you the new bedding for my southwestern guest room, and today I'm going to show you how to make the euro sham pillows. (Those are the big orange ones in the back BTW, I know different people call them different things.) Euro shams are generally large square pillows, … [Read more...]



Nursery Sign Semi Success

stenciled monogram

So the saga of the nursery sign for my nephew continues.  Two weeks ago I posted about my first attempt at a name sign for baby Chandler, and I ended up with a sign that was wasn't bad, but also wasn't my favorite. And then there was the fact that I couldn't bring myself to give it to my SIL because it was over eight feet long and completely … [Read more...]



Nursery Sign Semi Fail

huge name sign

I mentioned in a previous post that my sister-in-law recently had a baby, little Chandler. Less than two years ago his older sister was born, and I made her this name sign out of an old section of fence and lots and lots of buttons. (tutorial here) I can't very well make Mallory a sign and not Chandler, so I did a little brainstorming … [Read more...]



Rustic Glam Foyer Light

rustic glam light

A couple of weeks ago Adam and I made this light fixture for our front porch... We actually made two that day, the second was left plain (no frosted glass or metal) and was for the entryway. I wanted the two fixtures to be the same, but different. Like fraternal light fixture twins. I was hoping that my second born light would be a little less … [Read more...]



DIY Mixed Material Light Fixture

DIY porch light

This post brought to you by Elmer’s ProBond Advanced. All opinions are 100% mine.. Happy second day of Spring! That might not mean a lot to me here in South Texas (where it's basically sunny all the time), but for all you northerners...this is big stuff. I lived in Northern New York for nearly six years, and that day that you can dash from your hou … [Read more...]



How to Make Book Slings

fabric book storage

 If this sounds oddly familiar to you, it's because I've already done (and blogged about) this project. I made my first set of book slings a few years ago while pregnant with boy #2, but I'm going to throw it out there again since 98% of my current readers probably haven't seen that post. Plus these slings have been really great... I mean, we're r … [Read more...]



DIY Ironing Board Holder

DIY wall mount ironing board hanger

For years now I've kept our ironing board in the tiny hall closet, wedged between the door and the shelves.  As soon as you would open the door the ironing board would hurl itself at you, eager to be needed. Fortunately for me and unfortunately for the ironing board I usually just caught it, got what I needed, and stuffed it back in. Now that the … [Read more...]



Crazy Easy DIY Art

Crazy easy art

I'm finally getting around to posting about some of the DIY art that adorns my new industrial bathroom shelves. Sorry to leave y'all hanging! We had a family wedding this weekend (yay for awesome new sister-in-laws!) and I've been up to my eyeballs in trim for weeks. I'm just caulking and painting so it's not even blog post worthy, but it is … [Read more...]



Snowflakes in a Frame

metallic snowflake decor

Today I'm sharing with y'all my third and final Christmas craft. This one is a little more difficult than the other two, but still super doable. You should probably read the tutorial though, instead of just scrolling through the pics and taking off on your own. Yeah, I'm onto you. Yesterday's idea was for all those old frames that are missing … [Read more...]



Empty Frame Christmas Ornament Art….or something like that

Empty frame Christmas decor

Alright, today we have Christmas craft number two! I really enjoyed spending time with my glue gun for craft number one, so we (that would be me and the glue gun) decided to keep a good thing going and we made these things (I honestly have no idea what to call them)... I started out by collecting some old frames that didn't have any glass in … [Read more...]



Jingle Bell Wreath

Jingle bell wreath tutorial

Well, nine days till Christmas! Are y'all ready? I'm just now decorating...we got our tree up this weekend and I completed a few Christmas crafts to share with y'all throughout the week. Then this weekend I'll have my Christmas house tour - Domestic Imperfection style. Let's kick this week off with Christmas craft number one, a classic jingle bell … [Read more...]



Pac-Man Family – Easy Costume Idea (for next year)

easy pac man family costume

Pac-Man and our family have a long history together. To be more specific, Ms. Pac-Man and Adam have a deep and meaningful relationship that developed long before our own (and that's saying something, cause I nabbed him young). It's an ongoing love affair. When Adam and I stared dating in high school I had heard of and played Pac-Man, but really, … [Read more...]



Bright & Rustic Button Sign

Rustic baby name sign made of buttons...love this!

Last year I made something that I never blogged about. Saying I 'made something' is a really bad description though, what I mean is that I made something that is pretty stinking awesome and one of my favorite projects ever. And then I gave it away before taking pictures of it. Like a giant dork. So what is it? It's a huge button monogram for my … [Read more...]



Carving Pumpkins with a Drill

Carve a pumpkin with a drill

I haven't carved pumpkins in a really long time. Why? Well, because this is how pumpkin carving seems to go... First you cut open the pumpkin and clean out all the guts. Lets face it...no one really likes this task. It's kinda nasty. Then you carve it up, put it out on your front porch, throw a candle in, and enjoy knowing it's out there for a few … [Read more...]



Make Your Own Birdbath

Make your own bird bath

This project is an easy one, though it still started off as a DIY fail. So the first part of this post will be the perfect sparkling tutorial on how to make your own birdbath...then I'll let you know what NOT to do. I made my birdbath out of a terracotta pot, saucer, and an old brass lamp...but you can really use anything. Go crazy. The motto … [Read more...]



Poured Paint Pots (and Win a $250 Home Depot Gift Card!)

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Today I have a super easy project for y'all....so easy, in fact, that you should round-up your kids and have them help you. They will love it. Not that I let mine help... I waited till they were napping to do this, haha. I'm not crazy after all.  Also, I am giving away a $250 Home Depot gift card! If any of you are at Home Depot half as much as I … [Read more...]



Adding Length to a Shower Curtain

Make a floor length shower curtain

It all started when I feel in love with the  Mosaic Shower Curtain from World Market. I already had a perfectly good shower curtain  from Target, but it was kiddie themed..and as much as I try I just don't like kid stuff. So I ditched it. This one is beautiful (although it - and the entire bathroom - photograph terribly) but it has the same prob … [Read more...]



Yardstick Framed Kid Art

Childrens artwork framed in yardsticks

Happy Friday! I had fully intended to post three easy projects this week, but then Friday was here and I hadn't blogged about anything. Ahh, life. It happens. So I'm in the process of decorating my new kitchen shelving and have been doing lots of small projects for them.  This particular project started when I was cleaning out my craft cl … [Read more...]



Custom Name Growth Charts

Custom Name Growth Charts

I'm back, and I actually finished a project! Did you think I was going to leave you hanging till after Christmas? I thought about it... December has been a hard month so far, it feels like one or both of the kids has been sick the whole month. Just this morning Elijah threw up twice..once in my bed and once all over my lap/the couch. It's just a b … [Read more...]