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DIY Projects

DIY Projects

Ikea Desk Makeover

My desk needed tidying up in a big way. So, on a trip to Ikea, I picked up 2 Sunnerstra rails, 5 hanging containers, and two packages of plastic hooks.…
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*DIY Hack* Custom S-Note Covers!

In this video, I'll show you how to download and use custom covers for your S-Note notebooks. I'll also show you a great way to turn your tablet into the…
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DIY Charging Station!

I thought I'd share some of the DIYs I've created around our house, and then show you how I hacked together a much better charging station solution than what we…
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{Video} Grocery Store Photo Book!

Yes, that's right - I ordered a photobook through the grocery store!  I wanted to make up a quicker, easier version of a scrapbook as a way of remembering my…
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Small Space Coffee Station

My kitchen is on the smaller side.  It suits our needs perfectly, but we do tend to run out of counter space.  I found this great coffee supply organizer online,…
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DIY Pallet Growth Chart

For many years now, we've kept a record of our kids' heights on the door frame leading into our kitchen.  It's quite handy and we get to see it every…
Christmas

DIY Painted Mason Jars

I was privy to a conversation the other day about how stressful hosting your family for Christmas can be.  And it really can be. But when Pinterest was born, planning…
Christmas

DIY Dried Fruit Christmas Centerpiece

Dried fruit decorations at Christmas create a rustic, homey atmosphere, and what more could you want during the season of giving and spending time with family! Dried fruit is easy…
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DIY Photo Display

Look up on the top of my fridge, and you'll find hundreds of photos, printed, and still in the envelopes they came in.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the only…
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Mason Jar Brownies

My husband has a significant birthday happening this month.  I won't give it away, but it's a pretty good one. We're headed out on a picnic for his birthday dinner. …
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DIY Vintage Wooden Crate

Those ugly stacks of bottled water in the kitchen were driving me nuts, and I needed a solution fast.  So off to Michael's I went! I found these two wooden…
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