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DIY Projects

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…
Domesticity

DIY Scrubba Wash Bag {Video}

Looking for a way to do your laundry cheaply while on vacation or out in the backcountry?  Try this much less costly version of a Scrubba Wash Bag.  This was…
DIY Projects

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…
DIY Projects

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…
Domesticity

Pinterest Meets Real Life

A couple of years ago, I designed a solution to our front entrance clutter.  Our tiny hall closet is home to my husband's things, along with some of our footwear…
Home Daycare

DIY Cuts & Scrapes Travel Kit

You know it's bound to happen -- while you're exploring the caves, your daughter scrapes her knee on a rocky wall.  Or maybe you're at the park and your toddler…
DIY Projects

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…
DIY Projects

DIY Wax Melts

6 kids in diapers + 2 preteen boys + not being able to open the windows all winter = 1 STINKY house!  And that's not exactly what you want your…
DIY Projects

Family Key Tree Project

I found these decorative metal keys while at Micheal's one day, and snatched one of each of the 6 unique designs. I loved the intricate designs and knew I had…
DIY Projects

My First Keurig Hack

It's no secret that I LOVE my coffee.   And yes, I do have both a Tassimo and a Keurig (as well as a Hamilton Brew Station).  I got the Keurig…