Turn a Spare Room into an Organized Closet

One great thing about this home is that it has plenty of rooms. One thing is does not: closet space!  The upstairs has a bit of an awkward layout too, which I’m guessing is due to the time it was divided into several apartments.  You have to walk through the master bedroom to get into my craft room (a former […]

New Year, New You: 7 Tips for Making Time to Run

I saw this quote on a sign the other day: “Someone busier than you is running right now”.  Everyone is busy.  Everyone has days when they legitimately can’t squeeze in a work out.  But there are ways to make time.  It just has to be high on your priority list.  I talked a bit about how I […]

New Year, New You: 10 Beginner Running Tips

I remember dreading gym class in the school years.  I went through a chubby phase in Jr. High and we moved for the first time when I was headed into 8th grade.  Being the new, chubby girl was not a fun year for me.  I recall having to run around the Jr. High building in […]

Facebook Rolls Out Simple New Way to See Posts from Pages You Like

Finally! If you have not been getting my posts, Facebook might have rolled out a solution. Hit “Get Notifications” when you click on the ‘Liked’ button and you will get all my posts via notifications! Normally only about 80 of my 540 fans see my posts unless I pay for you to see them so […]

DIY {Painted} Halloween Mugs

Did you know I’m a Halloween baby?  Well, not so much the baby part anymore, I suppose.  I’ll be 31 years old on the 31st this year.  Something my 4 year old loves to remind me.  I’m pretty sure that when I was little, I thought Halloween meant everyone was throwing a party for my […]

16 Awesome Apps for Pre-Schoolers

With three kids under four, the only reason we ever get to eat out in public is thanks to iPod/iPhone apps.  We’ve tried a ton of apps but these are 16 of my kids most used and loved.  They’ve also made traveling many hours in the car during our moving process so much more pleasant! […]

Re-Run: Fabric Rosette Wreath

I’m coming up on my one year anniversary of blogging.  Since I didn’t have many readers in the beginning and the kids are keeping me so busy that I’m not posting as often, I thought it would be a good time to do a few “re-runs” of posts from the very beginning.  This wreath is […]

D.I.Y. Personalized Nursery Wall Art

I started this Wall Art back when I was working on Quinn’s Nursery and just now got around to finishing it.  You’ll have to forgive some of the picture quality.  The kids got ahold of our good camera and it now needs replacing so my iPhone has to suffice in the meantime.  This project cost between […]

Fabric Yo-Yo Lampshade

This is a fun, simple project that will brighten up any room! What You’ll Need:Fabric ScrapsButtons or Covered Button Kit(s)Needle and ThreadRic Rac or RibbonHole Punch (or something similar to cut holes in lampshade)Fabric Glue (like FabricTac) or Glue Gun and sticks Start by making holes in your lampshade as desired.  I actually found a […]

Hand Painted Wine Glasses

*Random Disclaimer: Ok, so I find it really hard to get good pics of glass but they look super cute in person I swear!  What You’ll Need:Surface Conditioner (I use PermEnamel Surface Conditioner)Glass Paints (I use PermEnamel Glass and Ceramic Paint)Glass Paint Pens (I use Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paint Markers)PaintbrushesFoam spongesWine Glasses First, brush the […]