7 Steps to Getting to Know Your Backyard Habitat

September 11, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Nature

How to Explore Your Backyard Habitat I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a lot of time in my backyard since the start of the pandemic in March. Whether sitting on my balcony overlooking the yard or tending to my various plants, my backyard has served as a quiet escape for me during this […]

Our Powder Room Remodel – Before Photos!

September 03, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Room Makeovers

Before Photos of Our Powder Room Remodel In the seven years we’ve lived in our home, we’ve managed to update most all the rooms in some way. Our powder room was one of the few exceptions. It has been begging for a makeover. As much as I love decorating, bathroom design just feels intimidating to […]

Pumpkin Harvest Fall Porch Decor

September 01, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Fall

Harvest Themed Fall Porch Decor For my latest project with Oriental Trading, I’m bringing the fall harvest to your front porch decor! I have always loved visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards during the fall, especially when we lived up north in Chicago. They aren’t as easy to come by here in San Antonio, so […]

The Cutest Rickrack Picture Frames!

August 31, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wall Art, Room Decor, Pom-Poms

Easy Rickrack Picture Frame Craft There is something about rickrack (also spelled “rick rack” or “ric rac”!) that I just love. It is such a sweet embellishment that comes in a rainbow of colors. I’ve had a bunch of it in my craft room just waiting to be put to use, so I came up […]

Easy Dollar Tree Fall Wreath

August 26, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Flowers, Fall

DIY Dollar Tree Fall Wreath 2020 Introducing my easy peasy Dollar Tree fall wreath that you can make in under 20 minutes for under $20 in supplies! You know I love the Dollar Tree for inexpensive artificial flowers and greenery. In fact, it is my go to source for the floral I use for my […]

Hazel’s Pastel Pink Bedroom Reveal!

August 20, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Room Makeovers, Room Decor

Pastel Pink Girls Bedroom Ideas Introducing Hazel’s “Pastel Pink” bedroom reveal! This week I am sharing my daughters’ new bedrooms. After eight years of sharing a bedroom, the two sisters were dying for their own space. What better time than a quarantine to make that dream a reality?! Yesterday I shared Stella’s “Teal Paris” bedroom […]

Stella’s Teal Paris Bedroom Reveal!

August 18, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Room Makeovers, Room Decor

Paris Bedroom Ideas for Girls Introducing Stella’s “Teal Paris Bedroom” reveal! This is a project that has been in the works since the start of quarantine. In fact, it happened because of quarantine. I had told my daughters (Stella, 10 and Hazel, 9) they could have their own room once Stella goes to middle school […]

My Journey to Becoming a Master Naturalist

August 07, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Nature

How to Become a Master Naturalist I have a confession to make. For the past year I have been living a double life – as a crafter during the day and a Master Naturalist in training at night. What is a Master Naturalist you ask? I had no idea myself not long ago. In short, […]

DIY Seashell Decor Cones

July 23, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Accents, Summer

Easy DIY Seashell Decor Idea These seashell decor cones are a fun way to decorate your home with shells that you’ve saved from the beach! I’ve been saving shells from different trips over the years. If there is a beach nearby, you’ll find me walking along it first thing in the morning. I can’t help […]

My Country Living Magazine Feature!

July 03, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Popular, Fave Supplies

My 2020 Country Living Magazine Feature One thing I’ve learned after a decade of blogging and creating is if you just keep going, good things will come. Sometimes when you least expect it, like at the beginning of a pandemic. I’m so excited to share one of those good things that came my way. I […]

Make a Year of DIY Wreaths – New Ebook!

June 30, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths

Make a Year of DIY Wreaths Ebook Have you ever wanted to make a wreath but didn’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve made a wreath but want to make more? Well, I have something very exciting that I have been working on for you – an ebook all about DIY wreaths! This $9.97 […]

4th of July Parade Surprise Bucket

June 24, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Holiday Crafts, 4th of July

How to Make a 4th of July Surprise Bucket Celebrate close to home this year with a 4th of July surprise bucket and neighborhood parade! The Fourth will likely look a little different this year. No big barbecues, city festivals, or crowding into the local pool. But you can still find ways to celebrate while […]

My Favorite Home Exterior Design Service

June 17, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Room Makeovers

How to Hire a Virtual Exterior Designer for Your Home Have you ever wanted to update the exterior of your home? If so, I have a cool virtual exterior design service to recommend called Brick & Batten. This is not a sponsored post, just a company that I used recently for our home and loved […]

DIY Let Freedom Ring Wreath

June 11, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, 4th of July

Make a Let Freedom Ring Wreath for the 4th of July First let me say I hope you’ve been doing ok during these trying times for our country. I have faith we will come out of this stronger together. I pray that the recent protests will bring lasting change and put an end to systemic […]

Make a Summer Rules Sign for Kids

May 26, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Fun Activities, Summer

How to Make a Kids Summer Rules Sign And just like that, summer vacation is officially here! With the start of summer comes a few rules to attempt to keep some semblance of a schedule at home. The start of vacation is certainly different this year after being at home the last couple months due […]

DIY Floral Painted Wood Circle Wreath

April 13, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Mother's Day

Make a Floral Painted Wood Circle Wreath Looking to try out a new craft while you’re at home? This DIY painted wood circle wreath is a fun opportunity to get out your craft paints and do some stenciling while creating a gorgeous spring wreath. It would also make a beautiful Mother’s Day wreath to give […]

Bless Our Nest: Bird-Inspired Decor Ideas

April 11, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Home Decor, Summer

Bird Decor Ideas for Your Home I’ve spent a lot of time watching the birds as we’ve been “sheltering at home” this past month. Now that it is spring the birds are out in full force in my backyard, singing their songs and scouting out nesting spots. As we all stay safe in our respective […]

Pom-Pom Easter Bunny Wreath

April 06, 2020 | FILED UNDER: Wreaths, Easter, Pom-Poms

Pom-Pom Easter Bunny Wreath Tutorial I have one final Easter project for you! This pom-pom Easter bunny wreath is easy to make with a mix of yarn and craft pom-poms and a set of bunny ears. I have my sister-in-law to thank for this idea. She saw a similar wreath at HomeGoods and wanted to […]


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