Custom Craft Shelf

Submitted by Lisa on Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:57

I think we have impressed ourselves with our woodworking skills. So when I heard that Kreg was hosting a contest I knew we should try and give it a shot! The rules are simple, one sheet of plywood and hardware and finishing supplies are allowed. The prize is Kreg tools and we could always use more tools! This should be nothing compared to the Custom Built-in we made for our Bonus Room or what about our Custom Pantry? We got this!

FREE PRINTABLE: Summer Keepsake for the kids

Submitted by Lisa on Tue, 08/01/2017 - 07:30

As summer is coming to an end I thought I might share my FREE PRINTABLE with you. We all enjoy the summer days, soaking in the sun, whether it is at the beach or at the pool, but I think we can all agree that summer just goes to fast. Many of you probably takes many pictures of your little ones during the summer, but wouldn't it be neat to see a photo that captures your child's summer memories all in one?

Stenciling an Accent Wall

Submitted by Lisa on Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:30

Today I am sharing my stencil project. We have managed to keep our master bathroom powder room pretty bland over the last couple of years. I know that I wanted to do something to spruce it up, it just took me a while to figure out what to do. I thought stenciling would be the way to go. This project took far longer as I anticipated it would. I ran into a few complications along the way which I will get into later.

Customized Wedding Shadow Box

Submitted by Lisa on Wed, 07/19/2017 - 10:22

You might notice by reading my blog that I love giving personalized gifts! I love coming up with ideas for big events such as weddings and the arrivals of little ones. Since one of my cousin's weddings was coming up I saw this as a perfect opportunity to make something special for them. I wanted to incorporate their names and their wedding date.

DIY: Special Occasion Journals

Submitted by Lisa on Mon, 06/12/2017 - 10:34

Make Mom or Dad a Journal and write in it every year in place of cards.

My husband and I are on this journal kick. We each started a journal for our little girl. My journal is a detailed week to week (I know who has time for that) its a journal that talks about her new discoveries and what she is doing on a daily basis. It also covers words that she is learning and what adventures we take as a family. My husbands journal covers funny stories of my daughter, it is very comical and I love seeing his interest in writing to our little one.

I am a card saver, however with another little person in the house you can imagine my card overflow. So for holidays like "Mother's Day" and "Father's Day" I thought it would a really nice idea to create a journal and then have us the "Mommy & Daddy" write in it on these special occasions.

The object of the special occasion journal is to write a message to "Mommy" or "Daddy." Right now my husband and I are writing messages to each other in the journal, but once our little one is able to write she will be added into the mix to add her thoughts and messages to us.

I mean how cute and convenient is this idea? You just have to keep the journal in a special place so that you remember where it is when the special occasion comes up. Although the journal is only 1 year old I cannot wait to see the memories that we are going to create in it when we look back at it one day!

This is a super easy fun project. All you need is to purchase a journal. We bought pricey journals for both of us (ranging at about $20 each.) Compared to buying cards every year, that is nothing! We wanted something that would last for the next 18 years. Start off writing a message to your spouse for Mother's Day or Father's Day. Then have your little one write a message for them as well.

This is the perfect add on for Mother's Day and Father's Day!