Owl Leaf Wreath

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A few months ago I shared this Owl Leaf Wreath over at Darice and today I thought I'd share it with you guys in case you missed it!! Fall is officially here and one of my FAVORITE times of the year. I'm a wreath fanatic, so this year I thought I'd add a new wreath to the decor with this fun Fall Leaf Owl DIY wreath! My original idea was to cover the whole wreath in leaves, but after I got started with the first few against the straw, I thought it really looked pretty and festive with the straw wreath being the base for the design, so I decided less was more and went a different direction. This DIY wreath is simple to make! Fall … [Read more...]

An Affordable Way to Update a Room with Casablanca Fans

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I'm not made of money and I'm assuming you're not either, so when it comes to updating my house...every little penny counts and everything I can do to carefully plan out a room update is important. For our bedroom reveal (still in progress) that I showed last week, of course it's easy enough to update the obvious things...bedding, decor, and sometimes even paint choices (although I was happy with our paint colors and that didn't change for us). But what about the less obvious things? Things like, the ceiling fan, for example? Our room had a plain white ceiling fan...no light on it. There was no way to walk into the room and flip and switch … [Read more...]

Mini Frame Jewelry Holder

Mini Frame Chicken Wire Jewelry Holder from The Cards We Drew

We've been in our house nearly four years now and just about every room has been updated and redecorated since we moved in...with the exception of our bedroom. The thing is, I LOVE our bedroom. The previous owners had purple and fuchsia stripes in the bedroom that we painted over using a color that match Pottery Barn's Porcelain Blue color. So now that I'm working on some bedroom updates, I thought I'd share this fun little project that I made to help organize stuff that usually ends up on top of our dressers. Using an assortment of mini frames from Cut It Out, I created this mini frame jewelry holder with chicken wire to help me organize … [Read more...]

Ideas for Kids for When the Lights Go Out with Duracell

Ideas for Kids for When the Lights Go Out #PrepWithPower #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PrepWithPower #CollectiveBias Living in Central Ohio, we have had our fair share of bad storms over the years. It seems that at least once a year for the past few years we have experienced very bad windstorms that take down houses, power lines, trees, and more. Last year we had such a bad storm that it took a matter of days for the electric company to get the power back on. We had a neighbors trampoline from nearly 10 houses down land in our backyard!! After our experiences with several bad storms and a young child (now childREN) I … [Read more...]

DIY American Flag Frame

American Flag Frame using Cut It Out Frames

Last week I joined up with 100+ bloggers to create the Ultimate Round Up of Red White and Blue ideas...and this week I'm not done! I LOVE 4th of July and the Red, White and Blue color combination, so I was THRILLED with how this idea came together! I'm going to share with you how I made this DIY American Flag Frame with a cute unfinished frame from Cut It Out Frames. This frame was SO fun and relatively easy to make! I started by ordering this 8x10 Chandler Frame from Cut It Out Frames. The frame is only $12.99 plus shipping, so it doesn't break the bank! Here's what you need for this project: Cut It Out Frame White Spray … [Read more...]

Minted Father’s Day Gift Ideas + $100 Giveaway!

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As you all know, I'm a huge Minted fan. They create really quality, customizable pieces that stand out from their competitors....and I truly love ordering from them! After my daughter was born I ordered these gorgeous birth announcements from them! Since then, I've been looking around for some unique artwork for my home. They have so many options and with Father's Day coming up I especially love the options and ideas Minted has on their site. They have a whole tab full of Father's Day gift ideas! I ordered this great Circle Snapshot Mix customizable artwork for my husband for Father's Day (frame not shown in this preview). Since I'm … [Read more...]

Cut It Out Wooden Letter Name Sign

Elise Sign from Cut It Out Letters

A few months ago I finished up my daughter's nursery...I love how it turned out and it's still the prettiest room in the house for sure. But I really love personalized options for my kid's room. So when I found these adorable letters from Cut It Out Frames I decided to create a little wall art using her name. I used six different fabrics for the bedding in the room and with the help of my friend at Tushies and Tantrums I created the perfect bedding set for her room! When her bedding was done, I got online and ordered a bit of each fabric she used so I could use it for other projects as I saw fit...and it came in PERFECT for this … [Read more...]

Add a little flair to your home with Havertys

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With spring making an appearance finally, I was just talking to my mom about how I really want to spruce things up a bit in my home. If you haven't noticed on my blog, I'm not one to change things up a lot seasonally...I've always just kind of found a look I like and leave the room that way most of the year, except for during Christmas. We've been in this house for four years now and once I got my living room styled, it's stayed that way for years. And now...now, I'm ready to mix things up. Since new furniture isn't in the budget, I figure I'll change things up easily with new throw pillows, some updated lamps other than the ones we've had … [Read more...]

Wood Plaque Decor from Splendid Design

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Hello, My name is Megan from Splendid Design. Thank you Abbey for having me guest post today while you are enjoying your last two weeks of maternity leave snuggling with your adorable baby girl and playing with your boy. Today I will share with you an easy tutorial including the awesome laser cut wood plaques from Michaels. I have been working on re-doing my daughters' bedroom walls and thought that this would be the perfect little personal touch to a room they share.  The best part it's less than an hour project. Perfect for this mom of two. Supplies: Wood plaques   (I got mine from Michaels) Paint of your choice … [Read more...]

Scalloped Table Revamp from Confessions of a Serial DIYer

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Hi everyone! I'm Christy and I blog at Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer. I am so excited to be guest posting for Abbey today so she can squeeze in a few more days with her bundle of cuteness. Today I'm sharing a sweet table I redid for my last show. I found it at an estate sale last summer. The house I found it at looked like time had stood still and nothing had been touched in several decades. You seriously could have put up velvet ropes at each door way and called it a museum! It creeped my mom out, but I was mesmerized. Here it is in all it's dusty glory: I painted it with my DIY chalk paint and found a French graphic … [Read more...]