Backyard Makeover: Outdoor Seating

This year I was determined to do a backyard makeover. I was tired of never using it for entertaining  because we didn't have a very enticing place to sit, or hang out. I wanted my backyard makeover to finally be somewhere we would want to go hang out. Right now it just looks like a junkyard with wood fences. We need color and organization right away. We already have a gorgeous teak … [Read more...]

$100 Front Yard Makeover

We moved into our house 3.5 years ago, and have been redoing what we can when we can due to financial constraints. The thing is that I like doing it little by little I get to be a huge part in every detail. It feels like a piece of art. Tweaking it here and there until it's done. With $100 I was able to liven up my front yard enough to feel like I made it pretty for the summer. The first order … [Read more...]

Organized Entryway for $300

If you could spruce up a room for $300, what would you pick if given the chance? For me it was finally making our entryway somewhere where we would have a place to put our bags and jackets when we come in the door. Since we bought our house I wanted to make a whole built in wall right when we walked into the house. I measured, drew out what I wanted, and yet never had the funds to do it. I held … [Read more...]

Spring Is For The Birds

Spring is for the birds, and I don't mean that in the sarcastic way, but literally. Spring is when the birds are chirping and flowers are blooming. There's nothing better then a brand new bird bath to help me feel like spring is here. I decided to make a bird bath out of different sized terra cotta planter pots stacked one on top of the other. Supplies: terra cotta pots and dishes paint … [Read more...]

Going From Crib To Bed On a Budget

When it was time to take A out of her crib and make her room more suitable for a little girl, keeping it budget friendly was #1 on the list. I was able to do everything for under $200, and she loves her new "big girl room". My baby turned 3 last week, and believe it or not, she was still a crib. I had to hunker down, and come up with a plan to give her a big girl room. Luckily I had kept one of … [Read more...]

Dear Fashionista: Living Room Makeover

I received a question recently, from a friend and reader about helping her with a living room makeover.I should be thanking Shana for seeking out my advice, because this living room makeover was so much fun to do. Dear Fashionista, I am in desperate need of designing help for my living room. I love bold but my husband likes more neutrals. I do have a painting that was my Grandparents that I … [Read more...]

Toy Storage Solution on The Centsible Life

This time of year the influx of toys can be crazy. Looking for a great storage solution? I wrote How To Create Toy Storage today on The Centsible Life. Get over there and see how easy it is. Lowe's Creative Ideas has kindly donated $100 to my charity of choice. I have asked them to send it to Larchmont Charter School - West Hollywood, the wonderful school my sons' are attending. In order to … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table on The Centsible Life

For Thanksgiving Lowe's Creative Ideas has given me the Thanksgiving table assignment. Did you see my wreath last week? Check out how I used my wreath to complete My Thanksgiving Table and some easy projects to help you decorate your table for Thanksgiving, on The Centsible Life (@centsiblelife). All pictures taken for this project were from my T-Mobile Amaze 4G.   … [Read more...]

My Thanksgiving Wreath

  Last week Ellie (@teasandsweets) posted How To Make a Holiday Wreath, and I was so inspired I decided to make one too. It was really simple and easy to do, so you can count on me now making one for every holiday. Thanks to Ellie I now have a fantastic beautiful wreath for Thanksgiving. Stay tuned for more fantastic Thanksgiving decorating ideas... … [Read more...]

How to Make a Holiday Wreath

One of the reasons that I love autumn is because it reminds me that the big holidays are coming: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas.  That means that I get to be festive :)  My love for holiday decorations is right up there with shoes and handbags. Here is my step-to-step guide to make a seasonal wreath, and this can spruce up your front door or wall through the end of … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Decorations on The Centsible Life

I'm so excited to announce my partnership with Lowe's Creative Ideas Magazine and Kelly of  The Centsible Life (@centsiblelife). Today I posted on The Centsible Life 2 great DIY Halloween Decorations. There's also a kick butt giveaway for a $50 Lowe's Gift Card. Get over there and enter. Stay tuned for more projects on The Centsible Life by none other then this very excited … [Read more...]

Neutral Tones With Blue For Your Home

Although I have a love for color in the home I do understand that there are people who just can't do it. Neutrals can be done really well with a pop color that is more muted and appealing to those who do not want saturated colors. For color inspiration I thought I'd go with the Autumn Rays palette by Design Seeds. You can see here the different shades of neutral you can incoroprate with just … [Read more...]

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