Daddy Gifting Guide: Get Your Father the Right Gift Each Time

It’s often challenging to find the right gift for a man who has everything. Dads seem to want for nothing; while it is still easy to shop for some dads, there are others who require you to be creative enough to get the right gift each time. And with the holiday season just around the corner, our daddy gifting guide will give you some swanky gift ideas for your old man’s gift needs. The Elegant … [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...]

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...]

$11! Autumn Centerpiece

One of the main reasons I love autumn is because of the vibrant colors that are associated with the season... harvest yellow, orange, and different shades of red. I'm going to show you how to make a really lovely centerpiece to bring some festivity into your home, or to give as a gift.  You will spend a fraction of how much flower arrangements usually cost.  In fact, the cost of the centerpiece … [Read more...]

Raising The Lamp With Books

In the boys room I had their table lamp, which stays on all night, on top of an air purifier. The lamp needs to be elevated for the boys to see in their loft beds. I finally broke down last week and threw away the air purifier that was broken. Keeping it to merely be a stand seemed really dumb. I threw it away and quickly remembered why I had it on the broken air purifier in the first place. Of … [Read more...]

Art Line In The Classroom – Tuesday Tools, Tips & Tricks

J's teacher was looking for an art line to be put up across the classroom so she could clip the kids artwork on it. When she asked for a volunteer to help with putting one up I immediately told her I'd take care of it, and called my mentor/father. At the time she asked she had no clue how to facilitate an art line, so we came up with a plan. I described to him my thoughts, and as usual he made it … [Read more...]

Refinishing Wood Furniture

I've had people compliment me on furniture pieces in my house, and when I tell them it was a piece of furniture that I had refinished, they cannot believe I would do that, let alone do it well. The truth is that anyone can do it. Refinishing furniture is not something you need expertise in. When we bought our new house I was on the prowl for great pieces of furniture that I could refinish. We … [Read more...]

Interior Paint Types – Tuesday Tools, Tips & Tricks

Welcome to the first Tuesday Tools, Tips & Tricks. Do you have a DIY project, some tips on doing a home project or even tricks to doing a home project? Then write a post and link up below. When it was time to pick all of the colors for the interior paint I had no idea there were so many interior paint types. I relied on others to tell me what type I should get and in the end I realized that … [Read more...]

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