Decorating Dry Erase With Duct Tape

Several years ago on a parenting board I frequented someone came on to talk about how her husband made a wallet out of duct tape and showed a picture. It was hysterical to me, and yet I was unaware of what was to come. Now there are books and DIY projects revolving around making things with Duct Tape. When I was at BlogHer in August Duct Tape was giving out their new line of Duct Tape sheets … [Read more...]

Revealing My Backyard Makeover

As I promised last month in part I of my backyard makeover I would have a huge reveal. I'm about to reveal what has been a life changing transformation. We've lived in this house for 3.5 years and having a useable backyard has made everyone so happy. As part of the Lowe's Creative Ideas Blogger Network I was challenged to do a backyard makeover with $300 to buy what I needed at Lowe's. After I've … [Read more...]

The Casual Professional: Dressing To Network At A Sporting Event

We know how to dress for a baseball game (casually); and we know how to dress for a networking event (professionally).  But how do you dress when the two come together as one? As a Bruin alumna I am proud to support my school by staying active within the alumni community.  And as an aspiring business woman and entrepreneur I see my alma mater as a great opportunity to connect with potential … [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...]

Organizing a Small Office Space

Tackling organizing a small office space in your home, can be really daunting. By reusing bins and things you've purchased in the past, you'll be amazed at how much more organized you'll be. Last month I built a desk in our kitchen nook. You can see the full transformation in my post Built-In Desk Inspires Organization on The Centsible Life. Building that desk, has had  a transformative … [Read more...]

Embroidered Chihuahuas – I Made This

I made a tank top with embroidered Chihuahuas for my very oldest and dearest friend. I have to say that I never thought I'd write a sentence that actually contained the words: embroidered Chihuahuas, but here I am. Michelle and I have been friends for 20 years, and we've shared a lot together. She is the sister I never had. For her birthday I decided to finally make her the embroidered Chihuahua … [Read more...]

DIY Alpha Bet Wood Block Menorah

We have been blessed to know 3 couples this year who had their 1st child this year. I wanted to make something special for them for each baby to commemorate their 1st Hanukkah, so I made an alpha bet wood block Menorah. It was a relatively easy and inexpensive item to make, but most importantly it would be something to remember the baby's 1st Hanukkah. Supplies: 10" Floating Shelf wood … [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...]

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