DIY Wood Pallet Projects (Book Review and Giveaway!)

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DIY Wood Pallet Projects & Ideas (DIY Book Review)

The book DIY Wood Pallet Projects is intriguing on it's own since transforming wooden pallets into gorgeous home decor and furniture is all the rage right now. But when the package containing it arrived in the mail, I took one look at the author's name and like Buddy in Elf when he saw Santa, screamed "I KNOW HER!!!"  I'll admit though that even if I didn't know the author personally, I would still be impressed with this book. The instructions are easy to follow and I adore every single … [Read more...]

25 Delicious Puff Pastry Ideas and Recipes

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25 Delicious Puff Pastry Ideas and Recipes

You guys, as someone who tries to eat gluten-free this one was torture to round-up, TORTURE! All those layers of soft, flaky puff pastry surrounding everything from Nutella to brie to pepperoni, and all I can do was dream. But with the holidays coming, I knew I had to take one for the team and gather the BEST, most DELICIOUS puff pastry ideas because you deserve them. Puff pastry is one of the easiest ways to create swoon-worthy appetizers and desserts that will have your guests raving about … [Read more...]

Cake Decorating Made Easy {& Thanksgiving Cake Idea!}

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Cake decorating made easy, plus a tutorial for a super cute Thanksgiving cake!

Cake decorating has always intrigued me-- it seems like a handy skill to have, the power to create a design to match any occasion using the simple canvas of a caketop. Plus it serves as a front to my serious addiction to buttercream frosting. And I mean 'hide-in-the-pantry-and-eat-all-the-frosting' kind of issues! What better way to feed the addiction than learn easy ways to decorate cakes? via Making Lemonade on Instagram However there's that little issue of skill. It takes time to learn … [Read more...]

More {High Style, Low Budget} Halloween Decorations

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Halloween decor on a dime... i can't believe how easy it is to get a stylish look for just a few dollars using these tricks and ideas!

They're going to revoke my Dollar Store credit card, I just know it. Okay, a Dollar Store credit card isn't a thing but I can't stop myself from making budget friendly decorations. Which is funny, because I actually don't like Halloween. But my KIDS do, and my son in particular has been begging me to deck the Halloween halls since August. So here you go, my FINAL (I promise!) installment of fall decor on a dime... stylish Halloween decor for everyone! First up is my favorite, but I need to … [Read more...]

15 Thrifty Fall Decor Ideas {more Dollar Store Decor!}

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15 ways to transform thrifty finds into DIY fall decor... that doesn't look like it came from The Dollar Store (but it did, shhhhh!)

What would you think if I told you I decorated my home this fall using items that were either free, thrifted, or from The Dollar Store? Did you just have nightmares of neon plastic pumpkins and off-colored window clings? Well, stop that nonsense right there because decorating for the seasons shouldn't cost a fortune (or involve neon plastic, unless that's your thing). You CAN keep it simple, trendy, and classy on a super tight budget! After a little bit of DIYing, here's 15 ways to transform … [Read more...]