Spring DIY Projects, Weekend Warrior Style

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Spring DIY Projects, Weekend Warrior Style! #spring #DIY

I'll admit this weekend didn't start out as promising. I had a minor procedure on Friday (okay, let's just call it what it is: a colonoscopy) and then a tax appointment on Saturday. Doesn't that sounds like a blast? I figured my weekend was shot, but instead, it thankfully could only get better. And warm weather rolled in on Sunday, which helped me get my DIY mojo back! It was incredible, that fresh air. It caused some wild things to happen! It turned into Abby into Anna (wish I'd gotten a … [Read more...]

Why I Let my Kids Play in the Mud {Mommy Misadventure}

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Why you should let your kids play in the mud (and other musings on letting go) via www.makinglemonadeblog.com #motherhood #kids #parenting

There's sort of this never-ending conversation I have with myself in my head, which may certify me as crazy, but I'll own that. On one side of the motherhood spectrum, I love a clean and organized home. As I sit here typing this, the kids are at school and all I can hear are the gentle swish of the dishwasher and flap of the clothes in the dryer. My floors are spotless, the crumbs are off the table, and for about .25 seconds I'm sitting in clean domestic bliss. On the other hand, I was … [Read more...]

5 Quick Clutter Busters {Get Organized!}

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5 Quick Clutter Busters! Instant Ways to Declutter Your Home via www.makinglemonadeblog.com #organization

When I'm feeling overwhelmed with stuff (like, at the end of a loooooooong winter for example), there's five go-to items in my home I can quickly declutter that instantly give me room to breathe. Of course, you may not have the same hoarding issues as me but if you do here's a few things you can clear out in under an hour (total!) that will get you to a fresher, more spacious home almost instantly. So go grab some bags and let's get decluttering! 1. Donate Wire Hangers Most dry cleaners … [Read more...]

In Like a Lion {Faux Ceramic Animal Planter}

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How to make an EASY and INEXPENSIVE faux ceramic animal planter! What a fun gift idea! #DIY #modern #planter via www.makinglemonadeblog.com

March comes in like a lion... and apparently out like one, too, the way the weather's been lately.  ;-) I know this tutorial on how to make a faux ceramic animal planter isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea, but I love fun, quirky touches in home decor and this one suited my style nicely. Plus, it only cost $7 to make so it falls solidly under the 'easy and inexpensive DIY project' camp that I so adore. I've seen these in high-end handmade studios for MUCH more, so if you like this look then … [Read more...]

Weekend Link Love {March 2014}

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best links on the internet this week

Hey Everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. Sorry it's been so quiet around here but truthfully I've been dealing with some health issues that have required some time and attention (seeing specialists, getting procedures, you know, FUN STUFF). I think everything's going to be okay but in the meantime I'm not having much fun. There's so much to share with you; I hope I'm feeling back to normal soon so I can get back to doing what I love. In the meantime, here's what's been making me … [Read more...]