I have always loved decorating for holidays year-round. My mom used to have a cute little shelf in our kitchen, and with each holiday she had sweet little hand-painted wood decor pieces to display on the shelf. A little Christmas tree at Christmas time, a painted egg for Easter, a turkey for Thanksgiving, and so on. For the months of June and July I remember setting her sweet little American Flag on the shelf. It was such a nice little reminder of the upcoming holiday, and it kept my brother and I excited about each new season.
Today I’ve got a super quick and easy craft to show you! I’m always amazed at how satisfying it is to create decor with very little time and money. This DIY Patriotic wreath is so easy and simple to make, and you literally only need two materials! Whaaat? No, it’s not too good to be true 😉
A few years ago we purchased our brand-new builder-grade home, and I was ecstatic that we were blessed with such a beautiful new home that had lots of design potential. While our home was new and fresh – it lacked style and character. It came with the standard builder-grade lights, cream-colored carpet, and cream-colored walls. We have tackled a few projects in our home like installing some shelving, building a custom built-in entertainment system with cabinets and bookshelves (my hubby gets all the credit for that huge project, that I convinced him to build for me!), and changing a couple light fixtures.
I wasn’t happy with our dining room light (as it was the cheapest builder-grade option out there), so I started searching for some affordable farmhouse lighting options. Some of these options below were ones I considered, and the one I chose (this one) is from World Market. I waited for it to go on sale, and then used a coupon that I had in my inbox to reduce the price by another 15%. I scored it for around $90, what a steal! I also use Ebates to earn cash back on my purchases, yet another great way to increase your savings!
It’s here! It is the big reveal day for my little girl’s modern farmhouse bedroom and I’m super excited to show you how it turned out! After 6 weeks of preparation, planning, dreaming, shopping, and lots of DIY projects – her bedroom is finished. I’m loving how everything came together, and she’s pretty smitten with it too! When she first walked in she genuinely said “Wow, I love it! It’s soo beautiful. Thanks Mommy!” Um .. heart melted 🙂 Participating in the One Room Challenge with Calling It Home this spring has been so fun. I’ll definitely be joining in again in the near future!
This is week 5 of the One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. Taking on this 6 week challenge has been so much fun and definitely challenging! Things are getting really real – as in there is only 1 week left until the reveal! It is time to wrap up all of my projects and start putting everything into place. I am so excited to finish this space and give my daughter her own “big girl” room. We just celebrated her 3rd birthday so it is perfect timing for this room reveal!
It’s no secret that I’m a thrifty gal who loves an awesome deal. I love to scour thrift stores for treasures, browse discount stores, and find freebies from friends and neighbors – like this awesomely free dresser! When we had a friend offer us a free twin bed (with a practically brand new box spring and mattress!) I was super excited. My husband Nic can vouch for my unashamed giddiness over scoring freebies. What can I say – I love a great deal!