fabric topped kitchen stools

***this post originally appeared at The Ribbon Retreat blog*** Today I’m sharing an incredibly simple way to spruce up an old stool and add color and pattern to your home. Thisprocess will work for flat top kitchen stools or bar stools and could probably be adapted for chairs as well. I made over a couple […]

get organized with easy DIY fabric covered storage bins

***This post originally appeared at The Ribbon Retreat blog*** I recently repainted my family room and added some IKEA Expedit bookshelves to try to tidy up all the toys, books, and other items that get strewn across the room each day. Bins on a bookshelf are a perfect organizing solution for family rooms and bedrooms, […]

huge DIY photo wall bulletin board {instagram wall}


Any other members of the “I have so many blank walls in my home I can’t even begin to think how to decorate any of them” support group out there? Show of hands? I think it’s easy to assume from blogs that every person in the world has a beautifully decorated home, full of gallery […]

DIY pvc pipe rocket launcher


Hi all. Before we get to today’s tutorial I want to let you know I’m participating in a fun guest post extravanganza hosted by Sugar Bee Crafts. Every day for the next few weeks she’s linking to four different red-white-and-blue guest posts, and today’s project is one of them. Click on over to see the […]

easy DIY folded paper cookie & treat gift box tutorial


Because I’m always looking for a good excuse to make cookies, I’ve been trying to give more of my baked goods away lately. But I’m a terrible grocery shopper {I don’t think I’ve ever gone to the store and actually purchased everything on my list } and I always forget to buy paper plates, so […]

easy marshmallow catapults {summer fun for kids}


So, I occasionally have moments as a mom where I think “that was perfect. I’m a genius.” Like the time I got the child who’d been awake screaming for two hours with an ear infection to settle down and go to sleep by stuffing a little chocolate in his mouth. Or when I made the illustrated […]

DIY herringbone tray

Hi all! I know it’s Friday, which means you may have been expecting the last installment of 8 steps to better photos on AUTO, but I’ve been anxious to share this tutorial here, so better photos will be back next week and today you get a long overdue craft/decor post instead. (This post was originally […]

STL: Mommy and Me journal with Delia from Delia Creates


Hi everyone! We’re back today, Sharing the Love with another one of my favorite bloggers, Delia from Delia Creates. I just kinda love Delia’s blog. She sews awesome stuff, her photos are gorgeous, AND she has the coolest ideas for fun projects to work on with your kids. (Did you see the dice roll-a-recipe for […]