December 11, 2014

Keeping It Simple: My 2014 Christmas Decorations

Hey ya'll. So, this year I decided to do something a little different for Christmas. 
I decided to keep it simple.
After a year of renovating the upstairs, and then my questionable decision to immediately embark on the basement renovation, I decided that all I wanted was a quiet, peaceful, relaxing Christmas.
The basement reno is currently waging war on my mental health and looks to be completed in 2045.
So sorry guys.

December 4, 2014

How To Make A Christmas Ornament Wreath

Hey ya'll! So, each year around November, the emails start pouring in with all of the ornament wreaths you guys have made.
And seeing all of your creations always inspires me to make another one. 

So, welcome to my third annual Christmas ornament wreath tutorial. 
It's basically a tradition now.
Can't stop. Won't stop.

November 20, 2014

DIY Ikea Rast Makeover with Weathered Gray Wood Stain


Hey ya'll! 

So, I think I've pinned about 400 Ikea Rast Hacks, but I've never actually done one of my own. Mostly because there's no Ikea anywhere near Knoxville, but also because I love to repurpose thrift store finds (as opposed to tediously assembling furniture).

But, when it came time to furnish the guest bedroom, I decided to check out what this Rast business was all about. 

November 13, 2014

10 Secrets for Buying The Best Furniture on Craigslist



Over the past four years, I've spent a lot of time buying and selling our stuff on Craigslist. It's a great way to find stylish decor on a budget, and if you're anything like me (a crazy person who rearranges things once a month), Craigslist becomes a great way to keep your budget intact by selling off the old stuff you no longer want. 
So, today I thought I would share some of my Craigslist shopping tips with you guys.
Plus, it's just fun to look at Craigslist finds together.
Ulterior motive revealed. 

October 29, 2014

DIY No Sew Two Toned Curtains

Hey ya'll! So, I've finally found a solution to a little problem that I come across almost every time I buy curtains. You know how most stores sell curtains that are either 63'' or 84''? But when you hang your curtains near the ceiling like the internet tells you to, they end up being way too short? And then you look online, only to find that most 95'' curtains are $100 a panel?
And then you face palm and decide to go without curtains forever.