dollar store craft: easy diy framed butterfly art

dollar store craft: easy diy framed butterfly art

One thing that has always helped me feel better through any thing is CRAFTS. It is always nice to have a creative outlet and feel like I’ve accomplished something when I am feeling down. But, when I am bogged down in anxiety, it’s hard to do anything super complex and detailed. Thus, this dollar store craft was born! It is crazy easy and will only cost you $2 in supplies!

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A Little Paint, Big Impact | Navy Blue Accent Wall

A Little Paint, Big Impact | Navy Blue Accent Wall

I’ve got the midweek blues, in more ways than one! If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know I had quite the time painting ONE navy blue wall in our bedroom last weekend. Long story short -I didn’t get enough paint, it took me way longer than I anticipated, and I went over budget. I’m happy to report that it ended up worth all the drama, because I am OBSESSED with my navy blue accent wall.

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Faux DIY Marble Countertops for Under $100

Faux DIY Marble Countertops for Under $100

Last weekend, I posted on Instagram about how bored I am with our home’s aesthetic and how I am ready for another renovation project. J & I have been discussing installing hardwood floors, painting our cabinets, and installing new counter tops. While all of that is really exciting, I couldn’t help but feel a little sad, because we pulled off a really amazing low budget DIY renovation when we moved into this home in 2017. It wasn’t perfect and it was very low budget, but we put lots of blood, sweat, and tears into it and although it was difficult at the time, I look back on it fondly. So, today, I want to tell you all about our 2017 renovation and how I managed to turn our ugly forest green counter tops into pretty white “marble” ones. This was one of the biggest DIY challenges I’ve personally tackled and replacing them will definitely be bittersweet.

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holiday home tour 2018

holiday home tour 2018

If I’m being completely honest, I don’t love decorating for holidays. Which may come as a shock to some of you, but seriously … it’s such a pain. You only leave it up for a short while, the trends change from year-to-year so it can get costly, and I rarely have guests or host any kind of gatherings so .. what’s the point? My dear sweet husband LOVES Christmas, however, and he gets excited about decorating every year. So, I push my grinch-ness aside just for him.

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