DIY Letter Wreath Tutorial

I mentioned awhile ago that my girlfriends and I started a monthly Pinterest craft night… but OKAY, let’s all be honest here, we refer to it as our “Wine Club.” This month we didn’t even get around to the craft part of the night 😉 But when we DO make crafts, they’re pretty awesome… like this Letter Wreath!

There really isn’t a science to it… the four of us all showed up with different sized letters, twine of different thicknesses, and a variety of ribbon and

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New Year, New Home: My Wonderful Walls giveaway

Welcome to another great post for the New Year, New Home event I’m hosting with Amanda from Coping with Frugality and Elizabeth from Being MVP! We’re all working hard on our new houses with furniture, appliances, and decor, and we’re excited to share some new companies with you!

Today we’re talking decor! I love wall decals because they let you add color and fun to a room without committing–or needing

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(Re)Decorating the family room

When we moved to our new house, we didn’t have much for decor or furniture. The house we lived in previously was already furnished so we didn’t need our own stuff…

We’ve slowly been decorating and acquiring new things to dress up the house, make it more cozy, and make it more stylish. I usually work on my laptop in the family room so I am especially focusing on that room right now. We got a nice big, comfy couch and some nice mood lighting… now for more decor!

The walls are a dark

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I’ve never been so excited to do LAUNDRY!

Who does the laundry in your house? I think I’m pretty lucky that my husband helps… in fact, he might do laundry slightly more than half of the time. We kind of agree that my main job during the day is to focus on the kids–I’m usually playing outside or taking them to do fun activities (yesterday we visited an animal shelter and then out for lunch!) so my duties around the house kinda… don’t… get done…. I get to things when I can though, in a spare minute or during nap time, but

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My house: the wreck of the hesperus

Have you ever heard that saying? It was my grandpa, I think, that used to say that… when the house was a mess. “Looks like the wreck of the Hesperus in here!” Probably said quite often about my bedroom when I was little 🙂 “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” by the way, is a Longfellow poem.

Steve was out of town again the first half of this week–another business trip. I had grand plans to get things done around the house (trading out my winter clothes for summer clothes, cleaning up Rebecca’s

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new house wish list

This list is more for my own benefit because I’m one of those nerdy list-makers and it helps me get things done. I’ve been stalking craigslist the past month while we’re waiting to close on our new house. We moved from Iowa (where we were at school) back to Illinois in my parents’ basement–so we got rid of a lot of our stuff and the rest went into a storage unit. When we finally got our own apartment, it was only a 1-bedroom so we didn’t have much space and slowly starting accumulating our

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