6 Easy Home Improvement Ideas that Cost Nothing

It’s no secret that my husband and I are frugal people. This especially goes for all home improvement tasks, as we first seek to DIY. If the task is something for which we’re unfamiliar, we put Google to good use and research like crazy, or we watch several YouTube tutorial videos in hopes of gaining the necessary knowledge to perform the task. There have been several occasions when the home improvement task requires a professional, but even in those cases we do our due diligence to find the best-priced professional without sacrificing quality. Frugality at its finest! Related: –How to Frugally Decorate a Brick Fireplace –Top Money-Saving Methods for Decorating –Paint Projects to Do this Weekend –How to Create the Ultimate […]

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How to Create The Ultimate Soft & Feminine Bedroom

How to Create the Ultimate Soft & Feminine Bedroom

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure for more information. I am passionate about creating beautiful living spaces. My master retreat – or bedroom – is no exception. In fact, it may be the most important space in my home. I have an almost-8-month-old daughter, and my house has turned into a baby space, pretty much everywhere. There are toys and specially created living areas just for her in every single room. Yes. Every. Single. Room. That is, until now. You see, when we transitioned my daughter from sleeping in our master suite to sleeping in her nursery, I immediately leapt into action and reverted our room back to its former glory. While doing so, I added in some extra lush touches to make […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Guide with Free Printable

Hello, Spring. I missed you. Here in Maryland, we’re starting to feel the warm weather, and with that comes the wonderful task of Spring cleaning. I don’t have deep cleaning days as often as I should, so I like to take this time to really do a good job making my house shiny and sparkly. In addition to cleaning, this is the perfect time to sort, organize, donate, and get your house in order. Related Items: -10 Habits for Maintaining a Clean Home -19 Simple Things to Do to Make a Happier Home -26 Things to Do to be Happier -Easter Basket Tutorial using a Storage Bin -Budget-friendly Hacks & Ideas for your Home Before you begin your Spring-cleaning undertaking, […]

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10 Habits for Maintaining a Clean Home

A clean home is impossible to maintain, or so I used to think. I have two medium-haired pups who shed like crazy and a 6-month-old baby girl who requires constant care. My husband works a lot while I run this blog and take care of our daughter. Dog hair, dirty puppy prints, laundry, dishes, dust, clutter and general dirt and grime pile up in my home on a daily basis. Like most families, we have a busy life, filled with chaos and constant hustle, and cleaning the house just doesn’t top the priority list. Related Items: -The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide -Easy Hacks and Ideas for Your Home -How to Whitewash Brick (Tutorial) -Fun Things to Do Outside with the […]

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DIY Buffet Makeover

Love this buffet & detailed tutorial!

I am so excited about this DIY tutorial! I adore this buffet and absolutely love how it turned out – just the way I had imagined. I only spent $75 on the buffet and had mostly all the other materials needed to do this home project. In this tutorial, I will break down the process in an easy-to-digest, step-by-step format so that you too can achieve this look with virtually any piece of wood furniture. Once you know the basics of wood working, you can apply your knowledge and skill to any wood project. My dad is a master with anything wood related. He actually owned his own woodworking business for twenty-some years, so as you can imagine, I have picked up […]

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How to Whitewash Your Brick Fireplace

How to Whitewash your brick fireplace in a few easy steps

When my husband and I moved into our home in 2013, we walked into a home with barely any updates and mostly original fixtures from 1978. I had been wanting to update our fireplace ever since I saw it. Not only was the brick color a bit dark for the space, but the fireplace came with an additional challenge: it’s off-centered on the brick wall. This meant that I had be very strategic about staging it after I got the color perfected. Here’s what the wall looked like prior to whitewashing: I knew I wanted to whitewash the brick since I moved into the house in 2013, and we finally decided to take the plunge three years after moving in. Whitewashing […]

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19 Simple Things to Do to Make a Happier Home

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time at home. Your home should be your happy place, but if it’s not currently a place you enjoy being, there are some simple fixes and ideas you can implement right away to make it cozier and happier. Related Posts: –26 Things to Do to Be Happier –10 Habits for Maintaining a Clean Home –54 (Almost) Free Things to Do Outside with your Family   HERE ARE 19 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A HAPPIER HOME:  Light a candle.Smell is such a glorious thing.I am guilty of lighting a candle every single day. Sometimes, especially around the holidays, I opt for stronger smelling candles, like cinnamon and Christmas trees.For […]

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