A Chair Makeover – Animal Style

Zebra Ooh La La Armchair courtesy of PB Teen

Today I’m super excited to share a project I’ve been working on for a few days–my very first reupholstery project!  Woo hoo!  About three years ago, I purchased two of these chairs off Craigslist for $20 each.  I had really good intentions, but I was also very, very scared to screw them up.  So…  I […]

{Cabinet Door} Knock-Off Holden Desk


I love everything about baby’s first birthday–baby in the highchair eating fistfuls of cake; mom opening all baby’s gifts and baby playing with the wrappings; family cooing over the birthday baby, who is pretty much oblivious to it all.  I love it the whole thing–and I miss that time with my kids, too.  So, naturally, […]

The Perfect {Girly} Gift

American Girl Bed

One of the benefits of being crafty is that I always have a large stash of scrap wood in the garage.  When Bug told me she needed a gift for her bestest friend’s birthday, I knew just what to do.  My girls and all their friends are really into all things American Girl.  When Ana […]

{Cabinet Door} Snack Tray


We resisted letting the kids bring food up into the game room for a long time.  Then last Christmas, we added a TV to the room so the kids could watch their movies upstairs, and I wouldn’t be subjected to endless hours of “Good Luck, Charlie” or Mindcraft on the weekends.  But who can have […]

DIY Poolside Lounges

Lounge Corner

This is our second summer in the new house.  We really should have outdoor furniture by now, but it so darned expensive.  I was in love with Pottery Barn’s Chesapeake lounges, but quite honestly I couldn’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on furniture that would most likely take a bit lot of […]