Confession time. We’ve had these before, where I tell you all something embarrassing about myself and hope you don’t judge me. Well, a couple years ago my wonderful husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas, and it sat and collected dust for almost a year before I ever used it. I was truly scared of it. I’d never actually sewed much of anything in my life, let alone used a legit sewing machine. The first time I attempted to learn how to use it, I YouTubed a bunch of videos and understood the basics enough to sew a pillow. The seams definitely weren’t perfect, but it’s still holding up to date, so that’s a win in my book!
As a blogger I have learned time and time again that creativity tends to strike best when you are recycling old projects and shopping your own supply for something new. More times than not I go to the store and cannot find a single thing that peaks my interest, so I am left to be the true DIY’er that I am, and make it myself. This little Farmhouse Fall Mini Wreath is exactly one of those projects!
Head back over to A Blissful Nest and see what supplies I used and get the full tutorial and tips on how to create your own mini wreath! And not just for fall, but for any upcoming holiday!
Our little town has this lumbar yard nearby that always has a stack of free pallets outside for anyone to take. I have been meaning to load them up every single time I pass by, but I never stop for some reason. Well recently when we had to pick up our new flooring, it all came on a pallet and sadly, I was just as excited that I finally had a pallet to play with than I was about having our flooring order in! I love the look of worn, raw wood and so many possibilities came to mind on what I would do with these beautiful planks. I love making signs and I love this season, so a fall sign was a must!
It’s a busy, busy world these days. Everyone has their own crazy schedules to adhere to and sometimes it is just plain difficult to get ahead! Can I get an AMEN on that one?! Seriously, every time I see that meme that says, “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce…” I want to yell because dang it, it’s true! Life is busy! I live and die by my planner to make it through each week. And we are talking about a real life pen to paper planner, no phone or computer apps for this girl please! I like to write things down, and I am a super visual person. Lately, I have been trying to really nail down a good consistent work/blog/exercise/play schedule. When I get home from work in the evenings I have limited time to clean, cook dinner, work on the blog, workout, and see friends and family some nights. For that reason I am currently trying to conquer the meal planning phase of my weeks. Baby steps, people!
Happy Monday, friends! I can’t think of a better way to kick off the week than by teaming up with Home Depot and 24 other amazing bloggers on an awesome do-it-herself project! Each one of us is sharing how we customized this little Beverage Station and we want you to make one too! If you caught my save-the-date post last week about the #DIHWorkshop, then by now you are all signed up to take part in making one yourself at your local Home Depot today, right!? I hope so, because these are super cute and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun! It was so nice to be able to build this project all on my own with no help from my husband! I would say it was a success!
It all started with a pile of vintage money sacks my mother in law gave to me. I figured I could make cute little pillows out of them, or come up with some other plan so they wouldn’t go to waste. Then they sat in what I like to call my basement flea market. You know, that space in your house where all of your secondhand finds and future projects sit and wait for their new homes. For months, maybe years! I mean, you can’t pass up a good find even if you don’t really need it! Right? In all truth, my pile is a bit out of hand at the moment. But I have certainly learned to stop buying things just to buy them. Some of the best decorating advice out there is to shop your own house, so that is just want I have been trying to do. I have some really good stuff in my basement flea market, so I put a few finds together and made this super easy DIY Apple Crate Ottoman!