These Marius Ikea stools are perfect for a kids desk chair Ikea hack! This easy and inexpensive project takes the stools from "meh" to "wow"! The little ladies had their hearts set on desks in their new boho bedroom makeover. They were angling for fancy rolling swivel chairs, but my room budget was wearing a bit thin by this point, and it was time for something cheap and creative. Enter the $6 IKEA Marius stool! I actually drove all the way down to Ikea specifically for these. Now the ... Read More about Kids Desk Chair Ikea Hack
This simple and inexpensive DIY floating desk is perfect for small spaces, and it can be adapted for kids or adults! See just how easy it is! After bunk beds, the girls' top wish for their new shared big girl bedroom makeover was desks. They're still a little young to really NEED desks in their room, but they can do homework and art there... and cut up tiny bits of paper. WHY ALL THE TINY BITS OF PAPER??? After buying bunk beds, mattresses, and bedding, my budget for this project was ... Read More about Easy DIY Floating Desk!
These cozy and budget-friendly modern Fall throw blankets are perfect to warm up your living room or bedroom for the cooler months! modern fall throw blankets Once I'd gathered all my favorite Fall throw pillow covers, it only seemed fitting that I should give you my list of favorite inexpensive Fall throw blankets to go with! Even if you do nothing else to decorate for Autumn, a few throw blankets are an absolute must! Fall decor is all about warm colors, cozy textures, and pattern. ... Read More about Modern Fall Throw Blankets
These modern throw pillow covers for Fall are the perfect thing to bring some warmth and style to your living room this season! What does Fall make you think of? For me, it's cozy throw pillows, of course! More specifically, cozy colorful, textured throw pillows and blankets, a good book, a fire, and a cup of chai tea. So in preparation for Fall, I've scoured Amazon for the best deals on stylish modern throw pillow covers. You won't find any cute sayings or wagons full of pumpkins ... Read More about Cheap Modern Throw Pillow Covers for Fall
This quick and easy no-sew upholstered bench cushion tutorial is perfect for window seats, banquets, breakfast nooks, benches, and more! In all fairness, most upholstery projects that have "easy" in the title are lying. I've gotten in over my head before on an "easy" diamond-tufted upholstered headboard. BUT this one is legitimately very quick and easy. Pinky promise! I'm doing this project for B & E's shared big girl room makeover. They've got this great little alcove in their ... Read More about Easy DIY Upholstered Window Seat Cushion
You CAN have a beautiful home with kids! I promise it’s doable- you just have to make your design decisions with them in mind! As I was sitting down to write this post, my five-year-old asked if I would join her dance party- and of course, that's hard to say no to. So we've got "Can't Stop the Feelin'" blaring and we're twirling around the living room, when Zoe, our lab-mix, decides to join in. So she's barking and spinning in circles chasing her tail...If this scene had taken place a ... Read More about How to Design a Kid-Friendly Home
Have you tried using stencils for painting furniture? This simple patio table makeover uses spray paint and a Moroccan tile stencil! I received this patio table as a going-off-to-college gift many years ago. It's moved with us lots of times, but after sitting outside for 15 years (yikes!) it had seen MUCH better days. The paint was peeling off, it was getting rusty, and there was an icky layer of greenish grime on it. Right now I'm in the middle of making over our backyard fire pit ... Read More about Stencils For Painting: An Easy Patio Table Makeover!
Fall living room decor is all about cozy throw pillows & blankets! These warm colorful Fall throw pillow combos will inspire your fall decor. Throw pillows and blankets are the perfect way to change up your living room decor with the seasons... They can add splashes of color and texture, bring in prints and patterns, and add so much depth and style to your sofa. (Does anyone else feel a bit pretentious saying the word "sofa"? I grew up calling it a couch, so it still feels a little ... Read More about Fall Living Room Decor: Cozy Throw Pillows & Blankets
These magnetic morning routine charts for kids will help everyone get ready for school. They're great for both preschool and elementary kids! Mornings have never been my favorite time of day... and once I started trying to get two young kids up, dressed, teeth brushed, shoes on, fed breakfast, packed up, and out the door for school and preschool, I began to truly dread them. The combination of my low-blood-caffeine level, bleary-eyed kiddos, and time crunch just never seems to end well! ... Read More about Morning Routine Charts for School!
It's time to get the kids' closets and dressers whipped into shape for back to school! Today I want to share this super-simple morning-sanity-saving system. In fact, it works so well for the kids- maybe I should try it for myself! how to organize kids' clothes We've always used a dresser for E's (4 year old)'s clothes. It was nice and organized when she was a baby and I was the one taking things out and putting them back in... but now that she's doing some of that on her own, things have ... Read More about Organize Kids’ Clothes for School!
This backpack organizer is a simple IKEA hack for your mudroom, entryway, or garage! Entryway cubbies will eliminate so much chaos! ikea mudroom backpack organizer My sister is the real organizing genius in our family. So today I'm going to show you her brilliant kids' cubbies solution that I'm kind of jealous of. This is the perfect back-to-school organization entryway hack, as it provides a place for each kid's backpack, multiple coats, boots, and more! The best part? All you have to ... Read More about Backpack Organizer: A Brilliant IKEA Mudroom Hack!
We're having a couple of grey rainy days here in Seattle. It's early August, and the weather makes me think about school... and how much I'm looking forward to it starting again. Is that terrible? To be perfectly honest, Summer is hard for me. I like the idea of summer... relaxing in my gazebo reading a good book and having friends over for fires. And those things are great! But the day-to-day with the kids is a challenge. I'm more of a creative free spirit than a structured routine person. I ... Read More about Get Your Home Back-To-School Ready! 6 Systems for Stress-Free Mornings and Happy Mamas
Streamline your school lunch packing with this simple system! Organize everything you need for the lunches together in your kitchen. Last year was our first year of elementary school, so I had to come up with a system for packing school lunches. And because of food allergies, we're taking lunch pretty much every day. My system worked shockingly well- mostly I was surprised that I stuck with it. It made lunch-packing so simple! I'm going to show you how I did it and how you can create your ... Read More about Create a School Lunch-Prep Station!
This outdoor living room on a budget is a romantic spot for drinks by the fire. Cozy patio furniture and curtains complete the outdoor living space. I finally got around to taking photos of my all-time favorite space: my outdoor living room, and I can't wait to share them with you! A few years ago we stayed at a resort in Mexico, and they had these gorgeous beach beds, complete with curtains. I was in love. And that's what inspired my outdoor living room. I realized how ... Read More about Outdoor Living Room Reveal!
Install easy, removable string light poles over your patio or backyard fire pit to create beautiful ambiance! They're quick, inexpensive, and very simple! I asked for a patio makeover for my birthday this year, and one of the top things on my wishlist was string lights. The problem? Nothing to hang them from. Here's a tutorial for the quick and easy (unless you have really hard dirt) string light poles we put in. We put two poles in, and the whole project took about 2 hours. How to ... Read More about Easy DIY String Light Poles