Recreate one of these modern home offices for yourself with inexpensive products from your favorite online stores! Are you ready for a new home office? Or maybe just a refresh? What if you could have your workspace designed by a professional, and all you had to do was order a few things online and set it all up? hOW dO i fURNISH mY oFFICE oN a bUDGET? With so many of us working from home and needing better workspaces, I'm putting together some easy-to-replicate home offices that can ... Read More about 5 Modern, Budget-Friendly Home Office Ideas to Steal in 2021
These 10 Ikea office ideas are perfect and budget-friendly solutions if you need to work from home, whether you have a large or small space! I'm on a home office kick, and since the kids needed a distance-learning space for school this year, I got to design and set up another Ikea office/ desk over the Summer. Why Ikea Office Furniture? I often gravitate toward Ikea when I need office furniture. Why? It's inexpensive, stylish, and modular. It's also easy to make some tweaks to the ... Read More about 10 Ikea Office Ideas
This simple Ikea desk hack is popular because it looks high-end, yet it's budget-friendly and easy to DIY. And did I mention it can be customized for a perfect fit in your space? Now that many of us will be working from home for the forseeable future, it's time to get a real home office set up, and ditch the folding table in the corner with a sheet hung up behind it for a Zoom backdrop. Am I right? We just built this ten-foot-long desk with three workstations. Ours is actually for our ... Read More about Simple DIY Ikea Desk Hack Tutorial!
A beautiful modern area rug can really update and add style to a living room, bedroom, office or dining room. I've scoured the web for the best deals on stylish modern and Boho rugs, so you're sure to find one that's perfect for your space. The best part? They're all under $200 for at least a 6'x9' rug at the time of this writing. That's important, because a little 4'x6' rug is probably not going to do your living room much good. Why Neutral Area Rugs? I do love color, and I sometimes ... Read More about 50 Neutral Modern Rugs Under $200!
Create a fun and colorful gallery wall as a kids art display! It's perfect for the playroom or kids bedrooms, and it will get the art off the fridge! My June & July project is a new distance learning space for the kids this Fall. I've always wanted to put together a gallery wall to display all their artwork... and I finally did it- with a bit of help from Rust-oleum! This is going to be a fun, colorful space, and so it needed a fun colorful art gallery wall. I've had a big box of old ... Read More about Kids’ Art Display Wall
Outdoor string lights are wildly popular, and for good reason! They feel magical and bring a warm, intimate ambiance to any party or outdoor living space. Inexpensive, simple for the average person to DIY, relatively easy to put up and take down with the seasons, and the list goes on... And if you're still not sure what kind of lighting is best for your outdoor living space, I walk through more backyard lighting options in this post. What's the Best Way to Hang Outdoor String ... Read More about How to Hang String Lights: 10 Different Ways
Cheap throw pillow covers are an easy and inexpensive way to change up your living room decor. These stylish throw pillows are colorful, modern, and Boho! It's no secret that I'm a throw pillow cover superfan. I love them because they're cheap (at least these ones are!) and they take up almost no storage space when not in use. Which means I can have as many as I want. But finding just the right throw pillows can be tricky, and time-consuming. So I've done all the work for you. These ... Read More about Modern & Cheap Throw Pillow Covers in Every Color!
It's easy to brighten up a dark room right now with these easy and cheap designer tips. Maximize natural light with paint colors and more! Are your spaces feeling a bit dark and gloomy? Especially during the long, dreary winter months? I have just a bit of experience with this, as I live in Seattle, where we have something like 300 grey days a year! Let’s talk about some simple and inexpensive decorative changes you can make right now to instantly brighten up a dark room in your ... Read More about How to Brighten a Dark Room: 6 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now!
A couple of years ago, one of our biggest problem-areas in our home was the laundry room. It was small, ugly, and really didn't use the space well. So we spent a weekend and about $300 on a mini-renovation. We maximized the space, and it has been life-changing! You can check out our small laundry room makeover here. Since every laundry space is unique, I went on a hunt for the most innovative and practical, and budget-friendly laundry room ideas I could find to share with you today. Function is ... Read More about 12 Clever Space-Saving Laundry Room Hacks
These super-fun gift wrapping ideas use easy DIY pom poms in place of bows. These are perfect for Christmas gifts, birthdays, baby gifts, and more! Hello! This year, I'm feeding my pompom obsession by using them to wrap Christmas gifts... and these ideas aren't just for Christmas- they would be great for birthdays, baby showers, whatever! here's what you'll need brown and/or white wrapping papertapecraft scissors (these ones are amazing!)pom pom makers (I'm in love with this ... Read More about 8 Pom Pom Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas
We received a counter-top spice rack as a wedding gift. It was great for a little while, but it only held 16 different spices. At first, I started buying more bottles that would fit in it and changing them out seasonally. Eventually, I just shoved things into this lovely spice bin.But when we moved to our current house I was dazzled by all the kitchen space. I wanted an attractive, easily-accessible spice rack that would hold all my spices in one place. And this girl's got a lot of spices! So ... Read More about Easy DIY Giant Magnetic Spice Rack!
These easy toy storage ideas will save your sanity and help control the chaos of life with kids. I've got ideas for organizing books and games too! Toy storage, organization, and maintenance is a big struggle in my household. I have a hard enough time keeping track of my own stuff, so when you add small children moving things from one room to another and then getting distracted, leaving them, and moving on to the next thing....Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!! What? You have this problem too? toy ... Read More about Toy Storage Ideas: How We Tamed the Playroom Chaos
This small organized pantry closet on a budget with shelves and baskets is full of cheap and easy ideas to keep all your food visible and easy to access! I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I was not born with the gift of organization. And as much as my parents tried to instill it in me, it never quite took. Whaaaaaaat??? If you know me in real life that's no big surprise. And unfortunately, no one else in my household seems very inclined toward organization either. (I'm ... Read More about A Messy Girl’s Guide to an Organized Pantry
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 wonderful it ... Read More about Outdoor Living Room Reveal!
I love to give handmade gifts- they're special, personal, and I just enjoy making them. Today I'm sharing some of my favorite DIY gift ideas. Click the links below for more details about each project, as well as a step-by-step tutorial. They're perfect for Christmas, Teacher Appreciation, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Birthdays, you name it. Plus, some of these are pretty darn impressive if I do say so myself! Handmade Candles There's something luxurious about these beautiful, yet simple ... Read More about 8 Easy DIY Christmas Gifts!
Learn how to make soy candles with this simple step-by-step tutorial. These natural handmade candles make perfect gifts! Natural soy candles are the perfect handmade gifts! When I first started researching natural candles, I quickly learned that candle-making is trickier than I had imagined. What's more, every guide and tutorial I found recommended weighing out the wax and fragrance oils, using a double-boiler, etc. I never found the ultra-simple guide I was looking for, so I'm writing ... Read More about How to Make Soy Candles: A Beginner’s Guide
We've been obsessed with making pom poms at my house for a while now. And this year we're adding tassels to the mix! They're just as fun and easy to make, and they're perfect for all kinds of crafts, from Christmas ornaments, to garlands, to kids' room decor, to gift-wrapping. Today I'm going to show you how to make this ultra-simple tassel garland using yarn. You can always add wood beads, glitter, and other embellishments too! How to Make a Tassel Garland The supply list for this ... Read More about Boho Christmas Decor: How to Make a Tassel Garland
We are all about making pom poms at my house. So it was only natural that we needed some pom pom garlands for our Christmas decor. How to Make a Simple DIY Pom Pom Garland These are fun to make, easy, and addictive! If you'd rather see the video tutorial, scroll to the bottom of this post. Let's get started! Here's What You'll Need: small pom pom maker (this is my favorite inexpensive set on Amazon)sharp craft scissorsyarn 1. Wrap the Yarn Open one side of the pom pom maker ... Read More about Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland!