Master Bedroom Makeover with ben & ME #DIYwithBen

Do you know what happens when both of your kids head off to school?  Time.  Time is what happens.  That is the gift I was given this past week. 35 hours a week my children are in school and I no longer have to spend my days chasing after (read picking up after) two boys.  Instead, the housework I do stays done.  Well, at least until 3pm.  To celebrate this life changing event, my husband and I decided it was time to create our own bedroom … [Read more...]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Everyone is familiar with the 3 R's. Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. I try to follow these rules, and teach them to my children at the same time.  My personal favorite of these rules is "Re-use". As the handyman of the house, I love nothing more than taking something that has lost its purpose, and finding it a new life.  This often takes place by deconstructing something that no longer works, is no longer needed, or just speaks to me (as happens … [Read more...]

Bedroom Makeover For My 9 Year Old

This weekend my son went to stay with his aunt, uncle and baby cousin a few hours away.  It is the longest that he has ever been away from home, his family and his own bed.  From the little that I've spoken with him since he left I've been able to find out that yes he was a little homesick at first, but that he was having a blast. But, since he's been gone now for 5 days (and nights) his dad and I decided it was time for a bedroom … [Read more...]

DIY Lego Movie T-Shirts

If there is one thing I can tell you for certain...finding Lego Movie stuff is near impossible. I cannot find a T-shirt instore, a poster, and barely even a Lego set. The Lego Movie stuff has been picked over, and there is just nothing left.  You would think that with the release of the DVD everyone would be well stocked up, but it my town that jut isn't the case.  So since I cannot find a t-shirt for my kids, we decided to make them! I picked … [Read more...]

Everything For Your Tool Loving Dad This Father’s Day at Home Depot {Giveaway}

Coming up with a Father's Day gift idea at my house is far from difficult.  Usually I happen upon a weekly Home Depot flyer opened to the page of my husbands latet tool must have.  The same usually happens around his birthday and Christmas...he likes to make gift giving easy for me.   If there isn't something I know he wants for sure... no hints...then I always default to a Home Depot gift card.  Since my husband loves to build things, I can … [Read more...]

Old Dresser, New Dresser

So, we have this old dresser. I am sure you all have a piece of furniture like this. Travels well, never fails. From your bedroom, to your dorm room, to your apartment, to your house.... Maybe its a chair, a bookshelf or a desk. Ours is a dresser. It's only been "ours" since the apartment stage of our life, before that, it was my husbands. It has more than served its purpose in all of the roles it has filled; clothing storage, toy storage, craft … [Read more...]

DIY Tuesday!

I have to admit - I didn't DIY anything this past week...I have been way too busy.  But I have managed to get my house is some sort of order and I picked up a fantastic (and free) filing cabinet that I have a ton of DIY plans for!  So this week I'll share with you last weeks DIY project.   It was a simple bookcase, and I turned it into a fantastic "Drop Zone" for my kitchen entrance. You can read how I put this together in my recent … [Read more...]

Bookcase Makeover

I have been struggling with my entry way ever since we moved in.  This beautiful home is lacking in a few luxuries that I have become used to in the homes we've had before...mainly storage.  Our house does not feature a coat closet, linen closet, or pantry...and I've gotta tell you, not having a place to keep the coats, boots, shoes, mittens, hats, scarves is wearing thin on my nearves...and leaving my kitchen looking messy. Since remodeling a … [Read more...]

DIY – How To Turn A Picture Frame Into A Whiteboard

As you know I've been re-designing my home office, and on a very tight budget of $100.  I am thrilled to report that I still have a little more than $20 left in my budget and my room is already fantastic!  I have been doing wonders re-purposing and repainting to make this space mine!  I am going to do a total reveal of the space late next week, when it is hopefully complete, but I did want to share with you one of the projects that I did, that … [Read more...]

Office Makeover On A Budget: Part 2

Work has begun!  And my $100 budget is dwindling away...but not as quickly as I thought it would.  I'm really excited about this.  I am painting the room a very light purple...I know, you may be thinking "purple" but trust me, it is so light it's almost grey/white.   My office has great natural light, and I wanted a nice, relaxing, cool but light color in there.  And my mom picked it out. My accent color is going to be yellow, and my very nice … [Read more...]

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