• DIY Furniture

    Refinished Antique Bar Cart

    I absolutely love when people reach out to me and ask me to help refinish one of their old pieces. More often than not, this means I get to work with different types of pieces than I normally buy, I get to pick colors or finishes that I don’t typically use, and best of all, I get to share my love of projects with the people I’m helping. What We Started With My friend came to me this past weekend and asked if I could help her refinish her antique bar cart from the 1950s that she recently purchased off Marketplace, and of course, my answer was “Heck yes!” Other…

  • Home Decor

    My Top 5 Favorite Black Lantern Pendant Lights

    So, after a year of contemplating which lantern light I wanted for our foyer, and looking at numerous variations, I finally decided on the perfect one! Through my research I found tons of different styles, colors, and price points, and today I’m compiling my top five favorite black lantern pendant lights under $200 (Man, that’s a mouthful!). Although I love the gold and silver pendants (like a lot), I decided to stick with a black finish, so it would match the other finishes in our space and create a cohesive look. Since I already spent hours and hours researching (and realizing  the 800 lights I was looking at were the…

  • DIY Crafts

    DIY Wood Bead Tassel Garland

    So, I don’t know about you all, but easy crafts are my all time favorite! Especially when it’s something that cost a fortune to buy, and only a fraction to make. Today I’m sharing my DIY Wooden Bead Tassel Garland. This project only took about 30 minutes and $12 to make. After a quick trip to Michael’s, one of my best gal pals and I sat down at my kitchen table and had so much fun making this easy craft. This is a great project to bring to your next craft night, do as you’re watching Bachelor on Monday evening with a glass of wine, create as a mommy daughter…

  • DIY Wedding

    Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes

    So, wedding plan has been fun and all, but holy moly! No one told me there are SO many details to plan. Honestly, it gets a little overwhelming, because Pinterest is filled with tens of thousands amazing and beautiful ideas for flowers, decor, and wedding hairstyles. I’ve found myself loving all of them, and I’ve had a hard time focusing and finding a clear direction and style to go in. However, I did find one area the internet is lacking ideas in: affordable, cute, unique, and practical bridesmaid proposal boxes. I know I’m asking for a lot here, but I have nine bridesmaids, many of which have already been bridesmaids…

  • DIY Furniture

    DIY Kitchen Island

    So, let’s talk kitchen island! Kitchen islands are the focal point in a kitchen. I feel like every time I see a picture of a kitchen on Pinterest or Instagram my eyes are instantly drawn to the kitchen island. Typically they have detailed wood work on the base, or eye catching counter tops, or beautiful pendant lights hanging above. The kitchen island is also typically a gathering place in a home, whether it’s talking to mom as she finishes up dinner, harboring appetizers and good conversations at a friendly get together, or even collecting all the goodies from the latest grocery trip. Islands are the multi-functional must have in a…

  • Home Decor

    My Top Organizing Tools & Tips

    Well one thing is for dang sure. You all LOVE organizing. Which, honestly, I don’t blame you! There’s something about walking into a freshly cleaned out and organized closet or opening a kitchen drawer and being able to actually find the spoon you need that’s so invigorating, uplifting, calming, motivating…. Okay you get the point! I can get a little carried away when talking about organizing. But for real, I got an overwhelming amount of messages on my Instagram stories asking for links or telling me you needed those items in your life. So, I’ve decided to compile all my favorite organizing gadgets in a blog post, so you can…

  • DIY Home Decor

    Potted String Light Stand

    We’ve been wanting to add string lights to our back patio for some time now, but we didn’t have any where to hang the lights from. This is where the potted light stand came in handy! They were so easy flippin easy to make! I think I spent more time at Home Depot picking the pot and flowers than we spent making the stand. Follow below for a step by step tutorial on how to make the potted string light stand. If you’ve been wanting to add string lights to your backyard, but don’t have a fence, tree, or a house to connect the lights to, these are perfect for…

  • DIY Crafts

    How to Create Beautifully Wrapped Gifts

    I think it’s easy to say that presents are my favorite part about Christmas! I love giving them to my family and friends, and I equally love wrapping them. I used to help my mom wrap them every Christmas. Then, in about the second grade she got smart and realized I would do them all for her. Since then, I’ve been deemed the presenter wrapper in the family. Today I’ve gathered all my tips and tricks to create beautifully wrapped presents that are budget friendly, as well as quick and easy. With the right tools, it is super easy to create presents that are equally as amazing as the gift…

  • DIY Crafts,  Drinks

    DIY Simple Syrup Gifts

    Happy Monday friends! I hope you are all having  a relaxing, cozy, and warm Christmas season so far. I don’t know about you, but between the cold temperatures, cloudy skies, Hallmark Christmas movies, and the twinkly lights on my tree, I do not want to get off my couch, and much less do I want to think about the list of to dos and present buying I have to complete in the next few weeks. However, there is one thing I have crossed off my checklist: DIY gifts for family, friends or coworkers! Every year I love to make a little something for the people that are important to me.…

  • Home Wellness

    Holiday Essential Oil Blends

    I love playing around with essential oils and creating my own blends. It’s even more fun around the holidays, because I get to diffuse oils that I don’t typically use year round, like Pine or Christmas Spirit (although, this one should be used during all seasons. It smells so great!) I combined a few of my favorites to create three custom essential oil blends for Christmas. I narrowed myself down to three blends, because honestly, I could have probably came up with a few handfuls! There are so many oils that are great for this time of the year, and there’s no better way to add to the Holiday Spirit…