Archives for March 2012

Scott’s Snap Spreader System is pretty much more awesome than sliced bread.

(This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.) Scott's sent me a Snap Spreader System to try out and it is the bomb-diggity-dawg squared. I'm already partial to the Scotts brand and have been using a puny hand crank spreader for four years now.  It was a little time-consuming, but it got the job done. I was excited to test-drive this bad boy to see how it compared to the little hand-held spreader. This new Scotts® Snap® Spreader System really couldn't be any easier to operate if they tried.  You plop the bag o … [Read more...]

You & Me custom artwork tutorial

I love my "Start Being Awesome" sign so much that I decided to make another huge piece of art! This time I stained the letters with a dark stain and made the background white. I love how it turned out! It's so simple yet has such impact in the room. Do you want to know how to make one of your very own? First I made the wooden barn-door style board using the tutorial here. {I'm actually out of fence posts, so I just buy 1x4s and cut them down to 40" long each.} I started by staining my board. Once it was dry, I added the vinyl: The vinyl is actually bigger … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #93

Well, it's that time of the week again! Are you ready to link up your awesome blog posts? ** So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini links to other people's blog posts. Have fun browsing through the links in search of new ideas. Also, if you are a blogger, please feel free to add your own links to the list! !! Any projects I feature will be pinned on My Pinterest Board for everyone to see! Follow me on Pinterest to get in on the pinning … [Read more...]

The boy is seeing stripes {PB knock off boy bedding}

There's been a hitch in Ben's crazy post (as mentioned here). Isn't that always the case? You announce something beforehand and it blows up in your face? Hopefully I'll have that post out within a day or two. But for now, I'll show you the boy's new bedding. I've been working on his room a little here and there (between K's room and the laundry room). Honestly, I'd love to just start a room and then actually finish it before starting on another project, but I just can't help myself. It's like I need 10 different things going on at once. That way I'll never get bored with just … [Read more...]

Porch vent update & questions about decorating a porch

I'm back with another laundry room update. Last week I showed you how I fixed my leaky roof & roof dryer vent that was causing my laundry room to flood. Then I did a follow-up post showing how because of crappy duct work on the builder's part, we are now forced to vent our dryer through the window. The venting has worked great! The dryer runs for 15-20 minutes tops, and surprisingly the amount of lint in the filter in the dryer has gone way down as well. We have had one little problem though: It looks hideous from the street. Unfortunately (and fortunately!) our … [Read more...]

{Guest Blogger} What not to do when DIYing w/ your spouse; My Life and Kids

Guys, you are in for a real treat today! The HA-larious Anna from My Life and Kids is here with a HA-larious post. Anna first made an appearance as a guest poster here over the summer while my family was on our almost-month-long road trip. She shared the cutest ever craft - A Scrapbook Paper Map! Anna posted again for me last November where she shared how to make super-cute holiday curtains out of discounted bedding. But the real reason I like Anna (besides her awesome craftiness)? Because she's freaking hilarious. Every single post she writes makes me almost pee my … [Read more...]

How to layer a bed + a full source list {Bedding Week}

Welcome to another installment of... Today I'm going to share some quick tips about bedding. Let's start with making a bed. I'm sure there are like 20 billion ways to layer a bed. This is just how *I* do it. First I start off with my gear: I bought sheets from Wal-Mart for both my kids' beds. I altered my daughter's to look like ones at PBTeen. I also bought some of these vinyl mattress covers. These are an inexpensive way to protect your mattress from accidents (bed wetting and barfing included). Each kid also has a mattress pad on their bed for more … [Read more...]