Prepping a house to sell is so much work!

We spent a few solid weeks prepping our house to list on the market. We ate, slept, and breathed house prep. I felt like a walking zombie most days. Here's a fun video I created showing all the outside prep we had to do before our house sold: If you can't view this video, click here to see it. I have been really into making little videos lately to accommodate my blog posts, I hope you like them as much as I have! Here is my HOH channel if you'd like to view all my videos. As you noticed in the video, we painted the outside of the house, powerwashed the driveway, and had a … [Read more...]

Ombre Mirrors Tutorial {pink & orange}

I am so so so so so excited to share this next project with you! Did I mention I am really excited? Ahem. Now that we've got that cleared up... I've been working on my 8 year old daughter's room for oh um, like, forever. In January of this year I hung some shelves in her room and drug in an extra sofa table I had. Since then I've done tons of other stuff to her room, but nothing to this little dressing area. Until today. Dun, dun, dun. I want her to have an area where she can sit down and have a little table/desk area for all her primping. This child loves to … [Read more...]

Save yourself a lot of hassle with this spray painting tip

As most of you know, I love spray paint. I will spray paint anything and everything! Nothing is safe in my home from a can of good 'ol spray paint. :) With summer almost here I want to share a spray painting tip with you. Hopefully it will help you to not make the same mistake I made last summer. I decided I wanted a bunch of picture frames painted white for my gallery wall. It was August in Texas at about high noon which translates into at least 100 degrees outside with bright blue skies and lots of direct UV rays. Pretty much hotter than hell outside. ;) Perfect … [Read more...]

A {doll} bed fit for a Princess

Do you have a little girl in your life totally obsessed with American Girl Dolls? My almost-8-year-old thinks American Girl is the bees knees. The price of these dolls is definitely NOT the bees knees though. They start at about $105 for the basic "My American Girl Doll". We tried to satisfy her thirst by getting her an Our Generation Doll from Target, which runs about $30: But she's too smart for us. She tried to act grateful, but she just really wanted the "real" one and not the one she and her friends have dubbed "My Generic-an Girl". Her birthday was the following … [Read more...]

Goodbye, Hello. A look back at 2011 & a welcome to 2012

It's hard to believe that 2011 has come and gone already. The older I get the quicker time moves. Anyone else feel that way? I'm excited about a new year and a fresh new start. There's nothing like January 1st to make you feel like you've got a clean slate to work with. I want to take a minute (or three) to bid farewell to 2011 by sharing the best of HoH this past year. Top 10 most viewed posts of 2011: 10. Create a Spa Bath Mat using IKEA outdoor decking 9. Cheese Dome turned Cloche 8. Cupcake cones: a new petite version 7. How to make adorable accessories from … [Read more...]

3 projects; 1 post. Tackling the foyer.

Would you believe me if I said I checked off THREE more projects from my to-do list?! Well, guess what? I did. For realz. I have now checked Projects 17, 18, and 22 off my list. What? Oh, you want to know what those projects are?! Okay, sure I'll elaborate. I have finished: Project 17: Replace light fixture in foyer. Project 18: Finish painting foyer. Project 22: Replace light bulb on front porch. Project 22 is a no-brainer so I don't have any "after" pictures for you. But Projects 17 & 18 were quite the ordeal, so I've got loads of photos of the process to … [Read more...]

Ceramic animal heads are better in trios

Hey friends! I hope your week is off to a better start than mine. My blog decided to blow up on me Monday, and I'm stressing big.time. A three month chunk of photos have been deleted from my blog. I'm trying to restore them, but if you see broken images, that's why. Thank goodness for *chicken (see bottom of post). So anyhoo, enough about me and my pitty party. Let's talk ceramic animal heads, shall we? I bought my beloved cow and pig ceramic heads back when I lived in Los Angeles. I drug them back to Texas with me, spray painted them Heirloom White, and hung them in my … [Read more...]