I’m calling the guest bathroom DONE. (for now, anyway)

I think it's a first in HoH blogging history, but today I'm officially calling the Guest Bathroom... D-O-N-E. Well, that is until I'm in the mood to swap out the faucet and add moulding around the window. (What's that phrase?... "A woman's work is never done?" This might apply here.) Everyone likes a good old fashioned before and after reveal, so let's start with the hideous 'before' picture. Having a super ugly 'before' photo makes the 'after' that much better. That's why I love that the previous owners of this house had such horrible taste in paint colors. It makes the … [Read more...]

Recreating model home decor {decorative moss rocks}

One of my favorite things to do is browse through model homes. They are chock full of decorating ideas that are usually very appealing to most styles. I have learned so many little tips and tricks about decorating and styling a home simply by walking through model homes and taking lots of photos. In a recent model home crashing I saw the simplest decor that had a big impact. I just had to recreate it the second I got back home. Can you believe it's as simple as a bowl full of faux moss rocks? I saw this simple wooden bowl filled with basic fake moss rocks and just knew it … [Read more...]

$2 outdoor Holiday wreaths {tutorial}

I've got these great windows in front of my house that are just screaming for wreaths with big red bows. Since I needed 4 wreaths (3 windows and the front door) I didn't want to spend a fortune so I headed to my home-away-from-home; the Dollar Tree. For $9 I outfitted all three windows, plus a wreath on the door and a garland swag. It was so cheap and easy! (Please don't look too closely at our undecorated porch and lack of shrubs. Trust me, it drives me batty.) Here's how you can make $2 wreaths for the front of your house too! First off, the gear: I bought 5 … [Read more...]

Quest for cuter glitter {presentation is everything, right?}

When I shared my office filp-flop with you a few weeks ago, I showed off my cute glitter collection and storage basket. Truth be told, I don't really use glitter all that often, but I do love looking at baskets of pretty glitter. :) Well, there was one two things that stuck out like a big ol' fat sore thumb; those honkin' big containers of sparkly white glitter. I knew on my eternal quest for absolute cuteness that I could do so much better than those big eye sores. And a quick trip to my local Dollar Tree proved just the solution. The dollar store has these fun big sugar … [Read more...]

Make cheap Dollar Store Halloween Decor

There's still a good two weeks before Halloween, so if you haven't decorated yet, YOU STILL HAVE TIME! It seems like I'm always strapped for cash (who isn't?!) and I really hate spending loads of money on holiday decor that you use for only 3-4 weeks. So I did what I do best; I headed to the dollar store (Dollar Tree) and loaded up. I spent about $10 and ended up with an entire yard and mantle full of Halloween decor. I purchased the products above plus some spider webbing and a bag of moss. If you want to decorate for Halloween on the cheap real quick, head over to the … [Read more...]

Another cheap & easy Dollar Store decor; Wheat Grass Tins

A friend of mine gave me some leftover grass she had from one of her projects. She got it at a craft store, but you can always get a variety of random grasses at the dollar store. Improvise! You know I love me some grass... Here & Here So of course I had to create a project pronto. I headed to the Dollar Tree (one of my favorite stores!) and found this tin planter: It is perfect for grass! This project is so easy, even you mom can do it, I swear. Get some floral foam. I keep scraps in a bag, so I just pieced together enough to fill the planter. I hot glued all of … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Wreath; dollar store style

Ladies and Gents, be prepared to be shocked. I made another Dollar Store Wreath. {I have a thing for wreaths.} Yup. I did. And this time it's a Pinwheel Wreath for the Spring and Summer! Yippie! Are those pinwheels not just the most freaking cute thing you've ever seen? I found these Pinwheels at the Dollar Tree. They were just so mini and adorable that I just had to create a project to use them for. After a little more browsing, brain-racking, and scheming I finally came up with a great wreath idea. On that same trip I also purchased some floral grass and a … [Read more...]