Oct 272015

This shop and my home office organization has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and shouts of joy are mine alone. #BIGDeal #CollectiveBias

I started working from home in 2008, so I’ve had a home office for many years.  As a blogger, though, my home office organization needs have changed a great deal between now and then.  I have less need for filing cabinets and more need for, say, an area to take pictures and a place to store all my “stuff”.

Home Office Organization Ideas using inexpensive shelving units!

To say that my home office had started to get a little overrun is an understatement.  I love shopping for photography props so I had plastic tubs of dishes, linens, accessories, holiday items and more.  The main problem with this, though, is that half the time I would buy something and then promptly forget I owned it.  And if I did remember owning it, finding it was another challenge. Continue reading »

Oct 252015

There are a lot of reasons to be in the kitchen this time of year.  Roasting your Thanksgiving turkey, baking all those Christmas cookies, whipping up homemade hot cocoa.  If part of your holiday prep is to update your kitchen to be ready to handle all the extra tasks and all the extra visitors, then read on!

Turn your kitchen into holiday baking and cooking headquarters with KitchenAid appliances at Best Buy

You’re probably already familiar with the KitchenAid brand for their stand mixers.  I know I love mine!  But there’s also a very impressive line of KitchenAid appliances available at Best Buy that can help turn your kitchen into a gorgeous powerhouse, and I’ve partnered with them to bring you these ideas. Continue reading »

Sep 182015

This shop and my ideas for kids bathroom decor has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CraftedExperience #CollectiveBias

Bubbles is already getting to where she has an opinion about how things look and are designed. She tells me frequently what she considers “to be fashion” whether it’s with her clothes (or my clothes) or the decor of her room.

DIY Dinosaur Topped Jars make really cute kids bathroom decor. Fill them up with adhesive bandages, hair accessories, jewelry, cotton swabs - whatever your kids (or you!) use regularly

A couple of weeks ago she told me she wanted to have her bathroom be “more fashion”. As it’s mostly been used as a guest bathroom she was right in that it wasn’t really designed with kid appeal. After some discussion she decided she’d like to see more purple. Continue reading »

Aug 262015

Did you just purchased a new home and you’d like a few noticeable yet inexpensive updates?   Or maybe like us, you’ve lived in your kitchen for a few years and you want a fresh look without breaking the bank.  Whatever the case may be, you can make an impact in the kitchen for not a lot of money with these budget kitchen remodel ideas.

Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas

5 Under $100: Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas - if you're looking to freshen up your kitchen without breaking the bank, here are 5 inexpensive remodeling projects under $100 each. Try one or all! Continue reading »

Jul 092015

Bubbles loves pretty much any kind of craft project you put in front of her.  It doesn’t matter if it’s painting, gluing, using stickers or pompoms or stampers – she’s in.

Not too long ago the folks at Fibre Craft offered to send us some of their new Creative Hands craft totes to review.  They’re recommended for ages 6+ but once I took a look at the kits I decided that Bubbles would be able to complete most of them on her own, and some with a little help.

Fibre Craft Creative Hands Crafting Kits - Zoo 2 Do

We received the Zoo 2 Do, Creative Fun Tote, and Paper Pals Bugs & Flowers kits.  They were in the house for about five minutes before she couldn’t wait any longer and asked if we could give the Zoo 2 Do a try.  So we cleared off her table for a nice, flat crafting surface and sorted the contents. Continue reading »