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I apol­o­gize that my post is going to be short and sweet. I fell and injured my right arm and shoul­der, (I’ll be fine in a week, just a sprain) there­fore I am lim­ited on my typ­ing, photo tak­ing, etc… Many peo­ple won­der how to set a table prop­erly. Below is a very detailed chart of the proper way to set a table. Above is how I like to do things, a lit­tle more sim­ple and…

Making a DIY terrarium is very easy. Just follows these tried and tested steps and you’ll do just as good as I did! Thanks to designer Shane Powers and his Hanging Glass Bubble Collection at West Elm for the inspiration behind this DIY project.  At first, I tried using the glass ornaments from Michaels but found the glass to be too fragile. They kept breaking which I decided is too dangerous especially if you want…

We’ve done the DIY chalkboard wall in the bathroom. It’s easier than you think. Here are the essential tips. Retex­tur­ing the walls, installing a new toi­let, hang­ing a new mir­ror, chang­ing the light fix­ture, paint­ing the walls and cab­i­net base and adding a few inex­pen­sive acces­sories was the bulk of the remodel. The “how to” paint a chalk­board wall: PRIME your wall first and then paint 2–3 coats of chalk­board paint. Read the direc­tions on…

Make these DIY magnetic wine cork planters as a neat craft to repurpose wine corks. Works as a unique gift to anyone! It all started when my sister gave a friend of ours a bot­tle of wine for their 25th wed­ding anniver­sary. She wanted them to be able to have a lit­tle memento from the evening. After the bot­tle was empty, I sneaked the cork in my purse (it’s not steal­ing, because she got it…

Laying pavers in your backyard or patio may not seem like an easy task. But when you’re on a tight budget you have to do it. Here’s how we did it. We’ve been post­ing a slow pro­gres­sion of our mini back­yard remodel the last few months.  In the back cor­ner of our yard, we had a funky spot under the new per­gola. It’s hid­den and doesn’t get foot traf­fic. Of course, we’re try­ing to do…

An outdoor area is an important part of our new backyard remodel. Luckily, it’s a really easy DIY project. Here’s how it went. For those of you who have been fol­low­ing our back­yard remodel, you know we were eagerly wait­ing our table deliv­ery. It finally arrived! The down­side is it came in a box that said, “assem­bly required”. Sigh… Although I am an accom­plished Ikea fur­ni­ture assem­bler, I didn’t feel up to the task this…

This is the real budget-friendly backyard makeover we’ve undertaken from start to finish. We love it how it turned out! Check out the fantastic photos and tips at the end. From rags… …to riches! It’s been a few months since my first post about giv­ing our back­yard a lit­tle mini makeover. We finally fin­ished most of it. It was help­ful that our yard had good bones, to begin with. Although there was a lot of…