Valentine special: 12 affordable ways to say I love you

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and, as usual, I feel unprepared. Full disclosure, I am really not a red -n- pink heart, candy kinda gal. Don't get me wrong. I like flowers and chocolate (especially the dark kind), but the idea of Valentine outfit(s), perfume, a Hallmark card, expensive dinner, staged romance...STRESSES me out! 

Guest Bedroom $100 Room Challenge

Oh my! I can’t believe I am doing this. For two years my feet have been dangling in the pool of blogging. Post here. Post there. Rarely a post everywhere. My social media footprint was me just moving my toes back and forth. Never going any deeper than I was comfortable.

Then it happened.

DIY faux shiplap

I'm not sure when I began to actually verbalize my master bedroom dream to Hubby. He's the kind of guy who is pretty darn content with the way things are. Each time I'd bring up an idea, he would poo-poo it. Tell me the room was fine...etc., etc. But you know, happy wife, happy life and all that. Poor guy.

So when I told him I wanted to buy four sheets of underlayment plywood for a plank wall, he raised his eyebrows, gave me the look... sighed, and said, "Okay". 

Affordable Dresser Refresh with Paint

I had this vision that one day I would have a beautiful master suite. Something grown-up...polished. A place where my mind sighed every time I entered. But with two mismatched dressers and very little spending money it seemed like my dream would never see the light of reality.  But where there is imagination, Pinterest, and paint...anything is possible.

Rustic style laundry room makeover

The dirty room--dun, dun, duuun. I'm pretty sure when they designed our modular home the laundry room was an after thought. It's a bit of an eyesore especially when sitting down to eat a meal. It desperately needed a makeover that didn't break the bank. Preferably a rustic farm-style makeover.

Could I create a space that was functional, stylish and didn't cost me a thing? What if I already had everything I needed; I just needed to re-imagine the space?

5 ideas to use DIY tiered trays

Lately I have been seeing a lot of DIY tiered trays on my Pinterest feed. What I love about them is that with a little creativity and home purging you can do this in a short amount of time. For a couple of days it was tier happy at my house. Here's 5, plus one ways I am using my DIY tiered trays.

DIY simple country home decor

The corner of my master bath tub has always been an eye sore. I could just never imagine what would look good there. I love the farm style look with clean simple lines. With some scrap pieces of wood and paint I got to work making my own farm style decor.