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HOW TO CREATE A CUSTOM CLOSET

I love a clean house. I love organization, color coordination, and thoughtful design. BUT PLEASE, DON'T LOOK IN MY CLOSET.  Dear God, what have we here? Let's see, a wedding dress, shoe boxes without shoes, some handbags, a lone boot, a robot vacuum, old pillows,...

ONE-HOUR ROSE AND EUCALYPTUS WREATH

The first time I met Dave's parents, I was more than a little impressed with Mary's (mother-in-law's) craftiness, particularly a wreath made from old wine corks that hung in her kitchen. I remember pointing it out and sheepishly asking how she did it. "Oh, just one...

HOW TO MAKE A ONESIE QUILT

The business of May involved a special project for Mister. His fast-approaching first birthday made me want to give him something unique, something memorable, something that said, “Your Mom’s heart was exploding with love on your first birthday.” No...

HOW TO BUILD A $25 BARN DOOR BABY GATE

**UPDATE: We've had this gate for nearly two years and it's still going strong. I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and if you need help, visit my Etsy shop and I'll create customized building plans for you! xo, Sarah** Mister's first birthday is around the corner and I'm...

DIY KITCHEN REMODEL: HOW WE SAVED $40,000

Kitchen remodels are expensive. Crazy expensive. 10 times the cost of my first car expensive (a 1997 Ford Taurus...remember these sexy boat shows?) Image: Kelley Blue Book Classy. Anyhoo, while working on the loft, we spoke to the construction group who built it and...

MAKE IT: CHALKBOARD RECIPE IN CANVA (AND A FREE PRINTABLE!)

I hated chocolate as a kid. Weird, I know, but I can't remember ever craving it. Maybe it's my aversion to icing (buttercream excluded), or the dry and crumbly grocery store variety that turned me off, but I never viewed chocolate cake as a decadent experience. All...

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