Recessed Lights DIY

September 27, 2016

I am a Do-It-Yourselfer but honestly there are some projects that are too intimidating to me. Tearing down a wall for example. Repositioning plumbing. I WOULD have included installing recessed lighting on that list but not anymore. With the drop ceiling that I currently had installed in my basement I didn't have to even screw anything in. It was beyond simple and easy. I will admit it was tedious at times but I didn't struggle with the complexity of the project.

Free Gourmet S'mores!!!!

July 15, 2016

Anyone in the Philly area tomorrow, Saturday July 16th? Come to the Landsdale World Market store, bring your kids and join me for their Fun Summer Saturdays making S'mores! Recipes will include Sea Salt + Dulce de Luscious S’more, You’re Bacon Me Hungry and Kidsational S’mores. Recipes created by Jennifer of Predominantly Paleo
World Market 751 Horsham Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446!

Hope to see you there!

DIY Wingback Tufted Headboard

I bought the materials to make this headboard months ago. So I guess it's only fitting that when I actually put my mind to do it that it only took me a day. 
I did work for about 7 hours with a lunch break in between which seems like a marathon project but part of the reason it took that long was because I took apart our old headboard to recycle the foam.

IKEA Karlstad Footstool Ottoman Free Pattern

July 14, 2016

Do you have one of these? A Karlstad footstool? Is your slipcover old and crusty? Make a new one for the cost of only 2 yards of fabric! I rarely throw away a piece of IKEA furniture just because the slipcover is dingy. Recently IKEA has begun to phase out the Karlstad collection.
I guess it's inevitable. All good things must come to an end. But that's bad for me since I have a very large IKEA Karlstad sectional and matching ottoman which are structurally just fine but are in desperate need of new covers which IKEA no longer sells.

Wild Flower Pinwheel Shorts Free Pattern

July 13, 2016

I'll probably be making more of these throughout the month in different patterns and alterations. I'm even thinking of maybe doing a mini one in spandex as a cute swim bottom. Get the tutorial and pattern below.

Like I said with the Colbalt Damask version, I love how comfy these are. Though before I used a softer material and it feels more comfy. I used this quilting weight fabric for the Wild Flowers version and it's not as cozy.

Pinwheel Shorts Free Pattern in Cobalt Damask

July 12, 2016

I'm so ready for summer. Walking barefoot. Tee shirts. Tank tops. And SHORTS! Just like uncomfortable jeans, there are uncomfortable shorts. The kind that hurt your lady parts. Sorry to be blunt but you know what I mean!

 I like wearing elastic, loose-legged shorts in the summer but I don't like looking as though I'm wearing men's boxers. I want cute shorts that I can wear to the grocery store! Kayaking. Even dare say, a casual summer dinner party. You too? Well look no further I think I found the shorts for us!

Cactus Stones Kids Craft

Out of the blue Lily made these cute little cactus stones. She was bored last Sunday and found this cute little craft on Pinterest. The best part about this project was that we had all the supplies on hand. Just paint, river rocks from our yard and a small pot. DONE! The other nice part was that it was simple enough that she could do it on her own while I did chores. She did these all by herself! And I think they came out super adorable!
To make just gather some flat river rocks, paint them various shades of green using green paint mixed with various amounts of white, then decorate with white paint. We used white paint pens which work well for smaller details. Fill a pot with small pebbles until nearly full. Add your stone cacti. Then fill in with more small pebbles to hold cacti in place. Place on your desk and admire;-)

Tall Fencing That Won't Break Your Back or Your Wallet

June 20, 2016

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Freedom Outdoor Living for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Our driveway looked like a junkyard. I swear we have about 50 bikes that only fit when they are hung at the back of the garage. The only problem with that is that no one can lift them off the hooks except me and Brian. So In the summer they have to be outside so the kids can easily access them, otherwise they don't get used. I have them lined up beside our garage but from a distance it just looks a mess.

I wanted an easy way to hide them while still being able to access them and I didn't want to dig deep fence posts. I've done that before and it's most unpleasant and also required RENTING a fence post digger. I found Connections Decorative Fencing and they happily did the trick!

Spring Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

May 25, 2016

For Easter this year my mother in law asked if I could make cupcakes. Since it was the only thing I was making I wanted it to be special. So I decided carrot cupcakes would be "spring" appropriate. I found this recipe from Cooking Classy.

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