Category: DIY

Green holiday gift wrapping

  I’m so excited about the wrapping for my gifts this year. Usually I stick with brown kraft paper or kraft paper wrapping with a holiday print on it so it can easily be recycled. Wrapping paper with shiny parts, foil, and glitter often cannot be recycled. Mindful Momma’s Instagram post inspired me. She wrote […]

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Mermaid Nursery

Although Ellie has not yet slept in her room, it is ready for her with a mermaid theme. We were blessed with so many gifts and hand-me-downs to create this space that I hope she loves. This is our little mermaid in the newborn photo session by Flourish Photography. Tyler’s sister decorated the cardboard E that […]

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Anatomy of a Wedding Invitation

Wedding invitations are one of the first impressions your guests will have about your wedding. It will set the tone for the degree of casual/fancy, the decorations, and theme. These ‘pieces of paper’ can get expensive though. We bought our magnet Save the Dates from Wedding Paper Divas, so I’ll use them as an example. […]

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How to Refinish Wood Furniture – desk, dresser, vanity

My grandma gave me a wood vanity with a large mirror that had been in storage for a long time.  It needed to be stained or repainted to use. Since we had no furniture for our nautical room yet, this was a perfect addition.  For nautical room ideas, see this blog post. MATERIALS Second-hand wood vanity […]

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