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10 Minute “Robber” Halloween Costume [and Free Cuttable File!]

Happy October 1st!! Halloween is coming up and I'm always curious to see what Ella wants to "be" for the holiday. Last year it was an elaborate Black and White Swan creature which was a little tricky to create. This year she decided that being a Robber would be the coolest idea. And it's perfect because this month the Michaels Makers challenge is costumes! So off to Michaels we went. I'll show … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Rug in Less Than an Hour [and free template]!

I'm SO thrilled to be part of Glidden's Colortopia team! If you've been reading my blog for long you know that I LOVE paint! And not only do I love a painted wall, I love to use paint on unusual surfaces. One of my favorite things to paint in the last few years has been rugs. I had a hard time finding the colors or patterns of rugs I wanted for different room projects so I started painting my … [Read more...]

“Say Hello to Autumn” Free Printables!

Ready for Fall? I am, and today I'm sharing these cute "Say Hello to Autumn" free printables with you! I love Fall!! And I love decorating my home for the different seasons. Printables are such an easy way to decorate. All you have to do is download the image and print it out. I have included three different colors of the main Autumn printable as well as nine different backgrounds … [Read more...]

Easy Halloween “Bat” Porch Decor

I'm getting my Halloween decorations out this weekend. One of my favorite parts of decorating is my front porch at the #1905Cottage. I was looking over some of the ways I've decorated it in the past to get inspired. Here's what it looked like last year with my BAT theme.  I got out my chevron bat wreath and my Halloween countdown calendar (with bats!). And then I added some new elements! I … [Read more...]

Cowboy Salsa Recipe!

We moved into the #1905Cottage over the summer. Eventually I want to build garden boxes for a square foot garden, but this summer since I didn't have time for that project, I planted tomatoes in the front planter area at the front of the cottage. And now all of the tomatoes are getting ripe. I love fresh tomatoes. I also love fresh salsa! So if you are like me and have some end-of-the … [Read more...]

14 Back to School Organizing Tips!

Back to School can be stressful — but getting organized doesn’t have to be! I had the fun opportunity a few weeks ago to host a Back to School Organizing event at my local Container Store in Salt Lake City. I was thrilled when they called me and asked me to come up with some ways to get organized in my home for Back to School! What a fun day getting organized! Thanks @thecontainerstore for … [Read more...]

Make a Black and White Inspirational Wreath — using Project Life Cards!

I've had so much fun using my new Project Life Home+Made cards this week in the #1905Cottage. I couldn't end the week without sharing at least one wreath. This was my favorite project to make and SO simple! Black and White Inspirational Wreath using Project Life cards. I love the way it looks on the yellow door of the cottage. Here's how I made this Black and White Inspirational Home … [Read more...]

Inspirational Teen Black and White Banner – using Project Life Cards!

It's been so fun this week to show different ways to use Project Life cards in home decor. Here's another idea that I created to go in Hannah's teen black and gold bedroom. It's an Inspirational Wood Banner for her gallery wall using my new Home+Made Project Life card kit. The new Project Life kit will be in Michaels Craft Stores tomorrow - yay!! Here's how I made this easy … [Read more...]

Make Wood Block Decor using Project Life Cards!

Here's another way to use Project Life cards in your home. Create inspirational decor using wood blocks and Project Life kit cards.  I am sharing a new way to use project life cards in home decorating every day this week. The new Home+Made Project Life kits will be in all Michaels Craft Stores this Friday – August 28th. I'm so grateful and happy! Here's how to make this easy … [Read more...]

5-Minute Graphic Wall Grouping – using Project Life cards!

I've been having a great time using my new Project Life Home+Made kit to create home decor projects at the 1905 Cottage. I am sharing a new way to use project life cards in home decorating every day this week. The kits will be in all Michaels Craft Stores this Friday - August 28th. Yay!! Here's a 5-minute project you can make to add some charm to your home! Create a Graphic Wall Grouping. … [Read more...]