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Colored Pencil Shaving Art!

colored pencil shaving art

Hi All! I'm Taryn from Design, Dining and Diapers and it's always a good day when I'm over at TT&J! I'm a firm believer that inspiration can happen anywhere. Even while coloring with your kiddos! I just bought my daughter a new pencil sharpener and while I was sharpening her entire collection I started to notice how beautiful all of the shavings were laying together. I loved the rich wood with … [Read more...]

Make a Patriotic Molding Flag!! #LowesCreator

fourth of july at the #1905Cottage

I love being a Lowes Creator. This month one of the themes we could choose from was Patriotic Projects. I love the Fourth of July!! When we moved into our neigborhood more than 10 years ago, we were surprised to find out that there was a HUGE hometown parade and pancake breakfast right around the corner. And this parade happens on the #1905Cottage's street. My kids love it because anyone can … [Read more...]

Summer at the #1905Cottage! #STOH2014

summer at the 1905cottage tatertots and jello close up

This is my favorite time of year! The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming, the kids are getting out of school for the summer! I'm thrilled to be joining in with Gina from Shabby Creek Cottage in her Summer Tour of Homes and sharing some of my favorite spots at the #1905Cottage. You might have read about my little love affair with this home. I've spent the last couple of years fixing … [Read more...]

BHG Summer Patio Makeover! #BHGRefresh

instagram of BHG Patio Makeover

This post sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens. It's always a challenge to refresh your space for Summer. But while we always see outdoor spaces that look like Home Show displays, what do you do when you have a small space? That's what I decided to do with the beautiful new Better Homes and Gardens products at Walmart. I restyled this small condo patio to bring light, life and style … [Read more...]

Easy Chandelier Makeover using Fabric!

easy chandelier makeover at tatertots and jello

I love chandeliers. One of my favorite DIY projects are finding ways to transform chandeliers and make them unique!   I've been working on creating a 'Tween Hangout Room for my daughters. And of course I thought it should have a fun and funky chandelier! Last week I shared a sneek peak of the room. Waverly let me pick out some of their fabric for the room. I picked out some happy … [Read more...]

Easy Outdoor Transformation #LowesCreator

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Bit by bit, I'm making some progress on the exterior of the #1905Cottage. I have a lot of work to go in the back, but I like the front to look good. While we removed some bushes and put in a planter area in the front last year, I knew I could do more.   As part of the Lowe's Creative Ideas blogger team, Lowe's gives me a monthly theme to inspire my projects. This month's was an … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make A Small Kitchen Seem Larger!!

10 ways to make a small kitchen seem larger at tatertots and jello

I've had so many emails and comments on the #1905Cottage remodel kitchen. I thought it might be fun to show some different ways that we used design and planning to make the space seem bigger.     1. Use open shelving to maximize storage but also keep the room as open as possible. We used custom-made shelving that we added before the tile was laid; it was custom-made to match the cabinetry and the … [Read more...]

Striped Aqua, Grey and Gold Guest Bedroom Reveal — all the details!!

threshold spring line

Thanks for all of your sweet emails and comments on my striped guest room reveal. It was so fun to work on!! I have had a lot of questions about the items in the room. So I thought it would be fun to do a post on all of the details!! I love beautiful things at a great price. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Target's PR agency about their new Threshold Spring Line. And I fell in … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Creating the Perfect Guest Room!

5 tips for the perfect guest room

When school started this year all of my kids wanted to switch bedrooms around! My middle daughter started high school and wanted to be down in the basement with my oldest daughter. So she took over our guest room. And my youngest daughter took over her "Tween" room. And my oldest son is away at college, so we decided to turn his room into the new guest room. It's the biggest bedroom … [Read more...]

DIY Rolling Storage Crates Organization!

organize with rolling carts

Hello! I’m so excited to be here at Tatertots and Jello! Jen is one of my favorite blog friends, and I absolutely adore her! My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart and Organize & Inspire. I have been blogging at Beneath My Heart for 5 years, but decided to start an organizing feature blog this past year called Organize and Inspire. I am the mother of four boys, and it is my … [Read more...]