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Great Ideas — 20 Before and After DIYs!

One of the most rewarding feelings as a crafter is taking something unexciting and giving it a makeover into something you end up loving! Here are... 20 Before and After DIYs from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * * * * Apple Crate Bookcase @ Design, Dining and Diapers Weathered Coffee Table Reveal @ Re-Fabbed Pallet Wood and Sticks Valentine's Heart @ Scavenger … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Accessorize a Gallery Wall!

Happy Monday! It was a kind of gloomy, snowy weekend at the 1905 cottage but I had a fun time working on the gallery wall in my family room. I love switching things up. And Michaels has a new section called new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line which is filled with all kinds and sizes of letters and numbers. Plus marquee lights and ribbon and fabric too! Ella and I found some fun things to … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition – New Series!

Happy 2016! Are you excited for a new year? I just want to say how thankful I am for this blogging world. I've been blogging for about 8 years and it's brought so much much joy and friendships into my life. I love sharing ideas, my own and others with you. I am excited to start the year with a new series about my sweet little 1905 Cottage. The 1905 Cottage Addition - a new 2016 series all about … [Read more...]

Snowflake Pallet Card Display with Duck Tape!

It's been so fun decorating the 1905 Cottage for the holidays. I'm sending my holiday cards out this week and we have had quite a few come in so far from family and friends. I love seeing all of the beautiful cards and family pictures and I love to display them. So I thought it would be fun to create a pretty card display. And as I was thinking about it I thought it would be fun to create … [Read more...]

Lowes Holiday Makeover — Reveal in Macon, Georgia!

I have loved working with Lowes over the past few years on their blogging team: working on projects on my home, and more recently on my #1905Cottage. So when Lowes contacted me this Fall about a new exciting project I was super excited! They asked me if I would be willing to travel to one of my readers' homes and transform it for the holidays. Of course I couldn't wait! So I put out a call … [Read more...]

TV Entertainment Center to Locker Station (and giveaway)

I'm so happy that the #1905Cottage addition is almost done!! I am just in love with this little home. There isn't room for a mudroom and I knew I needed a place for my kids to take off their winter boots and keep their backpacks. And as I was perusing the Better Homes and Gardens items at Walmart I was looking for a way to create this functional space in my garage. I saw this BHG … [Read more...]

Shutterfly’s new Design A Wall, free printable and $200 Shutterfly giveaway!

  I absolutely love gallery walls! There's something so fun about creating a wall around the special people in your life. I have found that sometimes it's tricky to get the spacing of frames all figured out and straight. So when I heard about Shutterfly's Design-A-Wall, I was blown away with how easy it is to create a perfect wall. There are more than 45 different configurations - perfect … [Read more...]

Make an Easy Back to School Organization Station!

This project is brought to you by Lowes.  This Summer has flown by. My kids go back to school in just a couple of weeks. And I always struggle with keeping everything organized. So this month when Lowe's gave us the topic of Back To School - I knew I wanted to create a Back to School Organization Station to help us stay on top of things this coming school year. And something that I love about … [Read more...]

15 Back to School Organization Ideas!!

I know we don't want to think about it, but it's almost time for school to start. My kids go back in about two weeks. The Summer has flown by so fast! So before school starts and life gets crazy, I plan to do a few things around my home to make the transition from Summer to Fall a little easier. Here are 15 ideas that I love to help us all get organized for the new school year! Back to … [Read more...]

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...]