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30 Day Challenge Reveal – Master Bedroom Makeover!

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The past 30 days have FLOWN by as I have been working hard to complete our Master Bedroom Makeover for the Jo-Ann and HGTV HOME™ Magic with Fabric & Trim challenge. It's been a whirlwind of activity, but SO much fun too!!! I have loved seeing my room transform every day into something new. You see, with three teenagers in the house, sometimes things get a little LOUD and CRAZY around … [Read more...]

Master Bedroom Redo Reveal – Pinterest Party & More!

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I'm so excited to show everyone the results of my big Master Bedroom Redo project! As you know, I've been working for the last month on this huge project for the HGTV Home™ fabric and trim Challenge sponsored by Jo-Ann Stores! Tomorrow, August 22 I get to show you the whole room -- the Big Reveal! I've been able to show you how to make corded pillows, easy upholstered chair seats, and … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Knock-Off Orb Chandelier!!

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Have you seen those Orb Chandeliers at all of the high-end stores?? I love their shape and modern look.  Shelley from House of Smiths and I went on a blogging trip a couple of months ago and we were chatting about all of the projects that we still want to accomplish in our homes. We both love the ZGallerie and Restoration orb chandeliers. But NOT the prices!! And we thought how fun would it be … [Read more...]

How to Make a Layered Cobb Salad and Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing!

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This week is the last week of the the 60 Day Challenge that I have been on this summer. It's been great! I've lost 17 pounds so far and more importantly it has really revolutionized the way I look at eating. I'm getting healthier. It's been almost 60 days without Diet Coke AND sugar - something that I thought would never happen. While I have been making over the way I look at food, it's been … [Read more...]

Instagram-Ready #Hashtag Back-to-School Photo Props — and 12 more FREE Back to School Printables!

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My kids go back to school on Monday - where did the summer go??? And I made some fun "Hashtag" Instagram Printables that I am excited to use to document their first day of school!!  I made a bunch of them -- from Preschool -- all the way through Senior Year, And if you don't have kids in school yet their are some hastags you can use for little ones -- like "SMILE" and "FALL".   So print these … [Read more...]

How to Make Easy Envelope-Back Pillow Covers (with Cording)!

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This is easy sewing -- if I can do it, you can do it!   I have always loved the look of corded pillows, but as a beginning sewer I've been afraid to make them because they seemed so out of my skill range.  As part of our bedroom redo for the HGTV Home™ fabric and trim Challenge, I knew I wanted to make some pretty corded pillow covers for our bed. So I worked up my nerve and made a few. … [Read more...]

Back To School: Get Organized with an Easy School Planning Wall!

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With kids from elementary school through college, we've learned a thing or two about how to help our kids stay organized for school. For a schedule or calendar, it's easiest to see everything at once, nice and big! That's where our new school planning wall idea comes in. (Post-it Brand was kind enough to sponsor this post and send us supplies, but we were already obsessed with Post-it … [Read more...]

(New!) Link Party Palooza (Weekend Wrap-Up Party) – And Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway!

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Happy Friday night! As I promised last week, starting tonight I'm super-sizing the Weekend Wrap-Up Party! We're combining the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own feature posts -- just … [Read more...]

How to Upholster a Chair Seat and Our Master Bedroom Nook – Sneak Peek!

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We moved to Utah from the Bay Area, where we had a 1970's-era house that we completely remodeled. We were so excited to move to a home with more room for our 3 growing kids. And our master bedroom in our new home was a nice big space. I always meant to work on my bedroom but somehow I never got around to it. Fast forward 11 years. We are still in this home that we really love and our kids … [Read more...]

Chunky Monkey Protein Smoothie – A Great After School Snack or Quick Breakfast!

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  Hi Tatertots & Jello friends! It's Melissa from No. 2 Pencil, and today I'm sharing a delicious protein packed smoothie that you and your kiddos are going to love! We are gearing up for back to school, and smoothies are so popular in our house. We make smoothies for after school snacks or even a quick breakfast.   In this smoothie, I use ripe bananas, peanut butter, and greek … [Read more...]