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Make an Easy 15-Minute Summer Wreath!!

15 minute summer wreath idea at tatertots and jello

This post sponsored by Michaels. I'm so excited to be a part of the new Michaels Makers team!  There's a new line at Michaels called Raw Bar - and to celebrate, Michaels sent me some samples to try.     I love making wreaths! And since the Fourth of July was over, I wanted to create something that could stay on my door through the rest of the summer. I loved the burlap frame that Michaels … [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...]

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...]

#1905Cottage Kitchen Reveal!!

1905cottage kitchen before and after

I have some fun news coming regarding the #1905Cottage. I just love that little house. But in the meantime -- here's the kitchen reveal!!   And did I ever tell you why the kitchen reveal took so long?? When we took the bathroom floor up and looked underneath the cottage we discovered that the cottage's sewer line was collapsed - so we had to get an entire new sewer line all the way to the … [Read more...]

Super Easy Industrial Shelving DIY [#LowesCreator]

industrial shelves in the pantry DIY

This post sponsored by Lowe's. I was in Crate and Barrel last month and really liked this industrial shelving -- but it was $1499! But I didn't have time to learn to weld, and  I knew I wanted to put my own spin on the project for the #1905Cottage pantry: You'll love this easy to assemble industrial shelving project. There are slightly less expensive options, to be sure, but I … [Read more...]

Christmas at the #1905Cottage, A Home Tour, and free Holiday Chalkboard Flag Printables!!

christmas merry and bright free printables

Are you all decorated for Christmas?? I just love this time of the year. And it's so fun because this year I also got to decorate the #1905Cottage for the holidays. I just love that little home that we have been renovating!! Hello!! I'm so excited you are here. If you are visiting from The Chronicles of Home - thanks for stopping by. Isn't Jennifer's home amazing??   I'm excited … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage: Full Bathroom Renovation [Reveal!]

1905 cottage bathroom redo

It's time to share one of the biggest parts of the 1905 Cottage renovation ... the bathroom! We knew it was going to be one of the biggest projects. A bathroom is a major project in any house, but in this nearly 110-year old house, it was extra exciting. We knew we'd have some unpleasant surprises, but we didn't expect what we found ... So here's what we did to renovate this bathroom … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage – New Address Plaque!!

new house numbers

   I added a new Address Plaque to the 1905 Cottage.    I just love the way it looks by the front door!!  Here's how I created the Address Plaque: … [Read more...]

Making My Home More Energy Efficient!

nest thermometer energy efficient

As part of the Lowe's Creative Team, one of our August challenges was Making Our Home More Energy Efficient. I know this isn't a sexy topic, but it really is one that is important and one that I wanted to tackle. When we were doing the BIG demolition and construction at the 1905 Cottage, we discovered that none of the wiring in the whole house was grounded. Can you believe that? Much of the … [Read more...]