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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...]

Tatertots and Jello Holiday Home Tour!

tatertots and jello holiday home tour

I love this time of year! Decorating our home is always so much fun. I think I have decorating ADD because I can never decide what my "style" is. This year I had this vision of a gold and white Christmas. I sewed our dropcloth slipcover so I could have this neutral holiday decor. But I also love BRIGHT holiday too. So in kitchen/family room area of our home I went with a gold and white theme, and … [Read more...]

My Summer Home Tour!

tatertots and jello home tour

I have never posted a home tour. Why? I never think my home is ready. There seems to always be a room that needs a face-lift or things just aren't "done". So I was thrilled to be invited to Gina's Summer Home Tour Series. And even though about half of my home is either in the process of a makeover or in need of one, I am so excited to join in!! I also have to say that yesterday was day 1 of the … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 21 DIY Projects to Inspire (Part 1)!!

21 DIY projects for inspiration

Spring is my favorite time of the year to get things done around my home.  Maybe it's the warmer weather and sunshine??  Here are 21 Inspirational DIY Projects YOU can make.  Check them out for inspiration in YOUR home!! And be sure to stop by the PARTY and see all of the amazing ideas linked up.  Canvas Letter Wall Art @ View Along the Way Vintage-Inspired Painted Mason Jars @ Live. … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Cork Topped Coffee Table!

cork topped coffee table

Hey, hey, TT&J readers! I'm so excited to be back sharing another fun DIY project with you! I'm Jessica from Mom 4 Real, and I LOVE repurposing old things into fun and somewhat unconventional new things. Call me crazy, but I just like things that are unique, and I absolutely love taking something old and giving it a new life. Well, this project is all about taking two old things that have … [Read more...]

Introducing My 2013 Project: Remodeling a 1905 Cottage!

1905 cottage before - outside

Have you ever fallen in love with a ... house? I have to confess, this happened to me. I fell in love with a little cottage just around the corner from my home. It was built in 1905 -- and even though it's been remodeled over the years, its charm shines through. I was afraid someone would buy it, tear it down, and build something else on it. That is what has happened with all of the other old … [Read more...]

Dear Lizzy Fifth and Frolic Giveaway!

HelloLife Picture Frame

I love pretty paper. There are so many things you can make with it. One of my favorite scrapbook paper and product lines is Dear Lizzy by American Crafts. Elizabeth Kartchner is the designer behind the line and her designs are delicious --  crisp blues, pinks, greens, yellows and airy neutrals with hints of gold. This past weekend I had a great time playing with a few items from Fifth and … [Read more...]

Spring Navy and Yellow Interchangeable Bow Wreath!

navy and yellow interchangeable bow wreath chair

I am really loving Navy and Yellow right now.  I recently changed out my little kitchen nook for Spring with Navy and Yellow.  And I made a bunch of pillow covers for my home.  I was going through Ella's clothes she has outgrown the other day and I came upon a navy and white checked shirt. It was one of my very favorite shirts that she wore. I thought it would be fun to take the shirt … [Read more...]

Make an Outdoor Instagram Wreath

outdoor instagram wreath

Hey There! We're Monica and Jess from East Coast Creative Blog.  We're best friends that are committed to keeping it real as we blog together about all things DIY.  We're beyond flattered to be contributing here at TT&J and we hope this year we'll bring you even a fraction of the inspiration that Jen dishes out on a daily basis! I don't know about you, but Jess and I are pretty … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Bead Chandelier and 16 Beaded Chandelier Tutorials!

16 DIY Chandelier Tutorials

I made a new wood bead chandelier. I might have a DIY chandelier obesession. I ordered a box of 1,000 wood beads for this project. And I am so excited to show you the tutorial. I just need to take some pictures and write it up. (UPDATE: Click here to see the tutorial)  (here it is at my Cookie Exchange last month) In the meantime, here are 16 DIY Wood Bead Chandeliers for … [Read more...]