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Great Ideas — 23 DIY Wood Projects!!

23 wood projects

Whether you have a few pieces of scrap wood in your garage, or big planks, check out these Wood Projects and get inspired to make something for your home!  Scrap Wood Photo Blocks @ Juggling Act Industrial Pipe Built-ins @ Primitive and Proper DIY Growth Chart Tutorial @ The Idea Room DIY Plank Wall @ Lovely Etc. … [Read more...]

Paper and Ribbon Chandelier Tutorial!

paper and ribbon chandelier tutorial at tatertots and jello

I have had such a fun time designing my new line of scrapbook paper and embellishments for American Crafts!! It's going to be a scrapbook paper line that has a modern home decor spin! I can't wait to tell you more soon!! I was able to go down to the Craft and Hobby Association show - CHA a few weeks ago. And I made a little chandelier out of some pretty Pebbles scrapbook paper for the … [Read more...]

Create a Valentine Heart and Arrow Aluminum Wall Hanging!

valentine industrical bow and heart wall hanging tutorial

You know I love a pretty wreath. But sometimes it's fun to experiment and come up with something that you can still hang on a door or wall that's a little different than a wreath. That's what happened when I spied some galvanized ducting at the hardware store. I wondered if there was some way to bend it into a heart shape. I bought some and experimented. I am really happy with my kind of … [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...]

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...]