A Little Color

The boring beige walls in our house were starting to drive me crazy, I needed some color in my life! I wasn’t quite sure which way to go with a couple accent walls, bright and fun or warm and cozy. I’ve always loved gray’s and rich browns so after trying out some colorful samples that just didn’t feel right to me I decided to try out some warmer colors. At first I thought my brown/gray color choice, Complex Gray, was going to be too dark for the dimly lit hallway between the boys’ room (and I’m pretty sure no one else liked the choice either) after it was up and dry I LOVED it. I chose white accents on the wall that would really pop Read More

No Picasso Necessary

No Picasso necessary in our house! One day way back when I was pregnant, my then 10 year old, now 11 year old, niece Makayla brought over a picture she drew for her little unborn cousin. When I saw it I couldn’t believe how much time she must have spent on it, she said it was just some cars on a hill – well each little car had exhaust coming out, all of the wheels had rims, the cars had lights, the streets had lanes, I just couldn’t believe she drew this for a baby she hadn’t even met! My pregnancy hormones kicked in and I just knew right away that I had to save it and put it up in his room. Well, I Read More

DIY Pallet Bookshelf

When I was pregnant and thinking about the nursery I just knew I needed a bookcase or bookshelf! I love reading and I definitely wanted to share that with Joaquin. So I searched Pinterest and came across a bookshelf made from a pallet. I instantly loved it. It was perfect for the look I was going for and wouldn’t take up floor space. So I tasked my hubby with finding a pallet, as always when I told him what it was for he just kinda looked at me and said “ooohkay” ツ.  This project was super easy and I absolutely loved the final product!   What you need: A pallet A saw for cutting Screws & Drill Sanding paper Stain Rags or brush for staining Studfinder Alex cut the Read More

Cleaning your HE Washing Machine DIY

Gah! I couldn’t take it anymore! I’ve never had a HE washing machine to take care of so I’m not up on the tablets you have to use. I keep meaning to buy them when I’m at the store but I somehow always leave without them. There has to be a way to clean these machines without them right? Hello Pinterest!   Pinterest gave me some great ideas for DIY cleaning. I decided to go with the white vinegar and baking soda combo that I came across, mainly because I just bought Costco sized vinegar!     This is seriously so simple though, you just have to try it! The pin I saw said 2 cups of white vinegar, I probably used a little more. I filled up Read More