First Friday Features

Kentucky Derby

It’s Fri-YAY you guys! I’m starting a new series here called The First Friday Features. Every first Friday, I’ll share a few things that I find to be fun, interesting, or unique. Let’s kick it off with these cool things: I can’t believe we’ve only got a month left here in Kentucky and we never… [Read More]

10 Beautiful Trays

A round-up of 10 beautiful trays

It’s no secret that I have a slight obsession with trays. They’re both decorative and functional. Here are 10 beautiful trays I found around the web. 1. Manta Tray – ZGallerie $49.95 2. Blanca Tray – Pottery Barn $45 3. Acrylic Tray – West Elm $34 – $44 4. Etched Brass Tray – Pottery Barn… [Read More]

7 Sweet Spring Mantels

Pink Hydrangea and Milk Glass Mantel

Yesterday’s weather was absolutely perfect. Though it wasn’t 72º (my favorite degree), it was pretty darn close. The kids played outside in the sunshine for the first time in what feels like forever. Hoo, boy. I’m hoping this winter is over because it was certainly one to be reckoned with. We’re finally digging ourselves out of almost… [Read More]

The Home Depot DIY Workshop: Vertical Planter

Attend this free DIY Workshop at The Home Depot and learn how to build a vertical planter! Co-hosted by Jen Woodhouse

*This post is brought to you by The Home Depot. You guys. I have a bit of exciting news. Super exciting news, actually. Did you know that The Home Depot hosts DIY Workshops on Saturdays and Sundays throughout each month? Yep. These workshops are free to attend and are great for anyone who wants to learn about… [Read More]

DIY Ballard Designs-Inspired Dresser

How to build a DIY Ballard Designs-inspired Dresser - free plans and tutorial!

Remember the DIY Ballard Designs-inspired nightstands I built for my photographer friend Emily? Well I’m back to share how I built her matching dresser! Once again, I teamed up with my sweet friend Ana White on this build. You can download the free plans on her website here. I used my favorite plywood, Purebond Plywood to build the carcass… [Read More]

DIY 11-Drawer Dresser

Build an 11-drawer dresser with free plans and tutorial!

*This post contains affiliate links. To read my full disclosure policy, click here. Apparently, I can’t seem to follow directions. My brother-in-law Donny wanted me to build him a dresser and he gave me specific guidelines and dimensions. And I was all, “heck yeah! Let’s do this!” These were his requests: – no more than 42″… [Read More]

Restoration Print {Free Printable}

We got 14″ of snow last night. Enough already, Winter. We get it. I was longing for Spring when I made this print. And though I can’t promise that the snow will stop falling, at least it’ll be bright and cheery in your house with this 8×10 print on your wall. To download this free Spring printable, just… [Read More]

DIY Monogrammed Jewelry Box

LOVE this DIY monogram jewelry box!

It seems like I’ve been on a jewelry organizing kick lately. Did you see my last couple of DIY projects: my jewelry hangers and marble tray? And to add to my jewelry display, I made this cute monogrammed jewelry box. Okay, I didn’t actually make it. I mean, I didn’t go all Walter White on you and mix up some acrylic…. [Read More]

{Guest Post} DIY Copper Pipe Magazine Rack

How to build a DIY copper pipe magazine rack - a quick and easy "no-sew" project!

Hi friends! I’m excited to announce that I am a contributing writer for Sawdust Girl! I’m honored that Sandra asked me to guest post on her blog – she’s the real deal, y’all. Hardcore, badass builder. See for yourself. I’ve been following along on her blog journey for awhile now, completely in awe over the amazing projects she’s tackled…. [Read More]

How To Make A DIY Marble Tray

Make an elegant yet inexpensive DIY marble tray with just a few supplies from the hardware store!

One day – it was a Wednesday, I think – I was minding my own business, browsing around the interwebs looking at pretty things I can’t possibly afford when I ran into this gorgeous marble tray: Did you peep that price tag? $188. That’s one HUNDRED eighty-eight DOLLARS. No. No. NO. Click away. Click away. Don’t… [Read More]

Valentine’s Day S’mores {Free Printable Tags}

S'more Valentines Favors

Hi all, just popping in for a quick minute (on a Saturday – madness!) to share these cute Valentine’s Day S’mores with you. This is the first year that Evie is in school (well, pre-school, that is) and she’s having a class party next week. Growing up, I remember how fun it was exchanging valentines with… [Read More]