Blinged Out Rhinestone Pillows

A couple of Christmases ago I got a text from Jared with a picture of a pillow. It was from a designer Orange County boutique super expensive and ridiculously overpriced and his sister fell head over heels in love with it. CAN U MAKE THIS? ...more

How to make a cable knit pillow

I asked Lion Brand to send me some of their gorgeous Hometown USA...more

Turn old suits into pillow shams

I’m going for elegant masculinity in this room, and there is little that is more elegantly masculine than a suit. I already made the bed pinstriped in honor of it and it looks like a million bucks, eh? But I didn’t want the bedding to be slick and matchy matchy ....more

We got a van!

Meet Bertha. Big Blue Bertha if you’re feeling formal. She is finally, finally, after years of research and agencies and appointments and doctor referrals and funding negotiations and refusals and more meetings and two separate bids and test drives and waiting on forms and waiting on funding and waiting on more forms that weren’t filled out correctly the first time, and so much more waiting and red tape, she is ours ....more

Build a DIY Hanging Lamp

This corner of my bedroom needed some help. It’s furthest away from the light, and it’s right where I read. Plus, every time I looked at the furniture in my room, I just knew something tall needed to be in that space ....more

How to make a custom bedskirt

If you put all the effort into a gorgeous bed like this one, you can’t just throw old dorm sheets on it. I have spent way too many years with my mattress on the ground and my comforter dragging on the floor, but now it’s time to do things right, which means I don’t want an old mattress with pet stains around the bottom poking out from my beautiful bed. The solution is to use a bedskirt, which is a layer that sits between the mattress and the box spring just to cover up the box spring ....more

How to make an upholstered wingback headboard

So, I promised this a couple weeks ago already, but travel and doctors appointments and first days of school have foiled all my good intentions. But I’m getting my feet back underneath me, so let’s pick up where we left off in this bedroom makeover, shall we? I made a bedframe, and now we’re going to make the over the top fabulous headboard that goes with it ....more

Being Brave

Atti started 3rd Grade last week. It’s a big jump into big kid territory, and he has to do it with a new teacher for the first time since Kindergarten. A new teacher who doesn’t know him and all the sensory things that poke his brain, who won’t understand that there is a powerful brain inside that uncompliant body, who might not share his goals and belief in his abilities ....more

Family Goal Leaf 2016

Back in 2013 I started a tradition. Every year our family comes up with a word of the year. Something to strive for, something to keep in mind as a goal to work towards together, some value we want to focus on as we go through the year ....more

How to make an Upholstered Bedframe

My bedroom makeover project has been finished for a while now, but with all of the horrors of the last couple of years, I couldn’t do the work to share it. There’s a tremendous amount of work to pull together a decent tutorial with video, and seeing how I’ve been pingponging between fertility procedures driving me to the mental hospital to surgeries for my baby and then more fertility procedures that ended badly and more surgeries for my baby,...more
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