Before and After

We’ve Finally Finished Our Eco-Friendly Shared Nursery Thumbnail

So, my baby girl is 11 weeks old today. That means this post has been at least 12 weeks coming. I really wanted to share it before she was born, but since she surprised me and came 3 weeks early, the nursery wasn't quite done. And since she's been sleeping in her co-sleeper in the…

Refreshing Our Patio on a Budget Thumbnail

So...remember the other day I shared a photo of our disaster of a patio? In case you don't, here are some more photos of it to jog your memory. Lovely, right? Well, the good news is that it got that way mostly due to laziness. So it really was nothing a little elbow grease couldn't…

Projects Made Simple: A Chalkboard Wall Thumbnail

I'm not going to lie. Lately, doing projects around the house has been the last thing on my mind — particularly if said project is at all time consuming. Enter Walmart's Projects Made Simple series. If you've never heard of it, the name is a very good descriptor. Projects Made Simple is a series of DIY…

IKEA Malm Dresser Makeover, Finally! Thumbnail

How long ago was it that I first talked about refinishing my daughter's IKEA Malm dresser? It was sometime early this year, I think. Well, I've finally gotten around to it, and I LOVE the result! Pinterest has been the catalyst of a lot of projects around here lately. I can spend hours getting lost…

Before & After: A Beautiful No-VOC Color from Glidden Thumbnail

In spite of my husband's request that we not paint this apartment, I just can't help myself. The dining room was first on the list, and once I get the painting/decorating/prettifying bug, I can't get rid of it. Luckily for me, Walmart recently asked the Walmart Moms to try Glidden's newest offering: their no-VOC Brilliance…