Kids

Upcycling Idea: Hula Hoop Tent Thumbnail

My kids love building tents, forts and other spaces they can crawl into and get comfortable. This usually means — particularly during the summer — that my living room winds up decorated with blankets and various improvised poles to hold up their often multi-room constructions. But as much as I love letting them use their imagination, [...]

Time for a Quick Transformation with Rust-Oleum Thumbnail

I take a lot of decorating tips with a grain of salt, because there is rarely an idea that will work for everyone. But if there's one tip that I swear by, it is the transformative power of paint. Whether you want to change the look and mood of a whole room, or makeover a [...]

Back to School: DIY Homework Station Thumbnail

Now that school is back in session, and we're in a new home and new school district, we're working to get our routine back on track. Mornings are pretty solid, but afternoons are a bit trickier. In this county, my daughter gets home from school a full hour later than she used to, so homework has [...]

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 [...]

Make a Simple DIY Play Tent Thumbnail

If your kids are anything like my daughter, summer often brings a case of the "I'm boreds". I recently created this awesome, simple play tent to help keep her imagination occupied for the summer months. Get more photos and a step-by-step tutorial over at Green & Gorgeous!