DIY Art on the Cheap | Tips for using thrifted frames to decorate

Powder Room Refresh: DIY Art on the Cheap | $100 Room Challenge Week 3

Hey hey! I’m back today with a Pretty in Pink Powder Room Refresh Update! Eeek! This means I only have one week left until the reveal! I’ve gotta get my act together this weekend and get things wrapped up and photographed. I’m leaving for the Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker Event in NYC next Wednesday, which means this room reveal has to be completed before I go. Time to get this $100 Room Challenge Makeover show on the road!! Today I’m getting things moving with some DIY Art on the Cheap! Continue reading

Top Ten Drop-dead Gorgeous Dark Green Drapes and Curtains - This is our Bliss

[On the Hunt] Ten Drop-Dead Gorgeous Dark Green Drapes

Not only do I have googly heart eyes for all things pink lately [Did you see my Powder Room Refresh update yesterday?!], but ever since I hung my new forest green drapes in our bedroom, I’ve been going ga-ga for dark green! So I started working on a source list for the Master Bedroom and to my disappointment my beloved curtain panels are nowhere to be found! I’m totally bummed out and thought some of you might be, too. Don’t worry, today I bring you my top ten drop-dead gorgeous dark green drapes I stumbled upon while on the hunt for you guys! Continue reading

Pretty in Pink Powder Room Refresh | Pale Pink Painted Vanity | $100 Room Challenge

Powder Room Refresh: Pink Vanity + DIY Knob Update | $100 Room Challenge Week 2

I told you I was going PINK! You might not have guessed I was actually going to paint the *entire* vanity pink though, did you?! There is so much warm wood throughout our home. Every bathroom vanity, our staircase railing, main level wood flooring and even our kitchen cabinets. When I set out to update this Powder Room for the $100 Room Challenge, I knew one of the first things I was going to do was paint the vanity. It needed a fresh, updated look… I thought, “What if I painted it pale pink? So pale that even T might think it was white!!…”

Yes, that was it. We were going to have a pink vanity! Continue reading

Simple Tips for How to Hang a Gallery Wall | White Frame Gallery Wall in the Master Bedroom

How to Hang a Simple Gallery Wall with a Pop of Personality [Master Bedroom Refresh Update]

I’m sure you’ve noticed how this so-called quick & easy Master Bedroom Refresh has drug on all Summer and now into Fall! Well, I’m here to tell you that we are nearing the finish line, my friends! Over the weekend, I finally decided to tackle the gallery wall of family photos. I even ordered the frames and had the photos printed back in July, but…they sat untouched until I woke up that morning with a little fire under my feet! Today, I’m going to share my simple tips for How to Hang a Simple Gallery Wall with a Pop of Personality and a sneak peek of a few more gorgeous additions to the bed.  Continue reading

$100 Room Challenge | Pretty in Pink Powder Room Refresh Mood/Inspiration Board

Powder Room Refresh: The Before + Inspiration | $100 Room Challenge Week 1

Yes, you read that correctly. I’m sure you’re like, “she’s starting ANOTHER room?! Yes, it’s true. Ever since moving into our new home last summer, my head has been spinning with ideas for ways to transform each room in the house and truly make it feel like ours. My house project to-do list only gets longer by the day and I do tend to start and stop a lot, however, I have managed to check several rooms off the list. I’ll share more on those spaces later. But today, I am introducing you to a space that has needed some love since the day we stepped foot in the door last June. I simply couldn’t fight the urge to makeover our main floor Powder Room any longer and when I heard about the $100 Room Challenge, I knew it was the PERFECT time to jump in! Continue reading

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12 Simple Fall Decor Ideas | DIY Housewives Vol. 16

Now that Labor Day weekend has unofficially closed the Summer season, the weather here in Chicagoland has followed suit.  The temperature has dropped significantly…I’m talking 55 degrees in the morning and have me craving all things Fall even more! I have yet to grab my first PSL of the season, but I am ready to start fall-ifying the house, like NOW! Today is another edition of the DIY Housewives Series and this month we are rounding up our Simple Fall Decor Ideas from past posts in hopes to ignite that Fall flame in you, too! Continue reading

DIY Maple Leaf Charger Plate | Fall themed Decor | My Dollar Store DIY

Fall Decor: DIY Maple Leaf Charger Plate [My Dollar Store DIY]

I don’t know about you, but come September 1st I am so ready for the fall season, especially now that both boys are back in school – yay! Boots, sweaters, changing leaves and pumpkin everything! I know we are a day shy of the start of September, but it is the last Thursday of the month which means it’s time for another post in the My Dollar Store DIY Series. Today… it’s all about Fall and I going to show you how I made this 30 second DIY Maple Leaf Charger Plate. No joke 30 seconds! Continue reading

How to Style a Floating Shelf at Polished Habitat!

Hey, hey!! I’m back, sort of. So I told you guys all about our busy summer and why it’s been so silent lately, but not after today! The little started pre-school this morning which means I have a solid chunk of time each morning to start working again! House projects, to-do lists and more blogging, here I come! That is, after I catch up on all the laundry! I haven’t shared much with you over the last few weeks, but I have been busy working on a new post that went live today over at Polished Habitat! Continue reading

A Little of This + A Little Bit of Bliss Vol. 6 [{Bitter}sweet Summertime]

I have to admit, it’s been a reeeeaaaal struggle to sit down and blog lately. With zero energy and motivation to even log-in to the back-end of my site, I simply haven’t done it. Maybe it’s because the boys have been running circles around me from 6 am to 8 pm and the thought of sitting down to form complete sentences seemed far too daunting, actually pretty much impossible. But, guys! I’ve really missed you! Although my creativity tank has been running on empty, I thought I would share what we’ve been up to these last few months in another edition of A little of This + A Little Bit of Bliss! Summer is coming to an end and hopefully my streak of absenteeism is, too! Continue reading

DIY Simple, Sweet Sayings Gift Tags | This is our Bliss

DIY Simple, ‘Sweet Sayings’ Gift Tags [My Dollar Store DIY]

The last Thursday of the month has crept up on us yet again, which means it’s time for July’s My Dollar Store DIY! Since Christmas in July seems to be an actual thing [plus the craze of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!] I’ve got gifting on the brain! A group of us decided to whip up some “simple gifting” ideas this month using Dollar Store supplies in hopes to inspire you to stroll the aisles of your local dollar store to see what a few dollars and a little creativity can do for you!. I’m going to show you how I used few Dollar Tree supplies and a couple materials from my craft stash to create a set of DIY Simple, Sweet Sayings Gift Tags! Continue reading