The Super Easy Way to Add Legs to an IKEA Kallax Shelf

My son’s nursery is decently sized for a kid’s room, but we’re rather limited on wall space, and therefore, storage space.  Bummer.  The large wall is reserved for the crib and houses the room’s doorway, then there’s a bathroom door on the second wall, two (yes, two) closet doors on the third, and a large window in the center of the fourth.  That means we needed to get a little creative with our storage.

Enter an IKEA Kallax shelf….with legs!  Adding the legs couldn’t have been easier, and now the shelf adds the perfect amount of storage, play space, and decor to Brayden’s modern woodland nursery. [Read more…]

How to Make Rustic Woodland Signs

Last fall, I gave birth to my second son, Mr. Brayden.  That meant I was lucky enough to also get to design his nursery (!!!), and we decided to go with a modern woodland theme.  One of these days I’ll get around to finishing the blog post with the big reveal….ahhhh, never enough time….or energy. #momlife

While the majority of the room was going to have a modern flair, I did want to add some rustic touches as well.  Enter these DIY signs!  They were so inexpensive and easy to make, and having them flank both sides of the window adds such a nice element to the room. [Read more…]

Personalized Newborn Baby Door Hanger for Hospital & Home

Back in October, I gave birth to my newest little man!  Yep, Mr. Brayden Patrick arrived right on schedule, joining his older brother, Rowan, and completing our family.

Since I’m a crafty gal who is obsessed with all things DIY, especially making my own wreaths and door hangers (see my Project Gallery for proof), I of course just had to make something to adorn the door of Brayden’s room.  However, I also wanted it to hang on our hospital room door while we recovered AND display all of the important birth stats from Brayden’s big day. [Read more…]

Personalized Glitter Hair Stylist Ornament + Silhouette GIVEAWAY!

Few things in life make me feel alive like a trip to the salon.  Man oh man, how a little highlighting and snip-snipping can make a gal feel like a million bucks.  And oh!  Let’s not forget to mention the glorious scalp massage/shampooing….heaven!

I’ve been going to my hair stylist for about three years now.  When we moved to AL from KY five years ago, it took me a while to find someone that I loved and trusted with my golden locks, and Sarah is it!  She now also cuts my husband’s and three-year-old’s hair….and anyone who can wrangle a threenager for a hair cut is a miracle worker. [Read more…]

‘We Need a Little Christmas’ Sign + Font & Graphic Bundle GIVEAWAY!

I love color.  Always have, always will.  This is something my super traditional (a.k.a. boring) husband has finally come to accept after being together for almost 13 years now.

While this fascination with all things bright and bold has only somewhat carried over into our everyday decor (ahem, my son’s former accent wall), holiday decorations are a different story!  Colorful and non-traditional are fair game, like my teal and pink shabby chic pumpkin door hanger.  Nope, no orange gourds for me!  [Read more…]

DIY Disney-Inspired Wood Slice Sign + Vacation GIVEAWAY!

I live in the country now, I have a gallery wall that has been a work in progress for months ever since we moved in, I love a good quote, and I’m obsessed with vinyl.  You know that that means: another farmhouse-esque sign!

For this one, I borrowed some wise words from Mr. Winnie the Pooh himself and used some pretty fancy shmancy vinyl to create a unique and darling wood slice sign.  Keep reading for the tutorial!

Oh, and this post also has a couple other awesome surprises.  For starters, my sign is part of [Read more…]

Family Growth Chart Ruler Updated with Yearly Photos!

My son just turned three and I CANNOT BELIEVE IT.  Where has the time gone??  I’m sure that’s how every momma feels about their growing little one, but geesh.  Slow down, will ya!

One of my favorite things that I’ve ever created (besides my growing-too-fast little man, of course), is the family growth chart ruler that I made right before his first birthday.  And since he just celebrated another birthday, it was time to update it with his current height AND picture!  [Read more…]

DIY Farmhouse Sign: Personalized Love & Shenanigans + Font Giveaway!

If you’re a crafty gal who just moved into a new house that’s out in the country, and one of your favorite shows just happens to be Fixer Upper, what are you supposed to do??  If you answered create your own DIY farmhouse sign, you’d be correct!

Cover the house with shiplap would also be an acceptable answer, but unfortunately, this gal doesn’t have the time, energy, or wallet size for that just yet….but there’s always tomorrow!

Yep, I recently made a farmhouse sign to adorn our mantel, and it’s two things I love: [Read more…]

Colorful Grandkids Make Life Grand Wood Sign Photo Display

I always struggle with getting gifts for my parents and grandma.  They have everything, and whenever you ask them what they’d like, they always respond with “Nothing.”  Gee guys, thanks for the help. </sarcasm>

One of the many good things I’ve noticed though since becoming a mom is that personalized gifts from/about their grandkids are always a winner!  How convenient too since I am, ya know, kinda crafty. *wink*

That’s why I created this colorful Grandkids [Read more…]

Inspiring Crafty Window Clings with Transparent Glitter Vinyl + GIVEAWAY!

If you’ve been following along, you know that we just moved, and I’m a lucky gal because our new home has enough space for me to have my very own craft room!!  Ahhhh, I’ve been waiting for this my entire life.  I’m still figuring out paint colors and our next IKEA trip for shelving and storage and peg board possibilities, but I went ahead and decided to jazz up one area of my craft room: the window!

Yep, my big, beautiful window got a few custom, colorful, glittery, and inspiring window clings that just make my crafty heart sing.  Curtains will come later. [Read more…]

Spring Bunny Door Hanger + Another HUGE Font Giveaway!

Spring has sprung, folks!  Well, maybe not officially on the calendar yet, but these mid-70 temps sure make it feel so….and I’m certainly not complaining!

One of my favorite things about this time of year, besides the flip flop weather, is all the COLOR!  I already have a super colorful Easter egg wreath (slight obsession here with wreaths and door hangers….check out my Project Gallery for proof), so I wanted something that could last beyond Easter itself since it’s a little early this year. [Read more…]

New Year….New House!

Hey there, friends, and Happy New Year!  Here’s my first post of 2016 (woot!).  It’s a BIG behind-the-scenes update, too.  I’ll be back shortly with more fun and crafty creations, but I’m so excited to share this exciting news with you guys! [Read more…]

The Top Ten Posts of 2015 Here at WTSHB!

Well, 2015 is (almost) officially in the books now!  Cray, cray, I know.  They say time goes by more quickly as you get older, and I definitely believe it….it’s almost going by at warp speed now, so I must be getting really old! :)

It’s always fun to look back and reminisce over the year that was, and since this was my first full year blogging, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and find out what the top posts for this year have been.  I did a mid-year check, and while those reader faves appear below too (naturally), I was a little surprised by the results. [Read more…]

DIY Faux Aged Copper Snowflake Ornaments from a Cereal Box!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: cereal boxes are one of my all-time favorite things to craft with!  They are an excellent substitute for chipboard, and I pretty much always have a solid supply in my kitchen pantry (who doesn’t?).  So yeah, free craft supplies for the win!

Last week I shared a tutorial for using a cereal box to make some faux rusted state ornaments.  I had so much fun creating those, not mention plenty of leftover box panels, and I decided to [Read more…]

DIY Faux Rusted Metal State Ornaments from a Cereal Box!

If you couldn’t already tell, I LOVE creating personalized goodies of all kinds.  They’re what really makes a house a home, right?

And speaking of home….we’ve got three of them!  You see I’m from Kentucky, my husband grew up in Maine, and we’ve lived in Alabama now for five years (and it’s the only home my son has ever known).

Because of this, I thought it would be nice to create a set of ornaments that represent all three of our homes.  It would also give me a chance to test out a fun [Read more…]

25 Creative Christmas Crafts!

Last week was a first here at WTSHB: I shared a new post every. single. day!  Well, except for Saturday, but I had TWO posts go live on that Sunday prior, so needless to say, I was one tired gal!

Five of those posts were part of a fun blog hop with a group of other super talented ladies for our 2015 Holiday Craft Party!  We had a different theme everyday, and here are all of our creations in one easy to find place.  Feel free to browse through all for lots of inspiration!

Oh, and thanks to everyone who [Read more…]

Colorful & Glittery Christmas Sign: Making Spirits Bright!

Well today is bittersweet, friends.  It’s the last day of our Holiday Craft Party (boo!), but today’s theme is Home Decor and I am SO excited to share with you this colorful and glittery Christmas sign (yay!)!

I’m definitely a non-traditional holiday decor kinda gal (have you seen my Shabby Chic fall door hanger??), so I wanted to pull in some bright colors for a cheery Christmas sign.  What better way to add some colorful sparkles than with glitter, amiright?  I therefore decided to jazz up [Read more…]

Whimsical Painted Christmas Stocking Door Hanger

You all probably know by now that I have a not-so-slight addiction to making wreaths and door hangers….yep, I have more than a few.  However, I’ve yet to fully dive in and paint one by hand from start to finish, and by that I mean no spray paint, no stencils, no vinyl decals.  Basically NO HELP of any kind.  Just me and my (not very) artistic ability.

Well that all changed a couple weeks ago when I spent a Saturday evening at a local repurposing/vintage/artsy store that was holding a “paint your own stocking door hanger” night.  Being a stay-at-home-mom with no friends [Read more…]

Don’t Stop Believing Santa Christmas Sign

Santa Claus is coming to town, y’all!  To prep for Kris Kringle’s visit, I decided to create a playful little holiday sign that combined the man himself with an ode to the classic Journey song.  It’s a match made in heaven!

I’ve seen variations of this design all over the interwebs and always loved the chuckle-worthy pun, so now that it’s Christmastime again, I decided to make my own! [Read more…]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Here at WTSHB!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Ok, I know we all just finished trick-or-treating, our costumes have barely hit the floor, and our faces are still damp from washing off the makeup.  However, now that Halloween is behind us….it’s officially Christmastime!  Wahoo!  That’s how I feel at least.

The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year, and I start celebrating as soon as possible! [Read more…]