How to Install LED Lighting

  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Before Ryder was born, Jon filmed a video for our friends over at to share how to install LED lighting. We did this underneath and above the kitchen cabinets. We decided to recess the crown moulding and drop some LED rope lighting into the crown moulding for the nursery. It gives the perfect glow at 2am in the morning when you really don't want all the lights are on. Watch the video to learn just how Jon installs LED … [Read more...]

DIY Nursery Whale Lamp

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Before I had Ryder, our friends at challenged us to come up with a fun and easy upcycle project. I racked my prego-brain for days until one day I was cleaning up the craft room and stumbled across a lamp I picked up a few years ago at our local thrift store. The color of the base of the lamp worked perfect with Ryder's nursery. I used a piece of the whale fabric that I was using as the inspiration and color pallet for the room to … [Read more...]

{Video} DIY Board and Batten

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Oh man, am I excited to finally share our video on how to install board and batten. I swear this feels like it has been our longest project to date. I know it hasn't, but it feels like it. After we found out we were expecting we started brainstorming some ideas for the nursery. We both knew we wanted to install board and batten in the nursery. It's a project we've been wanting to tackle and it was the perfect room for it. Little did we … [Read more...]

How To Upcycle A Glass Table

This is a sponsored post on behalf of A new year means that you typically try to clean out your home and get rid of what's not needed. This has definitely been the case for us. Even if it wasn't a new year with a new baby on the way we are trying to make as much room as possible. We received these glass end tables from a friend a few years ago. We didn't love them but they served a purpose in our front room. We were going to get rid of them and that's when we decided it will be … [Read more...]

Stay or Sell?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of For the past year, Jon and I have went back and forth on whether or not we were going to stay in our current home or sell. We finally decided early last summer that we were going to meet with the bank and get the process started with selling our current home and buying a new home. We bought our home as a foreclosure in 2009 for an unreal price! It was already a newer home and really didn't need any work to it, but we've turned this house … [Read more...]

{Video} Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Here we go... the first of many kitchen projects. I'm so excited to share our Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase today! When we first started talking about what we wanted to change in our kitchen I knew I wanted to extend our kitchen island. While we were extending the island I knew I wanted more storage. That is where the kitchen island custom bookcase came into play. I dreamed of having a few shelves to access a few more of my cookbooks. … [Read more...]

{Video} How to Add Custom Trim Moulding to Windows

This is a sponsored post on behalf of A few months ago, I shared how we updated our shower glass door in the bathroom by giving it a quick makeover. Today, I'm going to show how was gave our master bathroom window a beautiful makeover by adding moulding trim to the window. We spent about $60 on materials which is kind of steep for one window; however, it looks like a million books! So now, we are tempted to start adding trim moulding to all of our windows and just buying the … [Read more...]

{Video} Winter Wonderland Vinyl Sign

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The other day I shared with you the Fabulously Festive Design Contest sponsored by and Olioboard. Today, I'm sharing with you our DIY winter vinyl sign that  we created for the Olioboard contest. Which by the way, today is the very last day you can enter the contest (so if you haven't done so already--get on it)! By using the scrap wood, the Cricut, and vinyl we were able to create an inexpensive Christmas sign for our home.  Watch our … [Read more...]

{Video} DIY Winter Snow Globe

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Today, we are sharing one of the two projects we created for the Fabulously Festive Design Contest in partnership with and Olioboard. With just a few supplies and in just 4 easy steps you can make your very own DIY snow-globe for the holidays! Watch our video to see just how easy it is to make. Supplies: E6000 glue Figurine Snow Globe Distilled Water Glicerine Glitter Measuring Spoon As you saw in … [Read more...]

‘Fabulously Festive’ Design Contest

This is a sponsored post on behalf of has partnered up with olioboard for the ‘Fabulously Festive’ Design Contest. In case you aren't familiar with Olioboard, its an online interior design moodboard creator, where users can create 2D and 3D room designs using real products from all their favorite brands. In this contest you create your own holiday themed space for a chance to win one of three prizes! The third place winner will receive $250, second place will win … [Read more...]