Turn a thrift store or garage sale find into something perfect for your home.
Trash to Treasure
- Decorating Kids SpacesDecorating the homeHandmadeHandmade GiftsThe AbodeTrash to Treasure
Turn any old container into a fun pineapple themed succulent planter in no time at all with this easy tutorial.
- CelebrateDecorating the homeHandmadeTablescapesThe AbodeTrash to Treasure
The best tip for arranging flowers is right here! Grab a drill and a jar, and let’s create a beautiful centerpiece for your table.
- Activities for KidsFairy GardenGardeningHandmadeNature CraftsTrash to Treasure
Turn a vintage wood box into a herb fairy garden with fairy lights and a fountain using this step-by-step tutorial.
- Activities for KidsBeauty ProductsDecorating Kids SpacesFashion & BeautyHandmadeMovie and Television ActivitiesThe AbodeTrash to Treasure
Make the ultimate makeup, manicure, and hair styling station for girls at home with these easy tips, including turning a spice rack into a manicure organizer.
- Beverages: non-alcoholicCelebrateChristmasChristmas craftsChristmas RecipesEat & DrinkHandmadeTrash to Treasure
This DIY food stand and hot chocolate station is perfect for warm cozy holiday nights in front of the fire watching movies with the ones you love.
Upcycling items from Goodwill not only creates jobs but gives you beautiful new Christmas decor to display in your home. Get a few ideas right here.
- Activities for KidsCelebrateEat & DrinkMovie and Television ActivitiesSelf-serve barTrash to Treasure
DIY food trays just like they have in the movie theater are perfect for family movie night at home. Learn how to make them right here.
- Activities for KidsBreakfast and BrunchCelebrateFather's DayFather's Day craftsHandmadeHandmade GiftsMother's DayTrash to TreasureWood Crafts
Surprise dad with breakfast in bed this Father’s Day using a handmade breakfast tray.
- Decorating Kids SpacesHandmadeThe AbodeTrash to Treasure
Disclosure: I was given an opportunity to try Google Express.
The twins' are home on summer vacation and there is nothing they hate more than running errands. However, they are only 9 and too young to stay home alone so especially when their big brother is at work or college (yes he went all summer), I found it so much easier to do most of my shopping on-line. I ordered there back-to school clothes, some of their back-to-school supplies, and even some groceries.
A big project I'd been putting off though was painting Marisol's bed frame. We'd picked it up second-hand, and it was black and hot pink, so it certainly didn't match her bedroom colors which are aqua, pink, grey, and white. So for the past couple of months the bed frame has sat in their playroom against a wall just waiting for me to find the energy to paint it. With her home from school though every time she walked into that room I was reminded that it 'still' wasn't done. So instead of dragging the kids out to a couple of stores to pick up supplies, spend countless hours in the paint department looking at swatches while she tried to decide on the perfect color I did all of the ordering on-line using Google Express so we could just enjoy our day playing.
Here's a sneak peek of her bedroom now:
There will be a final reveal once it's finished over the next couple of weeks. She's given me lists of other things she would like me to do for it first though. Next up is to apparently make a scrap fabric garland to hang above the bed, from the bed posts similar to this fabric garland I made for above my reading chair.