My DIY World Map

I LOVE traveling and I have wanted to make my own world map for quite a while now. I just thought it would be a great way to add something fun to my walls and have it be one-of-a-kind. I found this awesome post on KoJodesigns. This is just what I needed to get my butt in gear and create some unique and inexpensive art for my walls.

DIY Sunburst Mirror

This was a little project I whipped up right before Christmas {and right before I started my blog} for a do-it-yourself sunburst mirror. I didn't get any "during" shots, but I thought this was a good rough draft. I have all the supplies to make another one {I'm hooked!}. So once I get the time to put another one together I will post a little tutorial on how I made this!


Technical Difficulties

I am working on a few different projects right now, and if you have seen my house recently, you understand what I'm talking about.

There. Are. Crafty. Projects. EVERYWHERE.


Ahh Ribba Shelves

On the first of the year, my good friend Nichole and I decided it was time to head to Ikea and grab some fun stuff for our casas. She was on a mission to find her desk for her office while I have had my eye on some shelves to hang on my-still-bare walls. I knew I wanted something to hang in my itty-bitty dining room and knew I wanted these. They are pretty low profile, yet make a big impact with a few personal items like pictures and artwork. 


Cutting the cable: How to watch it, and not pay for it

With my Charter "bundle" I get cable TV, home phone service, and internet service....

All for a lovely price of at LEAST $160.00 a month. Awesome. 

After about a year of paying the cable bill every month, I got sick of feeling like I was wasting so much money and getting so little. So I started looking into ways I could watch TV.... and not pay for cable. 

I knew there was a way. And then I found it!!


DIY Corkboard

I picked up this large corkboard over at the Salvation Army a while back for $1.99.


Back to the Beginning

In October of 2009, I became a first-time home buyer of this lovely 1978 bi-level split here in Elk River, Minnesota. I can definitely say it was one of the most exciting and scary things I have done in my life, and now it's been more than a year since I became a "homeowner".