So many people absolutely LOVE open floor plans, yet it's not always the easiest task to figure out how to layout furniture. Especially when the space isn't huge. In this post, I'm sharing how I'm tackling the layout for my new duplex. Trying to conceptualize where to layout furniture in an open floor plan before being in a space can be a daunting task. In my case, my new apartment (half of a duplex) is under construction so I'm not living in there. That makes taking measurements and really ... Read More about How To Layout Furniture For An Open Floor Plan
This recipe showing how to make minestrone soup is a family favorite. We all love the tortellini twist and the little kick it gives the palette. Serve with some good fresh bread, YUMMY! One of my family's favorite meals in the winter is a bowl of minestrone soup. I've been making it for about 5 years now and have tweaked it into a spicy, heartwarming dish that I make probably too often. One of the best parts of this minestrone soup recipe is that it's even better as leftovers. You can ... Read More about How to Make Minestrone Soup with Tortellini and a Kick!
Today's post shares how to gift wrap when you want to keep the box lid and base separate. Your gifts will look better, and you'll LOVE reusing them year after year. How to gift wrap? Isn't this a topic that is tired and beat around the block a few thousand times? Yes and no. I'm going to show you a different way, that perhaps you've never seen. I admit, this probably isn't going to be the favorite for your kiddos who LOVE ripping the wrapping paper off their gifts. Then crawling through ... Read More about How to Gift Wrap Separate Lids & Bottoms
Let's take on the steps to stencil a wood sign! This post is a step-by-step tutorial showing how to make a festive piece that's perfect for the modern farmhouse. I've had a post about how to stencil a wood sign on my mind for a LONG time. In fact, the reason I've finally tackled this fun project is thanks to the Facebook Group "The Great Create Challenge." Perhaps this was a little self-serving? Maybe so, but I had so much fun painting for the Blogger DIY Challenge in November that I ... Read More about How to Make the “Merry Everything and Happy Always” Wood Sign
Knowing how to make a big ribbon bow is a handy skill. Here's a quickie hack to make you look like a pro. This is the easiest way around! This post shares my personal hack for creating a big ribbon bow, the easiest way possible. It takes VERY little skill and doesn't require WIRE (yes, you're very welcome)! AND, as an extra bonus, you'll also get to see how I made this beautiful holiday arrangement from start to finish. Not trying to be cocky or anything, but I'm a darn good bow maker. ... Read More about How to Make a Big Ribbon Bow the EASY Way