Monday, August 18, 2014

Back To School Giveaway - $150

We have one week until school starts.  I think my girls are ready but I am not.  This has been the funnest summer yet.  I have enjoyed our lazy days of sleeping in, doing whatever we want, and staying up late.  Well, whether I want it to happen or not, it is!!!  It can cost an arm and a leg getting supplies, new clothes, backpacks, lunch boxes, and new shoes.  So, to help you get ready to go back to school, a few friends of mine and I want to give one lucky winner $150 gift card to Amazon.  SWEET right?
I hope you win.
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Good luck!

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Back To School Pillows

I enjoy creating things for the Ribbon Retreat.
With back to school coming around the corner it is time to change out the pillows on our couch.

I loved how these turned out.  The Ribbon Retreat has the cutest fabric.  I made these pillows a little smaller than usual.  It was a little tighter to stuff the pillow in but I like how fluffy and full they look.

For tutorial visit The Ribbon Retreat

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


As you know I LOVE Ikea.  I love to browse the upstairs dreaming of how I can take the showroom and apply it to my home.  I came across this pantry.
Dreamy, right?
I love the idea of adjustable shelving.  I also LOVE the drawers.  Oh, what I could put in them...fruit and veggies, treats, crackers, and so much more.  Organization makes me so happy.
I showed my pic to my hubby and he loved it, too.  We will be doing something similar in our new home.  As I was shopping the other day with some friends {always better to go with friends}, we ended in the "as is" section.  They have random items from the store that may have a slight imperfection on it or it is the previous season's model {perfect condition} at a discounted price.  In this little area they have a whole section of cabinet doors, table tops and shelving.  Guess what I found???
{gotta love the wonderful garage pic}
Yep, perfectly good shelving.  So here is the beginning of our pantry - 50% off.  I have plenty of time to collect everything I need {since it will be a while before we dig our hole}.  We are so excited.  I think it will be fun to see what we can find every time we go to Ikea.

Here is the link to show you more about the Algot system.

Make sure to hit up the "as is" section because they have a lot of great treasures.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Entry Way

In our home we take off our shoes as we enter.  It is a bit of a pain putting them on and off but our home stays so much cleaner if we do.  Now, having said that, we have been over taken by shoes!!! 
We can't even get in or out without breaking an ankle.
...Ikea came to the rescue.  As I was shopping there recently I found these great 
They fit perfectly in our entryway!!!
I also added an Ikea shelf with lots of Ikea picture frames and a mirror {to check myself out before I answer the door}.
I also turned the huge picture frame into a chalkboard then hung it on the wall.  And last but not least, I painted my rug and turned it into a hop scotch mat. Not only is our entryway practical but it is so cute.
*I was given the storage cabinets for review but all opinions are my own!

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