April showers bring May flowers, right? Well why not show the inside of your home some attention while it showers outside? April is for sure a rainy season down here in Louisiana which means we’re still spending a lot of time indoors. When you add in the layer of a pandemic still going on it means double the time indoors. The last few weeks I have shared some transformation Tuesday inspiration on the blog. From our front door entry way to our girls playroom, spring is in full effect over here. I created this 5 spring and summer home inspo ideas guide to share and spark inspiration for those who need it!Read More
We’ve made it to the third Tuesday of the month which means another Transformation Tuesday is here. This week my transformation highlight in my home is the kitchen. Decorating a kitchen you can’t renovate from the bottom up can be difficult. This is why the kitchen decor and details matter in a space like this. Think of a color scheme you enjoy and try piecing together little details like the curtains to start.Read More
Happy transformation Tuesday everyone! If you missed last week’s post, for every Tuesday in the month of March, I’m sharing a new transformation area in my home. I kicked off last week with my entry way makeover. This week is dedicated to the kids playroom makeover project. I say project because it has been many months of finding the correct pieces and I still have a few more details to add. Overall, the playroom is 95% complete, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.Read More
March is here which means spring is right around the corner! We’ve almost made it through winter which is quite impressive when you consider 2021 is trying to out-do 2020. Whew, what a time to be alive. I decided this year one of my personal goals was to concentrate on more home decor. I found myself filled with ideas for every room, but never actually putting the pieces together in reality. For the month of March I’m going to share transformation Tuesdays for different places in my home. One of the first blank spaces I transformed was our front entry way area. The pieces for my entry way decor and makeover perfectly fell in place once I got going. It was meant to be!Read More
One of my favorite parts of a new year is finding new ways to freshen up my home. If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for an area in your home to decorate or remodel. I decided to start on a smaller scale by sharing 3 Simple Bathroom Decor Ideas for your home. Whether your bathroom is larger or smaller these tips are great ways to freshen and modernize your home. I also appreciate sharing these tips because they’re realistically affordable.Read More
Tomorrow begins the start of the new school year for Jordyn. I have a first grader, and I’m still in disbelief about how fast times flies. They say it goes fast when you’re having fun, but it goes fast when you’re living everyday life. As most parents or guardians of school aged children know, this year is VERY different for one reason: Covid-19. Instead of doing the hybrid school model we opted to keep Jordyn home for 100% virtual schooling. While figuring out where she will sit to concentrate during school hours I decided to make the corner in our dining room Jordyn’s virtual school corner. To give her some sense of separation between school and home. She loves the way it looks! I hope she enjoys it throughout the school year too.Read More
I’ve been rearranging and remodeling the girls playroom area in the extra living room area. I’ll explain more and show more details once it’s complete. I can’t wait for the reveal! In the meantime, I’ve been working on ways to add original decor to the playroom. I have added a few cute little signs but I wanted the decor to be a direct reflection of the girls. This is when I came to the conclusion to hang the DIY kids canvas art they’ve already made, and create some new ones.Read More
I’ve been a busy bee during this quarantine by starting and/or finishing projects around the house. It’s actually been one of my favorite parts of being home because I don’t have the distractions or excuses to not finish them. One of my pride and joys of my kitchen is my spice cabinet. I take pride in knowing I can make almost any dish because I have the necessary spices to do so. Naturally, spice cabinet organization has been at the top of my to-do list for years now.Read More
It is so important to recycle. One of my personal goals this year is to recycle. Yes, this may seem like a minor goal, but it’s an important one. It’s also a more than attainable goal because recycle centers are not hard to find. Obviously, this will take a little more effort of consciousness on my part, but it’s an effort which helps our planet and will teach my children to do the same. When we moved into our house on base we never received a cycle bin. They had apparently ran out of recycle bins for any new residents moving in. Long story short, recycle bins are an easy way to keep recycling items organized. I thought to myself “why not make your own recycle bins?”
I wish I could say there was a lot of thought that went into this project but I was honestly going for easy and simple. Easy because the bins need to be functional for easy transportation to and from the recycle center. Simple because the bins need to not be an eye sore in my dining room/kitchen area. Oh, and I forgot to mention I wanted something frugal which means I naturally thought of the clear storage bins at Wal-Mart. They cost less than $5 each and can be reused for storage purposes when we move. (Being a military family means you’re always thinking about the future a.k.a. moving)
First, I looked up what categories recycling centers separate their items by. This helped me figure out how many containers I needed to buy and how they would fit into my kitchen area. My recycle bins are for: glass, metal, paper, and plastic. My glass recycle bin container is the smallest because we don’t use many glass products to recycle. To create my recycle bins I bought my 4 containers, a large black poster board paper, and a pack of metallic sharpie markers. I already had both tape and a hot glue gun at home to paste the designs on the containers. I took my items home and got to work! To create your own recycle bins you will need:
– Four 58 quart containers
– One 22×28 poster board
– tape and/or glue gun
– 2-3 marker colors
Once you have you necessary items for your project you will:
1) Measure and cut your poster board paper into what ever design or shape you want displayed on the front of your bins.
2) Write your recycle bin category on each of the poster board cut outs using your bold marker colors. (Try using marker colors that will stand out on whatever color poster board you are using)
3) Using your hot glue gun and/or tape, individually attach your poster board cut out label to the front of each of your containers.
4) Place your containers in whatever section of your home you want them and you’re finished!
If you would like to take the project up a notch: line your containers with a plastic or paper that can be recycled as well for easy clean up. You can also decorate the containers themselves with additional colors and designs if they are too plain for your personal liking.
I told you guys this is an easy project! Not only is it easy to do, but we get to help play an important role in saving the planet too. Sounds like a win-win situation to me. If you make your own DIY recycle bins please drop a picture in the comment section below!
Spring may have officially began two months ago, but it has only felt like Spring the last two weeks. Living in Montana means our warmer seasons, Spring and Summer, start weeks after everyone else. When I first moved here it took a while to adjust to the crazy weather. After living here for over five years, I have started a seasonal routine, to get myself ready for the new season. One of my favorite ways to prepare for new seasons is to do a seasonally themed D.I.Y. project. This year I decided to do Spring Flower Decor centerpiece D.I.Y.s for a pop of color in my home.Read More