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Simple “JOY” Banner {DIY}


‘Tis the season for decorating every single inch of your home. At least that’s what I want to do this time of year. I decided I would add a little sparkle by creating a simple banner to hang behind our couch. I was inspired by this one I came across last year for Thanksgiving…I didn’t complete it in time for Thanksgiving so I decided to make my own Christmas version {with a few less letters to make it even more simple}.

I bought some loose glitter and spray glue. I’m the type person that when I want to do a project I’ll just do it, whether I have everything I need or not. In this case I didn’t have access to a working printer to print out a template so I decided to improvise and draw the letters out myself. It’s 3 letter’s for goodness sake…I think I can handle that. I drew them on the card stock and cut them out…not too bad. Continue reading

Ombre Dresser {DIY}

There has been a lot of baby talk in our household lately. So instead of diving right in and decorating the nursery I decided to focus on Claire’s room for a while- since most of her stuff will go to Baby #2 it makes sense to start transitioning!

We were lucky enough to get all Claire’s new bedroom furniture from my parents, woo hoo! They just needed a little TLC. I let Claire pick out the colors for her room and these days her favorite color is orange, and we’re talking bright safety orange. As a duck fan, it’s hard for me to go all out orange. So instead of going full on with the furniture I decided to paint the dresser in different shades of orange in an ombre effect to soften the colors up a bit.


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