DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Toddlers

Finished DIY Felt Christmas Tree on

If you’ve got young kids and you’ve been on Pinterest or Facebook this winter, you’ve undoubtedly seen the DIY Felt Christmas Tree for Toddlers project trending in your news feeds. My friend and fellow Army wife, Jen, is a really talented creative type. She and I both wanted to make … Continue reading

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Shower Cleaner

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Shower Cleaner from

I seriously can’t believe I’m writing this post or sharing these pictures, but sometimes you’ve just gotta air the dirty laundry (or the dirty shower) in hopes that your horribly, embarrassingly, dirty shower floor will help someone else. This simple DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Shower Cleaner might be the only … Continue reading

DIY Dog Bed for Baby’s Nursery

DIY Dog Bed for Baby's Nursery - Finished Dog Bed

Before I found out I was pregnant with Small Shaw, before we moved to Germany, and before I met my husband, I adopted this little rescue pup from a shelter in rural Missouri. Rosie the dog has been through a lot of transitions with Nick and I, and we knew … Continue reading

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Ruffles

The Project: A DIY ruffled crib skirt Total Time: Several Hours Pattern: None Used Costs: Sewing Machine, Material & Thread Difficulty: Moderate (and Requires Patience) My Daughter’s DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Our crib skirt is by far my favorite DIY project from Small Shaw’s nursery, so I’m excited to share it with you today on … Continue reading

DIY Bucket List Chalkboard Wall

Top of DIY Chalkboard Wall MilliGFunk

I’m under no misconceptions here that I’m way on the tail end of the chalkboard wall craze, but I just have to tell you guys that I am totally ♥In♥Love♥ with our dining room chalkboard wall. Our chalkboard wall isn’t a message board or a place for us to color … Continue reading

DIY Annie Sloan Baby Furniture

Finished Annie Sloan Baby Nursery

The Project: Refinishing a Used Crib & Changing Table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint The Time: Painting Time: Approx. 6 hours (2 coats) Waxing Time: Approx 8 hours (3 coats) TOTAL TIME: Approx. 14 hours The Costs: Crib: $75 Changing Table: $15 Paint: 16.50€ (1 can “Versailles” paint) Wax: 32€ (2 … Continue reading

How to Make Your Own DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers

DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers from MilliGFunk

The Story of Two Diaper Pails We have two diaper pails in our nursery: one for trash and one for diaper laundry. Both pails are Safety 1st Simple Step pails with compartments in the lids for deodorizing disks. Unfortunately, I can’t find deodorizing disks in Germany and it seemed excessive … Continue reading

DIY Changing Pad Cover

Finished DIY Changing Pad Cover

Someday our child will be embarrassed to use or wear anything that I’ve made by hand. Brand names and styles will matter, and hand-sewn will seem backwoods country instead of urban homesteader-chic. Until that day comes, I will embrace DIY! I will buy used. I will repaint and repurpose. I … Continue reading

DIY Throw Rugs & Stool

Military families move frequently. Since April 2011, my husband and I have made a total of four moves (two together, one for me, one for him), not including his deployment in 2012. Each time we PCS, we want to make our new place feel like home, but we’re also a … Continue reading

Humane Society Pawtoberfest 5K

When the first legitimately cool day of fall happens to come on a Saturday morning, normal couples would stay in bed a little longer than usual, snuggling beneath the covers and perhaps fixing an over-sized mug of coffee to enjoy once they shuffled to the couch to watch the news. … Continue reading

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