All posts by Aubri

7 Halloween Cupcake Ideas

Don’t let making dessert be the death of you on Halloween night. Cupcakes are a quick, simple way to bring some tasty and cute Halloween spook into your kitchen. In fact, these 7 Halloween cupcake ideas are so easy it’s scary! (This page contains affiliate links that we may be compensated for. Your clicks and purchases… Read More


9 Home Staging Tips You Should Know

Everyone has been told to not judge a book by its cover, but in reality, they do. And when that “book” is your $500,000 home, it’s very important to put in a bit of extra effort upfront so that you can be ready when buyers walk through. On average, staged homes sell faster and for higher prices… Read More


6 Tips for a DIY Back-to-School or Baby Photo Shoot

Want adorable back-to-school or baby photos without breaking the bank or getting professional portraits taken? Totally doable. You can take adorable photos at home of your children or baby using these 6 do-it-yourself photo shoot tips. 1. Nail the theme Deciding on a theme will give you clarity and direction as you plan and execute your… Read More


3 Easy Steps: How to Create a Breathtaking DIY Floral Wall Hanging

Whether you’re wanting to display a floral arrangement with great sentimental value to you or just wanting to add a new dimension of vintage beauty to your walls, this DIY floral wall hanging idea is for you. I have done this floral wall hanging twice now (once with my wedding bouquet and once with flowers… Read More


25 {Boy} Baby Shower Theme Ideas

Under Construction baby shower Inspiration: construction zone Colors: yellow, black Decor: hardhats, shovels, dirt, construction sign, yellow construction trucks Food: oreo “dirt” cake, Ho Hos, yellow frosted chocolate cupcakes, chocolate milk, brownies No Pink Allowed! baby shower Inspiration: treehouse, clubhouse Colors: aqua blue, brown Decor: wood, paint splatters, plants, children’s handwriting, aqua blue balloons, metal… Read More


How to Throw a Very Hungry Caterpillar Baby Shower

   Being a mommy is such an important, beautiful thing, so celebrating Amber and her little hungry caterpillar on the way was a must-do.  Turns out, Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” provides amazing inspiration and acts as the perfect shower theme to honor both mom and baby. Style Baby showers are a chance to… Read More


Dining Set: DIY Modern Makeover

Every piece of furniture has a story.  My dining set was adopted into our family when we first moved to Minnesota. Now remember, while in graduate school you can’t just buy a dining set like you can an ice cream cone, hence my search for the ultimate deal. After some required patience and eating from… Read More


Reupholster Tip: Stretch Like Canvas

This tip is very helpful when starting on a reupholster project. It saves time and helps give the finished product a professional clean, look. With any shape, be sure to stretch and staple the fabric on opposite ends of all the sides before putting more staples throughout. For example, put your first staple at the… Read More


Make Any Mirror Reflect You for $5

Integrating the perfect mirror into your design theme is easier than you think. And you can do it for $5! The first step is finding your mirror. For me, finding the right mirror means patiently shopping for a bargain. Because you’ll be changing it anyway, don’t worry about getting a mirror that already fits into… Read More


For Smoother Results: Get the Right Sandpaper Grit Size

Here is sandpaper grit size in a nutshell. Sandpaper comes in all grits and sizes. Sandpaper sheets are covered in bumpy material that helps smooth or roughen hard surfaces or to remove a surface coating. This bumpy material is known as grit. The smaller the grit size, the coarser the sandpaper. Less grit means more space between… Read More