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Kid-Friendly Organization Eases Back-to-School Stress


By Guest Post

By Lea Schneider Anyone who has tried to get children ready for school on time knows it’s the perfect occasion to dust off the old analogy about herding cats. I’ve sometimes thought that cats would actually be easier—I can’t imagine seeing one cat in a mismatched outfit while trying to he... Read More

Design Inspiration and Ideas for Your Backyard Treehouse

By Guest Post

  By Kerrie Kelly, ASID When I graduated from design school, I never would have guessed that one of my favorite design projects would be a treehouse. But as children, didn't we all pine for a super secret clubhouse to entertain our friends in? Last year, I got to indulge my inner kid i... Read More

6 Tips to Create the Perfect Basement Photo Gallery Wall

By Rachael Herrscher

You can't scroll to far on Pinterest without seeing a fabulous photo gallery wall to die for (or dream kitchen). Sometimes you leave Pinterest hating your house, other times you leave with a good idea that works on a budget. When I'm sick of my house and dying to tear the roof off or buy new furn... Read More

7 Best Kids Bedroom Ideas

By Erica Fehrman

By the time the toddler years are finished, it's time to move from a baby nursery to a more versatile room. A big kid bed, an activity table, and a reading nook are all useful areas for a great kids bedroom.  Here are 7 of the best kids bedroom ideas out there. 1.  I ma... Read More

Printing and Framing Your Instagram Photos

By Rachael Herrscher

I have a few Instagram shots that make me feel like an artiste. Yes, pronounced in the fancy way. I've been saving a perfect place on my wall for them. If you've got some favorites you've been waiting to do something with, here are some quick tips to print and frame an Instagram gallery of your own.... Read More

Choosing Colors in the Basement

By Rachael Herrscher

When we moved into our home our basement was covered in high gloss white paint. There were no lights anywhere. The carpet was old. And the window wells . . . well, you can see one of them below. They were hand painted. This window well in particular is actually covered by an addition upstairs. The w... Read More

Star Wars Bedroom Makeover

By Erica Fehrman

My baby isn't a baby anymore, but his room wasn't proof of his growth.  Approaching his 4th birthday, I started looking around at his long body stretched across the toddler bed, and the Eric Carle pictures framed on the wall, and the changing table/dresser that held books where the diapers used to ... Read More

The Best Teepees and Play Tents

By Carina

I keep seeing pictures of play tents and teepees online and I can't help but want to build one for my kids. I remember what it was like to want a little place of my own, someplace where I could read, snuggle, or just hide. I'm sure my kids would love any of these, which I think are the best teepees... Read More

Master Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

By Erica Fehrman

As mentioned in my 2012 Recap and 2013 Resolutions, it's time to tackle some master bathroom remodeling at my house.  It's hard to describe what our master bathroom looked like before -- kind of like pink vomit flattened into fake marble wallpaper.  Then I started peeling the wallpaper, then I le... Read More

New Years Projects

By Erica Fehrman

In another era I might wonder if I'm in the second trimester of a pregnancy, but no -- my home improvement hysteria only means it's time for New Years Projects. It's been awhile we did any note-worthy house projects, and my DIY fingers are getting twitchy.  Here are my top 3 New Years Projec... Read More