17 Ways to Ease into Spring

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Are you guys ready to ease into Spring yet? I know it seems a little bit weird to talk about Spring already especially since it’s still technically February but our winter weather at least in Florida has been so mild we’re already enjoying dinners on the back patio. Here’s a look at 17 simple ways to celebrate the upcoming season…

From the Front Porch


As you guys know our calendars have been packed with birthday parties lately. No playing from November 10 to February 25 we’ve celebrated 4 major holidays, 9 birthdays and 1 anniversary. Despite the endless travel, take out on the road and rushing to pick up gifts in between projects it is a blessing to have such a big family and so many reasons to celebrate. Here’s a look at a few fun things we found around the web this week…

Personalized Stationery for The Busy Girl

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If you’ve been following for any length of time you already know I’m all about telling the people you share your world with what you like, love or appreciate about them every day. I was scrambling to find some preprinted thank you cards at home recently when I finally just decided to make my own. They’re super simple to make and Busy Girl approved. Here’s a look at how you can make your own set of personalized stationery too…

DIY Leather Pulls

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If you had a chance to read yesterday’s post you’ve already seen the leather pulls we used on the boho chic inspired media cabinet for Hawk’s Ridge. I also knew we could make our own using basic items from our local craft supply store in an effort to a little bit of money for other projects we’re working on. Here’s a look at how we created DIY Leather Pulls and how you can too…

Boho Chic Inspired Media Cabinet Makeover

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For the past few weeks we’ve been looking for a media cabinet for Hawk’s Ridge, a new project I’m working on. I was wondering if we were ever going to find anything when we started cleaning out our home office and I realized we were sitting on the perfect piece already. The only problem was the cottage style office console looked nothing like what we’d envisioned for Hawk’s Ridge – not even close. This makeover is one of the biggest transformations we’ve ever completed. Here’s a look at how we turned a cottage style office console into a boho chic media cabinet…

Home Office Makeover Plans

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Since 2014 there has been one room in the house that I’ve always longed to have a second chance at decorating. At the time we didn’t really understand our home’s style nor did we have a lot of extra money so I thrifted all the accessories and used the furniture we had on hand to makeover the office. Thankfully, the time has come to bring this dated space up to our current style. Here’s a peek at our home office makeover plans…

From the Front Porch

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You guys how has your week been? Good, I hope. I’ve been working on plans for 3 spaces a master bedroom, living room and our office makeover which has been exciting. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better and have even started painting a few pieces of furniture. Here are a few fun things I found around the web this week…

My Closet – One Year After Using the KonMari Method

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In December of 2015, I had had it. I was fairly tidy in all areas of my home with the exception of one space…my closet. I was basically dressing out of a laundry basket every single day because I hated putting my clothes away THAT much. It’s been a year since I started using the KonMari Method of Decluttering. Here’s a peek at how my closet looks today…

How to Get Back on Track with Resolutions & Goals

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Let me ask you guys a question, are you still on track with your goals this year? The reason I’m asking is because I realized the other day just how easy it is to get off track and I’m wondering if you can relate. It happens in the subtlest way. Here are a few ideas to get you started if you find yourself needing to get back on track with your resolutions and goals….

Don’t Miss the Moment


Happy Valentine’s Day, you guys! I must admit I struggled a bit in trying to decide what to write for today’s post. I didn’t want it to be too mushy, you know? Love is showing up at some of the most unexpected places and I’m more determined than ever not to miss the moment…even when they seem really scary.

How to Create a Mother-Daughter Journal

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Well, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you find yourself scrambling to come up with something at the last minute and you’re on a budget, I have an idea for you. Here’s a look at how you can create a time capsule of memorable moments and make a traveling journal too…

From the Front Porch


Happy Friday, you guys! How has your week been? Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day early this weekend or are you waiting until Tuesday the 14th? We’re currently out of town celebrating another milestone birthday. We’ll be traveling with 3 dogs which is always fun (wink, wink). Here are a few fun things I found around the web this week…

The Busy Girl’s Valentine’s Day Snack Box

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I would share another simple project for all of you that are running to the store for last minute gifts, cards and classroom goodies. It’s Busy Girl approved and can be created in an afternoon. Here’s a look at how you can make delicious treats for your Valentine’s Day Snack Box too…

How to Make a Simple Valentines Gift Container

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I know Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about romance, love, friendship and all that good stuff but I’m hoping there’s some room for practical Valentine gifts too. This Simple Valentines Gift Container is really easy to make and is another gift idea that can be filled and customized specifically for your special Valentine. Here’s a look at how you can make this gift container too….

DIY Valentine Inspired Bath Bombs & Free Printable

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Today I thought I would share how to make your own Valentines inspired bath bombs for those of you that look forward to a long soak in the tub as part of your nightly routine. These bath bombs can be made using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry (read no citric acid). Here’s a peek at how you can make DIY Bath Bombs for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day too…