7 Flower Hacks: Arranging Flowers at Home like a Pro

7 flower hacks for arranging flowers at home like a pro.

Colorful flowers arranged in vases on white table

I’m no florist, but I have been making flower arrangements at home since I was a kid, for fun. Sometimes for myself and sometimes for parties, friend’s weddings, etc. So, while I might not be a pro, I do have a lot of practice under my belt. And I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. I also made all of the floral arrangements, bouquets, and boutonnieres for my own wedding. Which I learned so much from.

So, I thought I would share 7 flower hacks I’ve picked up along the way that can help you get a professional looking arrangement in less than ten minutes. With grocery store flowers! Nothing fancy needed.

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How to Make a DIY Console Table (It’s Easy)

Build your own DIY console table, like mine, in just an hour or two. It’s easy! 

Simple console table with abstract artwork and mushroom lamp

DIY console table tutorial! I made this console table for our bedroom recently for under $30 because I couldn’t find a console table that was the perfect size for our space. Making my own was the best decision. It was easy to do (only took about an hour) and the cost of materials was WAY less than what I planned to spend on a console table online. Win-win!

Full disclosure, I actually made this a few months before hitting the publish button on this post because I wanted to make sure it held up to use. Spoiler alert: This DIY console table has held up really well so far! So I put together a tutorial to share how you can make your own… in any size you want.

The design is really simple. So there’s lots of room for customization (add shelves, change the height, etc). AND it’s a great beginner wood project too.

So, if you’re keeping track… A DIY console table that costs less than $30 to make, takes only an hour to put together from start to finish, and can be customized to fit any space? Yep! Click through for the tutorial.

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Get Organized: 42 DIY Organizing Ideas for Your Home

Talking DIY organization (for your home) today! 

Photos of DIY organizational ideas in the home

The need for organization is real right now. And I don’t know if it’s because I’m on an organizing kick or I just have a messy house in need of attention. But either way, sometimes you just need a clean slate. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago when everyone with a Netflix subscription was jumping on the Marie Kondo tidying up train, right?

Getting organized feels like more than just tidying up though. It feels like taking control of your life. Kinda. I think? Stay with me!

Whether you’re on some deeper quest to gain control OR you really just want to organize your craft room, bedroom, bathroom, etc – this list has TONS of DIY organizing ideas!

My favorite part of this organizing guide though? Many of the projects (like most of them actually) utilize items you might already have in your home(or garage) that can be repurposed as something new. Creating more sustainable organizational systems, rather having to go out and buy a ton of bins, baskets, and storage things.

Anyway, here are 37 home organization ideas that you can totally DIY – from clothing racks to hanging wall organizers, trays, decorative boxes, and jewelry stands!

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Singing in the Rain: Cute Kids Rain Boots

Cute kids rain boots in an easy-to-follow guide.

Kids rain boots in various neutral colors for boy and girls

It’s been raining way more than expected this year and my toddler loves jumping in puddles. So I started searching around for cute kids rain boots he might like.

I ended up finding quite a few cute options and since I’m only buying one pair, I put together a roundup of all the cool kids rain boots I found. There are so any adorable ones! Most of the ones I found come in additional colors AND nearly half the list is under $25! Check ’em out if your kiddo needs a pair of rain boots for the season.

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(Easy) Spiked Cider Holiday Punch Recipe

It’s that spiked cider time of year! By far, one of my favorite fall / winter cocktails is spiked cider. Have you ever tried it?

Cocktails in coupe glasses with dramatic lighting

I’ve been making this spiked apple cider for the last couple of years and it never fails! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved regular (un-spiked) apple cider, but then I tried spiked cider at some holiday party years ago and I just can’t go back.  It tastes oh-so-good AND warms you up like nobody’s business.

So I’m sharing the cocktail recipe, in case anyone needs an easy holiday cocktail idea that can be batched, like this one.

Because this time of year, nothing warms your insides up like a strong whiskey drink, except maybe your kid(s) seeing Santa for the first time or Christmas morning when you were a kiddo…or a whole slew of other Christmas moments. BUT I THINK YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

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Deck the Halls: The Ultimate Guide to DIY Ornaments

DIY ornaments are one of my favorite things to make each year around the holidays. 

Handmade star ornaments being held up on stairs near black cat

The fact that you can completely switch up the look of your tree (or give an amazing homemade ornament gift to friends and family) is basically music to my ears, as cheesy as that might sound.

But let me back up a little bit and explain… Ornaments (both DIY and store-bought) are a source of family tradition for me (and many others I’m sure). When I was growing up, we would decorate the tree as a family every year…eventually I think it just became my mom and I doing the tree decorating, but still I loved it.

We always had crazy weird homemade ornaments to throw on the tree – some got prominent spots in the front, while others quickly made their way to the much-forgotten back of the tree. Haha.

But no matter where they were places, those DIY ornaments we had were an instant memory when they were taken out of the Christmas decoration box every year. So, the placement didn’t matter all that much. It was the memory that seemed significant.

That may feel a little deep for a DIY ornaments guide and I kind of agree with you, BUT it’s true! Those homemade ornaments are just kind of the best! Which is exactly why I wanted to put together the ultimate guide of Christmas DIY ornaments for you!

So, pull up a chair and maybe a pair of scissors, here are my absolute favorite homemade ornaments to make (with links to how to make them) AND a few reason why you should even care about making these holiday creations in the first place.

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The Big List of Advent Calendar Ideas

A huge list of advent calendar ideas! Plus a DIY for making your own advent calendar.

Modern black and white advent calendar packages hanging from a peg rail

Growing up, we never did an advent calendar. I don’t think I even knew what one was until I was older?

But at some point, not all that long ago, I started seeing them and thought it was a cool idea to have a countdown to Christmas with a little present or holiday prompt each day. And then when I had a child of my own, I was like ‘oh I’m totally doing that’!

So I put together a big list of advent calendar ideas, from activity ideas to gift ideas, even a Christmas book list if you want to go the advent book route instead. AND I have a quick tutorial for how you can recreate the DIIY advent calendar I made for my little on this year.

Click through to see its all.

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