Craft Supply Storage Dresser | organizational ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser | organizational ideas #michaelsmakers

Craft Supply Storage Dresser ~ organizational ideas #michaelsmakers | Right before the end of last year we began the process of finishing our basement. When we first moved in a large portion of the basement was dedicated to a craft room workshop of sorts. While the basement was unfinished I was pretty excited at the time to have a space to lay out all of my crafting supplies. I wish I could say I used the space but honestly over the past couple of years the space has just become a large 'storage' area. If I needed to work on a project I would Continue reading

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers

2014 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge | Make it Merry Christmas Tree #michaelsmakers #tagatree | There is so much to love about this time of year. I am not one to rush the holidays - but once a tree goes up in our home, the season truly becomes magical. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned a special delivery I received from Michaels on Instagram. As a member of the Michaels Makers Blogging Team, November marks the month of the Dream Tree Challenge. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event – not to mention Continue reading

Framed Jeep Grilles | mini replica custom wall art

Framed Jeep Grilles | mini replica custom wall art

Framed Jeep Grilles - mini replica custom wall art | Sixteen years ago we made a phone call and purchased our first Jeep.  A well loved CJ-7 we found sitting on the side of the road. Little did we know that one purchase would be the beginning of a whole new lifestyle. They say when you own a Jeep, every other Jeep owner in the world is your friend. That special camaraderie and 'go anywhere, do anything' community has given us years of outdoor adventures, wonderful memories and an incredible group of friends, we now think of as family. I share Continue reading

Guest Bath Necessities | bathroom essentials for unexpected guests

Guest Bath Necessities | bathroom essentials for unexpected guests

Guest Bath Necessities - bathroom essentials for unexpected guests | This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine. We have had quite a few overnight guests this summer. For the most part they have been planned visits however there have been a few occasions lately that the guests didn't even know they were staying until the last minute. We love to entertain and we love company so anyone is always welcome - though I feel a little like I'm slacking in the hostess department when I'm not prepared. I've learned the most Continue reading

Linen Closet Organization

Linen Closet Organization

Linen Closet Organization | In an effort to put this brutal winter weather behind us (and 'spring forward' just a bit), I dedicated some time over the past couple of weeks to get our linen closet in order. The closet, located right in the middle of our second floor hallway, has been a dedicated stash and store concealed behind two closed doors. I never really gave a purpose to the closet as our laundry room is located right around the corner - and a majority of items that we use on a regular basis are tucked away in there. After the Continue reading

Preparing Lawn Equipment For Winter

Preparing Lawn Equipment For Winter

Preparing Lawn Equipment for Winter | As the temperatures continue to drop we are finishing up our preparations for the winter months upon us. I previously mentioned our checklist for prepping your home for winter, along with our winter storm emergency kit, and today I'm sharing the last part of our maintenance routine - preparing lawn equipment for winter. We heavily depend on our lawn equipment during the warmer months, though once winter arrives, most of the equipment will sit dormant for a lengthened period of time. Preforming maintenance Continue reading

Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit - Preparing Your Home for Winter | As the days get shorter and temperatures start to drop, fall is the perfect time to begin planning for the winter weather that's upon us. We have had some beautiful weather the past couple of weekends and have taken full advantage of the shortened daylight hours by prepping our home for the winter. While it is not the most glamorous job on the list, the benefits of protecting your home and investments can provide some peace of mind for the season ahead. Since moving in our home a Continue reading

2013 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

2013 Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

Michaels Dream Tree Challenge #JustAddMichaels | A couple of weeks ago I mentioned our early holiday shopping trip to Michaels for this year's Dream Tree Challenge. I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event - not to mention getting a jump start on our holiday decorating. We usually have our tree up for our Thanksgiving guests to enjoy so I'm pretty excited I get a few extra weeks of glowing Christmas lights this year. The first couple of shopping trips left my head spinning with so much inspiration and Continue reading

Framed Toy Story Dolls Shadowbox | woody, buzz, & jessie collection wall art

Framed Toy Story Dolls Shadowbox | woody, buzz, & jessie collection wall art

Framed Toy Story Dolls | Last week I mentioned our trip to the Michaels Custom Framing counter to drop off  a few of my little guys friends. CJ is a huge Toy Story fan and I thought framing some of his favorite characters would be a special way to preserve a small piece of his childhood. This little guy was so excited to see the revealing he could hardly contain himself.  During our initial Michaels Custom Framing trip  he was quite skeptical leaving his new toys in the hands of the framers. The gang was preserved in a 35 X 24 framed Continue reading

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | a family heirloom

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | a family heirloom

Colonial of Zeeland Grandfather Clock | I have always believed the story behind a family heirloom is much more valuable than the actual item itself.  Family treasures passed down, generation to generation, are important to many of us for several different reasons - however collectively they each preserve a story, a memory or a tradition of our past. As I recently watched this True Value commercial (above) I couldn't help but take a moment and think about preserving a part of our own family - as well as the sense of pride and honor that comes Continue reading