Monday, August 10, 2020

Basic Invite, a Cool, Custom Company that is far from Basic--Sponsored Post

I love when a really neat company reaches out to me and asks me to check out their product and decide if it is something my readers would be interested in. When Basic Invite contacted me I had never heard of them before, but since I had never before looked into creating custom invitations, it made a lot of sense why I hadn't. When I looked over their website, customized a few things myself, and then received my creations in the mail, I was not only impressed with what they have to offer and how user friendly the whole experience is, but their products are top notch as well. So here are 3 reasons to LOVE and use Basic Invite...


Thursday, June 11, 2020

Ways to Affordably Maximize your Garage - Contributed Post

Garages can provide incredibly useful storage, work and workout spaces, as well as offering a safe place to keep your car sheltered from the elements. If your garage has become a dumping ground, or you're not maximizing the space, here are some tips that can help you make better use of this valuable square footage without blowing the budget or devoting every second to DIY.


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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tips for a Successful & Budget Friendly DIY Flagstone Patio AND Homemade Stream

Have you ever read, or watched, so many how-to articles or videos, and then tackled a project making your own rules thinking it would turn out ok in the end, only to realize that you should have taken the warnings and tips from others more seriously? I learned the hard way when I tackled our most recent project: our new flagstone patio. If I had taken the tips I learned from those videos and articles seriously, I would have saved myself 3x the effort I ended up having to expend, as well as some tears. Thankfully I followed the tips I learned on how to do a DIY stream, so that project went smoothly. 

Today I will share with you the articles and videos that I found to be incredibly helpful, as well as some tips I learned that can't be skipped, as well as how much we spent on the overall project. 


Monday, April 27, 2020

Maximizing your Bedroom's Decor for a Better Night's Sleep

Lately my posts have centered around affordable wall art to help decorate your home, but today with the help of a contributor, I want to talk about how a few changes in your bedroom's decor can positively impact your sleep each night.


How 5 simple changes to what you put in your room can make a hugely positive impact on your sleep and your health.


Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Free Restoration Proclamation Printable

I'd like to first start off today's post by saying how grateful I am to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am grateful to be able to worship my Savior, learn of him and his teachings in the Bible and Book of Mormon, and to have his church (& thus teachings) to bless my life. One of the blessings of this church is that God continues to provide revelation to His sons and daughters, and He speaks through His living prophet when it comes to providing worldwide revelation. On April 5th, 2020, His prophet, President Russell M. Nelson, shared a new proclamation with the world. If you would like this historic document to put up in your home, I have created it to match the Family Proclamation, Articles of Faith and Living Christ documents that I have already made. This document, and the ones I made prior, are sized at 24"x 30," and can be printed affordably through Office Depot and Staples using their engineering prints. I have heard of others printing these files much much smaller, and you are welcome to use the JPEG files or PDF files as you see fit.


Read on to see how to download this file, as well as get the links to the other free printables.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Now Offering Hymn Lyric Printables & Looking for Ideas

Times sure are interesting lately with the world sheltering in place due to the Coronavirus. For the first few weeks I felt unmotivated to do anything, but as the weeks have gone on, I realized that now is the perfect time to start doing something I have meant to do for years--create printables of hymn lyrics and scripture verses that are meaningful. I just recently created these shown below from the song "Count Your Many Blessings,"

and feel like these song lyrics are extra pertinent for what we are experiencing today.