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Cute DIY Cake Topper

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop through them, I may receive a small commission, at no extra charge to you. Raise your hand if you’re a professional cake decorator. I. am. not. Sometimes I say, I’ve never met a hobby I didn’t like. But then, I remember that one.  It’s a lot of work.  It takes practice.  And time. I mean, I don’t even bake the cakes around here anymore.  (When your girls say, Can I bake my own birthday cake?  You say yes!) Some occasions call for…

Free Printables and a Thrifty Wall Art DIY

That’s right, mamas.  This post is a two-for-one. And I’m sooo excited. Because I love the way it turned out. You know that feeling when you finally complete something that’s been hanging around in your head for months, and it turned out the way you pictured it?  You’re all, Yaaaaay!  Kids, come look!  Or at least, I am. 😉 I’m also excited because I’m getting to offer you two things: a set of FREE PRINTABLES *AND* a little DIY tip for a very inexpensive way to jazz…

DIY Erasable Message Mugs

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you shop through them, I will receive compensation. So.  It’s been a while. Life’s been happening.  Mamas, you know how it is. But I think you’re gonna like this little diy. It’s for all you white-dish-loving mamas out there.  Like me. You see… I have these white coffee mugs that look so cute on my mug tree, (find it HERE) which is so handy at my little coffee station. When we have people over, everyone can just grab a cup, and fill &#8216…

DIY Antique Gold Frame

    What I love about thrift-store shopping, is that you can take something old and make it look…     older. 😉 I love the character and charm of antiques.  True antiques can be quite pricey, but with a little creativity, you can get the same effect for cheap.  I think I originally paid 2 or 3 dollars for this frame at Goodwill.  It was a yellowish color, but I loved the shape of it.  And it was thick and sturdy.  While I was giving my farmhouse table an aged look, (click HERE for that post) inspiration struck…

My Thrifty Farmhouse Table Makeover

Once upon a time, there was a table… It was handmade for a family of seven, and it was the little table that could.  It could seat at least ten when you squished together a little.  It could hold a ton of schoolbooks, all spread out.  It could handle the mess of play-doh and paint.  (They both make me cringe a little.  Ain’t gonna lie.)  It was my sweet, farmhouse table. But then I played musical rooms, and decided the dining room should be a living room (again.)  The table traveled around a bit (literally,) and…

No-Cost Headbands

Yep.  You read that right.  Today I’m sharing an easy little tutorial for NO-COST HEADBANDS like these… Sweet, right?  I made the one pictured here without spending one single cent.  And I’m getting ready to make some more.  Want to make your own?  (It really is easy, I promise.)  Join me over at  Busy Mom’s Helper  and find out how! P.S.  Model not included…

Don’t Tell the Others, but This One’s My Favorite

You’ve seen my hutch before, in other posts, and maybe on instagram (riggstownroad), but you’ve never been formally introduced. So… let me introduce you to my favorite piece of furniture.  Don’t tell the others. 😉 She was always beautiful, but she recently got a makeover, and now she just shines. ; Two things I loved about this girl, were the storage part and the display part.  The display part had a downside though.  It limited the storage.  I could only store things on those shelves if they were styled to my liking and coordinated with…

Make Your Own Indian Corn – from Popcorn!

I had grand plans, y’all.  I’m kinda famous for ’em.  I see potential everywhere. Problem is, things don’t always turn out quite the way I envision them. Like the plans I had for this DIY Indian corn.  I had the coolest idea.  I knew just what I was going to do with it, and it was going to be the most adorable thing. Except that it didn’t work so well.  Very frustrating.  But then I remembered that the light bulb took a few tries to get right, too, right?  So I…

Tin “Pumpcans”

Fall is unofficially here.! Leaves have already started to fall in my yard, and the weather is absolutely perfect.  I enjoy all the seasons, but fall is my favorite.  I kicked it off with my favorite kind of project…the quick & low-to-no-cost kind. I made some pumpkins from cans, so I just haaaad to call them pumpcans. 😉 Join me over at Busy Mom’s Helper for all the details…

Dollar Store Decor

  Did you know that you could sometimes get décor for free?  That’s how I ended up with this big letter S.  My daughter brought it home from the store where she worked.  It was left over from a store display.  She said they save things like that for people all the time if they ask.  Good to know! 😉 She used it for several projects, and was done with it, so I decided to give it new life.  I pictured it wrapped with jute twine, and I am loving the way it turned out. You may not…