$3 Trader Joe’s Eucalyptus for the Floral Crown Win

Floral crowns are a trend I’m fully embracing with open arms.  The first floral crown I fell in love with was at my dear friend Molly’s Adirondack wedding. I was a bridesmaid in the wedding and was lucky enough to witness her mom’s floral wizardry skills. She arranged all the flowers, including Molly’s floral crown…

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Wedding Gown Repurposed into a Beautiful Baptism Dress

A lot of girls dream about the day they get to wear their dream wedding dress on their big day. I did and enjoyed every minute of it to the infinite max. Admittedly, I was a bit sad when my wedding day was over because that meant I wouldn’t have another reason to ever wear…

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Safe, Easy and Stress-Free Way to Remove Paint from Hardware

Sometimes the best of us make the worst of mistakes. Mistakes like thinking its a good idea to glob paint over functioning hardware expecting it to last and look good. No beuno. I have to think that the previous homeowners did this with the best of intentions but alas, its time to say see ya…

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A Day for Upping DIY Skills with The UpSkill Project

This post is sponsored by Lowes. The thoughts and opinions are my own. Have you ever worked on a DIY project and found yourself stuck on a step? Or maybe there was a tool necessary to complete your project, but you were just too intimidated to use it? I can speak from personal experience that…

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The Upskill Project Comes To Buffalo, Making DIY Dreams Come True

If you could win an opportunity to bring a DIY project to life right in your own home with help from professionals AND a $2,000 gift card to Lowe’s to make it all happen, would you enter? Well that’s exactly what took place with The UpSkill Project Contest and let me tell you, the contest entries were nothing short of amazing. Five local residents were selected and got their DIY dreams to come true with The UpSkill Project. The results? Nothing short of incredible.

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Dog House to Be Auctioned Off at SPCA’s Hounds and Heroes Event on June 2

I’ve built a couple of dog houses in my day, but I have to say this one very well may take the cake for the most famous, special, and philanthropic. Say what? Here’s why! I originally built this dog house for my friends over at Valu Home Centers from nearly 100% reclaimed materials. They filmed a…

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Nature Neutral Nursery Reveal

After months of planning and renovating, I’m super happy to report that the nursery is done-zo…complete…FINISHED! If you remember back to the nurery inspo post, you’ll know that we’re not finding out the gender of our baby so that meant gender-neutral all the way. But if I’m being honest, I think even if we knew the…

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Enter The UpSkill Project Contest with Lowe’s

Do you have a home project you’ve been looking to tackle but aren’t quite sure where to start? Or maybe you wish you had the chance to learn from a professional and improve your skills to complete a project you previously tried to take on? Well Buffalo, do I ever have the opportunity for you.…

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Join haus2home at the Buffalo Home Show this March!

The 2018 Buffalo Home Show is upon us! The weekends of March 9-11 and 16-18, the Home Show will take over the Buffalo Convention Center helping attendees brush up on all the latest home trends and brands, get some inspiration for home projects, and even win some awesome giveaways! Quite possibly the best news? For the second year,…

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Hosting the Best-Ever Winter Olympic Games Family-Friendly Party

The Winter Olympics have been so much fun to watch this year! What made it even better was being able to participate in the games and feel like an Olympian too, that’s a pretty stellar bonus.  In this post, I’m going to show you how to host the best-ever winter Olympic games party, fun for the…

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Nature Neutral Nursery Inspiration

I must admit, I’m a wee bit excited about designing a nursery! Okay, lie.  I’m REALLY excited about it.  Also, aside from our bathroom renovation  we haven’t completely overhauled a room since we moved in, so I’m really jazzed to tackle this nursery project for our little bundle of joy! The room we’re using was…

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2017 in Review

What a wonderful year it has been.  Thank you so much to everyone who made it such an amazing year – yes, you!   Although there were many memorable moments in 2017, I’m recapping my best 9. 1: Being featured by the University at Buffalo for my ecofriendly passion through haus2home ♻️ Thank you to my awesome…

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How to Have a Dreamy Outdoor Wedding Shower

Let me start off by saying that if you are reading this because you are about to, are in the midst of, or have just planned a wedding shower…give yourself a pat on the back! Wedding showers and baby showers are definitely a bit of planning and coordination, but if done right the whole entire…

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DIY Wedding: How to Have a Pinterest Picture Perfect Day

Today is our wedding anniversary and each year I take a look back at the photos and videos to reminisce and am quickly reminded how it was absolutely the most amazing day ever.  Having all the people we love in one place filled our hearts with so much love and joy and made the day…

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Pool Storage DIY Project

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. With summer in full swing, if you own a pool its likely you’re familiar with needing to have everything for a successful pool day available at a moment’s notice. Solve your pool toy storage…

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DIY Bike Basket/Shopping Basket

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. At one point or another (probably while browsing Pinterest with a glass of wine!), I’ve had a vision of heading to the local farmers market on my bike, taking in all that summer has to offer.…

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Habitat For Humanity’s National Women’s Build Week

Have you heard of National Women’s Build Week? It’s an initiative put on by Habitat for Humanity to, “invite women to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the home ownership challenges faced by women.” My lovely sister Marcey was putting a Women’s Build team together and…

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Wagner Tools 30% Off Coupon Code

THANK YOU TO WAGNER TOOLS FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. It all started with the Home Decor Paint Sprayer from the HGTV blogger block party and the rest was history – I was in love with Wagner tools. Their products are quality, easy to…

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Burning Wood as a Finishing Technique

THANK YOU TO WAGNER TOOLS FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. Working with pallet wood is one of my favorite things to do! For this project, I decided to make a smaller version of the rustic family photo frame. Thanks to Buffalo Restore I had…

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Sustainable Sunday – February Edition

The second-ever Sustainability Sunday is here! In this February edition I’m dishing out a pretty exciting lineup consisting of three beauty regimen tips that are super-duper sustainable. Are you ready?! Let’s go! Reusable Makeup Remover Pads (DIY project!) I was sick and tired of wasting money buying and then throwing away single-use cotton balls and…

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