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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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Join haus2home at the Buffalo Home Show

The Buffalo Home Show is one of the best events to go each and every year. It’s an awesome way to brush up on all the latest home trends and brands, find excellent companies to work with for all your home project needs, receive great deals on products, and maybe even win a thing or…

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Furniture Painting Tips You Never Knew You Needed

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. We all have that piece of furniture, collecting dust, just BEGGING to receive a makeover.  The thought of taking on a furniture painting project might make you overwhelmed, leaving you to push it to…

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Cricut Made Birthday Card

My friend’s son turned one this week and this weekend was his first birthday party! It was so adorable and he totally loved smashing his birthday cake. Happy first birthday, Finley! I didn’t have a birthday card on hand, but I DID have a bunch of fun card stock that I recently bought from JoAnn…

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Giveaway: Cricut Made Coffee Mug and $25 Starbucks Gift Card!

I have recently discovered the world of using a Cricut Air machine and all I can say is its pretty much the best thing ever for a DIYer! I’ll save my full review for another post because today I’m announcing a haus2home GIVEAWAY! Yes, that’s right. It’s the very first haus2home giveaway this year! The…

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How to Make a Decorative Basket Out of Newspaper

Looking for a fun and easy DIY project for the whole family to get your mind of the chilly winter weather? Chances are you have all the supplies available to you already; newspaper, cardboard, and a few other craft supplies! Learn how to make a basket out of newspaper on the LifeStorage blog! Check out our video below for a sneak look at the process!

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Slaying My “Year Of Less” Using The KonMari Method

I have a confession to make and (full disclosure) this may be a huge shock to those of you who know me.  I…have been…reading…an actual book.  This is a significant moment because when I normally attempt to read a book, I’m asleep precisely 2-3 minutes later. Guilty as charged. I lovingly blame my friend Karen…

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Sustainable Sunday

The idea behind starting Sustainable Sunday came from the wish to share sustainable items I use, DIY projects I make, and other tips that help achieve the goal of living a sustainable, ecofrindly lifestyle.  I hope it will inspire and motivates others to do the same, as well as encourage conversation around the topic! So…

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2016 Year in Review and Plans for 2017!

What do Genevieve Gorder, LifeStorage, TV commercials, and dog houses have in common? They were all a part of my 2016! Oh yes, its true. Let me break it down for you.  Right here. Right now. 2016 was quite the year! I had some  unforgettable opportunities, experiences and incredible learning moments. It was also a…

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Make Your Own 8×10 Rustic Wood Frame

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. Do you have the perfect family photo you’re looking to display in a special way? Search for the perfect frame no further! Over on the LifeStorage blog I’m going to help you make your…

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On the LifeStorage Blog: How to Make a Kitchen Cupboard Organizer

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. A new year provides an opportunity for a fresh start.  For some, that means new goals when it comes to keeping your house clean and organized.  It’s common to hear of spring cleaning (and…

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Christmas Tablescape with Feya Candles

If you’ve been following me on social media, you know by now tablescapes are my jam. I LOVE switching up my dining room table to decorate for each holiday and season – its a super easy and fun way to jazz up any space. I am especially excited about this particular tablescape for two reasons.…

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Painting a Fence in Under Two Hours with the Help of the Wagner FLEXiO 890

Luckily, because of my friends over at Wagner Tools, spending hours upon hours to paint my fence was not the case! They saved the day when they sent me the Wagner FLEXiO 890 Paint Sprayer.

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Holiday Hostess Gifts

If you’re headed to a holiday party and you want to give your hostess a gift, consider these fun DIY ideas! Over on the Life Storage blog I’m dishing out 5 ideas to say thank you like you’ve never before.

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Style with pumpkins this Fall: 10 ways under $10

THANK YOU TO LIFE STORAGE FOR SPONSORING THIS BLOG POST! THE OPINIONS I SHARED AND MATERIALS I USED ARE MY OWN. In this blog post over on the Life Storage blog I’m dishing out fall styling secrets; 10 different ways to decorate pumpkins.  The best part? You can complete each design for under $10. Questions or comments?…

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Dog Pallet Palace

Make a DIY dog pallet palace! It’s a perfect hangout for your best furry friend.

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Support Habitat for Humanity at the Buffalo ReStore DIY Contest

Guys.  I’m not going to lie, I’m REALLY excited.  In just a few weeks the Buffalo Restore DIY Contest and Auction will take place and ALL the proceeds go towards the Habitat for Humanity of Buffalo. Here’s how it works… Fellow DIYers (like yours truly!) have been picking up furniture and supplies this summer, working hard…

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15 Minute Fall Bundt Pan Wreath

I originally purchased a bundt pan for baking (imagine that!) but after about a year of owning it and not using it for its intended purpose (whoops!) I decided to get creative and make a fall wreath.  Since it was only $2  from a yard sale I didn’t feel shy about it.  This project took…

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How to Dress Your Office for Success with a DIY Desk

Thank you to Life Storage for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. In this blog post over on the Life Storage blog, I’ll show you how to make a custom DIY desk, proving that custom does not equal costly.  For just under $75 and using an…

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