$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Attend the HGTV Magazine 3rd Annual Blogger Block Party Event!

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to HGTV magazine for sponsoring this post! I received product for my time in developing this post. All opinions are my own. Are you a fellow lifestyle blogger, DIYer, designer or style rockstar who would love to participate in an event where you can learn from the pros, network with fellow…

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