Make Ecofriendly, Free Art from Your Flower Garden with a DIY Flower Press

When the gardens are in full bloom, it’s always fun to make a freshly picked bouquet. But what if you could make your flowers last forever? I recently introduced myself to the art of flower pressing – a free, ecofriendly activity for all ages – and I want to bring you along for the ride!…

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Beautiful Office Oasis In the Making: How We’re Transforming Our 1980’s “Ducks and Golf Room”

Does anything say “I’m a 1980’s man” more than duck, golf and beer wallpaper? This wallpaper covered ev-er-y inch of wall surface in our office when we moved in. Honestly, I’m not even mad. I’m impressed. As much as the duck, golf, beer trio is 80’s level fetch, it just wasn’t for us. We’re giving…

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Hands Down the Best Pierogi Recipe for Everyone in the Family

Easter is a time for joy, celebration, family gatherings and of course, pierogis! If you live in Buffalo, you absolutely know what a pierogi is. If you’re not a Buffalonian (or Polish) let me introduce you. It’s a polish staple…no, a polish delicacy. They are half-moon shaped dough dumplings stuffed to the brim with (usually)…

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Buffalo Homeshow Weekend One Success + Coupon for Weekend Two

Weekend one of the Buffalo Homeshow was a blast with so much to see and do! Find out more and get a coupon for the next weekend of the Homeshow.

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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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Creating Original American Flag Art

The fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays and its almost here! So before the fireworks and the cookouts commence, I’m taking a moment and remember how lucky I am to be an American! In honor of celebrating our nations birth, I decided to make some original American flag art and share the tutorial with…

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PVC and A Bedsheet: Transforming your Backyard to Outdoor Movie Central

Thank you to Uncle Bob’s Self Storage for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. How does watching a movie under the stars sound to you? Mosey on over to the Uncle Bob’s Self Storage blog to learn how to make your own outdoor movie screen using…

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Easter Tablescape

As many of you know, I’m pretty much OBSESSED with decorating my dining room table in different ways with each season/holiday. I find it to be a fun way of making the home feel festive without spending too much time while doing so. Here’s a look at what I came up with for my Easter…

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Save money, the landfill and your face: DIY reusable makeup remover pads

I’m always looking for additional ways to be green.  I decided in 2016 I would work on specifically reducing the amount of disposable care/home products I use.  For example things like cotton balls, paper towels, and MAKEUP REMOVER PADS!  Why am I yelling MAKEUP REMOVER PADS you ask?  Because today I’m going to show you…

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Ombre Ornaments: Using Krylon Paint

FTC disclosure: Krylon paint provided the materials for this post. The opinions I shared about using the discussed materials are my own. For this project, Krylon asked me to prepare Ornaments for their display at the Craft and Hobby Association booth at the national show taking place this past week! The goal was to take clear…

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Shopping Local to Create Upcycled Home Decor

FTC disclosure: Valu Home Centers sponsored this blog post. The opinions I shared about shopping at these locations below and using the discussed materials are my own. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Shopping local to create upcycled home decor is a win-win-win situation; the local shops get your business, you get…

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    Christmas Decor

I must share with you my secret.  I, Jackie Hausler, am a Christmas elf.  That’s right.  You’re hearing it here first, folks. Growing up, my mom decked the halls like no other mother.  She instilled in me the importance of going all out when it comes to Christmas decor and, I, of course have to…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Assembly and staining

We’re back to update you with another post about our dining room table that we’re making with the help of Tom’s grandpa.  If you didn’t get a chance to check out the first post, here it is! Grandpa did a ton of work on the table, and so we headed out on a beautiful fall…

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Friendsgiving Decor

Some of our best of friends are coming into town to Buffalo from Florida and Rochester and we decided to host a Friendsgiving feast in their honor!  In addition to us being SUPER excited to spend time with them, this also means two things: 1- I get to go onto Pinterest and find yummy recipes…

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Custom Dining Room Table in the Making: Prepping and Staining

Ever since we moved into our home in 2011, we have wanted the Benchwright Pottery Barn dining room table.  I will let you take a moment to bask in its beauty! As much as we loved and longed for it, it just simply wasn’t in the budget. So, I went on Pinterest to search for…

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DIY outdoor composter

Thank you to Valu Home Centers for sponsoring this blog post! The opinions I shared and materials I used are my own. Did you know that leftover food can actually be turned into compost? Composting is a great way to live a green lifestyle.  On the Valu Home Centers blog  I show how to make…

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How I Transformed my Jewelry Armoire for $14

My jewelry armoire has been looking pretty sad lately, screaming for a re-do and I’ve also always wanted to try a chalky finish on something; so now, the time has come for both!  I went to Valu Home Centers to pick up some of this awesome Krylon Chalky Finish spray paint.  I know I’ve said…

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Kitchen Tour

We have been living in our home for almost four years now. I can’t believe how the time has passed! And to think, all this time I didn’t update you all with a complete kitchen tour. How dare I! Are you ready for the before photos? Buckle up. So, before I show you our updated…

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How to Create a (Realistic) Fancy Pantry for $1

I must admit, I like to watch the Food Network whenever I have a free minute. Partially because I love to see what food creations they come up with, and also partially because I love to see the fabulous kitchen spaces they all have.  My two personal favorites are Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and Nancy…

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2015 Earth Day Clean up

Earth Day is one of my favorite days of the year!  I am always so excited to celebrate the earth we live on and try to promote and educate on everything that makes up a green living lifestyle. In the nicer months, my exercise routine consists of running to and from my house to the…

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