Last Minute Thanksgiving Appetizer and a Tablescape Fit for a Feast

Who is excited for Thanksgiving? This is the cue for everyone put hands in the air! I mean thanksgiving really IS the best, right? Family, friends, food…the food…oh, and the food. ūüėČ Speaking of Thanksgiving food, I’m sharing my secrets to the appetizer I’m bringing to my parents house.¬† I started bringing this as a…

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Building Haus

Instead of the usual DIY tutorial you usually get from me, this time I’m switching it up with a very special announcement! Tom and I are getting ready for our next big Hausler adventure and we’re making our haus a home even more than we’ve ever done before! Baby Hausler is expected to arrive May…

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Dreaming of CA: Our Trip to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and Mammoth

Is anyone else daydreaming of warmer times on these cold winter days?! When I go to my happy place, California is where I go. Last year we traveled to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and Mammoth.¬† The trip was everything we expected and more! In addition to showing you a bunch of eye candy, I’m going to…

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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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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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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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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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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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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‚Äôs 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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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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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 wood wall decor

How I made my own DIY wood wall decor for $7.

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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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