reimagine toothbrush storage

If you want to check out where I am hanging today pop over to Get Outta My Head Please and see my guest project. It's pretty darn cool... On to today's project! We used to have our toothbrushes in a pretty little cup on the counter. Gross. Especially because we have 1 bathroom that serves as guest bathroom and the main bathroom. We just didn't want to think about the germs that floated … [Read more...]

DIY vintage sign letter


  I have a love for anything industrial. Metal, iron, and even nasty wood I love if it was a working piece. I love the history these items carry. Can you imagine what they've seen and heard? I just think it's incredible. I wanna be a fly on a locker, or a gas stations sign...nevermind the wall. But, alas, industrial can be expensive.   Here is a way to create the look of the giant … [Read more...]

Achieving 1950′s kitchen bliss

Over my "Christmas break" I got this on my Facebook... I thought I would share here my return notes. Perhaps there is more then 1 person loving the 50's look.   Dear Hating Martha, I want to redecorate my kitchen in a bright and colourful 1950's style. Problem, the kitchen in my 'rental' house has wood cabinets of a dark-ish grain, a dark grey 'stone' countertop, and 'stone' cheap … [Read more...]

repurpose a frame into a fabulous tray!

Start with a frame. I used an 11 by 14 that had seen better days. Take out the glass and cardboard back. Save it for later. Now flip that frame upside down. See the tray? Look closely, it’s there. I had to repair some of the frame. I just used hot glue. It works. Homemade chalk paint in a soft white. I would have used color. But, I had some plans for the inside of the tray. And I wanted that … [Read more...]

6 Quick homemade gift tags.

Last week I was a guest poster on Type A decorating. I love being at her blog! I shared some of my favorite, quick tags. I didn't want you all to not be included so I am sharing the post I had for her here today. Recycling is in fashion. Cause I ain't Martha. And when else am I going to use Christmas tags again....duh! So, here is the guest post... I get to be on Type A today! Yippee! Thanks Tammy … [Read more...]

DIY Tagalog ABC blocks

tagalong abc blocks by NellieBellie

This was simple and inexpensive. But quick, it was not. But, it was something special and worth the time (in my opinion).   My sister in law is from the Philippines. Her and my brother have 2 small boys. I wanted to get something for the boys that honored that part of their heritage. And honor her. I decided on making traditional ABC blocks...using the Filipino … [Read more...]

repurpose lunch bags into stockings

A bit ago this project was honored to be featured on Remodelholic. Yay me! So anyways, another recycled post. But...I am not sick this time. Promise. I just think this is fun and simple...and I want to go play with my kids. So deal. These are the stars of the show. They are feeling pretty proud to have a purpose other then holding your pb and j! The sewing machine will try to steal the show. … [Read more...]

reusable grocery bags.

My sister is very aware of the environment and tries to be eco-friendly whenever possible.  I do, too.  But she's a little farther on that path than me.  One of the things she does to conserve resources is take reusable bags to the grocery store.  It's a great idea (if I could remember), but hers have gotten dirty and worn.   So I decided to surprise her with an … [Read more...]