DIY Monogrammed Initial Pillow

Monogrammed-Initial-Pillows-tutorial-by-Brave-New-HomeReady for our second installation of the Knock Out Knock Offs series?  I hope you are because there are some truly amazing projects being shared this week!Knock Out Knock Offs 2015

Delineate Your Dwelling / Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body / Upcyled Treasure / The Gathered Home / Bigger Than the Three of Us

This week’s challenge store was The Land of Nod which I was super excited about.  Designing with my kids in mind is one of my favorite ways to decorate.  I chose to appropriate these lettered pillow covers.

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Hand Painted Floral Ring Dish

hand-painted-floral-ring-dish-air-dry-clay-tutorial-Brave-New-HomeIf you’ve been around here for a while, you may remember last summer when I teamed up with a few fellow bloggers to create some home decor inspired by some of our favorite stores.  Well, we’re at it again!

Today we are kicking off the first of four projects for our Knock Out Knock Offs series.Knock Out Knock Offs 2015

Delineate Your Dwelling / Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body / Upcyled Treasure / The Gathered Home / Bigger Than the Three of Us

This month’s inspiration store was Anthropologie and I was inspired by these monogrammed ring dishes.  I don’t know about you but once spring hits I’m suddenly all about bright colors and florals which is totally the opposite of my usual aesthetic.

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One Room Challenge – Wk 4

We’re about a month into Calling it Home‘s One Room Challenge.  I’m tackling this room we call the bonus room built on as an addition by the previous owners.

My ten-month-old just started waking up almost two hours earlier than usual and I just haven’t had the same energy to pour into this challenge.  So this week’s progress is minimal.ORC-LP-250x183I started to focus on some of the details.  I’ve been spending a good amount of time looking for themes amongst my playroom pins and one of them is wool ball garland.Wool-Ball-Garland-by-Brave-New-HomeI have yet to meet a garland I didn’t like.  I just love this stuff!

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DIYing Just Got Easier


apps-on-Lenovo-YOGA-Tablet-2-ProYou haven’t just been Punk’d.  I really am writing a post about technology today.  Yes, me who still has a stupid phone (that’s the opposite of a smart phone, har har) so you know this has to be worth sharing.

My husband has his own tablet that I’ve grown accustomed to using.  The thing is, when he deploys he takes it with him.  I’ve become so dependent on it I feel myself fumbling through my day once it’s gone.  Well, the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro handles all the daily tasks I count on a tablet for and then some.  It’s kind of a DIYer’s dream!

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