Easy Makeup Organization Using Fabric-Covered Tin Cans

Use fabric covered tin cans to organize makeup and brushes

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO Living in a smaller home poses many challenges. Our master bathroom is only 5′ X 8′ so it’s a good thing Mr. Simplicity and I work opposite shifts. Otherwise, he’d be getting the accidental elbow to the abdomen every morning. And I feel lucky that he’s not a

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Decoupaged Magnetic Map Tray

Magnetic map tray- Dollar Tree Craft Project

There are two things I’ll never get tired of…working with Mod Podge and decorating with maps. Vintage maps can be hard to find, too fragile to work with, and often times the colors aren’t quite right. So, imagine my excitement when I recently found an inexpensive map online that had vibrant colors and was also printed on thick archival paper. This map would look lovely framed, but I decided I would use it to decoupage

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DIY Decoupaged Vintage Apothecary Jars

diy decoupaged vintage label jars

I’ve tried my hand at decoupaging galvanized metal, wood, and plastic but until now I’ve never tried Mod Podge on glass. Today, I’ll show you how easy it is to take cheap spice jars and make them look like vintage apothecary jars. Last month, I ventured up to Asheville, North Carolina in search of antique stores in the area. Thank you to those on Facebook and Twitter that clued me in to The Antique Tobacco

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Double-Duty DIY: Hide the Doorbell with Monogrammed Art

How to make monogrammed and decoupaged art.

I’ll be back later this week to show you how I made the HVAC air return cover from the hallway reveal.  First, I’d like to share with you another project I did for our hallway last month. One of my favorite tricks when decorating our small home is using things that have two purposes.  Usually before I buy something for our home is has to pass the “is it beautiful AND functional?” test.  If the

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Mod Podge Map Clock Tutorial {More Mod Podge Maps and a Moodboard}

Map mod podge clock

 “Ok Ma’am, put down the Mod Podge, slowly back away and no one gets hurt.” I PROMISE that I will not give you another decoupage project for a loooong time. If I do, I’ll just hide it and keep it for myself. I just can’t help it! It’s so simple and so immediately gratifying. I found a clock at the Goodwill for a buck and couldn’t pass it up. When I got it home, I

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Decoupaged Map Crate {Mod Podge Madness}


      Once upon a time, there was a cute little blue crate. It sat on the floor in two cute little boys’ bedroom. It had wheels, well, just because someone thought that would make it look even cuter. And it held stuffed animals. A lot of stuffed animals. Then one day, one of the cute little boys grew older and told his mother, “Stuffed animals are lame, Mom.” (his exact words), so…the crate

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Eleven Inspiring Ideas For Using Maps and Mod Podge


It feels good to be be back to the blog! This past week and a half have been quite eventful. Our oldest son got a new-old car, I got a new blog-worthy camera, and my husband and I attended my 20 year high school reunion. This was my hot date for the night. There’s nothing like a good strong man that can carry you piggy back to the car after a party. Not because you’ve

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{Mod Podge Madness}: How to Decoupage a Galvanized Pail With Fabric

decoupaged fabric on a galvanized bin

First of all, I want to give a huge thank you to City Farmhouse for sharing my blog with her Facebook fans! I feel honored to be complimented by someone who has such an amazingly swoon-worthy home! This lucky lady has a view of the bay from her dining room windows. Staycation. Forever. Can you believe that the stores are already stocking Halloween decorations? I usually procrastinate on decorating for the holidays, but this week,

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Tutorial for a Burlap and Crystal Jewelry Holder

Burlap jewelry holder with crystal knobs. Use upside down cup pulls to hold earrings and bracelets.

  Like most women, I love jewelry! Not necessarily the designer variety. I just like variety! Nothing sets an outfit apart like a pop of color. Even a simple strand of pearls can give a basic T-shirt and jeans a bit of panache. The problem is that if I don’t SEE what I have, I forget about it.   Therefore, the construction of a rustic but refined jewelry frame came to be. I also have a

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