15 Unusual and Gorgeous Wreaths for Your Autumn Door

Who says wreaths are just for the winter holidays? Here are 15 wreaths sure to inspire your creativity as you look for ways to decorate your home for autumn. Acorn Wreath This acorn wreath is gorgeous and takes advantage of something so simple, you may even find them in your yard. For a full tutorial visit Acorn Wreath Tutorial. Felted Flower Wreath How gorgeous do these fall colors look against the blue door? Source: Little Things Bring Big Smiles Glitter Leaf Wreath Perhaps you need some sparkle this fall. This glitter leaf wreath will add some shine to your entryway. Find the tutorial at: Homemade by Jill Corn Wreath Indian corn is appearing at craft stores and farmers markets. This gorgeous wreath should come together quickly. Source: Midwest Living Corn Husk … [Read more...]

29 DIY Halloween Crafts and Decor

It’s that time of year...football games, fall festivals and of course, Halloween. We've got 29 crafts and DIY projects to keep you and your little goblins busy. DIY Drilled Pumpkin Drilling a pumpkin... an idea I wish I had thought of first, brilliantly executed on Curbly. Halloween Countdown This Halloween Countdown is a little more involved than some of the other crafts featured here, but it’s a statement piece for your front porch (or living room) that is worth your time investment. Thank you, I Heart Naptime! Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Labels I am in love with mason jars - there are just so many great uses for them! Try out these mason jars with chalkboard paint labels from Untrained Housewife for your Halloween party or just for a great … [Read more...]

Project Nursery Decor

Project Nursery Decor Challange with Giveaway! (sponsored) Blissfully Domestic is partnering with MomTrends to spread the word about the new Baby Monitors by VTech USA  as previewed in NYC last week . We received some cool stuff in exchange for our support but all opinions are our own, of course! Are you about to have a baby and currently designing your baby's nursery? Well, we were invited to attend the VTech Nursery Design Challenge and Luncheon hosted by MomTrends in Manhattan to celebrate and to have an exclusive peak at their totally awesome NEW baby monitors designed in the shapes of woodland animals! These monitors are so cute and a brilliant idea offered only by VTech USA and all the blogging mamas of NYC came to see what was new in person. We were divided into … [Read more...]

How To Make an Easy DIY Compost Bin

Composting, you have probably thought about it.  Visions of a giant heap in your backyard that is smelly turn you off from the idea, though.  Or maybe townhome, condo, or apartment living restricts you from even attempting it. Well not any longer. This very simple compost bin gives you the opportunity to try composting without too much commitment, cost, or space needed.  It will debunk some of your ideas about composting. SUPPLIES Storage bin (the darker the color the better) Drill Yes, that is all you truly need to make this bin.  You can borrow a drill if you do not have one of your own.  Storage bins are around $5 at your local mass merchant store, but if you have one that has a crack or hole it and no longer functions properly as a storage bin, you can just use … [Read more...]

How to get Sharpie Marker off the Wall

Four Ways to Get Sharpie or Permanent Marker off a Wall Few things are as difficult to remove from the wall as permanent marker. But when junior marks up your foyer with sharpies, don’t fear; it can be remedied. Here are some things you’ll likely find around the house that you can use to remove the so called permanent marks from the wall. • Hand Sanitizer Gel • Rubbing Alcohol • Acetone Nail Polish Remover • Hairspray All of the above solvents are pretty harsh and will also remove the paint from your walls if you aren’t careful. … [Read more...]

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Football Tailgate in Style!

Starting in early August it isn’t unusual to hear me humming the well-known Holiday Song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.  Mom’s usually like this time of year because it’s Back to School & our regularly scheduled programming but I like having my kids (college & high school aged) around so BTS is bittersweet, it’s my favorite time of year because it’s FOOTBALL SEASON! I enjoy hosting Football get-togethers but I also want to be able to actually watch the game rather than fussing over food, beverages, etc. so I tried to choose some items that would allow you to do the same. Worst case, I’ve got 2 rules: Help yourself If you cheer for the other team, you’ve got to sit on the floor! Enjoy my picks from Swoozies & enjoy the game the next time you share your … [Read more...]