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Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Critters And DIY Woodpecker Deterrent Project

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I have a house in the "country" - it's really the suburbs but does back up to some woods. A great get away. A chance to enjoy nature and everything that comes with it - and I do mean EVERYTHING.   Deer. Aww they are so cute right? Not when they are eating all your landscaping. Chipmunks. Chip and Dale is not what comes to mind when they are digging holes under your patio. Mice. I actually don’t know anyone that likes mice. Woodpeckers. It’s not Woody the Woodpecker and no one is laughing when they drill holes on the side of your house. I have had to deal with all of these creatures, not to mention groundhogs, and one summer I had a colony of wasps living in the wall of my house! It’s important to realize you are not alone when dealing with these uninvited … [Read more...]

How to Decorate with DIY Marquee Letters

Tutorials and How-to's on making monogram letters for home decor

Marquee signs have been used for generations to display details of the entertainment or performers at a venue. Since the 1930's, marquee signs have been displayed at theaters, circus tents and at the top of arcade games to illuminate the name. Today, you can find marquee signs in many, many places, even in homes. More commonly, you'll find marquee letters in homes to display the family's monogram. It's likely that most of these letters are found at antique and thrift stores, salvaged from old buildings or theaters {how cool is that?!}. But, most of the marquee letters you'll find in homes are likely handmade! I have found a couple of simple DIY tutorials on how to make your own Marquee Letters for you today. As a bonus, I've gathered a few decorating ideas. Not only does adding a … [Read more...]

7 Back-to-School Organization Ideas

7 back to school organization ideas

Each year after the 4th of July we begin to see back-to-school supplies hit the shelves and sales galore. There's something about a box of crayons for a quarter that gets me to the store each week! {Surely, I'm not alone.} But, with back-to-school season arriving, the daunting task of keeping all of the important paperwork, homework and artwork organized. Not to mention the need for a family calendar so that everyone makes it to their extra-curricular activities on time. Today I've found 7 Back-to-School Organization Ideas that are sure to put you at the head of the class! Command Central - Never lose another permission slip or homework assignment with this command central station for schoolwork. Each day when your child comes home from school he/she can place his/her papers in … [Read more...]

8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget and Ability

8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget & Ability

There never seems to be enough cabinets and countertops in your kitchen, huh? Take a look at your floor space...do you have room to squeeze in an island? Take a look at these eight gorgeous DIY kitchen islands; perhaps one of them will be adorning your kitchen soon! This? Ingenious! Two dressers side to side, painted the same color, and stenciled for added zip! DIY idea by Remodeling Guy. Have an old desk? Need a kitchen island? This tutorial by My Repurposed Life has your solution. Some castors, some glue gun action, some primer and paint. Bazinga! I love this gorgeous piece was created by Killer B. Design...it makes a solid statement and was created on a serious budget. Ready for a real project? This beadboard and stainless island tutorial from DIY network uses stock cabinets … [Read more...]

7 Gorgeous DIY Wall Art Projects that Look High End

DIY Wall Art High End Looks You Can Create

Ever meander through a little boutique or home decor shop and drool over the high priced artwork?  Why not try your hand at creating some of your own? You don't need to be an artiste to create gorgeous works of art that your friends and family will think you spent a mint on. We have 7 gorgeous DIY wall art projects that look high end gathered here for you. Want to bring some fresh, modern accents to your home? This gorgeous geometric wall painting by The New Domestic will do just that. Love how it's paired with a sparkly chandelier and a few pops of orange on the table. Tutorial here. This wall arrangement is classic; I've seen similar things for quite a hefty sum in a local home decor shop. This Curbly DIY project is from a pre-packed set, but you could assemble the items yourself. … [Read more...]

Periscope 101: Getting Ready for your First Broadcast

Periscope 101: Getting Ready for your First Broadcast- Blissfully Domestic

Periscope is the newest social media craze sweeping the nation (actually the world) and it may be a little intimidating for people who have no idea how to use it or even what it is. Periscope is a live-video streaming platform that allows you to broadcast to the world or a select few, the choice is yours. You must be on the iOS or Android operating systems for you to use it. Since it’s fairly new (only three months old) most people who log in for the first time are not sure how to navigate through it or how to even set up an engaging profile. I’m going to give you a little Periscope 101: Getting Ready for your First Broadcast, so you can get connected and be prepared to start streaming away! (I’m on the Android operating system, so some of my photos may look a little different than using … [Read more...]