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Make It: Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes for your Valentine

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DIY Conversation Heart Chocolate Boxes

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time to start making plans. Nothing screams Valentine's Day quite like conversation hearts. They're colorful, they're graphic, and they say something (sorta) meaningful in ten characters or less. But, they taste kinda icky, so this year, I'm combing the classic conversation heart with something we all actually want to eat: chocolate. 

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Why Dwelling is the Most Important Book I’ve Ever Written

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This week we had a few unexpected snow days! We rarely have snow here in Seattle, but when we do I love curling up on the couch with my fuzzy blanket and slippers to look at it through the window. 🙂 I’ve always loved being at home on snow days. Well, as a homebody I […]

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Why Dwelling is the Most Important Book I’ve Ever Written

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This week we had a few unexpected snow days! We rarely have snow here in Seattle, but when we do I love curling up on the couch with my fuzzy blanket and slippers to look at it through the window. 🙂 I’ve always loved being at home on snow days. Well, as a homebody I […]

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How to: Make Simple, Organic DIY Lip Balm for 25¢

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DIY Lip Balm recipe

I like to re-invent and create things around my home. And I like to do so inexpensively and with my own little flair. So today, I have a low cost, simple and organic recipe for DIY Lip Balm.  

My hubby and I go through inordinate amount of lip balm. And at $3 a tube, it was beginning to add up. I wanted to find a way that I could circumvent the cost, the unnecessary added chemicals and the need for store-bought lip balm. For approximately $.25 a tube, I had my very own lip balm without the chemicals.     

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Laundry Station

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Does you laundry room need more organization and function?  

My friend Jen (who is also our video editor) has a very small laundry room and needed a project that could help her sort and fold laundry.  She had an idea for a laundry station that slid out under a folding table.  So we decided to tackle the laundry station project in our latest video!

 

It turned out awesome!  Here's a few more photos for those of you who don't do video -

We used standard fabric laundry bins and off the shelf lumber to build.  All in all, the project cost about $100 - for the bins, the casters, the drawer slides, and all the lumber - well worth it for such functional and beautiful project!

Want this project in your own home?  The free plans to build for yourself are linked below.

Enjoy, and please do share if you build - we count on brag post and photos shared to keep the free plans coming!

Ana

 

 

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82 Things To Do With Your Boo on Valentine’s Day (That Don’t Involve Dinner Reservations)

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Looking for something fun to do with your boo on Valentine's day? Here are 82 fun date ideas that don't involve calling ahead.

Valentine's Day is almost here! The older I get, the more sentimental I become - meaning I really enjoy February 14th. I understand that it's a silly holiday, but it feels sillier to hate on a holiday that's all about love. That. being said, I don't think it's necessary to spend a gross amount of money on dinner, flowers, and gifts in order to have a great time with your partner. The whole fancy dinner thing is a little played out. There are far better ways to celebrate love and make memories with your significant other. Here are 82 different date ideas that don't involve making last-minute dinner reservations.        

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How to Make Paper Roses

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How to make paper roses | paper flowers tutorial
Photo: Lexy Ward

I  love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can learn how to make paper roses in a matter of minutes! So hunker down with that hot glue gun and let's get to work.      

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Nova + Inspired Stripe! Dash & Albert Rugs

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Remember a couple of years ago when I participated in the Annie Selke Dash & Albert rug design competition? It seems like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? Or is that just me? If you’ve forgotten what this was all about, in the competition two of my designs were selected to be produced, based on y’all […]

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Crate Style Captain Bed Full

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Kid rooms can be so small in size - yet kids rooms need the most storage!  A storage bed just might be the answer.

The only problem is storage beds can be expensive to buy or complicated to build.  Until now!

This captain bed in full size is easy to build without pocket holes or plywood!  All you need to do is cut boards and attach together!

This bed was designed and built by Angela Rose DIY Home, and I helped her create the plans.  I'm in love with how the plans turned out.  There's eight large cubbies and one giant tunnel area - to store all the things!  And it looks so beautiful too because it's solid wood.

The plans are available here.  Make sure you grab the free headboard plans too!

XO Ana

 

 

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Treehouse Bed

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Does your child dream about a playhouse bed, but you don't want to spend thousands on furniture that they will outgrow?  You can build a dream bed, even if you don't have a ton of tools or a big budget!

We just built this treehouse bed for my 5 year old son's birthday.  

It was a seriously easy build, with just a saw to cut the boards and a drill and some screws to put it all together.  We spent about $200 on materials - a similar bed could be five times as much!

You can watch us build it and see how it turned out in this video

And build for yourself with the free plans following.

If you build, please share, we very much appreciate each and every brag post and it helps us keep doing what we are doing - sharing free plans with the world.  Thank you in advance!

Ana