How to make custom art out of cheap frames to showcase your family’s personality in your home. No artistic ability necessary!
Control your remodel budget or it will control you! Take back your power over your money with my free downloadable bathroom remodel budgeting worksheet. Why You Need a Remodel Budget Sticker shock. It comes with most large purchases, and takes some of the fun out of your new toy, car, or well, bathroom. If you’re planning a large purchase it’s wise to have a budget in mind before you talk to a salesperson because their job is to increase your budget. And if you don’t have one to start with, the sky’s the limit. If your purchase involves several smaller parts, such as a remodeling project that stretches out for… Keep Reading
Camping is a great way to spend time with the family, and you can make it even easier and more fun by using some of these camping hacks we’ve picked up over the years! Every year I think I’m going to get organized and write this camping hacks post before the camping season begins. And every year I recall that goal as I’m sitting around a campfire or using one of my camping tricks, and I realize that it’s already the middle of camping season and I spent all my time and energy getting packed to go camping, rather than writing about it. (Priorities, people!) So this year, I’m writing… Keep Reading
This Himalayan salt scrub is so easy to make, and it makes the perfect gift with these free printable labels. Get the recipe and labels here! I’ve been a little obsessed with Himalayan salt lately. I mean, it’s got it all… color, texture, and health benefits! What more could a girl ask for in a salt? So when I recently bought a 5 pound bag of it because it was pretty, I realized I should probably come up with some good ways to use it. It seemed a shame to waste all that pretty pinkness in food where you can’t see it, so I decided to make some into a… Keep Reading
These easy paper conversation hearts are the perfect way to get crafty for Valentine’s Day! February’s theme here on the blog is “Budget Friendly” so I’m hoping to inspire you to creativity, without spending too much money along the way. First up: Paper Conversation Hearts! This Valentines Day project is so fun, and you might already have most of the supplies on hand. Plus I’m including a free printable to keep it easy and quick! ~This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a small commission, at no additional charge to you. ~ I heard a nasty rumor the other day. I hope it’s not… Keep Reading
Time to go Camping! Y’all, it’s hot outside. I mean what-happened-to-Spring-how-did-we-end-up-in-the-middle-of-Summer hot. Around here, we escape to the mountains whenever the desert gets too hot and dry. One of the best things about New Mexico is the mountains are never far away, and they are always cool and refreshing. Where it All Started A few years ago, we bought our first camper, a sweet little vintage Apache pop-up camper. I really had no interest in camping before that. My husband is an outdoors-man who loves hiking, backpacking, and generally any sport that requires peeing in the woods. Me, not so much. I’ll take my “roughing it” with a side of comfort… Keep Reading
Hello Summer, goodbye schedule! Work-at-home Moms of school-aged kids, I know you feel me on this one. As school winds down, you find yourself putting together teacher gifts, planning class parties, and wondering how you forget every year that the last couple of weeks of May are not a time for work, but a time for end of school activities, meaning less time to finish up all the projects you wanted to get done while the kids were in school all day. And you’re panicking about getting a running start on summer so that you can get some work done while still spending quality time with your kids. Because let’s… Keep Reading
I love organization. I love it when everything has a place and happily occupies that place. Labels are my friend. Marie Kondo is my spirit animal. Sadly, my love affair with organization is often thwarted by my nemesis, Real Life. I’m currently working on a mural for my office which involves 17 colors of paint. (I can’t wait to show you the finished mural!) That’s a lot of different cans of paint. And that got me thinking about how I organize my paint cans. ~This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I’ll receive a small commission. Thanks for supporting The Palette Muse!~ The problem for painters Whether… Keep Reading