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With summer finally here we tend to spend more time outdoors from cookouts, to movies, to swimming in the pool. We have had a paver stone patio for years but it tends to get hot during the day because it is uncovered. After discussing of what DIY project we can do to solve that problem we decided to build a Pavilion to keep the patio cool during the day. We purchased a kit from our local Costco but I’ve found similar ones on Amazon. Before you get started on any kind of project like this you should check to see…

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of At Home and Mom Select. Decorating a small space may seem like a challenge but it can be doable with a few decorating tips.  Recently we have revamped our outdoor patio as it needed a desperate makeover. Summers are usually spent outdoors so I wanted to enjoy my outdoor patio for many years to come. In just one weekend we were able to complete the makeover of my patio with a Pavilion kit that covered my paver stone patio and decorated. To get inspired to decorate my outdoor patio, I headed…

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ReadySetGro #CollectiveBias It’s that time of year to start planting the flowers around the house. I love this time of year as we get to dress up the outside of our house and get away from the dreaded boring winter look. Adding a hanging flower basket on my front porch makes it look so inviting but I can never seem to find the mixture of colors I want and the prices can be expensive. This year I decided to make my own…

A great way to greet your guests is with a welcoming doormat. I mean it is the first thing they see when they walk up to your door anyways so why not make it cute and inviting. I love seeing those “Hello” doormats in stores but did not want to pay a hefty price and could not find one to match the decor on my front porch. So instead I decided to make my own and it was so easy to do. DIY “Hello” Doormat First off you only need a few supplies to get started such as acrylic outdoor…

After living in our home for over 15 years, it is time to do some updates. One update that was well needed was the blinds in our home. When we first moved in, we added faux wood blinds in each window and while they looked pretty for a while over time they became broken. Last year we updated our main floor with Cellular Shades and loved the look of them. It was time to update the ones in our bedrooms to have working blinds again and match the ones on the main floor. While searching for Blackout Cellular Shades we…

Eventually we will be remodeling our kitchen but still don’t have the definite plans of what we are going to do yet. So we are focusing on our kitchen sink for now since it was in dire need of help. One company that knows kitchen sinks is Moen as they are the #1 faucet brand in North America and offer a large selection of kitchen and bath faucets, shower heads, accessories, bath safety products and kitchen sinks for residential and commercial. The sink and faucet we originally had (not Moen) was supposed to be scratch resistant but as you can…

When we first moved into our home 15 years ago we painted the walls a tan, beige, or brown in every room. What can I say, I was going thru a brown phase. After many years seeing those brown colors really got to us and we felt like we were living in a cave. We were due for some new paint colors and brighten up our home. We first started with our bathroom and hallway makeover in the summer and we have now worked our way to our master bedroom. As you can see this was the before with…

No matter how many times I tell my daughter to make her bed there is always an excuse to not make it and often left messy for the day.  I needed to put an end to those excuses by getting my daughter to make her bed daily with ease. I am sure I am not the only mom with the same problem and happy to find the answer.  I came across Beddy’s a Zipper Bedding Company that helps kids make their beds easier with one simple solution – a zipper. The zipper is accessible on both sides and goes all…

We have lived in our house for 15 years now and have remodeled our main floor of our home a few years ago. We put off the second floor until we decided how we wanted to fix it up. After years of having tan colors throughout the home, I felt it was time to brighten it up with a new paint color along with new doors and trim. Glidden paints offer a new line of Grab n Go paints at Walmart.  Now is the time where many people are thinking of home renovations but don’t want to take on a…

If you don’t have a large space for a craft room try a corner of a room. I have this corner area of my bedroom that I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. Over time I have accumulated many crafting supplies and needed a place to store them. Since I don’t have a large home, I didn’t have the extra space for a crafting room so I made this small area my crafting corner. It worked out with the right storage solutions. Using a bakers rake that I already owned I took off the wheels and set it…