Inexpensive Laundry Room Makeover | This Old House Feature

My laundry room makeover was recently featured in the July/August edition of This Old House Magazine. The article shares how I transformed our laundry room for a little over $200 with several (easy) DIY projects. Although (unfortunately) it doesn’t bring a rush of traffic to my blog, it is always so fun to see projects […]

Giving Back with Balsam Hill

During the school year, 22 million children receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program. However, when school is out, only 3.9 million receive free or reduced-price meals throughout the USDA Summer Food Service program. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Indiana and Feeding America are trying to close the summertime gap so […]

Landscaping Tips for the 4th

We have been busy prepping our home and landscaping for the holiday weekend. Toro’s all new PowerPlex™ 40V Max* Lithium Ion Products made the project a little easier. Our home is twenty years old, and our landscaping is starting to show its age.  Although we will eventually need to replace much of it, we are trying […]

Wake Up Your Kids in the Morning | with LEVITON

There is a fun new way to wake up your kids in the morning, and it involves just the touch of a button. A few years ago, I participated in Leviton’s Renu Challenge – a competition between several bloggers.  We were to asked to design a space using Leviton’s colorful light switches and outlets. After using […]

Man Cave Makeover with VELUX Skylights | Final Reveal

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VELUX Skylights. All opinions are 100% mine. We are in awe of the difference the VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights have made in our Man Cave.  We knew more lighting would be great for the space, but we had no idea […]

DIY Open Shelving

Our kitchen nook needed a little something, so I added elegant DIY open shelving.  It is an easy project – I did this solo one morning! There is a large empty wall in the space, and I have struggled with decorating it since we first moved it.  I tried stenciling it (see more details on that […]

Adding a Fifth Wall to the Man Cave | VELUX Skylights

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VELUX Skylights for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Our man cave is in the process of getting a gorgeous makeover thanks to VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights. The room spans the entire length of our three-car garage, and it only had one […]

Summer Home Tour | Sincerely, Sara D.

I am excited to be sharing my summer home tour (along with several other bloggers) for the Seasonal Simplicity summer home tour.  If you are are here from At Home with The Barker’s, welcome! I am currently obsessed with adding greenery and topiaries to my home – inside and out! The front door has artificial boxwood topiaries […]

DIY Elegant Paneled Wall with Remodelaholic

A few months ago, I shared our living room makeover (you can see all the details on that makeover HERE).  That makeover included a paneled wall – one of my favorite projects to date! I wanted to give my family room an entirely new look, and this DIY paneled wall makes such an elegant statement.  I […]

Why I love Flea Markets

A few weeks ago, I went on a girls getaway with my mom to celebrate Mother’s Day.  We shopped The Hobnob Market in Effingham, Illinois and had the best time! The weather was perfect, there was live entertainment, yummy food and a plethora of amazing vendors and shops. These markets always remind me how much talent […]

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