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Decorating the Master Bedroom: Mixing the Old and New

When we first moved into our house (nearly 3 years ago…wha?!} the first room we painted was the master bedroom.  It was an easy choice.  I always paint my bedrooms a light blue.  Always.  I like  my bedrooms to be serene, soothing, and callllllllmmmm. We bought a gorgeous upholstered headboard, some new bedding, and then […]

Great Cinco De Mayo Idea! Flowers in a Tomato Can via House by Hoff2

Flowers in Tin Cans

Mr. Hoff, Miss L, and I have been really enjoying the warm weather this week!  It feels so good to grill out and chase Miss L. around the yard…We literally have to chase her around, because she seems incapable of staying in her own yard.  She’s amazing at making up reasons that she has to […]

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Get Your DIY On: Spring DIYs

Hi, GYDO friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are coming to the party ready to, well, party!!! Easter has come and gone and it certainly feels like spring in many parts. How about where you live? We have been alternating between warm sunny days and rainstorms.  But one good thing about the […]

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A Spray Painted Lamp

…There is a funny story to this lamp, actually. It begins with my ears perking up when the principal at my school asked me if I wanted an owl lamp that she received years ago as a gag gift.  She thought I might be able to do something cute with it. I, of course, happily […]

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DIY Piping Table

I had to pinch myself when Home Depot recently asked me to take part in a DIY Challenge.  I was all like, “Who? Me?  For real?!” As it turns out, they were for real, and I (obviously) jumped at the chance to take part in such a cool opportunity! They challenged 6 bloggers to use […]

How to Make a Message Board From an Old Picture Frame via House by Hoff2

How to Make a Message Board From an Old Picture Frame {$30 Thursday!}

There is something that never gets old about repurposing an old picture frame. (I see you.  You’re nodding your head.  Good.  I’m glad we agree.) I’ve been on a decorating kick in my classroom, of all places, and I needed a special piece that would catch the kids’ attention and motivate them.  I thought a […]

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A Spring Tablescape + Growing Pains

I had a lovely weekend that went so fast I can hardly believe it’s already over. It began with a fun birthday dinner with some of my favorite people, and it ended with an early Easter lunch with my family (also some of my favorite people). As I was getting the table set for lunch […]

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My Spring Home Tour

You just gotta love Indiana in the spring… One day it’s sixty degrees, and the next day it snows.  It messes with my warm-weather loving heart. Even though it’s still pretty cold outside, we’re feeling very fresh and springy in this house! My new accessories from Krikland’s have made spring decorating extra fun this year! […]

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Burlap + Beads Easter Bunny Pennants

I have been in craft overdrive this spring.  It seems I can hardly finish one garland or wreath before I’m whipping up another… My latest creation are these little burlap Easter Bunny Pennants strung on twine with wood beads. I made very similar pennants for Valentine’s Day day this year.  I just swapped out the […]

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My Spring Mantel

I seriously don’t know how we’re already in the third week of March.  The past few weeks have been SO busy, and it’s making the time fly! I’m so lucky that my mom and dad live so close, and that they don’t mind watching Miss L. for me when I’m trying to get projects finished […]

11 Must-Try Spring Wreaths For Your Front Door

11 Must-Try Spring Wreaths For Your Front Door

It’s that time of the month again, time to recap our favorite projects from our GYDO link-party!  March’s theme was “Spring Wreaths”, and you guys totally delivered! For our planners, our next party will be on Sunday, April 10th, and the theme is:  Spring DIY Projects! Now for the spring wreaths! We’re rounding up all […]

Wood Bead Garland for Spring via House by Hoff1

Wood Bead Garland for Spring

I have this thing for wood beads lately. I just love how they look strung together on twine.  They look good bare, and they look good painted.  They look good all mixed together too! I’m in the midst of decorating my living room for spring.  I wanted to bring in some subtle spring colors, and […]

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Spring Decorating in the Dining Room

Guess what?! The snow is supposed to melt this week! If you believe the weather man, we’re going to see temps in the 50s… …and, for the record, I do believe him! I believe I may be able to walk out to my car without shivering…can you imagine? I believe that after a long winter, […]

How to Make a Dollhouse Table From An Old Coffee Table via House by Hoff

How to Make a Dollhouse Table From an Old Coffee Table

I think my daughter may have inherited my decorating gene… It’s just too bad that our ” decorating ideas” don’t always “work well” together….you know what I’m sayin’? You see, Miss L. received a dollhouse for Christmas.  (Dollhouse from PB Kids.)  I ordered some super-cute furniture to go in the dollhouse, and I figured she […]


Burlap and Moss Easter Bunny Wreath

I’m going to preface this post by saying that this is the cutest but messiest wreath I’ve ever made! Mess aside, I’m absolutely in love with this Moss and Burlap Easter Bunny Wreath! Supplies: –  One 10″ and one 14″ straw wreath –  Moss Rolls ( I got them at Hobby Lobby and it takes […]