House to Home


This video was a labor of love, yet it’s so simple. The simplest of things take so long! Anyway, I am very grateful to finally be showing you my new video – House to Home. 

As many of you know, Chris and I moved into our first home in October 2013. I was a bit nervous about being in charge of the decorating since I’ve never decorated my previous spaces before. Now that we are six months in, we feel completely settled and happy in our environment. I wanted to make this video to show you how we came to this comfortable point in our home life, I hope it helps you find comfort in your home. 

flowers in my home

The most important part about keep my home comfortable, in my opinion, is that most of the items are used. 

- Places you can get used furniture -

  • Family and friends (you’d be surprised what they don’t mind giving you if you ask)
  • Goodwill (my favorite)
  • Estate sales
  • Garage sales
  • Salvation Army

Things that I needed to be new were things like rugs, lamps (the Tiffany inspired lamp in this video is used but the floor lamps are from Target), pillows, bedding sets. When looking for these items I tried to keep my color scheme in mind as well as the idea of having a lot of light in my home. 

The first thing I bought for my new place was actually my bed set. I purchased it at Marshalls shortly after we decided to move. You can see the haul on At the time I hadn’t told you all that I was moving so I felt really sneaky writing the post. 

Bedding post: Marshalls Home Decor Day Dreaming

- Places I bought new items -

  • Marshalls
  • TJ Max
  • Ross
  • Target
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • Dollar Store

I also have DIY elements all over. I love looking at things and thinking “Wow, I made that with that piece of junk that I kept for some reason.” 

It’s just fun! Here I have a compilation list of some of the projects I followed. 

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- Related how-tos from my account on – 

how to have a comfy home

Nature is also a really important aspect of my home. I made sure to have florals, plants, pieces of cut down tree (not kidding), and baskets everywhere to help add to the happiness I feel when I look out my window. 

To see more “House to Home” tips, make sure you watch the video at the beginning of this post. Not everything has been written in this post (like my family picture wall).

To see some extra details from our home, check out my bedroom tour and Chris’ gameroom tour. I didn’t show Chris’ gameroom in this video since I didn’t have any hand in decorating it but it may be interesting to you. 

What makes your house feel a home?

DIY “Jewelry” Organizer From Old Bowls

DIY jewelry holders from bowls and plates

I’ve always seen these beautiful jewelry organizers made from old plates, bowls, and candle stick holders. I’ve always wanted to make one but I honestly use very little jewelry and I already have a jewelry box. 

diy school supplies organizer After sorting through my items for an upcoming garage sale I found some beautiful candle stick holders that I’ll never use and some bowls and plates I bought at Target. These beautiful plates and bowls have gone unused since they don’t match my other sets. So, I decided to just do make the project. Who cares if I have no jewelry?

diy home projects

I’m glad I did! Here is how the project turned out. I used the taller one to hold things I use before bed and the smaller one to hold some of my usual office supplies on my desk. 

organizing my desk DIY DIY home organizer

All I did was glue them together with a hot glue gun. Be cautious to not move the plates around after you add the glue. Hot glue doesn’t work as well as a stronger glue like e6000 on this project. Glue everything together and leave it alone for at least 30 minutes before you put it to use. 

Side note, I lost my hot glue gun for a few weeks and it felt like the end of the world. Once you have a hot glue gun you find a million reasons why you need a hot glue gun! I highly recommend you pick one up for upcoming DIY projects. 

What home projects are you looking to do? I’d love some more ideas!

Recent project: DIY Anthropologie Inspired Tassel Garland

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DIY Anthropologie Inspired Tassel Garland


Anthropologie has some gorgeous garlands but the tassel one I wanted was over $50 – no bueno! So I decided to make one myself with items I already owned. Doesn’t it look great in my living room? If you are interested in my photo clothesline, I also have a DIY on that project.


1. First, gather your supplies. You will need: tissue paper of various colors (preferably of the same length), cord or string (I used ombre yarn), scissors, nails, hammer, and tape. 


2. I recommend starting by hanging up your cord or string. This will give you an idea of how much space you will need to fill. Keep in mind that your tassels will weigh down your garland so you may need to adjust. I put my string up with tape for this reason. 


3. To make the tassels, lay out a piece of tissue paper. Fold it in half. Again. Then again. Fold it one more time. 


4. Last but not least, fold the tassel in half again. This time, from the opposite direction. 


5. To turn this strangely folded paper into a tassel, make small cuts on the paper on the edge that is not folded over. Leave at least once inch of space uncut. 


6. Open up the folded tissues paper once and start twisting from the middle until you can form a loop.


7. Add the tassels by looping it around the garland. If you have trouble keeping your tassels in place, add some tape to the back of your tassels. It won’t be noticeable! 

8. Lastly, hammer nails where you want the banner to hang, take off the tape, and tie the string.

What home decor project have you done recently? What do you want to know how to do?


I’d love some more projects to do!

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