Ikea Tarva 3 Drawer Hack

Ikea Tarva 3 Drawer Hack Unfortunately, I do not have any before photos, mainly because we did not  build the dresser in its entirety. Please see Ikea for a photo of the actual Tarva 3 drawer dresser, and here is … Continue reading

Dish Scrubbies

During the past couple of months I have been working on making dish scrubbies. There are lots of patterns and ideas on pinterest, etc, but I wanted to come up with a pattern design that looks fun yet is also … Continue reading

Holiday Boutique this Saturday, Dec 12th, 10am-4pm

Please come this Saturday, Dec 12th, from 10am-4pm to 9168 Fox Fire Way, Highlands Ranch. I’m really excited to be a part of this Holiday Boutique! We will have 10 vendors selling a variety of items featuring: caramels, candy, gift … Continue reading

Wood Pallet Headboard

imageIn our new home we have a guest room. Yay! We had some extra pallets from construction material from our house and decided to make a pallet headboard for the guest room bed. Here’s the finished headboard. It’s a queen size mattress. It’s about 62 inches wide (little more at top where the ledge overhangs) and 5 feet tall. We couldn’t go much taller since it sits against a wall with a tray ceiling.

Below you can see the starting frame of it. I just didn’t have it in me to get pictures of each stage as it was crazy hot outside while we were building and we had a couple mishaps that had to be redone! It really wasn’t too difficult to put together. You’d need a few 2x4s, a couple pallets, some nails, sand paper and that’s about it, besides the tools. I think it cost us less than $10 to make. 😀


Vertical Pallet Garden


DIY Garden Pallet


Anyone up for some Butter Crunch Lettuce?? Mmmmm

It’s Spring and I love to garden! It’s been a killer for me because we are renting right now (while we’re building a home on some acreage) so I have been very limited as to being able to modify this yard for gardening. I decided I just couldn’t go a whole season without a garden, so I gave in to the ever popular pallet craze and made a garden using a wooden pallet. I found a great tutorial at the Life on the Balcony blog HERE. And I also second the disclaimer that you should use pallets with caution and make sure they are heat treated, not chemical treated and don’t have any suspicious mold, paint, etc on them.

I had fun mixing some lettuce, herbs and fresh flowers in my garden. Mostly, I am so excited that I can pick this up and move it with us in a couple months! I had it flat on the ground for a couple weeks and just propped it up today- wanted to give the plants time to root better.

I will fully admit that I am TERRIBLE at taking pictures of the creative process most of the time. I seriously just get in to it and don’t want to stop until the project is done! I’m going to try and draw up some diagrams with instructions, hopefully I’ll do that sooner than later. Until then happy gardening!