Spring Home Tour

Two days into Spring and I’m finally getting around to sharing our Spring Home Tour! I’m truly excited about this little tour, for a few reason I think…


The biggest reason is, it’s finally Spring! This winter, like most Ohio winters has felt like a life time of winters. To say I’m sad to see it go, would be a lie! I’m 100% in full motion to spring and all things green and warm! 😉 This year, our home looks a little different for this season. Not only have we made a few changes around our home but this year for spring I’ve been craving natural, organic and simple things. I hope in this little tour of mine, you see the feeling I’ve tried to create in our space. Always cozy and function with natural elements and lots of greenery!


I think the best spot to begin this tour is right at our front door. I always have fun with these tours trying to make them as realistic as possible so of course I want you to see each space as if you’re actually walking through our home! Our entry way, for spring, didn’t get much more than some greenery. I think I’ve shared this old fishing basket that I’m obsessed with before, the crock was an antique find and I simply filled it with some eucalyptus and let it dry out. The tea towel is from the Target/Magnolia line and the bench was a DIY project, our first one in this home.


Our entry table is from World Market. It’s the Everett foyer table and its one of my favorite ‘store’ pieces. The framed shiplap was a DIY almost two years ago and although I’m way behind sharing it (and keep promising I will) I do plan to get it on the blog as soon as we get some warm weather and can get in the shop! My favorite part about the framed shiplap is the collaboration with Vintage Metal Co. to turn it into this gorgeous sign! I absolutely love it!


I’ve collected some terracotta pots from various places, some Hobby Lobby and Target but they were a large part of my spring décor this year! One of the ‘organic natural’ elements I wanted to incorporate. I also added some greens and bird nests.


Our dining room was mostly filled with greens and a couple small pieces I picked up recently. Again in this space I wanted to bring the outside in, keeping it simple and cozy. Ferns are PEREFECT to add to any space, they’re one of my favorite house plants next to my fiddle leaf fig. The artificial greens stuck here and there are from Hobby Lobby. I tucked them in bowls and hung a couple from little beehive baskets just for fun.






I love all of the simple touches of spring in our dining room. It may not be the first thing you notice in the space but when you sit down at our table to eat or visit you start to notice the bird nest in the cup or the little vine creeping out of the dish. Subtle touches are quite possibly my favorite, details that catch your eye and cause you to pause even for just a minute to take it in.





Our sitting would be the next room to walk through, I have to say there’s something magical about the way the sun fills this space in the spring and summer. The room always seems to just come alive.  In this space I added some spring inspired pillows, blush and navy blue with floral, a couple of new plants moved into the space and I found the cutest lady planter at Hobby Lobby! I waited weeks after seeing it for the first time to actually buy it. I kept telling myself that I didn’t need it but for whatever reason I couldn’t stop thinking about how cute it would look with a fern in it! So now the lady planter rests on our mantle.



Our piano is always a fun piece for me to decorate, it’s basically a bonus shelf that makes beautiful noise. Again I’ve added some dried eucalyptus, its one of my favorite things to add to our home, a spring phrase to the letter board, a dark green candle holder found at the thrift store and one of the bunnies I shared in my Spring décor Transformation post.




My favorite room to decorate this year for spring was our family room. I may have went a little crazy trying to create a greenhouse feel but I enjoyed every minute of it. By simply adding terracotta pots, a few plants, bird nests and a couple of beeswax candles I was able to achieve the look and feel I was hoping for.





Onto our master bedroom, our little retreat at the end of each day. There have been a few changes in this space recently, a painted door, new mantel and new bedding. I truly didn’t think I could love this space anymore than I already did but I do. This duvet cover from H&M is my favorite by far and the painted door makes this space feel so fresh and clean, perfect for spring. Again, simple touches in this space with dried eucalyptus and blush accents. The gorgeous blush throw is from Ikea and I love it so much that we have two!!





That’s it friends, our little home all decorated for spring and so ready for its arrival. I guess I should say so ready for mother nature to get the memo that spring is here! 😀 I hope you’ve all enjoyed this little tour and I can’t wait to share more of our home with you all over the next few months! We are tackling our master bathroom makeover and giving our daughters rooms a refresh! You know I’ll share it all here on the blog to take you along with our little journey of creating a home we love.

As always if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com. You can also find me on Instagram @misdiy and you can follow along with all my favorite things on Pinterest @misdiy. I’ll leave you with a sweet photo of our newest bun Obi(wan).

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~Happy Reading Friends


Spring décor Transformation

Happy Tuesday friends. When it comes to seasonal décor I like simple pieces that provide the look I’m wanting but don’t cost a lot money! I was excited this year to be able to simply transform a couple of pieces and achieve the look for only a few dollars!!


When the Mr. and I were on our little anniversary getaway we stopped by a store that was full of farmhouse goodness! While we were there I spotted a beautiful black bunny figure and fell in love with it, although I didn’t love the $30 price tag. Don’t get me wrong here, it was a beautiful piece and normal $30 is a reasonable price but when it comes to seasonal décor I don’t like to spend a lot of money knowing it will only be out for a short amount of time. I think I’ve shared before how I love to go to Target and scan their ‘once was’ dollar section. They always seem to put out super cute seasonal pieces and at an awesome price. Well a couple of weeks later I did just that and found these sweet ceramic bunny figures! I loved them but they weren’t exactly the style I was wanting.




So what do I do when it comes to easily transforming something so that I love it more? I usually paint it! 😀 And I did exactly that to these little bunnies and I got the exact look I was going for, for only a few dollars!



These rabbits were only $3 each and I already had some flat black spray paint on hand so the transformation was very simple and I absolutely love the way they turned out!



Are these rabbits exactly like the one I found in the store? No they’re not but for $6 and a little spray paint I’m super happy with the end results! Also I don’t have to feel bad if I decide next year that I no longer like them! I’m well-known for switching things up often so keeping our décor budget friendly is a must, plus I like to create a cozy home and then have money left over for a pizza! 😉


I hope you’ve enjoyed this super simple spring décor transformation and I hope it inspires you to create seasonal décor you love without breaking the bank! If you aren’t a fan of flat black, have fun with color! I even thought about spray painting one all white and one a very soft pink to use as décor in our little girls room! The possibilities are endless here due to the wide variety of paint colors! Which is why I’m a huge fan of paint, it’s the easiest way to make something new again!


I hope you all join me this week for our Spring Home tour and until then, as always, if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com. You can also find me here, on Instagram and Pinterest @misdiy!


~Happy Reading Friends








11 Years

Its funny how an amount of time can seem to have flown by and at the same time it can seem as though its taken forever.


That’s how I feel when I think about the 11 years the Mr. and I have been married. We just celebrated our anniversary over the weekend and it was so fun! I’ll spare you all of the details about how we’ve known each other since we were kids, how our friendship went from just that to where we are today, how my husband has taught me so much about life and love in these 11 years and of course how amazing our little family we’ve created is. 😉 I’ll spare you. But I did want to share our little trip with y’all!

My friend Alyssa, you may know her as Cotton Wood Shanty, and her husband own a flat in down town Millersburg, Ohio right above Farmhouse Frocks. Its been a running business for people to book a stay for about a year now. I always thought it would be so fun to visit so I took the opportunity for our anniversary, and I’m so glad I did!


Alyssa and her husband have done a beautiful job on the ‘Urban Flat’ she has an amazing sense of style and it shows throughout the space! I love her mix of vintage, modern and DIY.


Not only does Alyssa own and run the flat, she also has a photography business and makes gorgeous scrolls to use as décor! You can find her shop here: Cotton Wood Shanty.



My favorite thing about this stay was the fact that we didn’t feel like we were really ‘staying’ somewhere, if that makes sense. Alyssa really made the entire space feel like home. From the cozy beds, Netflix on the TV to a keurig in the kitchen!



There are two rooms in the flat and I gave the Mr. the choice of the two… he chose the exposed brick!! Which happened to be my favorite little detail along with the cozy bed and vintage pieces! (I forgot to take a photo from the windows but you can see all of the sweet little downtown area!)




The other bedroom was just as beautiful as the first! I absolutely love the blues in this space and the coziness it adds.



We spent the entire next day exploring the area and I have to say it was perfect. From a little brewery to the Olde World Bakery and antique shops, I was on cloud nine! We were able to walk to all of these areas right from where we woke up and I loved how simple it all was, no jumping in and out of the car or looking for a parking space.


We enjoyed a delicious breakfast from Olde World Bakery before exploring the antique shops, that were FULL of awesome treasures. We also visited Farmhouse Frocks and Modern Farmhouse, which I LOVED! Everyone we met during our stay was so friendly, we even ended up getting to know one of the shop owners for well over an hour! 😀 I love when things like that happen!


Our trip was perfect, slow and simple. It really gave us time to slow down and just enjoy each other. Over meals and drinks, walking in the rain (because that’s all we’ve seen here in Ohio for weeks), talking without interruption, no hustle and bustle of the day, just being together in the slow hush of things. Exactly what we needed. And then we raced home to our sweet babes and life started again.


I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a little behind the sense of our home and this little gem of a town here in Ohio. If you are planning a trip to Amish country or if you just want a sweet little weekend getaway to slow down and rest, be sure to check into The Urban Flat in Millersburg!

~Happy Reading Friends


Friday Recap

Good Friday morning! It’s another Friday Recap here on the blog where I bring my week over from Instagram and share all the details with you!!


I love our piano, that’s no surprise to most of you and it gets a lot of attention from my followers as well. I always get asked if I painted it myself and what paint I used. I did paint it myself and  it was much easier that I had expected it to be. For this piece I chose to use Stone Age in the Repurpose line by Cari Cucksey. I absolutely love this paint for projects and the finish is perfect!! The blessed sign is one of my favorites, its from Vine and Branches, the letter board is from Letter Folk and the canvas painting is from Deann Art.


Our master bedroom mantle received a little love shortly after Christmas. I re-painted it using the same color on our bedroom walls and floor, bistro white by Valspar. My all time favorite white for everything!! The candle sticks are from Ikea and this gorgeous 3d wood sign is from Harper Grace Signs.


If you’ve been following for awhile or even the last couple of months you may be noticing that I’ve started to add lots of greens back into our home. Tiny steps towards Spring and today I think I’m going to really tackle the spring vibes around here. I’m so ready for warmer weather and all things green and growing again!


I went back to my roots this week, back to where it all started and I finally refinished this little table that I’d stashed in our basement for about a year now! It was fun transforming a piece of furniture again, something I haven’t done since summer. I love the way it turned out, fresh and clean, like new again.


Our chickens are still laying these beautiful eggs and I’m so very thankful for the little egg gathering every day! I’m always amazed by the variation of size and color… each one different but still all the same. Its a beautiful thing when you put them all together.


I’ve gotten a lot of questions after posting this photo about where the vase is from. Wellllll double duty its actually a canister. I just stashed the lid while I was using it to hold the flowers. 🙂 Also to mention, all of the greens and these flowers are from Trader Joes. I love their flower selection, so pretty and affordable.


Our entry way, I’m not sure if you’ve all seen the addition to my framed shiplap or not but these metal words are from Vintage Metal Co. and they are perfection! They’ve changed the look of this space so much and I’m truly obsessed with it! I love the warm, cozy natural feel of this space.


That’s a wrap friends, my favorite way, short and sweet! I hope you’ve enjoyed this little recap today and as always, if you have any questions at all please leave them in the comments below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com. You can always follow along with me on Instagram (and/or Pinterest) @misdiy!! Below I’ve included a sneak peak of today for y’all!!


~Happy Reading Friends


The Forgotten Piece

If the title made you think this would be a dramatic story with a happy ending… well its not too dramatic but there is a happy ending for this little table you could say! 😉


I often find random pieces that I think, ‘oh, I could totally do something with that!’ Or ‘how sad this piece is throw out when a little bit of elbow grease and paint could make it brand new again.’ I’m the gal that stops along the road and puts curb side finds in her car… that crazy lady! In my defense I’m not as bad as I use to be but with saying that there is absolutely nothing wrong with picking up something that someone else no longer wants or needs, especially if its sitting out on the curb! I’ve even knocked on doors to ask permission. I use to do this often when the Mr. and I were first married, living on a very tiny budget and expecting our first child roughly 9 months into our marriage. Yea it happened quick and I wanted to make a home for us as quickly as possible but again, tiny budget. So I thrifted, DIYed and yes found pieces of furniture along the curb to fix up and use!! It was a constant treasure hunt and I loved it.

About a year ago I picked up this little table from the thrift store and stuck it in our basement. Totally forgotten about… until I was cleaning the basement the other day and decided it was time to give it the makeover it deserved! I have to warn y’all, the before pictures are a little rough but you’ll get the idea!




It was in bad shape! The veneer was peeling terribly so I removed all of the loose pieces and sanded it smooth. I then gave it a good wipe down to remove any dirt and grease that had built up. Then came the decision of paint color… well, y’all know I love white and white furniture is just about my favorite! I chose to use some left over Bistro White on this piece.



The hardest part about this piece was painting the details but that’s what makes it all worth it in the end!! I used a 4″ foam roller everywhere that I could reach with it. Then I used a small foam brush for the touchups and hard to reach spots.


I absolutely love the way this piece turned out. The white paint highlights the details so perfectly. I’m always to amazed with how a little bit of paint can totally change the look of something! I did decide to do a light distressing on this piece just to give it a little ‘loved’ look and to help break up the white a bit.


You won’t be seeing this piece in our home, we have no need for it, and trust me I tried to find a need! Lol But I’m so happy that it will be going to someone else to bring them a little happiness! I hope you’ve all enjoyed this little makeover of the forgotten piece. I hope it inspires you to find a piece you need in your home that maybe just needs a little love!! Its truly so rewarding to flip or makeover a piece of furniture! Probably one of my favorite things to do! If you’ve been following for awhile now you’ve probably noticed that! Our t.v. console was an old buffet, we have a coffee table that use to be an old cedar chest and our dining room table was built with legs from a table that was being given away! Maybe you have a piece you’ve been thinking about tossing because you just don’t love it anymore… try a little paint!


As always, if you have any questions about today’s post please leave them in the comments below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com. You can also find me on Instagram and Pinterest @misdiy.

~Happy Reading Friends

Friday Recap

Good Friday morning friends! Today is another Friday Recap, where I share my week through Instagram with you here on the blog.



This week was full of randomness. From sharing Valentines Day decor to launching my jewelry line with Dandelion’s in December. I hope you enjoy today’s post and all the details!!



For all of the details about our Valentines décor you can read it here Neutral Valentine’s Day Décor + DIY’s. I’ve truly been enjoying the simple little touches of Valentines day around our home. Its some how made it feel a bit sweeter around here. The décor and DIY’s I’ve shared in the post are super simple and you can have them all completed within a days time!! My favorite kind of DIY’s and decorating!!


I snagged this photo the other day and I have to tell y’all this made me think of spring and summer, all things green and blooming again. The sun streams into our bedroom so beautifully and during the summer its the most magical but this day I felt like I captured a tiny glimpse of that and it had me wishing for warmer temps.


Our dining room table never really gets much attention. Due to the chairs its usually hidden. The other day I moved all of the light furniture out of our dining/sitting room to mop and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take a photo of the table the Mr. and I built over the summer, show it off a bit. We actually made this table using legs from another table I had gotten for free. We just built a new frame and top for the legs to attach to. Super easy and I love the way it turned out.


Oh our sitting room… its had a few new additions and I’m loving the way a few simple things have changed this space. Obsessed is putting it mildly. We added a new chair and side table from Ikea to the corner of this room where our Christmas tree sat. I received the small rug as a Christmas gift and its from RugsUSA. I just recently worked with Vintage Metal Co on adding metal words to my framed shiplap. (I’ll be doing a blog post soon on how you can make your own framed shiplap!!) I love love love the simple, organic, cozy feel of this room. Its officially my favorite.


Our entry table is the first little spot to have some spring touches added to it. I will be decorating our home for spring soon, just a few simple things here and there but I’ll be sure to get it all up here on the blog once I’m finished!!



The other night, after the Mr. got home I tried snagging some pictures around the house to share throughout the week on IG. I took the photos and without looking through them I put my camera away until the next morning, when I was scrolling through and found this gem. Of course there are dirty dishes in the background, the pendant light doesn’t have a shade, our kitchen is two different colors with close to 20 year old appliances, the coffee on the counter is getting cold…I care nothing about any of that. One day our kitchen will get the makeover we’ve been longing to give it but that’s not what’s most important here. The relationship seen right there, between father and daughter is what is most important in our home. I’m so very thankful that my husband takes time to continuously build the relationship he has with our daughters.


IMG_0754I’ve got the itch to make some more pillow covers!! Not to replace these, just more to add around our home and maybe some with a little more color!! If you missed my tutorial for Easy DIY Pillow Covers. I’ll keep you posted if I do and I’ll be sure to do a new post with the tutorial as well!!

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This week I was finally about to announce a fun thing I’ve been working on, my own jewelry line with Dandelion’s in December. Its been such a fun experience and I’ve been so excited to share it with y’all. It launched Wednesday and if you missed it you can read all about it here misDIY Jewelry Collection with Dandelions In December. Also in the post you’ll find a 20% off coupon code!!


That wraps up this week through Instagram, I hope you’ve all enjoyed getting to see the photos I’ve shared there. If you have any questions about something you’ve seen today please leave them in the comments below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com. Just like every Friday, I’ve shared a sneak peek of what I’ll be posting today.


~Happy Reading Friends

misDIY Jewelry Collection with Dandelions In December

Happy Wednesday friends! I’m excited to share today’s blog post about my collaboration with Dandelions In December and the little jewelry collection I’ve put together. ALSO a special code for my readers!!

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It doesn’t take much time following along with me and my blog or other social media (Instagram + Pinterest) to figure out that I LOVE DIY’s! They’re kind of my favorite thing and I love getting to share them with y’all! When I was approached by Sheila at Dandelions In December to work with her in creating my own collection of her jewelry I thought, how fun, creating something NEW. Plus it was a chance to work with a lovely Instagram friend and create pieces of jewelry that fit my style!


Photo by Dandelions In December


Another thing you may have picked up on while following along and getting to know me, is that I like things simple. I’m not fancy when it comes to my clothing, make-up or hair so it should come as no surprise that I chose simple pieces for this collaboration. I wanted pieces that I could wear if I was dressing up a little (because I don’t dress up a lot) and also pieces I could wear everyday!


Choosing the pieces for my collection was honestly a bit harder than I had imagined! I’d never done anything like this before!!! It was a challenge not seeing the pieces in person while trying to figure out what elements I wanted to use but Sheila made it so easy and I had tons of fun with it! I knew I wanted to design two bracelets, a pair of earrings and a necklace, pieces I wear often. I also knew I wanted one of the bracelets to display my word of the year, TIME.


I chose marble, wood, suede and bronze metal for the jewelry. Sticking with my love for whites and woods, vintage and simple. These pieces are also customizable as far as the wording. On the necklace its written ‘be still’ and I love having that reminder on a necklace close to my heart.



The suede and bronze bracelet is my ‘one word’ bracelet and I love pairing it with the marble beaded bracelet that has a simple marble and wood charm matching the earrings perfectly. I wanted all of the pieces to be worn together but I also wanted each piece to stand on its own if I chose to wear them separately.



Sheila has so many beautiful options in her shop Dandelions In December, I know that even if my style doesn’t fit your style, you’ll still be able to find a beautiful piece or two to add to your jewelry collection. I had a lot of fun creating something new, more with my brain than my hands this time. 😀 It was totally out of my comfort zone (taking photos of myself, WHAT?) but it was a lot of fun and I’m so glad I was able to do it!


I couldn’t miss adding of photo of sweet Miss Sadie


I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post, a little newness brought to the blog for y’all! Please take some time to visit Sheila’s shop Dandelions In December and check out all of her beautiful creations! She’s also been sweet enough to give me a sale code to share with all of my readers!!! Just use MISDIY20 at checkout for 20% off!! As always if you have any questions please leave them in the comments below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com!

~Happy Reading Friends

Friday Recap

Good Friday morning friends! It’s the end of the week and time for another Friday Recap where I bring the photos I’ve shared on Instagram this week to the blog and talk all about them!


Can we talk about the fact that it’s finally February. January felt like the longest month for some strange reason. I would say its just me feeling that way but I have seen and heard so many people talking about feeling the same way. So HELLO February!!!This week on Instagram I’ve shared a lot about our home being decorated for Valentine’s day. Not something I usually do but this year I thought it would be fun to add a few simple touches.


Our master bedroom was one room that did not receive any holiday décor. I did add this new pillow cover (its since been moved) that I made with fabric from Hobby Lobby, so easy and fun. You can read how to make your own easy pillow covers here Easy DIY Pillow Covers. Our master bedroom is one of the rooms I get the MOST questions about. The rug is from RugsUSA (I can’t give you the specific name because they’ve changed it at least twice now), the bed and white/black throw are from Target. The lights were a DIY you can read about here DIY Farmhouse Pendant Lights and our dressers/night stands were an Ikea hack you can read about here Our Rast Dresser Ikea Hack & an awesome GIVEAWAY!!.


Most of you know by now, every detail of this space. Its our family room and its very well-loved. Our couches are from Ikea, they are slipcover couches so I wash away all the dirt! 🙂 The shelving was a DIY project using 1×10″ pine boards and L brackets that I painted black. The small pillow covers were a DIY and the large ones are from Ikea. The lamp and wicker tray are from Target. I love keeping a super relaxed and cozy feel in this space because it’s where we spend most of our time. We nap here, play board games here, have carpet picnics and movie nights… its where all of the family things happen.


As mentioned I decorated our home for Valentine’s day this week and I shared it all here on the blog. I kept our décor very simple, neutral and mostly DIY. The fresh flowers (90% of the time) are from Trader Joes and the little tea towel is from Target. The table ‘runner’ is an old cabinet door that I painted white!


Here are a couple of the little DIY projects I shared in my Neutral Valentine’s Day Décor + DIY’s. These signs were so simple to create and the garland was made using things I had in the pantry.


I shared this photo of our littlest on Wednesday, my heart has been so heavy with sad news that has hit close to home. Cancer, a child taking their own life… it all just breaks my heart. We need to be kinder to each other, to ourselves and love harder my friends. Tomorrow is never promised and we MUST make the most of TODAY! When I look at this photo it pulls at my heart-strings, to know that right now our girls so young and innocent see the world as nothing more than a beautiful place filled with Gods creations, a playground and daily adventure. They don’t yet see the darkness that’s hiding and the evil in the shadows. I pray that we can teach them to ALWAYS find the beauty and to trust that Gods promises are greater than the darkness we see in the world.



More of our Valentine’s Day décor, again very simple. For our mantle I used an old crock I had, filled it with eucalyptus from, you guess it, trader Joes added two DIY garlands along with this pompom garland I’ve had for a couple of years and our iron letters from Journey Iron. The brass candle sticks were a thrifted find.


That wraps up this week my friends. As always if you have any questions at all please leave them in the comments below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com. You can also find me on Pinterest and Instagram @misdiy.

Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can see on Instagram today!

~Happy Reading Friends

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Neutral Valentine’s Day Décor + DIY’s

Good Tuesday morning! Fun Fact: I’m not one to really decorate for every holiday. Christmas is a must along with Forth of July, Easter is Spring décor which I love and Fall is my favorite, but aside from those holidays I don’t usually decorate. Yet for some reason this year, I decided to add some simple Valentines Day touches around our home and of course it involved some DIY’s.


It still feels like we were just celebrating Christmas but at the same time it does feel like it was so long ago. These days always seem to drag by but the months pass too quickly. I think that’s part of the reason I decided to decorate for Valentine’s Day this year. If you remember reading about My One Word for 2018 you’ll remember that the word I chose was TIME (again). I’m trying to be intentional with my time and enjoy my time more. So for me that also means enjoying every season, cold or hot. Valentine’s Day also happens to be the Mr.’s birthday and our anniversary is the same month as well. February is a great month and should be celebrated! 😉


When I decided I wanted to add Valentine’s Day to our home I knew instantly that I would keep it simple, neutral and DIY what I could to save money. I love decorating our home and adding holiday décor but let’s be honest, it can be EXPENSIVE! So I always try to add in some fun DIY projects and use what I already have in our home to create the feel I want to achieve.


Our mantel in the sitting room is always so fun for me to decorate and I love trying new pieces in this space. A challenge is always fun right?! For this space I created 2 garlands. One using the recipe I’ve shared here DIY Candle Holders + Christmas Trees. I found a package of heart cookie cutters at Wal-Mart for $.98 and I used the two smallest sizes for my clay hearts. Once they were finished I simply hot glued them to some yarn I had on hand. The other garland was made using vellum I picked up at Hobby Lobby at 50% off. To cut the hearts I used my circuit. If you do not have a cutting machine you could use your cookie cutter to trace the shape and cut them by hand. To string the hearts I simple used a thick thread and needle. The pom-pom garland I’ve had for a couple of years now from Barb at Happy Home Happy Life.


I also added this crock I had on hand with some eucalyptus from Trader Joes for $2.99, our metal letters from Journey Iron and my brass candle holders. It’s very simple but it creates a sweet romantic feel.



The corner of our sitting room has undergone a few changes and its quickly becoming my favorite sweet spot in our home. We picked up this new chair and side table from Ikea and its completely changed the feel of this space! I had some faux flowers that I’d picked up from Hobby Lobby last year and added them to this white pitcher. The wood heart is from Rustic Occasions and the Stay Awhile sign is from Down Grace Lane, one of my all time favorites.


IMG_4754I absolutely love the sweetness in our home right now. Its simple but there’s no mistaking that its ready for the holiday. Of course I’ve kept things cozy with lots of blankets, added candles and I think that’s a must. This space has become our favorite room to have Mr. and Mrs. time in. Right in front of the fire, under a blanket with a cup of coffee snuggled in together!


Our dining room was another area that I added a few touches too. The fresh flowers were $3.99 at Trader Joes and I placed them in one of my canisters. I also added another heart garland in this space. Again keeping it simple but festive!




I couldn’t leave out our family room. It’s the one room we spend the most time in so naturally I had to add a little something in this space as well. I made a third garland using only the larger clay hearts and I whipped up a couple of signs!


For my neutral Valentine’s Day signs I wanted to keep it… simple. You guys are catching on ;-). Not only simple for the décor but also for the DIY. We actually have a small scrap wood pile that I get lucky enough to find the right pieces in every now and then, and this time I was lucky enough to find two of the exact size I wanted. To make these signs you’ll need two square pieces cut to size, paint, a paint marker, 1×2″ board for framing, modge podge, paint brushes and a piece of heart or Valentines Day inspired paper.


I painted the larger board using a white paint I have on hand and then I used a black paint marker once it dried to write ‘I love you’ over the entire piece. For the smaller board I simply used modge podge to attach a piece of black and white heart paper I found at Hobby Lobby. These signs don’t have to be framed if that’s a step you’d like to skip, I just prefer the finished look the frame gives the sign. For the frame you’ll measure two sides exact length and the other two sides you will measure with 2 pieces of the 1×2 on the board. As you can see in the photo shown, as far as the top or sides being the longer sides, I don’t really have a preference, just however it gets assembles by the Mr. And yes he attached my frames because I would run a nail right through the front of the sign! lol


That’s it for this Neutral Valentine’s Day Décor + DIY’s post! I hope you’ve all enjoyed it and if you haven’t started decorating yet, I hope this inspires you to add a few small touches to your home. These DIY’s I’ve shared today were done in just over two days, because it was the weekend and life. If you wanted to tackle them in a day, you totally could. They’re that easy!!! As always, if you have any questions at all please leave them in the comments section below or feel free to email me at misdiy@outlook.com. I’ve also attached a couple of images below if you’d like to pin them to save this post for later!

~Happy Reading Friends

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Friday Recap

Good Friday morning Sunday afternoon!! Its another Friday Recap where I bring the photos I’ve shared on Instagram this week over here to the blog and talk a little more about them in detail!! I always enjoy these Friday Recaps because it gives me a chance to share more around our home than what I sometimes do here on the blog in my tours and DIY posts.


This week I shared the new pillow covers I made using an Ikea table cloth. WHAT?! I know… here’s the thing. We were snowed in for a week, our closest anything good is 45 minutes away and I REALLY wanted new pillow covers! You can read all about them in my post What I Made using an Ikea Table Cloth.


I also shared our dining room and the makeover it recently received! Farmhouse Style Dining Room Makeover I get a lot of questions about these greens and I actually found them at the grocery store Kroger’s! I absolutely love them and I will be sad when they wilt away!


Our bedroom no longer looks this way, I’ve removed the greens and the orange garland but you can see more of our winter bedroom here Winter Home Tour. The wooden tray on our bed was a super easy DIY you can read about here DIY Wooden Tray.



Our dining room makeover/refresh has been one of my favorites so far this year. Still early in 2018 I know but I love the transformation and I can finally say I’m happy with this space! We still need a rug and we need to build a bench for the table but we’ll get to those things soon enough! You can read all about this little makeover here Farmhouse Style Dining Room Makeover.



Still loving our open shelving in the family room! The photo on the top is from Shutter Tree Photos, the gold frames on the second shelf are from Target’s Hearth and Hand line. I still need to get some photos in those… lol. The wall (which I need to blog about) was done using WEaber Lumber, a product you can find at Home Depot! The gorgeous round is from AvaBerry Lane!


This cuteness, I can’t even handle. This is our sweet girl Sadie! I may have to do a blog post to introduce her to y’all better but we had a fun little photo shoot with her and she’s seriously the sweetest!!!


This was a little throw back to summer and our entry way! The sign is from Downgrade Lane signs, the bench was a DIY and the basket was a tariffed find!


The snow… oh we got so much snow! I couldn’t help but take some pictures of it! I absolutely love our property covered in these freezing beauty!


If you missed my post How ‘I’ Stay Organized I talked about this amazing planner from Heart of the Farm Planner and how I stay organized! This was earlier in the week when I was trying to get all of my meals and blog posts together!


This fiddle leaf fig is out of control y’all!! I get a lot of questions about my fiddle leave figs and how I get them to grow. I plan to do a blog post soon but warm water and sunlight are very important.


Our entry way got a little love this week. I found this adorable fishing basket at our local thrift store for $3 and knew it had to hang in this space! Thrifting is my favorite and finds like this are why I do love it!



That wraps up this week. I hope you all enjoyed seeing my week through Instagram in this Friday Recap. As always if you have any questions please leave them in the comments below or email me at misdiy@outlook.com.

~Happy Reading Friends