Little Mama Wandering — DIY

DIY Bedroom Board + Batten Accent Wall {Plus Nectar code!}

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DIY Bedroom Board + Batten Accent Wall {Plus Nectar code!}

  The Planning         Out of all the DIY projects we do in our home, our bedroom has never made it to the top of the list. After almost 2.5 years, we have finally made it a priority! We painted right before we moved in, and we loved the color, but that was as far as we made it. I've been pinning and saving pictures along the way and I always seemed to gravitate toward a classic look with rustic elements {my fave!} I also loved the way our board + batten entryway came together, so it was...

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Quick Closet Upgrade {Under $150}

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Quick Closet Upgrade {Under $150}

          We built our home a couple years ago and although we love it, it started out as a boring, builder's grade house. It has been a blast infusing our style into this blank canvas. There are many pros and cons of purchasing a new build. One of the cons we've dealt with over the last few years is having to deal with some of the uninspired, basic elements. Our closet has been one of those projects that didn't quite make it to the top of the "to-do" list right away. Although it was somewhat functional,...

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Two Ingredient Homemade Creamer

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Two Ingredient Homemade Creamer

        It's no secret, I'm a coffee drinker. Most people who know me, know I take my coffee with a splash of creamer. Several years ago, I stumbled across an article about artificially sweetened and flavored creamers {you know... the good stuff ;) } and the negative side of consuming it. I ignored it for a while, but {insert eyeroll} started looking into alternatives. I found that homemade creamer is actually pretty simple and contains WAY fewer ingredients and most importantly no "bad stuff". 

        I have been making this creamer for several years now and have had guests {including my husbands Army buddy} request the recipe! Super simple and cost effective.

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Super Easy DIY Dried Orange Garland

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Super Easy DIY Dried Orange Garland

        This classic decor items has made its way into my heart and home! I made a strand for my Halloween mantle and I just love how it transitioned through the end of Autumn, and on through the holidays.          This was one of those DIYs that seemed much more difficult than it actually was. Check out my tutorial and how I use them in my decor! •••••••• I added this dried orange garland to my Halloween mantle and I loved the touch of color and texture. They transitioned perfectly into my Thanksgiving/November mantle. What...

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Halloween Home Decor Tour - 2020

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Halloween Home Decor Tour - 2020

        Did you happen to catch my Halloween mantle and decor reveal over on Instagram? Halloween is my favorite holiday and this mantle was so fun to put together! I love changing it out seasonally and this month was such a treat. No pun intended... ok maybe a little intended! My mantle was just the beginning of our decorating. Check out the photos below and how I created our spooky space! If you know me, you know I like to find ways to do everything on a budget. Read on to see how I made these looks without...

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