Gallery Wall Inspiration {Frugal Crafty Home #116}

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It's no secret that I heart gallery walls (in fact I have one in my master bedroom and one in my office)  Each week at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop I see some amazing home decor ideas and the gallery wall ideas were really inspiring me!  Here's some great gallery wall ideas, including some free printables to put in your own gallery walls! Dwelling in Happiness shares some great tips on making your own Simple & Neutral Corner Gallery Wall. This DIY Copper Frame from Home.Made.Interest would be the perfect gallery wall item for those in the aviation industry. I'm a little partial to any artwork with bikes.  I could easily see this DIY Pottery Barn ... read more

How To Combat Procrastination

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We all have chores and duties we hate doing.  In my case, I constantly procrastinate cleaning out the litter box.  I absolutely loathe it.  It's the worst household chore EVER.   I'll walk past the box, see that it needs to be cleaned and then debate with myself whether or not to do it right then. My usual response is "Meh.  I'll do it later." That statement, although somewhat harmless, has gotten me into so much trouble.  I decide to put off a task until tomorrow.  The problem is, once tomorrow comes I have to face that unfinished task again.  And sometimes that unfinished task comes with consequences. When it comes to my ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 115

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Last week we had over 340 link ups at the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Great job guys!  There were so many inspiring and creative ideas it was hard to get to them all! This Week At Carrie This Home: This week I took some time off from the blog to take care of my friend and her family.  I reached out on Instagram and Facebook asking you guys to pray and I so appreciate all the support from you!  One BIG prayer was answered and I'm so thankful God watches over us, even in the hard times.  Sweet Christie from Sparkles of Sunshine stepped in to bring you an awesome DIY project.  She did a wonderful job on this Antique Chair Revival, didn't she?   Now on ... read more

Antique Chair Revival

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Hello, wonderful readers of Carrie This Home!  My name is Christie, from Sparkles of Sunshine.  Since I'm a follower of Carrie This Home, I am absolutely thrilled to be guest posting here today! Carrie's been kind enough to let me to share one of my recent projects with you, and I'm on pins and needles hoping you'll like it! There's nothing I like more than taking something old and giving it new life, which is exactly what I did to a chair recently.  I hope you're ready to see the amazing transformation of my Antique Chair Revival, because I can't wait to show it to you!   When I first saw this chair, I knew it had another life ahead of ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 114

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Happy Sunday and welcome to the Frugal Crafty Home Blop Hop.  If you're not a blogger, stay awhile and get some great DIY design ideas, recipe inspiration and crafty ideas that will get your creative muscles going.  Just scroll down all the way to the bottom and check out some great ideas from my blogger friends! This Week At Carrie This Home: This week I shared the secrets of how I fit a home office, a reading nook, a guest bedroom, and a photography studio all in one room.   How did I do it?  Read How To Create A Multifunctional Room and I'll show you how! Now on to the party!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and ... read more

How To Create A Multifunctional Room

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  I am so thankful to have a craft room, a reading room, a home office, a photography studio, and an extra playroom.  Now you think I have a huge mansion, right? Wrong.  What if I told you it's possible to have all these functions in your own home today, even if you don't have much extra room? Let me introduce you to the multifunctional room.  The idea is you take one room or area in your home and design it to serve several different functions. Here is my multifunctional room.  I wanted this room to have several different purposes: be a quiet place to read the Bible, pray and write in my journal host my home office house my photo studio and ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 113

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Some days parenthood is wonderful and memorable.   Other days are just gross and messy. My two little ones both battled sickness on and off all week.  I'll spare you the details, but let's just say I spent a lot of time cleaning up a lot of (ahem) messy stuff. Gross. Now on to the party!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and Amy! Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop is THE place to link up and check out the latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects and more! This Week At Carrie This Home:  I've had something on my to-do list for years that I finally accomplished this week.  I created an awesome pack of over 50 free premium printable ... read more

Premium Free Printable Wall Art!

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You guys. You have NO idea how EXCITED I am about this! My readers and subscribers are simply awesome.  I've been wanting to give you guys something to thank you all for your support.  But not just anything.  Something good.  Something useful.  Something awesome. And here it is!!!  I've made over 50 premium free printable wall art files in 5 designs all available in 11 different colors! This will make your next gallery wall project so fun and easy!  Your bare walls will thank you. All the printables are designed to print on 8.5x11 sized paper and fit into an 8x10 frame.  So this means you can print them from home and get them up on your wall ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 112

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and Amy! Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop is THE place to link up and share recipes, craft, DIY project posts and more! This Week At Carrie This Home: Most days it's just me and my three year old for lunch.  It doesn't make much sense to make a big meal just for the two of us.  Healthy Seasoned Rice with Avocado is one of our favorite lunch options.  Loaded with taste, whole grains and healthy fats it's the perfect lunch or small dinner!   Some Of My Favorite Links From Last Week: I fell in love with this Laundry Room Makeover on a ... read more

Healthy Seasoned Rice and Avocado

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Today I have the pleasure of sharing one of my favorite lunch recipes with you.  It takes minutes to prepare, it's packed with whole grains which makes it healthy, and it's super simple to make. There's something about the creamy smoothness of avocado that makes this light meal seem like an indulgence. Most days I'm at home with my 3 year old and it doesn't make sense to cook up a huge meal just for the two of us. This is one meal we both can customize to our taste and enjoy together.   I enjoy my seasoned rice with avocados (which is a great source of healthy fats) and he enjoys his with some shredded cheddar cheese on top. Healthy Seasoned Rice and ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 111

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you decided to join me along with Katie, Kristi and Amy! Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop is THE place to link up and share recipes, craft, DIY project posts and more! This Week At Carrie This Home:   When baking cookies, do you get tempted to eat the raw dough?  That happens to me every time!  I created an egg-free edible sugar cookie dough recipe to solve that problem.   Feel free to check it out after you link up!   Some Of My Favorite Links From Last Week: I loved the His and Her pillow cases from Sew Sweet Vintage.  This would be the perfect Valentine's Day ... read more

Edible Sugar Cookie Dough For One

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I get tempted to eat cookie dough every time I bake cookies.  The worries of consuming raw eggs keep me from doing so.  And then there's the calories to worry about.   I just want a small serving of cookie dough to satisfy that my tooth!  Is that too much to ask?   In hopes of answering that dilemma, I came up with the awesome Edible Cookie Dough for One recipe.  One of my readers asked me a great question about that recipe: Can I use regular sugar to make sugar cookie dough mix?  My son likes sugar cookie dough and I'm just curious how this can be adapted for that. After doing some fun and tasty experimenting, I developed the Sugar Cookie ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 110

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 I am so excited to announce that we have a NEW host for the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  The girls and I are super excited to have Kristi from Making it in the Mountains!   When I heard the news that Kristi was joining the party, I jumped up and down and squealed with excitement.  True story!  Kristi is a girl with tons of creativity so I knew she'd be perfect for our party! What's Popular At CTH This Week: After being so disorganized and consequently suffering from several mommy fails, I decided to do something about it.  I made a Family Command Center & it only took me about 10 minutes to make!  It's super easy--I'll show you how! Some ... read more

10 Minute Family Command Center

Setting up a family command center can help you keep track of everything and save your sanity!

Some of our greatest lessons have been learned from our biggest failures.  I've had a lot of failures to learn from lately.  This project was birthed out of one such failure...  One day I was dropping off my 5 year old daughter at school.  As we walked into her classroom, suddenly my stomach sank. Oh no. Today is apple day. Today I was supposed to give my daughter an apple for school and I FORGOT! Ugh. My daughter realized she didn't have an apple and a look of panic flooded her face.  She started to cry and my heart broke.  It meant a lot to her to be prepared and I dropped the ball.  Thankfully her sweet teacher had extra apples so everything ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 109

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  Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop Thanks for joining me and Amy From A Blossoming Life, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! If you'd like a reminder when the party starts, subscribe to my email list!  What's Popular At CTH This Week: If you're looking to start some healthier habits, give my Low Calorie Peach Green Smoothie a try! It's BY FAR the best way for me to pack some veggies into my diet with an awesome taste!  This is my #1 way to get my kids to eat more veggies because they love the taste. If you're wanting to do a ... read more

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm so glad to have you with us! Thanks for joining me and Jordan from Lily White. Designs, Amy From A Blossoming Life, Sara from Sneaky Spoons, and Katie from The Casual Craftlete.  We each pick different features each week so be sure to head over to the other blogs to see some more lovely features! If you'd like a reminder when the party starts, subscribe to my email list!  Some Of My Favorites From Last Week's Party: These Honey & Spiced Glazed Pecans from Penney Lane Kitchen look incredible!  What's a girl to do if she has too many shoes?  Build a ... read more