Tiny Bathroom? Try these for BIG Impact

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I’ve seen tons of stuff all over the Internet/Pinterest saying diy space savers or maximize your bathroom space, when i clicked onto then though they never actually helped or it seemed to hard to time consuming to expensive or just pan to overwhelming for me to attempt to do these on my own. This morning though I came across a really great post with links to every idea, and where they got the items necessary to compete the project.

Which is pretty awesome, I’m quite amazed bc I too suffer from a tiny out dated bathroom that had no storage whatsoever, not even one single built-it cabinet… The only thing I love about my bathroom is the color of the tile, it’s lime green (yeah yeah it might scream 70′s but to me I love that color and want to restore as much add I can, but I’m in no shape to over haul my bathroom just yet. That why I found this past to be so helpful bc these are very inexpensive ways to add storage to the bath without breaking the bank or testing any thing out to add new…. Check it out

15 DIY LIFE HACKS to create more storage #bathroom

These are ideas id love to add to my tiny bath room

1. Frame your mirror for a dressed up look.
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2. Adding these Bekham spice racks from ikea either on your wall or inside your cabinets or linen closet ifs simple…simple…simple…

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3. Use hooks & shelving for added clothing or towel storage for looks or efficiency.
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4. Inside you’re medicine cabinet adhere these tiny lil holders for makeup, tooth brushes, and other grooming essentials.
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5. Love love love this add a magnetic strip for Bobby pins or other metal hair clips.
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6. Thus is a must do for my family, each family never gets there own shower caddy attached to a shower rod, so no more fighting over who’s is who’s
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7. Over the door shelving for extra grooming supplies, is my favorite. This way no one can make a mess of the stuff and not clean it…
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8. This idea is deffently unique bc I’ve never seen this before, I love it because it adds depth with out taking up valuable space needed for other storage.
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9. Now here is a great way of thinking out side if the box. By using a plate stand to stack things vertically.
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10. Rolling your towels gives you more space plus these baskets a cute idea.
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11. Add a roll out drawer for better access and an extra towel holder.
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12. Behind your bathroom door is where you can add more towel bars for more vertical storage.
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Make sure to check out more on this post@15 life hacks for a tiny bathroom

Halloween Free Printables

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Tons of free printables on favorite blogs I follow. These printables are more for decoration, I’m big on subway art plus I had to express my love for all of these amazing ladies that have beautiful designs, and gorgeous homes.

Here is a list of some I would love to put in my home.

1. Happy Halloween… Trick-Or-Treat… by whipperberry.com & myfabulouslife.com
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2. Halloween Subway Art
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Bonus also 12 more adorable free printables from others listed on 36thavenue’s blog. I love this blog and you will too…

3. I <3 Halloween by swelldesigner.com
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4. Surrender Your Treats by lilluna.com also has these other subway art for Halloween & Christmas.
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Subway Art Halloween + Christmas ones too by lilluna.com
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5. Got Candy? Here is a cute printable with candy corn..
Got Candy? by lizzyjanebaby.com
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6. Halloween count down…
Halloween Chalkboard Count down by apumpkinandaprincess.com
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7. Halloween Owl Printable
Halloween Owl By The Crafty Chicks

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8. Spooktacular Halloween Printable by whilehewasnapping.com
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9. Don’t let the polka dots fool you. Witch Printable by the36thavenue
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10. If the shoe fits… (hehehe)
Here’s a cute printable to add to your witch collection…
by balancinghome.com
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I am thankful to for each of these amazing bloggers to be generous in sharing there adorable printables that they have crafted.

Free Childrens E-book

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Need some helpful ideas to do with you kids or get them to play independently…

I found this great ebook for tons if  childrens activities from paperworks.com

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This will give you tons of ideas to keep them busy for hours. Plus its free, keep it for rainy day ideas or whatever you’d like. Comes as a pdf file.

Easy Colorful Inspiration from bhg

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Tons of things to do, the last week before the kids go back to school, as I sit here lacking any motivation to get up and get organized.
When I need a kick in the pants, I turn to my daily inspiration emails I get from my beloved bhg.com (Have I told you I love you… bhg I love you..) You turn my bad days into inspired goodness, if I didn’t have you my skies would be grey & gloomy..

This mornings inspiration came from this article

Anything with turquoise/chevron brightens me, (dont know why but that color/pattern makes me cheery and happy fills my thinking cap with lots of warmth and dusts off the cob webs and gets those gears grinding..

1. That is why I choose this painted and patterned buffet. Not to much just enough that it looks fresh and colorful, not only is blue calming its also fun. Add some shiny hardware (or paint the existing hardware a metallic while your at it do the hinges too)
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For a more distressed look (that I like) use a fine grit sand paper to add the distress look to the corners and edges.

2. Roller Shades in Lime and Teal.. From the turquoise pendant light with the lime panels and the interesting pattern on the roller shades and the pillows this room is filled with colorful patterns.
Accent plain roller shades with fabric and spray paint the curtain rod to make the window treatment look new. The dresser is a one of a kind, I simply adore this look the aqua color as the base makes the white stenciling pop, then the lime colored hardware is like jewelry, eye candy for the dresser….
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3. DIY make your own pouf. I’ve seen these every were but they are so expensive, but so cute.. Sew your own pouf. Get in on this hot trend without breaking your budget with these easy-to-follow instructions for making one of these stylish seats for well under $50.

To keep the project affordable, bhg used a $7-per-yard linen burlap fabric that is durable and easy to work with.
Here is a link to download pdf instructions on how to make your own. pdf file instructions on how to make this pouf
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4.Find thrift store frames to adhere remnants of fabric and wooden letter to personalize for a spin on photo frames. Which there are many possibilities with this project from using your childrens precious art work, road maps, keys to your first house, use a layered frame to hide your thermostat, make fabric/paper flowers frame those.
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5.I’ve had this similar idea for my entry way doors, by using clear contact paper or frosted, cutting out each shape into small Moroccan tiles then applying then to my entryway doors that are currently bare.
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6.Concealed Storage
These mail boxes with the kids names on them are a great way to reuse an old mail box, just a little bit of spray pant and a label to write your child’s name on it and its ready to hang.
To hide art supplies, books, crafting goodies and other important items all you need is some fabric, a tension rod and hem tape and this look can be achieved within the hour.
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7.Give the hutch in your house a facelift by painting it a fav color, then adding wallpaper or fabric to the back.
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8. Revamp the Lamp….
Easy…Easy…Easy… To achieve this look its quite easy, all that is needed is a can of spray paint, ribbon, pins or glue and of course a lamp.
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These are some of my personal favz that pack a punch of color… I will be trying these..

Love, Natalie

Back to School: Creative Lunches & Bento Boxes (Part 2)

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Austin ~N~ Adri ~N~ Aly:

Moo…Moo….. Here is a cr8tiv way to hype up boring bag lunch this coming school year.

Originally posted on Home Seasons - Holiday Decorations & Seasonal Decor:

Can you believe it? Almost exactly to this day a year ago (just one day off, but who’s really counting!), we posted some fun lunch and bento box ideas for back to school (check out the post here). We’re back with a part 2 because that post was just so fun to write, and so many more lunch ideas have surfaced that we just had to share them!

For those of you that are not familiar with bento box lunches, let’s do a little bit of a recap from last year:

This creative way of lunching comes straight to us from Japan, and is now seen in many countries (and cafeterias around the globe). Many Japanese children bring elaborately decorated lunches (known as bento boxes) to school.

Without further ado, here are some fun lunch and bento box ideas for 2013 back to school!


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Back to School Supply Scavenger Hunt – FREE Printable!

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Austin ~N~ Adri ~N~ Aly:

Happy home fairy has some great printables this is one of them, also id you go to her site she’s got adorable lunch notes for your lunch goers. Hope you enjoy them add much as I do..

Originally posted on Happy Home Fairy:

If you have even stepped two feet outside of your Happy Home, you know that the stores are overflowing with Back to School Supplies.

Does anyone else get a thrill out of a brand new box of crayons?? :-)

Last year I bought 75 boxes for 40 cents each at Wal-Mart.

I am not even kidding about that.

Here is a fun way to treat your Happy Buddies to their school supplies this year – give them a School Supply Scavenger Hunt!

It’s super easy.

Just purchase the basics – crayons, markers, pencils, notebooks, paper, scissors, glue, and a ruler.

Then use my FREE Printable Scavenger Hunt Cards to hide the supplies around your Happy Home!

Your Happy Buddies will just love racing from one rhyming clue to the next, filling their backpacks with the things that they will need for the new school year.

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Back to School Gift Ideas for the Teacher

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Austin ~N~ Adri ~N~ Aly:

Now, these are some adorable ideas on back to school teacher appreciation ideas. I just love love love the mason jar pencil jar, plus its so easy to do….

Originally posted on Happy Home Fairy:

20 EASY, Inexpensive and adorable teacher gift ideas for the first day of school! Lots of FREE Printables!!**We start school on Tuesday!  Eek!  Someone stop the clock, puh-lease!**

I would like to try to bring a little something to the Happy Buddy’s teachers on the first day, so I have been searching the Internet for inspiration.

As always, I try to look for budget-friendly, EASY options with some serious cute factor.

Plus, I am a teacher, so I only share the things that I would like to receive! :-)

Here are 20 Back to School Teacher Gift Ideas that really fit the bill. :-)

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A pack of EXTRA gum and this clever FREE Printable tag from Sweet Metel Moments.

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A Little Tipsy knows that teachers can always use a bundle of Sharpies.

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This Lightbulb Post-It Gift is only $1 plus the FREE Printable tag from Landee See, Landee Do.

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