Pillow Talk- Are you Sleeping with Bed Bugs?

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 Hi Everyone- Let’s talk bed bugs or bed mites. Fun right? Do you ever wake up itching and think you are sharing your bed with a colony of critters?  Or, am I the only one who thinks like this?  But, it got me thinking with spring cleaning it might be time to  replace the bed [Read more…]

Easy Idea on Finding {paint} Inspiration for a Child’s Bedroom

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In the evolution of my boys’ bedroom, I learned a quick(er) path to finding a paint color!  If  you and your child  are getting stuck in the negotiations of paint colors for his/her room look to his/her interests to find your color board.  I went with all things tennis related. Thank you Adidas, Wilson, Head and Nike for [Read more…]

Master Bedroom Mini Makeover for $50


The Master Bedroom.  I don’t know if it’s truly a retreat- it feels more like a HR department where every member of the house comes bursting in with questions, complaints, requests and major  announcements!  And we have a large master bedroom, so there is plenty of room for a waiting room of family members (dogs [Read more…]

Fisher Price Basketball Hoop On Wall {saving floor space}!

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I am running in a race to benefit Pancreatic Cancer (Purple Stride) so I am reposting a fun project my friend came up with for my son’s room. My son loves to play basketball. He plays outside for hours, but still loves to shoot in his room before bed (before school, before homework, before..).  The basketball  [Read more…]

Thrifty Boys’ Room Accessories

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It’s done! After multiple negotiations makeovers and tweaks my son’s room is done!  Here is the finished room. For the details on this before and after click HERE.  On a side note, the hardest part of this project is reconciling my wish for a Pottery Barn  room with the reality that my son wants a “cool” [Read more…]

Son’s Room Before and After

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This summer my tween son said, “Mom, I need a big boy bed.”  Okay, now before images form in your heads of my 12  year old son sleeping in a crib, he was referring to not having an official bedroom set.  I have shared several of his room updates, but none of them addressed his [Read more…]

In love with this thrifty wreath idea…


I love wreaths, but I don’t like the expense that adds up with every season or holiday. And, when one loves one wreath, she/he usually wants to add more to the house. Here is my latest wreath for our master bedroom. This is obviously not a highly visible room so thrifty decor is the way [Read more…]

Cheap & Easy Wall Art


Here is a CHEAP fix for my son’s blank wall.  I purchased 2 packages of cork square tiles at Target.  A can of spray paint and leftover paint from the boys’ bathroom.  Ordered the wall mural decals online (I have since found them EVERYWHERE for alot less money than I paid when I purchased them [Read more…]

Orange Accessories for My Son’s Room


My tween son loves orange.  His first Old Navy fleece sweatshirt was orange when he was five.  I just noticed the blue Nike shorts are the identical blue I recently painted in his brother’s bedroom. And, when he was seven he added an orange ski cap ( he still doesn’t like to match). I painted [Read more…]


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If I was my son’s contractor  he would have fired me and with held the final payment!  His bedroom makeover has been a work in progress since he was ten (he is now thirteen- but I tell everyone he is eight so I can subtract 5 years off my age)!    After getting his bed [Read more…]

Window Treatments for $20.00


I am SOOOO excited to share this idea.  For $20.00 I have not one or two window treatments, but four floor length window treatments!  Any guesses what fabric I used to create this $5.00 per panel window treatment? Here is our bedroom window treatments.    I am over the red. I have written several posts on the end [Read more…]

Easy Sports Theme Décor Idea


Hi everyone! Here’s a thrifty find that can be used for tons of décor ideas for your sports enthusiast child!  I purchased a few yards of this turf at Home Depot.  It’s in the carpet and rug aisle and I have seen it in the seasonal section.  I made a few items for my son’s room with [Read more…]

Child’s Room Clothes Rack


The great thing about this project is it can be tweaked for lots of sport theme interests. The never-ending, on-going decorating of my boys bedrooms. So both of my boys are competitive tennis players so needless to say much of their free time, is spent on a court. So, they wanted their love of the [Read more…]