scrap wood pumpkins with vinyl faces

Scrap Wood Pumpkins With Vinyl Faces

I have a love for pumpkin decor this time of year and I have been seeing DIY pumpkins all over, so I decided to use some of our scrap wood to make a set of wood pumpkins. I used vinyl to make removable jack-o-lantern faces so they can be used all season long! The best part of this project is that it was FREE because I had all of the supplies on hand.

nightmare before christmas halloween trunk decor

Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Trunk Decor

Our church has a Trunk or Treat every year for the kids on Halloween and last year I went with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, since it's one of my favorite movies. I DIY'ed most of the decor using dollar store items.

diy custom clipboards 3 ways

DIY Custom Clipboards 3 Ways

While cleaning out my office, I ran across several clipboards that were not being used, so I decided to pretty them up and use them as wall art and to help keep me organized. This project took less than an hour to do and was free for me since I used what I had on hand!

diy wooden boardwalk

DIY Wooden Boardwalk

Our backyard is pretty wide open and since we renovated our basement, we wanted to create a walkway/path from our deck to the basement entry. My husband came up with an idea for a walkway that mimics a beach boardwalk.

boho wooden bead garland

Boho Wooden Bead Garland

This project was inspired by all the wooden bead garland seen in the Instagram home decor pics. Obviously, I could have headed over to Target to purchase a few strands, but I chose to make my own and add a few painted beads for a colorful twist. I also wanted a garland that was a little more boho and less farmhouse, to match my decor style.

how to paint your front door entry

How to Paint Your Front Door Entry

Even though we have a lovely front door, it is rarely used. Most people use our side entry off the carport since it is convenient to the driveway. Since those stairs and door get a lot of use, the paint was worn off and the stairs had many dings and looked terrible. We spent a few bucks on paint and a few hours of labor to create an inviting entry!

patriotic painted placemats

Patriotic Painted Placemats

July 4th is right around the corner and I do not have very much festive decor. I love to make crafts using Dollar Tree supplies, so I decided to try painting placemats using a stencil made with my Cricut. They turned out great and were easy to make!

how to build a mudroom bench

How to Build a Mudroom Bench

We turned an unused area of the basement into a mudroom by building a custom bench with cubbies underneath. We were able to use scrap wood we had on hand, along with some 2x4's. Here is how we did it!

crafting space organization

Crafting Space Organization

I do not have an entire room to devote to my crafts, but I was able to steal a corner of the basement to turn into a crafting nook. I am sharing some of my best tips for organizing craft supplies in a small area.

tips for spring cleaning your windows

Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Windows

If your windows are like mine, they probably need a good cleaning to remove the layer of grime winter weather has left. Here are my tips on how to get those windows sparkling inside and out, including the screens!

Mary from Real Girl's Realm
Mary from Real Girl's Realm
About meI started my blog originally to chronicle the renovations my husband and I have done on our house. I will be showing you some of the renovations we have done on our 1960's Rancher and hopefully inspire some other DIYers out there.