how i built a cedar window box for under 20

How I Built a Cedar Window Box for Under $20

Hey y'all! Come check out how I've elevated the exterior of our home and helped create a more inviting look with the addition of an inexpensive window box!We moved into our home about 6 months ago and since then have been honing the decor vision for our home. I like to have a cohesive style and color scheme throughout our home and I find that being in a space for a while before I start doing a lot of projects really helps with that. One of the first projects I knew I wanted to tackle was the front exterior of our home. To be honest I'm not wild about the exterior of our home, it's basically all brown vinyl and really boring but I quickly developed a course of action for the front of our home and whipped up a (badly) photoshopped inspiration picture for reference. You can read more about all of that in my post HERE.

desert inspired easter tablescape

Desert Inspired Easter Tablescape

Howdy friends, today I hopped on FB LIVE and shared my easter table scape ideas. I decided to go with a fresh southwest, desert inspired look with cacti, succulents and a few flowers. I wanted to give my normal easter decor an update ..... (You won't find any easter eggs on this table!) Although I will be adding a super fun Easter bunny themed centerpiece on our breakfast nook table for my kiddos. This desert inspired tablescape is a fun and budget friendly table scape that would be great for easter, a dinner party or a summer/spring wedding. Take a look at my detail shots below and my list of supplies, I even added my FB LIVE to walk you through exactly what I did.

boho chic easy pillow tutorial

Boho Chic EASY Pillow Tutorial

Hey you guys! Today I’m sharing the EASIET little pillow tutorial ever! I bet if you’ve been on Pinterest in the last few months or peaked inside any home decor magazines you have seen a kilim pillow or rug (Pronounced kill-eem)

spring carrot door hanger, doors

Spring Carrot Door Hanger

Spring is upon us! I’m so excited for the sunshine, warm weather, flowers and all the happiness that spring brings with it. I’m also excited for Easter and spring time decorating and I’ve decided to get a little jump on my Easter decor by adding a spring carrot door hanger (our very first door hanger at our new house!) to the front of our new home! It was super easy to make and I know you’ll want to know how I whipped it up, so scroll down and see what I did, then hop over to my blog to get all the details on how to make one for yourself!

chalkboard art panels, chalkboard paint, crafts, wall decor

Chalkboard Art Panels

We've been working like busy little bees unpacking all of our boxes, putting things away and making this new house our home. As a creative person sometimes the mess of unpacking and long days where I don't get to do anything creative drives me nuts and I need just a little break in the monotony. I decided that a quick little project would give me a good aside from all the organizing and would help us feel a little more settled in at the same time. Inspired by one of my favorite songs I created these adorable side by side faux chalkboard panels. I say faux chalkboard because I fixed mine so that the chalk cannot be erased. You could totally make yours erasable.

neutral glam rental nursery, bedroom ideas

Neutral Glam Rental Nursery

When we moved into our rental I could not get over how BLAH all of the rooms were. everything is beige and there really isn't any contrast in the rooms. I decided that for Sloane's nursery I was going to let the neutral color palette work for me.

framed monogram ornament and free printable, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor

Framed Monogram Ornament and Free Printable

Let me show you how I make framed monogram ornaments for my Christmas tree for a full and preppy look!

easy christmas place settings with instruction video , crafts, how to, painted furniture, reupholster, wreaths

Easy Christmas Place Settings With Instruction Video!!

I’m making two takes on the same place setting, formal and casual, all made with things found at the Target dollar section! The formal place setting is probably better used for a sit down dinner party where every guest is assigned a seat. The casual take is for a pick your seat party, buffet style christmas dinner etc. So, let’s get started!
(Video at the bottom of tutorial!)

rental friendly feature wall

Rental Friendly Feature Wall

we are living in a rental...for only 6 months (!) and I want to make it super pretty and fun and bold but I don't want to spend tons of $$$. I'm also super super limited by the rules of renting. I wanted to add a fun little feature wall in our living room to break up all the beigeyness.

diy wallpaper hack using washi tape rental friendly , wall decor

DIY Wallpaper Hack Using Washi Tape (Rental Friendly!!)

I recently gave our very vanilla military housing powder bath a makeover with "washi tape wallpaper." We moved into our temporary military housing about 2 months ago and began setting up house but we are desperate for color and character in our very neutral home. We will only be residing in our home for 6 months so anything we use to decorate must be very removable! I have been on the lookout for temporary wallpaper and there are some great options out there- but at $60 for 2 square feet I'm just not willing to commit to the price for a six month stay. So, in the end I decided to make my own wall treatment with washi tape.

Love The Tompkins
Love The Tompkins
About meHey y’all, I’m Holly and I’m the writer behind Love The Tompkins.
I’m an east coast girl transplanted to the mid-west by way of the Army. I’m married to one handsome and amazing man who proudly serves and protects our country and I could not be more lucky than to be his wife. I’m a momma to 3 busy little ones! I’m usually found heavily caffeinated and armed with some sort of power tool. I love makeup and building stuff. I’m so hopelessly addicted to the Target dollar section and I won’t ever stop, you cant make me! I’m so excited to share my little ‘ole projects with you! Don't be shy, stop over to my blog!