5 Ways to Make Mundane Tasks More Fun

Five Ways To Make Mundane Tasks More Fun

5 Ways to Make Mundane Tasks More Fun Mundane tasks are a part of life but that doesn’t mean that you have to be miserable while you do them! Here are Five Ways I try to make the grown-up things I have to do each day a bit more fun. Music I used to always […]

10 Simple Tips for the Work at Home Mom

Ten Simple Tips for Work at Home Moms | bydawnnicole.com

10 Simple Tips for the Work at Home Mom. The number one question I get: How do you do it all?! Here’s the secret: I don’t! Here are a few ways I manage to work from home with kids…without losing my mind (most of the time). I love that I can work from home, but […]

Barrel Cane Chair Makeover (with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Painted Fabric)

Barrel Cane Chair Makeover (with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Painted Fabric) | bydawnnicole.com

We’ve received all kinds of fun hand-me-down furniture lately from my step-dad and this old Barrel Cane Chair is one of the many pieces I’ve made over (and posted about) in the past two months. Initially, it was very 70’s complete with red velvet. My husband dubbed it “the pimp chair” and wanted to keep it the […]

DIY Office Organizers

Silhouette Saturday| DIY Office Organizers & How to Create Your Own Shapes with the Trace Feature | ByDawnNicole.com

DIY Office Organizers Hello my crafty friends! I am SO excited to kick off Silhouette Saturdays here at By Dawn Nicole. Even if you’re not a Silhouette user, many of these ideas will be ones you can easily do with stickers, stencils, or other goodies from the craft store. This is a super simple project […]

DIY Teacher’s Gift Pencil Box & 5 Tips for Hand-Lettered Designs

DIY Teacher Gift Pencil Box & 5 Tips for Hand-Lettered Designs

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV One of my favorite simple pleasures is shopping for new pens and markers, so I recently headed to OfficeMax to stock up on a few new things, some of […]

12 Handy Gadgets for the Clean-Eating Kitchen

12 Handy Gadgets and Appliances for the Clean-Eating Kitchen

Eating a real-food based diet does often mean more cooking but with the right tools you can save time and keep meals from getting boring. A lot of these tools got daily use during our Whole30 run (you can read more about our experience here). We’re gearing up to do a send Whole30 soon and […]

DIY Wine & Cheese Party (with Pairing Suggestions & Free Printable!)

DIY Wine & Cheese Party with Pairing Suggestions & Free Printable

  It doesn’t get much classier than a wine and cheese party and the best part about hosting one is that it requires little to no cooking so you can spend time enjoying your company instead of being in the kitchen. Whether it’s for a small dinner party, an at-home date night, or a girls night […]

Turn a Spare Room into an Organized Closet

One great thing about this home is that it has plenty of rooms. One thing is does not: closet space!  The upstairs has a bit of an awkward layout too, which I’m guessing is due to the time it was divided into several apartments.  You have to walk through the master bedroom to get into my craft room (a former […]

New Year, New You: 7 Tips for Making Time to Run

I saw this quote on a sign the other day: “Someone busier than you is running right now”.  Everyone is busy.  Everyone has days when they legitimately can’t squeeze in a work out.  But there are ways to make time.  It just has to be high on your priority list.  I talked a bit about how I […]

New Year, New You: 10 Beginner Running Tips

I remember dreading gym class in the school years.  I went through a chubby phase in Jr. High and we moved for the first time when I was headed into 8th grade.  Being the new, chubby girl was not a fun year for me.  I recall having to run around the Jr. High building in […]

DIY {Painted} Halloween Mugs

Did you know I’m a Halloween baby?  Well, not so much the baby part anymore, I suppose.  I’ll be 31 years old on the 31st this year.  Something my 4 year old loves to remind me.  I’m pretty sure that when I was little, I thought Halloween meant everyone was throwing a party for my […]

16 Awesome Apps for Pre-Schoolers

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With three kids under four, the only reason we ever get to eat out in public is thanks to iPod/iPhone apps.  We’ve tried a ton of apps but these are 16 of my kids most used and loved.  They’ve also made traveling many hours in the car during our moving process so much more pleasant! […]

Re-Run: Fabric Rosette Wreath

I’m coming up on my one year anniversary of blogging.  Since I didn’t have many readers in the beginning and the kids are keeping me so busy that I’m not posting as often, I thought it would be a good time to do a few “re-runs” of posts from the very beginning.  This wreath is […]

D.I.Y. Personalized Nursery Wall Art

D.I.Y. Personalized Nursery Wall Art I started this Wall Art back when I was working on Quinn’s Nursery and just now got around to finishing it.  You’ll have to forgive some of the picture quality.  The kids got ahold of our good camera and it now needs replacing so my iPhone has to suffice in the […]

Fabric Yo-Yo Lampshade


This is a fun, simple project that will brighten up any room! What You’ll Need:Fabric ScrapsButtons or Covered Button Kit(s)Needle and ThreadRic Rac or RibbonHole Punch (or something similar to cut holes in lampshade)Fabric Glue (like FabricTac) or Glue Gun and sticks Start by making holes in your lampshade as desired.  I actually found a […]