Easy and Cheap DIY Chalkboard

Hey friends!! I hope you enjoyed your extra-long weekend! My daughter was home from college so that made my weekend awesome!! I don’t know about you, but I have been in a bit of a funk watching all of the news from Houston. The devastation is truly unreal. If you are from that area or have people you know from there, know that our prayers are with you as you process this and work through the rebuilding. Much love to you Texas. I also put my oldest on a plane last week to head back to Boston for his SENIOR year of college. Honestly, it seems like yesterday that we were moving him in for the first time. I’m so proud of him, and thankful for all the opportunities God has blessed him with over the last three years, but it’s never easy to say goodbye. I needed a distraction, so when I got home from the airport I dove into a craft.
Easy and Cheap DIY Chalkboard
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DIY 2×4 Upholstered Farmhouse Style Bench

Hey friends! I’m actually pretty excited about the project that I am sharing with you today! If this is your first time here, welcome! I hope you enjoy what you see today! Stay for a while and look around! We have a lot of fun here creating beautiful, budget friendly, DIY projects! I have joined with 13 other talented DIYer’s to kick off the 2×4 and More week-long series hosted by the girls at Remodelaholic!

When the girls from Remodelaholic were looking for people to participate in their 2×4 and more challenge, I decided this would be a great way for us to get our feet wet in the world of furniture building. We’ve done plenty of building in our home, but never a freestanding furniture piece. But, now we have and I’m ready for the next project!

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DIY Faux Roman Shade

Hey there friends! Are you surviving May and all that comes with the school year ending?? Today is our kiddos last. day. of. school!! Surprised that I’m excited?? Allow me to explain – I get to sleep in. Yep, one of the benefits of having teenagers is that they appreciate sleep as much as I do! WooHOO! I’m still gonna try to get some projects done through the summer. They may be a little more spread out, but I’d like to be a little productive! 😆  Today, I’m sharing a project I have been wanting to do for a looonnnnggg time. Not sure why I put it off. But, it’s done now!
DIY Faux Roman Shade
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April in Review 2017

Again, how is it already May?? It seems like I blinked and April was gone! Unfortunately, I’m thinking May will be very similar. You know how it is…concerts, contests, graduations, tests, last days of school…add in to that people coming home from college, baby showers, wedding showers, and more things I’m sure I’m forgetting (which, btw, is my biggest fear – forgetting something 😳 – maybe because it’s happened), and well, the month will soon be over. I pray that I can fully enjoy every minute of every day! So today I’d like to look back and see what we really got accomplished here @frazzledjoy in the month of April.

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