Join me as I Craft, Cook, DIY, Garden, and create beauty on a budget all while celebrating life’s simple joys.

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Delicious Recipes for your family

Here you will find all of my favorite cravings! From main dishes to sides and desserts, I have all sorts of goodies that you are going to love.

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Gluten Free Nut Free dairy Free paleo Vegan Keto
Meet the author

Welcome! I’m Kristin

I live in sunny San Diego with my incredibly handy husband, 3 teen boys, and 3 crazy dogs. I love to share my love for DIY, crafts, recipes, gardening and so much more. My husband and I have enjoyed turning our suburban home into our dream home while remaining functional and practical. We hope to show you it is possible to create beautiful spaces fit for busy families on a budget. I try my best to live a happy, healthy and beautiful life, inspire and be inspired, and embrace my imperfections.

Craft Ideas and Tutorials

Do you love to craft? Here you will find craft ideas for every holiday and season plus so much more!


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DIY, Designing + decorating your house to be your home

Do you love DIY, being creative, re-purposing things, designing, and decorating? You are in the right spot, turn your home into the house you have dreamed of!



Grab Your Free Printables


If you’re looking for FREE printables, you’ve come to the right place! I share free printables for all occasions! I have printables for home decor, holidays, kids and so much more!

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Paint Tutorials

Here you will find tutorials on all sorts of paint, my personal favorite is Chalk paint. It is such an easy way to transform furniture and so much more.
I also have lots of tutorials on spray paint (another personal favorite) and traditional painting. It’s amazing how a coat of paint can instantly update any space or piece of furniture.