Perfectly DeStressed

Ohio born and raised. DIY'er, mom to 8 & wife of a Science Teacher. Living in a smaller home with 8 children and my husband, decorating on a dime is a complete necessity for our family of 10. I am always looking for ways to repurpose, reuse or save money while transforming our once plain, cookie-cutter home into a personalized and custom space for our large family. As a stay-at-home-mother, I spend my days caring for my children, but I spend my nap times coming up with frugal and innovative ways to beautify our home on a very minimal budget!

Stick Figure Tissue Paper Art

Ever since we’ve started slowing down and spending more time at home, I’ve been thinking about ways to create something with the kids that would provide a bit of personalized, fun color to my wall... Read more

DIY Rainbow Table Centerpiece

I love that there are so many rainbow decorations popping up everywhere. It’s like my childhood dreams of growing up to be Rainbow Bright are finally realized! But, I love a good, cheapo DIY e... Read more

DIY 5 Stick Plant Stand

Suffering from spring fever? Need some green in your spaces? Get a jump start on the warmer weather that's right around the corner with this fun and super simple plant stand! I love plants. I love ma... Read more

DIY Faux Fall Chalkboards

If loving paper plates is wrong, I don’t want to be right, my friends. Be prepared to see the only DIY you will need for your FALL decor this year! Aaaaaand, it’s crazy simple and crazy ch... Read more

Cottage Playhouse Makeover

After a good (and I mean really, really good) scrubbing, I took a tired, old plastic Little Tikes playhouse and transformed it into the sweetest little English Cottage-Style Playhouse you ever did see... Read more

Cleveland Indians Baseball Door Hanger

Take me out to the ball game! It’s time for Cracker Jacks, peanuts and footlong hotdogs, my friends! Oh, and of course, BASEBALL! This door hanger would make a wonderful Father's Day gift, too... Read more

DIY Gift for Dad: License Plate Beverage Carrier

Because guys like to have cool things to carry too… This beverage carrier is perfect for BYOB barbecues, summer get-togethers, baseball watch parties, Father’s Day or any occasion! W... Read more

'Your Phone is not Your Property' and Other Screen Time Rules I Give my Kids

Ten people sharing space under our one small-ish roof means that privacy is a premium luxury. It’s obviously something that is mandatory while using the restroom, taking a shower or getting dressed.... Read more

Forever at the Kids Table

I seriously am in love with Thanksgiving. I mean, it’s a holiday where you spend time with those nearest and dearest to your heart, think of allll the things you are thankful for and you eat a ... Read more

Battling the Back to School Blues

The end of summer and beginning of another academic year can leave us parents feeling frazzled and stressed. The resurrection of after-school clubs, sports practices, homework and evening routines all... Read more

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