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!

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

Art Supply Storage Solution

Most days my house looks like the Crayola Crayon Factory exploded (threw up?) on my dining room table.   This took 10 minutes, was completely no cost for me and solved... Read more

DIY Bamboo Sunflower Decor

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I love a good deal and I frequent my local ReStore here in Medina often! On one of my more recent trips, I found a pile of bamboo plate chargers for 25 cents.... Read more

DIY Mother's Day Flower Pot Gift

This shabby chic burlap planter idea is a wonderful (and frugal) addition to any front porch or patio. It is simple, extremely inexpensive and absolutely adorable! Using burlap, twine and an old buc... Read more

Easy Market Flower Pallet

Everyone seems to be using pallets in decor lately. Some projects are a bit more labor intensive and involve totally deconstructing a pallet. Others require a lot of tools and time. If you follow ... Read more

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