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!

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

Easy Do-It-Yourself Photo Gallery Wall

Gallery walls are all the rage right now. You see them everywhere on the popular décor sites, magazines and Pinterest pages. I have a few in my home, but there is one particular gallery wall that I c... Read more

Hi! I'm the New Girl Around Here!

Hi there! My name is Kristin and I am the mom behind the blog Perfectly DeStressed. My husband, Edward, and I reside in beautiful Medina, Ohio, with our eight children (yes, you read that right. Eigh... Read more