DIY Plush Deer Head

DIY Plush Deer Head | TheTurquoiseHome.com

When I first started envisioning my sweet Baby G's woodland nursery, I fell in love with the idea of having a plush faux deer head in her room. I saw several online that I thought looked cute, but either they were sold out or too expensive.   I spent several weeks searching for just the right deer head. I even thought about buying a plush deer, cutting the head off (morbid, I know) and mounting it myself. After a while I just kind of gave up on the idea, until one day I found an … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 94

DIY Ballet Barre and How to Hang a Heavy Mirror

It's been a whirlwind around here lately! Whew! I've been out of town the past two weekends, which has seriously cut into my project makin' time and general sanity. :) I'm so thankful that the calendar this weekend is clear and that I can spend time working on projects and just enjoying my little family. I told my husband last night that I'm not leaving town again the rest of the year! Just kidding, of course, but that's how I feel. Traveling with a baby is not for the faint of heart and I … [Read more...]

Quick Tip: How to Keep Canvas or Burlap from Fraying

Quick tip: How to Keep Burlap or Canvas from Fraying | TheTuquoiseHome.com

I know it's been kind of quiet around here lately. I've been struggling to finish a DIY project I started for Baby G's nursery several weeks ago. You see, I'm making something that requires sewing burlap or canvas material. I chose a thin canvas-like material to start with and it didn't work out at all. Too thin and frayed too easily. Then I switched to drop cloth (canvas), thinking that it would be perfect. But when I started sewing it, the edges would fray and unravel, meaning my sewing … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 93

Work It Wednesday Link Party

Hi friends!! So good to see you here today. :) I can't believe your amazingness every single week. Let's see what you have been working on! I've been struggling to finish a big DIY project for the baby's room. I was hoping to share it the beginning of this week, but I've had to redo some of it a couple of times. I'm convinced that when it's done it'll be worth it! This weekend, my best friend and I are having a yard sale. I haven't done one in a while, so I may need a refresher from the … [Read more...]

5 Must Have Tools for the DIYer

5 Must-have Tools for the DIYer | TheTurquoiseHome.com

While it's been a little while since I did a full-on DIY project, because baby, I have a garage full of wonderful tools that every DIYer should have. So, I thought I would share some of my favorites. I hear this sentiment all the time from women who read my blog: "I can't build that because I don't have those tools or know how to use them." Well, girlfriend, neither did I when I started out. And one of the main reasons I started this blog was to encourage and empower women to DO exactly what … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 92

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Happy Hump Day! I hope you're having a wonderful week. LOVE, Love, love getting to see all of your amazing projects week after week. Thank you so much for stopping by and partying with us today! You may notice that Work it Wednesday has a new look. Thanks to Amy for revamping our graphics! They look great!! Now, let's get on to the party! … [Read more...]

Spring Decorating, Printables and Crafts

Spring Decorating, Printables and Crafts at TheTurquoiseHome.com

As we are starting to get into consistently warmer weather and the allergens have returned, I'm thinking of all things spring decor and even starting to let my mind think of summer fun! I mentioned the other day on Instagram that I wasn't going to put any pressure on myself this year to do much seasonal decorating. I much prefer getting in my baby snuggles than crafting the perfect mantel. I do enjoy creating a beautiful, seasonal home, but it's just not the time right now. (Although I … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 91

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Happy Wednesday, my friends! I'm so glad you're here!! I wanted to think of a good joke to play on you guys today for April Fool's, but I just couldn't come up with a good one. :) Don't get tricked out there today! This one's not a joke: I'm offering a free welcome kit with any purchase of an essential oils starter guide. I've been wanting to offer this for a while now, and have been doing some flash offers, but now I'm offering it indefinitely. I'd love for you to check out all the … [Read more...]

How to Frame a Builder-Grade Mirror

This simple DIY is easy and cheap! LOVE the custom look! | How to Frame a Builder-Grade Mirror | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Happy spring day to you, dear friends! I spent yesterday morning out in the garage finishing a project that has been on the to-do list for years. The weather was gorgeous and the baby took a long nap - hallelujah! I've had the stuff to finish this project for months now. I've recently gone on a mission to wrap up old projects that have fallen by the wayside. So, here's project numero uno on that list! Ok, so I know that this project has been done by every other home DIY blogger out … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 90

DIY Stencil Letter Quote from BrePurposed

Helloooooo spring!!! We're enjoying some beautiful weather and family time this week while we're on spring break. We like to stay home for spring break and get projects done around the house. With a hubby who coaches August through the middle of March, we're usually just trying to catch our breaths during this time of the year. I'm hoping to cross a few things off of my to-do list too! How's the weather in your part of the world?? Has spring sprung yet? I can't wait to see all of your … [Read more...]

Postpartum Wellness: After the Baby

It's so important to take care of yourself after having a baby. Find out all about Postpartum Wellness: after the baby at TheTurquoiseHome.com

We passed a huge milestone last week: Baby G turned 3 months old! Cue the Hallelujah Chorus!! Not that I wish for my children to grow up quickly, but there's something about that 3 month mark that means a few things for our little family: Baby G is now sleeping through the night. As in she's sleeping from 8 pm to 6ish am. Yay! We've found a loose routine and mostly can stick to it. Eat, wake, sleep, repeat. And she can stay awake for about 1.5 hours before needing to sleep again. It's … [Read more...]

12 Sweet Spring Treats

12 Sweet Spring Treats - a yummy way to celebrate this new season!! | TheTurquoiseHome.com

I love seeing all of the fun spring-themed posts these past few weeks on Work it Wednesday and just in general on Pinterest and around the blogosphere. I will be honest. I have just decorated for spring a teeny tiny bit. My mantel isn't decked out. Honestly, it's pretty bare at the moment. I'm not sure that I'll get around to it anytime soon, but that's OK. I'll just enjoy looking at everyone else's pretty spring decor and food. So, in honor of the new season that started last Friday, I … [Read more...]