How to Organize Your Daily Schedule

How to Organize Your Daily Schedule

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #EverydaySharpie Warning: nerd alert! I have loved paper and pen as long as I can remember. I could spend hours over the pen sections in stores as a kid and testing them all out on the test paper they provided. I know. Totally nerdy. {I warned you!} I've always loved to write and my journalism degree comes as no … [Read more...]

18 DIY Pallet Projects

18 DIY Pallet Projects

Lately I've been trying to think of some new ways to use the pallets I have in my garage. I've made several DIY projects with them over the past two years and I love having the free wood available out there whenever I need some. But the stuff in our garage seems to be growing by the minute. (We currently have a lawn mower situation, as in there are three out there - two riding and one push - and it's getting kind of claustrophobic.) I know I need to just disassemble my pallets and use that space … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 64

How to Disassemble a Pallet

Welcome to Work it Wednesday!! I can't wait to see what you share today and I'm so glad you're here! Yesterday I spent the early part of the day working on some shelving in the office closet. I can't wait to get it done and get everything back in its place! The clutter is driving me crazy... And then we got Miss A's new bed put up yesterday and the crib (turned toddler bed) and rocking chair moved out. It was a little bit of a bittersweet day, because it means I probably won't be rocking … [Read more...]

Hello Fall Chalkboard Art

Hello Fall Chalkboard Art |

One aspect of my home that I love is my huge DIY chalkboard in my eat-in kitchen. I love that this wall holds one large decor item that I can easily change with every season or every whim. I'll admit that I kept my spring chalkboard decor up until the first week of school when I changed it for Miss A's first day of school picture. And then it was time to change it up for fall! … [Read more...]

Best of Turquoise {August 2014}

Best of Turquoise | August 2014

The past month just flew by and we're getting settled into the school year routine. I'm finally able to tackle a large DIY project this month and can't wait to share it with you soon! It all has to do with making room for baby, which will be the theme of our lives for the next three months. As it should be, I guess. :) But before we get too far into the month of September, I wanted to take a look back at August. There wasn't too much going on, but there was a mini theme of back-to-school. So, … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 63

Man Cave Makeover by Lolly Jane

Hi friends! I'm so glad you're here to hang out with us today and share you're amazing creativity!! I loved all of the DIY tables from last week. And the features?? Amazing! It's so hard to choose our favorites each week. :) Don't miss these two giveaways going on right now ... Enter to win a MacBook Pro (whoop!!) And then one of my all-time favorite essential oils! It helps me get some fantastic sleep every night, even when I have a 3-year-old who still wakes me up every night to … [Read more...]

100 Inspirational Fall Projects


I'm so excited to share these 100 Inspirational Fall Projects with y'all today! Twenty-four of my absolutely favorite bloggers and I have teamed up with our most-loved Fall projects to share with you. I hope you'll enjoy them on this Labor Day. Coach and I are celebrating Labor Day today by laboring, which is appropriate. :) We're adding shelves to the guest bedroom/office closet so that I can fit my decor stash in there. Well, at least that's the hope. I'm not sure it'll all fit in there, … [Read more...]

11 Amazing Uses of Peace & Calming Essential Oil (& a giveaway!)

11 Amazing Uses for Peace and Calming Essential Oil

I'm so excited to share about one of my favorite essential oils with you today! When I first opened my starter kit and started smelling each one, I wasn't in love with this one. Little did I know I would come to love the scent and use it every single day! Which oil am I talking about? The wonderful Peace & Calming, of course. This popular oil blend contains tangerine, orange, ylang ylang, patchouli and blue tansy. The earthy smell is fabulous and it helps me get a good night's sleep every … [Read more...]

Back to School Laptop Giveaway


I don't think I've talked about this much, or at all really, but I'm a Mac girl. I've been using a Apple products for almost 10 years now and I cannot imagine using anything else. I know there are very passionate opinions on both sides of the computer brands, but I treat my Mac as if she were my baby. And as a blogger, I use my computer ALL. THE. TIME. Literally. I love that it syncs with my phone and that  I can FaceTime on it. So, whether you're a die-hard Apple fan or just would like to … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 62

7 Drawer Chevron Dresser made from Pallets

Hey y'all! Without me planning it, this week is turning out to be giveaway week! :) I shared my HomeGoods principal's office makeover on Monday, and my pressure washer clean-up yesterday. I'm giving away $100 gift cards with each post, so be sure to go and enter! $100 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway // $100 Ace Hardware Gift Card Giveaway I've got another amazing giveaway coming up on Friday, so you'll want to come back for that. And then maybe I'll do a new post about my favorite essential … [Read more...]

Cleaning up Outside + $100 Ace Hardware Giveaway!

Front Sidewalk Before and After

It's giveaway week here at The Turquoise Home, at least it seems like it is. :) I've got another fun one for you today, so be sure to stay tuned until the very end! If you read "cleaning up outside" you might have thought I meant eliminating pollution or recycling, but I didn't mean either of those. Today we're talking about pressure washing and cleaning off the dirt and grime from around the outside of our home! Dirty Front Sidewalk I don't know about your house, I assume it's the same … [Read more...]

The Principal’s Office: A Warm and Homey Makeover + $100 HomeGoods Giveaway!

The Principal's Office: A Warm and Homey Makeover |

Happy Monday, my friends! {I've got a fun gift card giveaway for you at the end, so stay tuned!} A couple of weeks ago HomeGoods contacted me about their Happiness Happens Day and bringing a smile to another person's face. They also offered me a $250 gift card to make someone else's space a little HomeGoods Happy! :) I immediately thought of Coach's school. He's a teacher and a coach in a county high school nearby and I thought surely I could spruce up a corner of their world. I didn't … [Read more...]