DIY Jewelry Frame

What does a girl in the 21st century need?  She needs a jewelry frame to hang all her beautiful jewelry for less than $10!  Jewelry boxes are a thing of the past.  :)  Here’s a step by step tutorial on how I made the gorgeous DIY Jewelry Frame below.  Enjoy! What materials do we need? […]

How to Paint a Dresser

If you’re like me, you just love free stuff.  Who doesn’t?  What’s great is that free stuff gives you the freedom to mess it up or turn it into something awesome.  That’s exactly what I did with a solid wood dresser that my wonderful father-in-law gifted to us.  Here’s how I painted a wooden dresser […]

How to Organize Your Web Content

Hi there!  I just wanted to share a really cool service that I use in my graphic and web designer career.  If you’re like me and love to find cool stuff on the internet, you find tons of cool links but want to be able to view it later.  I usually find free resources online […]

DIY Painted Curtains

I used to be a safe color kinda girl. You know, lots of blacks, browns, dark colors.  But then I grew up and decided to step out of the box, just a little bit and bring in some bold colors. So I picked a color that I really liked and painted my curtains to bring […]

How to Choose the Right Colors

Have you ever wondered what colors mean or which colors were right for your website or design project? Did you know that 84.7% of consumers say that color is the primary reason they buy a particular product?  Interesting. In order to know what colors are best for your project, you need to know what colors […]

DIY Bible Verse Wall Art for Under $9

Ever needed a large piece of bible or inspirational artwork but didn’t want to pay like $80 for one?  Well here’s a step by step way that you can make one for yourself. This beauty is actually sized 19.75″ x 27.5″ and costs less than $9. Well $8.58 to be exact. 1 So first thing […]

Optimize Your Site for SEO

Have you ever wondered exactly how to  optimize your website for SEO? Well here are some advanced strategies to optimize your website for search engines. This infographic lists out “12 tested strategies that will bring in more search engine traffic for every piece of content that you publish.” Optimizing your website or webpages for SEO […]

5 Free Website Tools You Shouldn’t Be Paying For

Here’s a common scenario. I get the call to help develop a website for a client because they aren’t happy with the DIY one that they paid for. So I get access to their hosting and see them paying for services or information that is free! Yes, you read it correctly.  They have been paying […]

How My Website was Hijacked by My Web Hosting Company

This is the story about why I am very careful when it comes to selecting a new hosting company for my websites.  I’ve been designing and developing websites since 2000.  And throughout that time, there was one web host that has scarred me for life.   Every other web host has done it’s job of […]

A New Ikea Table with More Storage in 10 Minutes

Have you ever bought some furniture that worked out just fine in the beginning but then needed more functionally for your family? That’s what happened with my beloved Ikea Lack table. I love my lack tables, especially the price. In my household, we have two lack tables in the living room functioning as our coffee […]