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How to Organize Laundry Baskets with Labels

Okay, here’s the deal. I bought this label maker a few months back and after that I that I was hot stuff. I love having things organized and I love making it easy for my family to help me keep the house organized. So back to this label maker…right. With it, I was labeling cabinet shelves, refrigerator shelves and everything. In some cases it was helping like here, here, here and here but then in other cases…not so much. But then…I decided to step it up a notch because stick on labels just wasn’t gonna cut it on everything. I wanted

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How to Fill a Drawer Hole with Wood Filler

We are kind of all over the place with home improvement projects but we’ve been primarily focusing on our master bedroom and bathroom since it’s gotten too hot to work on the yard. One project I’m specifically working on this is redesigning a thrifted dresser I bought off craigslist. My plan is to paint it an entirely different color. To begin the transformation I removed all of the hardware and spray painted it gold. One of the drawer pulls was broken and needed to be replaced. The existing holes are larger than I need for the new drawer pulls so 

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Have I told you just how much I’ve fallen head over heels with contact paper? Contact paper is simply thin vinyl with an adhesive backing that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. I’ve used it to line my shelves and cabinets but have also used it as the background for my daughters DIY pin board. DIY Contact Paper Drawer Liner Contact paper comes in a roll that’s about 14 inches wide and several feet long. There’s a grid on the back which makes measuring and cutting easy. Contact paper sticks to just about anything including binders. Yep! I

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How to Paint Vinyl or Laminate Floors

I spent yesterday and today updating my master bath. We’d never finished the floating bathroom shelf after they started to sag. When I do a do it yourself project that doesn’t turn out the way I’d hoped I usually leave it undone until I can find a solution. So after a whole year I finally reinforced the shelf and added a second shelf which I’ll share pictures of soon. If you follow me on Instagram (<—— which you should so go ahead and get that out of the way) you will have already seen some sneak peaks. So after fixing

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How to Build a Raised Garden Bed

A lot of people want to grow a flower or vegetable garden this year but may be thinking it’s too hard. For me, gardening projects shouldn’t be complicated and hard to do. In fact, I taught myself to garden and am going to share a really easy tutorial on how to make a raised garden box. This is not going to be laborious. In fact it’ll take less than an hours time and be remembered as on of the those fun garden projects. How to Build a Raised Vegetable Box The first thing you want to do before you even begin

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Germaine and I are still knee deep in home improvement projects but we are falling in love with what we’ve done to the back and front yard so far. If you remember my post from a few weeks ago, we completed some major overhauling to the yard including building a concrete patio, raised vegetable boxes and landscaping. Today I’m going to give you a backyard renovation sneak peek showing how everything looks now that the sod has been watered and some of the plants are maturing. The plant above is right below our deck in a flower bed created to

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My husband and I have been busy working on DIY projects around the house and wanted to share some we’ve recently completed. We are in the process of completely updating our home (on a budget and completely debt free). I hate debt and have no intention of accumulating any during this renovation. One of the things I’ve wanted for months has been these way cute light fixtures from Ikea but would have to drive four hours there and back to get them.   I mentioned my love of them to my husband for months and he wouldn’t bite. He couldn’t

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We started this Spring with a big family cookout. My daughter, her family, my Mother & Father in law, sister in laws, nephews, my grandson, my mom, my husband and children were all here. The house was packed there was lots if food, love and laughter. This was the first cookout of the year before Germaine and I started working on some major outdoor projects to make our yard more hospitality friendly. This is going to be a quasi long post with a barrage of photos do grab a cup of coffee and sit tight. I want to walk you

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DIY Clipboard Tutorial at AProverbsWife.com

This DIY Clipboard Craft Tutorial has been on my project to-do list since last year. I use my clipboard several times a week and wanted to dress it up. This was my first try and I did everything free-hand without measuring so you’ll see that the my contact paper measurements are not exact but the finished result serves its purpose. Now when my clipboard is hanging on the wall above my desk it looks pretty instead of boring. All you need for this project is a clipboard and contact paper which can be bought at the Dollar Tree for $1.00.

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DIY Hair Bows Tutorial

While out shopping I stumbled across some clearanced Christmas bows which I knew would make great DIY Sparkly Hair Bow tutorial. I normally only see these in red so when I saw these bronze-y brown bows I instantly thought about recreating the sparkly bows I saw in Forever21. After buying the bows for $0.10 it didn’t cost me anything more for this project and I ended up with ten new hair bows using 2 inch French barrette hair clips. I originally planned to hot glue the bows to the clip but as soon as I saw the twisty ties on

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DIY Bagged Collard Greens

Buying bagged and prepped food is often convenient but in today’s economy we have to go back to some of the old school ways of managing our home in order to cut expenses. While bagged is great, it’s often more expensive which is why I’m going to show you how simple it is to prep your own bagged collard greens at home. This tutorial will work for kale, turnip or any other kind of green leafy vegetable. First cut off the lower part of the stalks where the leaves end. After cutting your collards should look something like the image

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Something is happening in my life right now and I am loving it. God is moving and working in ways I can’t fully put into words. He’s taking broken things and restoring them. He’s making old things new and as I see His hand moving in my life I am inspired and encouraged. It’s been a 10 year journey to my husband I becoming debt-free except for our mortgage and 100% self employed. No side jobs. No credit collectors. Just freedom. We given up a lot to get where we are including the luxury of running out and buying things

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Crochet Wristlet and Hair Bow | AProverbsWife.com

Can you crochet? Crocheting is so easy and there are 1,000′s of projects that can be created in less than 24 hours like all of the dishcloths I make for my kitchen. Ever since I made the first one, I haven’t purchased a store bought one since. Learning to crochet is so easy and their are many easy to follow crochet for beginners tutorials online. Once you get the hang of it, you can make cute things like this crochet wristlet and hair bow set I made for my daughters best friends birthday using FREE crochet patterns. I like to

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While the children were still in school I began remodeling our family room. I started by repainting the walls and adding some wall decals. I created a family photo with interchangeable photos to hang over our fireplace and then got to work on creating this fun Sunburst mirror. It was really easy to make and cost under $10. Supplies: 2 sheets of white poster board – $1 each Cardboard – $0 Black spray paint – $4 Small black mirror – $1 Hot glue sticks – $1 Hot glue gun – $1 First, I divided the poster board into equal sized

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dress redo

I have been practicing my sewing and I am getting so much better. The latest project was a dress that I made into a skirt for my daughter. The dress is a size 16 but my daughter wheres a size 10. Instead of waiting for her to grow into it, I decided to turn it into a skirt. I started by cutting off the chest or bust part of the dress. Here’s a closer look of where I cut. Next, I cut a 4 inch strip to be used for the waist band. I then cut the 4 inch strip

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bathroom redo

We are completely moved downstairs to our new master bedroom and with the move came more project ideas. The den still has a lot of work to be done so when we exit our bedroom this is mostly what we see. The den floors still look about the same but the walls have been painted and we constructed another wall between the hallway and the bathroom so that it is now only accessible through our bedroom. I still have some more painting to do in the den and in he hall directly outside of our bedroom, but I decoded to

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I am so grateful this morning for the wonderful gals that work with me to keep this blog running because without them there’s no way that I could get this remodeling project done and manage the day to day operations of AProverbsWife.com. While they’ve been keeping you all up to date with the latest money saving deals, I’ve been working hard on remodeling the lower level of my home. It all started with a flood and several weeks later we’ve decided to redo the entire lower level. Not only will we remodel it, but we are moving our master bedroom

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The picture above is of my den. It’s what my den would look like on Monday mornings after taking the weekend off from chores. I don’t do chores one the weekends, but instead us that time to connect with my husband and children. The picture below is what my den looked like after it flooded in November 2011. Last year we had to replace every appliance in our kitchen and in November we had to replace our washing machine which caused the flood. After all of that we were definitely not willing to spend any more money from our emergency

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(image source) 1. Compost Bin – Get ready for summer and help the environment by starting a super easy compost bin. You probably already have everything you need to get started. Any of those plastic totes will do. (image source) 2. Easy Accents – How cool is this? All you need is a bag of Navy Beans, a can of spray paint and glass jars to change the look of a room. What I like about this DIY project is that it’s frugal and can be easily changed to match the seasons. (image source) 3. Memo Box – I love

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As you can see, my stockpile table was becoming a big cluttered mess. Most of my stockpile is kept in a room that serves as a laundry room and pantry. I usually have to set aside some time 2-3 times a year to re-organize this space. This is just a portion of our stockpile which consists of personal hygiene items. At one point I was just grouping things together but decided to see if I could maintain groups be save some space as well. For this project I decided to use stackable plastic bins. I started by grouping like items

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