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DIY Cross Stitch Pillow

  As you might have seen in yesterday’s post, I made this cross-stitched pillow recently for my new baby’s nursery, and I love how it turned out. Cross-stitching is super therapeutic for me so it helped calm the major anxiety I had from having my first child. A custom-made pillow like this one is the...

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Budget-Friendly Baby Shower Ideas

This Baby Shower Ideas post was originally published in September 2014 and updated as of May 2022. A few years ago, I was tasked with throwing a baby shower for one of my good friends, but my budget was tight so we were on threat level orange for some serious creativity and affordability. Luckily, I...

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DIY Stenciled Mum Pots

    It’s FAAAAALL!!! Shall we celebrate with a fall DIY project? Let’s do it. I’m going to show you how I glammed up some plain pots to make room for one of my favorite treasures of the fall season, MUMS! I love those suckers. They are hearty, they are colorful, and it doesn’t take...

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DIY Ombre Clay Necklaces

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Polyform Clay. Thank you for supporting us and our sponsors! When I found out I was going to have the chance to work with Polyform’s Souffle Clay, I knew immediately that I wanted to create a handful of necklaces to give to some long-stay NICU moms. Liz...

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DIY Upcycled Dollar Store Sunglasses

I have a mild sunglasses obsession. I like to have a handful of pairs in my car, purse, house, etc. However, I am the WORST at taking care of my sunglasses. I never use cases and I like being able to toss them in my bag and not worry about the consequences. Yes, I am...

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DIY Recycled Onesies!

    As of today I am due to have a little baby girl enter the world in 2 weeks! TWO. Yikes. I’m sooo excited. I’m sooo scared. (Sidenote: Name that Saved by the Bell episode and we shall officially be kindred.) And, since I already have a little boy I haven’t felt a lot...

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    7 DIY Projects for Valentine’s Day!

    As it turns out, here at the PLA we have a mild heart obsession. And by mild I mean major. Really major. The majority of our DIY projects tend to involve us plastering something with the shape and we can’t stop. So, with Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would put together some of...

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      DIY GC Dress-Up, Part 2!

      Last week, along with a good solid tirade in defense of gift cards, we partnered with Smith’s to give you some ideas for dressing up a GC to make it a sassy little gift for the fashionista in your life. Well, today we are at it again and have done a little GC dress-up for your...

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