Home Decor | Crocheted Pillow Cover

Hey Guys,

Today’s post is on this awesome Crocheted Pillow Cover that I found online for free from LeeLee Knits. I was searching for a cool design to crochet over a cheap throw pillow that I bought off of Craigslist for $1. I was a little intimidated by the design at first and wondered if I could pull it off. I am by no means an expert in crocheting and sometimes I start patterns and realize, sometimes quickly and sometimes half way through that I just can’t do it!

But I thought I’d give it a shot and try it out. To my surprise the pattern was super easy to follow and I didn’t mess up once! Score!

Crocheted Pillow Cover

Nice and loose!

I followed the instructions to a T and thankfully started out my chain with a loose stitch. Sometimes I find myself crocheting too tightly.

Here are the colors and brand of yarn I used for this project, as well as my crochet needle.

I chose these colors because they match the theme of my bedroom and I chose this brand because well, it was cheap at Joann’s.

Crocheted Pillow CoverSo I crocheted two complete sides and I did about 8 rows of the light brown/tan color and the rest with the cream color. I just measured my pillow that I was covering and knew that since the yarn stretched that I needed to crochet it a bit smaller (just a tad) than the actual pillow.

This took me FOREVER guys! Like seriously, forever! I did take breaks, but in all it probably took me a couple of weeks to finish, probably because I’m lazy, but never mind that.

Crocheted Pillow Cover

Just a a smidge smaller 🙂

Then I just sewed my pillow cover together on three sides and then stuffed my leopard print ugliness (no offense to any leopard print lovers out there) inside. Then I stitched up the opening and viola all done!

Crocheted Pillow Cover

Isn’t she purdy?

Now you’re probably wondering, how the heck can you wash it if you sewed it all up!? Well my friends, the top stitch is just done with yarn and I can easily unweave it and slip the pillow out and throw it in the wash when I need to. Mic drop.

That’s it for this post guys, until next time!


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New sunglasses, Summer Ready | Discount Glasses

**This is a sponsored post, however as always all comments and thoughts are my own.**


Hello there!

Summer is upon us guys and for me and all my fellow glasses wearing folks that doesn’t exactly spell a great time for outdoor activities if you don’t have a pair of prescription sunglasses. Every year I tell myself I am going to save a little extra money so that I can buckled down and finally buy myself a nice pair so I am not stuck squinting and shielding my eyes from the sun. But every year something else comes up and luck isn’t on my side and my prescription sunglass dreams never come true.

Until now! Luckily the clouds parted and luck was dropped off in my email inbox from a wonderful company called Discount Glasses.

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Discount Glasses

I love a good cat eye!

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Discount Glasses

I’ve had my sunglasses for a month or so now and they are working out just perfectly! They protect my eyes and I can see clearly! It’s a win-win.

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What do you guys think of my new shades?



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DIY | Earring Holder

Hello There!

In today’s post I will show you guys how to make this easy and inexpensive DIY | Earring Holder.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Wooden Sticks
  • Picture Frame
  • Plastic Grid
  • Spray Paint
DIY earring holder materials

In this picture I have two picture frames because I was going to make two but changed my mind later 🙂

Now I already had the glue gun, glue sticks and spray paint on hand. So I went out and purchased the picture frames from the Dollar Tree, the wooden sticks from Wal Mart, I think they were around $2.97 for the pack. I picked up the plastic grid from Michael’s for $0.79.

Let’s get started! First start by removing the back of your picture frame and the glass as well. Take your frame to a well ventilated area and spray paint it any color of your choice, or don’t spray paint. You can leave it as it if you want to!

Once your frame is dry, take a pair of pliers and remove the hardware

diy earring holder

Then you’ll take your plastic grid and lay it onto of your picture frame so you can visually see and mark off with a pen if needed, where to cut your plastic grid so that it fits into the frame.

diy earring holder

Once you have your plastic grid cut down to size you will add a thin layer of hot glue onto the frame itself.

diy earring holder

Then you will place your plastic grid onto the glue, I also added another layer of hot glue onto the plastic grid to ensure it would last and hold up over time. It should look like this when you’re done.

diy earring holder

Now you’ll take two wooden sticks, and one you will cut in half.

diy earring holder

And for the other you will cut two small sections off.

diy earring holder

Take those two small sections and hot glue them onto the back of your frame towards the bottom, like this.

diy earring holder

Now take your two cut halves and hot glue them to each of the small wooden sections at an angle. Hold them in place until the glue dries and add another thin layer to really secure it.

diy earring holder

Ta-da, you’ve created a stand.

Let’s see how it looks standing up, shall we.

diy earring holder


Awesome! You’re done! All you need to do now is add your earrings.

diy earring holder

Let me know what you guys think!

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DIY | Decorative Vase

Hey Guys!


Today’s post is on this DIY decorative vase transformation. This vase is part of my master bedroom make-over I am doing. So to start I had been scouring craigslist and all my local stores for a nice inexpensive vase to fill this blank space in my master bedroom. For awhile there I was coming up empty handed. That is until I found this little beauty on craigslist for $5.


It was already in good shape and pretty to keep as is, if it matched my color scheme for my bedroom but sadly it did not. So I had to give it a little a makeover.

I used the following supplies to give my vase new life:

Rust-Oleum American Accents 2x Ultra Cover spray paint in the color Gloss Ivory. Next as an accent color I used a painters paint pen in a pale light blue color.


Rust-Oleum Spray Paint

Here’s how my vase looked after three light coats of the spray paint.

spray painted vase

And here is how the vase looked after I added my accent color

vase with accent color

To fill my vase I went to Michael’s and purchased Ashland Naurals stems. I used a 40% off coupon and purchased them for $6.99.

Ashland Naturals

Inside my vase I used the green floral blocks so that my sticks sat up a little higher. Then to finish it off added a little fake moss on top.

vase with moss

Here is the finished project!

DIY decorative vase

Easy and inexpensive I believe the total project cost me $19 that includes all supplies.

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DIY | Dresser Transformation

Hey Guys!

Today’s post is a DIY dresser transformation. So this dresser was an unexpected find, I was driving through a residential neighborhood and saw this dresser sitting on the curb with a for sale sign. I scored this dresser for $30 which was a great deal considering it is solid wood. Originally it was a light colored unstained wood but it had some sticker residue and crayon marks on it. So I stained it this dark color you see in the picture and added new knobs. This was years ago so this dresser has been through a lot, one cross country move and one local move.


So it was time for a fresh new look, first I started by cleaning the dresser off with just a damp rag and then dried it off with a dry rag. I removed the knobs and drawers and used my sander with an 80 grit sandpaper to remove the old stain.


After sanding, I wiped the excessive saw dust off with a dry rag and went back through it with my sander again this time using 100 grit sandpaper just to smooth is down some and remove any remaining stain I missed the first go around. Once that was done, I again wiped off the excessive saw dust and now it was time to paint!

dresser drawers


dresser drawers

I used my Valspar paint I picked up at Lowe’s from the As Is cart for $5. The color is a dark gray.

Valspar Paint

I used the can on the left.

I painted two coats using a foam roller and I waited a full 24 hours in between coats. Next I used some Minwax Polycrylic to seal my paint.

Minwax Polycrylic

I followed the instructions on the can and used a Wooster Brush to apply the polycrylic.

Wooster Brush

Finally it was time to add my knobs, I bought these crystal glass knobs on Amazon, they came in a pack of 10 and cost $8.85

Crystal Glass knobs

Crystal Glass Knobs

Time to put it altogether, I put the drawers back in place and this project was finally complete!


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