Street-Find Redo: Paint without Sanding

by Claudya Martinez September 7, 2014
How to paint furniture without sanding

My cuñado found this side table that looked like it had made a run from decades past. It was on the sidewalk just waiting to be picked up by someone. It might not look like much to most, but it’s made out of solid wood and if you are a solid wood lover on a […]

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DIY: Easy Back-to-School Command Center

by Claudya Martinez August 6, 2014
Back to School command Center

The start of the school year is quickly approaching, which of course makes me want to get ready for a successful and smooth academic year. As I laid eyes on the sad-looking command center I set up last year, I knew something had to be done. I mean look at it! I know, it’s pathetic, […]

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DIY: How to Make Tin Can Lanterns

by Claudya Martinez July 14, 2014
How to make tin can lanterns

I have a lovely little backyard that I never take for granted because when you live in a city like San Francisco where the homes butt up right against each other and your front door opens pretty much directly onto the sidewalk, having a little patch of earth in the back of your home that […]

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10 Free Handwritten Fonts

by Claudya Martinez July 8, 2014
Free handwritten fonts

I’ve told you before that I am a sucker for free fonts. Fonts do it for me and the fonts that come preinstalled on my computer are not enough, so I go searching for more. I visit pretty regularly and find it easy to search for and download free fonts from them, but when […]

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DIY Duct Tape Bunting

by Claudya Martinez June 9, 2014
Duct tape bunting

Look what I made! I wanted to make something a little festive in a patriotic sort of way for our backyard, kind of sort of in honor of the 4th of July, but I didn’t want to go with flags, so I decided to make duct tape bunting in the colors of the flag and […]

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DIY Outdoor Date Night Oasis

by Claudya Martinez May 20, 2014
Date night backyard oasis

Do you ever come up with an idea that you think is pretty good and then it morphs into an even better idea? That’s what just happened to me. You see, I was on a mission to create an outdoor oasis as part of this sponsored campaign in collaboration with Pier 1 Imports and my […]

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Creating an Outdoor Staycation Oasis with Pier 1 Imports

by Claudya Martinez May 15, 2014
#Pier1Outdoors #AD

This post is part of a compensated campaign in collaboration with Pier 1 Imports and Latina Bloggers Connect. This has been an extraordinarily wonderful week for me. Due to circumstances perhaps caused by an oversight I made, I was forced to take a staycation. Twist my arm why don’t you. It’s been truly amazing because […]

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DIY Closet Door Spray Paint Update

by Claudya Martinez May 11, 2014
Easy closet door spray paint update

Everyone always talks about a pop of color as if it were the bestest thing in the world and for the most part, it is good. But what if it is a pop of color in a room that makes you want to gouge your eyes out? Okay, I may be overdramatizing a bit, but […]

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DIY Easter Egg Dye with Food Coloring and Vinegar

by Claudya Martinez April 14, 2014
DIY Easter egg dye recipe

I have been a mother for over five years now and somehow this is the first year that I actually get around to dying Easter eggs with my kids. I have no idea what took me so long, especially since it is so dang easy to make your own Easter egg dye using nothing more […]

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DIY Magnetic Board out of Canvas Art

by Claudya Martinez April 6, 2014
DIY Canvas Art Magnetic Board

Last month I showed you how I made lace spray paint art on canvas using a super easy technique. I was really happy with the results, so much so that I wanted to do a little more with the project. I recently moved my home office space into what used to be my daughters’ bedroom, […]

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