DIY $10 Cupcake Stands {Tutorial}

For the monkey themed baby shower that I hosted at my house, I wanted an inexpensive cake stand to add height to the table and put cupcakes on. I finally figured out this inexpensive way to make my own! I headed to the dollar store to look for stovetop covers and candlesticks. I couldn’t find […]

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Monkey Baby Shower

One of my friends from school is having a baby and so a few of my classmates and I decided to throw her a shower. This is actually the first shower I have ever been involved with decorating for and hosting. It was so much fun to pull together! We obviously went for a monkey […]

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Applique Tie Onesies

I just love making these cute little tie onesies for baby boys. They are an easy and personalized gift and let’s face, too cute! You really do not need to be an amazing sewer to do this. The bow tie is a little harder but that’s only because it is curved. Here is what you […]

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Stud Earring Holder {Tutorial}

Lately, I’ve been really into stud earrings. So much so that I was running out of places to put them. You see, I have this earring holder that hangs on the wall and is perfect for dangly earrings. I started using the ledge for studs which worked fine. That is until my stud addiction got […]

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Fat Quarter Alligator

That right there is supposed to be an alligator. I think it looks like a cute giant lizard. I was sent a $25 gift card from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores to whip up something from their spring catalog. You can find the step by step tutorial for the alligator HERE. This is definitely a […]

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Bicycle Freezer Paper Stencil

I love using freezer paper stencils for baby gifts. It’s such an easy way to personalize the gift and make it special. A friend of mine at school has a baby on the way and her husband is really big into cycling. I love riding myself so I thought this would be fun! It did […]

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How to make an electrical spool end table

I’ve mentioned before that my dad is an electrician. When he called and asked if I wanted some electrical spools, I said, “Sure, why not?!” I knew that I could figure out something to make with them. The end table that I had was a little to formal for me. I have been looking for […]

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Shine on Fridays and $40 Target GIVEAWAY!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I’m off to the lake for a fun filled weekend in the sun. What are you up to? One Tough Mother is a place where one over-committed and partially insane mom & wife spills her guts about her own shortcomings in the hopes of making you feel better about yourself. I’m […]

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Easy Lace Embellishment on a Plain T-Shirt

First of all, do you know how hard it is to take a picture of your backside?? I looked at so many pictures and though, do I really look like that from behind?! Anyway, this was the best I got. This is a super simple sewing project. If you can sew a straight line, you […]

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