Why you should always put a donkey named Pancho on your Christmas cards…

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Two years ago, we put pictures of monkeys on our heads on our Christmas cards. Last year, we put the kid making a duck face on our cards. This year, we put Pancho on our Christmas cards. When Grunt Labor and I took our "Booze & No Baby Trip" in April, the first out-of-the-country trip sans child since she was born, we happened upon a donkey. Named Pancho. And at first, he was standing so still, I thought for sure he was dead and stuffed. I kid you not.  We paid $10 to have our photo made with Pancho. Because really, what is … [Read more...]

Vintage Radio turned Bar Cabinet

So cool! Awesome way to upcycle outdated pieces and that color! Gorgeous! Vintage Radio turned Bar Cabinet via RainonaTinRoof.com

**Don't forget to enter the Favorite Things giveaway HERE! There will be 15 winners!** Grunt Labor has a man cave. Did you know that? But really, its only been his man cave for the past three months or so. Prior to that, it was the dumping ground for yard sale items, the kid's toys, an outdated computer, and just crap in general. Said crap was moved elsewhere (a.k.a. shoved in the attic) and he is finally getting the room that he deserves. That he deserved a long time ago. His words to me were, "Just do your thing." when … [Read more...]

Power Tools 101: How to use a Circular Saw

This is like using a circular saw for dummies - GREAT basic info! Power Tools 101: How to Use a Circular Saw via RainonaTinRoof.com

**Don't forget about the Favorite Things Giveaway - 15 WINNERS! ENTER HERE!** I have to admit - I was worried that the Power Tools 101 series may not be such a hit. I was wrong. And I'm so glad I was. Gina and I are thrilled that you guys are finding this helpful! We want to empower you to get your DIY on! By no means, am I pro at using every power tool in the book. I still ask Grunt Labor questions about them all the time and I still make him put on any new hinges for doors because it seems I always drill the holes for those in the … [Read more...]

Jenna’s Favorite Things (Home and DIY Edition) and 11 GIVEAWAYS

Jenna's Favorite Things (Home and DIY Edition) and 11 HUGE GIVEAWAYS! via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit.  **Don't miss the giveaway at the end and find out where you can enter 10 more giveaways too!** You guys. No, seriously. You guys. This is big. Its huge. Its AWESOME. Today, I am sharing some of my absolute favorite things with you. And then I'm giving away 15 different prizes. To 15 different people.  And … [Read more...]

Best Shopping Sites for Affordable Holiday Gifts + More Gift Ideas under $30

Great sites with really nice gifts that don't cost your first born child! Best Shopping Sites for Affordable Holiday Gifts via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit. **Don't forget about the Favorite Things Giveaway - 15 WINNERS! ENTER HERE!** Let's be honest. I'm cheap. Sometimes dirt cheap. I'm sure its my redneck southern roots showing through. I also really like gift giving, as we have covered multiple times this week. Cheap + Gift Giving usually don't work too well … [Read more...]

12 Personalized Gift Ideas for Kids Under $25

These are adorable! Kids love it when their name is on something! 12 Personalized Gift Ideas for Kids Under $25 via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit. **Don't forget about the Favorite Things Giveaway - 15 WINNERS! ENTER HERE!** Cheap gift guide week continues! This time around, here are 12 personalized gift ideas for kids - all under $25!  I know when I was a kid, I loved having my name on stuff. Ok, I still do. It just makes it a little more special when … [Read more...]

19 Humorous, Chic, and Random Gift Ideas for Him and Her Under $25

AWESOME LIST!! There is seriously something for everyone here! 19 Humorous, Chic and Random Gift Ideas for Him and Her Under $25 via RainonaTinRoof.com

*Affiliate links may be contained in this post. That just means that if you click on one of those links and buy something, I will receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. Thanks for supporting my cheap beer habit.Maybe you remember from last year that I really, really, really love gift giving. Don't get me wrong I also love receiving gifts. :) But, I really love to see people's faces when they open the gift that I think is perfect for them - whether its sentimental or snarky. Here are 19 of my favorite gifts, most that … [Read more...]

DIY Golden Snake Bowl + Heat Gun GIVEAWAY!

Had no clue you could do something like this with a heat gun! So many possibilities! DIY Gold Snake Bowl via RainonaTinRoof.com

**Don't forget about the Favorite Things Giveaway - 15 WINNERS! ENTER HERE!** At my old house, killing snakes was at least a monthly occurrence. There was the one time my Dad showed up, walked up the porch steps, immediately started jumping around and yelling, "JENNA, SNAKE!" It was wrapped around a porch chair, hissing. I killed it with a hoe. And there was the one that liked to live inside my roof on the back of the house. Every once in a while, it would stick its head out and I could see it from the kitchen window - I could never catch … [Read more...]

Candy Canes & Cash: $500 Giveaway!

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You guys need to go on and prepare yourselves. This week around here there are going to be some HUGE GIVEAWAYS!  Not only am I kicking off the week with a $500 CASH GIVEAWAY, but there is also a HomeRight Heat Gun giveaway kicking off here today AND there is a $750 CASH giveaway starting tonight on my Facebook page AND on Friday I'm going to be having a giveaway of my favorite things - over 10 prizes, so there will be at least 10 WINNERS!  And as if giveaways weren't enough, starting tomorrow, I'm going to be sharing gift guides this week … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Keep Your House from Being a Hot Mess this Holiday Season

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This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Its no secret that I've got issues - I am a hot mess most days. I tend to think I'm super woman and start a project, then decide I want to do another project too, and then there's making sure the kid doesn't eat markers, but at least a half a chicken nugget, and then I have to make sure she doesn't fall off the table while doing the hot dog dance. My house (and it seems the kid as well) reflects me - its a hot mess too.  Sure, you guys see pretty pictures of it, but what you don't see is the … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Malachite Tray (For Less than $10)

ANYONE can do this - its hard to mess up! And its cheap! DIY Faux Malachite Tray (For Less than $10) via RainonaTinRoof.com

Lately, I've been lusting. Lusting after this malachite fabric. I've kind of been dreaming and scheming to make that fabric into curtains for the living room. But I just can't bite the bullet yet. But I do love malachite.  And as I was walking through the craft store the other day, plotting to make a pink and white marbled tray, I changed my mind. Which happens often.  I would make a faux malachite tray.  And I did. The best part? It will cost you $10 or less. If you are like me and tend to have some gold spray paint lying … [Read more...]

A box of little importance…

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In the living room, on top of the red buffet, off to the side, there is a box. A box of little importance... To anyone except me. The box is not pretty. It is covered with scratches and an old photo of roses that isn't even my style. But inside the box, are treasures. Treasures that anyone else would overlook. Treasures that only I really care about. My grandparent's napkins. Her teaching license. A receipt from 1984 with handwritten notes on the back. And a bottle of cheap cologne that I stashed away over ten years ago. Cologne … [Read more...]

What Really Matters

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Today, I had every intention of sharing a DIY malachite tray with you. I busted my butt last week to get multiple projects finished and photographed in an attempt to get ahead. I don't know that I will ever get ahead. And in my attempt to get ahead, I neglected to realize that today is Veterans Day, until I was looking at my calendar yesterday morning. And suddenly it seemed like my DIY malachite tray was small beans. And it is. It really doesn't matter at all. Don't get me wrong. Its pretty. I like it. A lot. But today, I wanted to … [Read more...]

7 Kitchen Island Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of…

AWESOME IDEAS - dressers turned island, build your own island, and more! 7 Kitchen Island Ideas You Haven't Thought Of... via RainonaTinRoof.com

As you know, I am very partial to my kitchen island. I love it. Like love it so much, I threaten to be laid out on it when I die. Here are some DIY kitchen island ideas that maybe you just haven't thought of yet. You can find all these kitchen islands and more on my DIY Kitchen Island Pinterest board!  What kitchen island ideas are you brewing up? You know you don't wanna miss any of this crazy. Sign up to get my posts delivered to your inbox here. Stalk Me Here: Pinterest / Facebook / Twitter / Google+ / Instagram … [Read more...]

DIY Lucite Frame + Gone With the Wind Printable

AWESOME idea to really showcase the art - super affordable too! DIY Lucite Frame + Gone With the Wind Printable via RainonaTinRoof.com

I am a sucker for many things. Laffy Taffy. Kelly Green. Oh, and Navy Blue or Cobalt Blue - its pretty good too. Sausage & Biscuits. Grunt Labor. Cherry Coke. Cheap Beer. Lucite. Good Southern Movies. The last two are the focus of this project. Because really who doesn't love a little faux lucite and a good Gone With the Wind quote? Now, let's pair those together in this DIY Lucite Frame. Start to finish, this is going to take you all of 10 minutes. If that. Boom. DIY Lucite Frame Tools & Supplies: Printable … [Read more...]

Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape (Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours)

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If you are a regular reader of mine, you know I am not a very frilly gal. I bad at makeup and fashion, drink cheap beer, many would classify me as a redneck, and I classify myself as a freak. Therefore, frilly tablescapes are not my strong suit. In fact, I'm terrible at tablescapes in general. So, if you are coming over from Dwellings by Devore, or starting the Thanksgiving tour with The White Buffalo Styling Co., I am so sorry to disappoint you with my non-frilly simple Thanksgiving tablescape. My Thanksgiving decor will most definitely … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Place Card Holders (with Dollar Tree Pumpkins!)

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I would like to thank the Dollar Tree for two things. 1. Having an abundant supply of plastic toys for me to spray paint. 2. Having cheap pumpkins that make fabulous place card holders. I know, I said I wasn't doing any more fall crafts, but really how can I turn down $1 pumpkins that can be made into fabulous pumpkin place card holders? I thought you'd agree. They are also really for my Thanksgiving tablescape coming up tomorrow, so that doesn't really qualify as a fall craft... I really really really wanted to paint these … [Read more...]

5 Knock-Your-Socks-Off IKEA Tarva Hacks

WOW!! These are awesome! I had no clue you could do so much with an IKEA Tarva Dresser! Five Knock-Your-Socks-Off IKEA Tarva Hacks via RainonaTinRoof.com

Remember when I turned that IKEA Tarva three drawer dresser into an awesome drink bar? And remember how I mentioned it was part of a challenge presented by HomeRight to five of their bloggers? Guess what? All five of us ROCKED this challenge. If I do say so myself. Here are all of our IKEA Tarva Hacks: IKEA Tarva Hack turned Drink Bar from Rain on a Tin Roof IKEA Tarva Dresser turned Hutch from My Repurposed Life IKEA Tarva Honeycomb Dresser from Simply Designing IKEA Tarva Dresser turned Bar Cabinet from Addicted 2 DIY Gold … [Read more...]

7 Super Simple, Super Cute Electrical Tape Crafts

AMAZING IDEAS! And electrical tape is SO cheap! SCORE! 7 Super Simple, Super Cute Electrical Tape Crafts via RainonaTinRoof.com

Apparently, this week is a tape themed week. That's cool - tape is cheap. And cheap crafts are the best crafts. So bouncing off of the Duck Tape Fringed pillow, here are seven super simple, super cute, (and super cheap!) electrical tape crafts! All of these electrical tape crafts and even more are on my It's Electric! Pinterest board. Make sure you are following along! And if you want more tape inspiration.... Yep, 20+ Duck Tape Crafts and Projects! You know you don't wanna miss any of this crazy. Sign up to get my posts delivered … [Read more...]

Red Rugs Love (The Kid Waged War in my Living Room)

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kalaty Rugs. All opinions are 100% mine. Let's chat about the state of my living room.  I'm happy with just about everything in there. I move things around all the time, but overall, I'm happy with the space. Except for the rug. I love the rug's pattern, but what started out as blue and cream has turned to blue and dirty. The kid has waged war on the rug. She throws juice and popsicles on it. She grinds Oreos into it. She beats Goldfish crackers into submission on it. Its … [Read more...]

Duck Tape Fringe Pillow: Dress Up Boring Pillows on the Cheap

Seriously?! DUCK TAPE FRINGE! And its easy to make! Duck Tape Fringe Pillow: Dress Up Boring Pillows on the Cheap via RainonaTinRoof.com

I found a new obsession. I know. I find a new obsession at least once a week, but I'm ADD - work with me here. This week's new obsession? Duck Tape Fringe. Especially this Duck Tape Fringe Pillow. I know, right? That gold paired with the hot pink = AMAZINGNESS. And its Duck Tape. Duck Tape.  Best part? SUPER EASY TO MAKE. Duck Tape Fringe Pillow Materials & Supplies: A blah and boring pillow. Duck Tape - I went with gold duck tape. Fiskars Duck Edition Scissors, 8" Size Fiskars Duck Editions Scissors, Detail 5" … [Read more...]

Instant Art: Banana Leaves Watercolor Printables

These would be GORGEOUS framed - and so much cheaper than other art! They are FREE! Instant Art: Banana Leaves Watercolor Printables via RainonaTinRoof.com

When the bathroom makeover turned into a bathroom makeover - ya know - when I removed the popcorn ceiling and that turned into a pink ceiling and that turned into needing new wall paint and then it just all turned into a full on makeover? Well anyway, what I really really really wanted in the space was some of the Beverly Hills Hotel banana leaf / palm wallpaper. I didn't want it over all the walls - just like one. But even that was outta my league - too pricey. I really wanted to bring some of that green into my bathroom though. … [Read more...]