Vintage Window Chalkboard | Atkinson Drive

Vintage Window Chalkboard

I have been doing a lot of updating around here recently. The goal I set for our home over the New Year was to keep it cozy, classic, and cohesive. That’s when I came up with this whole-house color scheme.


Printed Paper Bags

One of my favorite crafts I made for my niece’s Pink Safari Party had to have been these printed paper bags. Since we were doing a popcorn bar, I figured it would be best to use bags as opposed to plates to help keep the mess down. But, really, how boring are plain paper bags?…

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{No-Sew} Fabric Bookcase | Atkinson Drive

{No-Sew} Fabric Book Case

This book holder has been a LONG time coming and I’m so relieved to be able to share it with you! 44 weeks ago I pinned this image from Penny Carnival. I’ve had everything I needed to make one of these for at least a good 3 months now. When I finally got myself around…

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Potty Training Tips

How We Survived Potty Training

Recently, little man has been displaying signs that he’s ready to potty train. According to most, he’s still a little young (for a boy) to potty train – and I know that the earlier you push for it the more difficult of a process it can be. Because of this, I have been putting off…

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Coffee Filter Flowers | Atkinson Drive

Coffee Filter Flowers

Today I’m sharing a super quick and easy project with you. For some time now I’ve been trying to come up with a simple centerpiece idea that can easily switch between my dining table and kitchen island. Most of the time our kitchen table is too full of clutter to have anything pretty on it,…

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DIY Coloring Pages | Atkinson Drive

DIY Coloring Pages

I am super stoked to show you this tutorial today! As you may have seen from the Pink Safari Party photos, to help entertain the kiddos I created some customized coloring pages of the party girl. A ton of people have been asking how I did this, so I am going to give you the…

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Family Room Built-Ins {Part 3} | Atkinson Drive

Family Room Built-Ins {Part 3}

This post marks Part 3 of our Family Room Built-In Saga: Building the Center Storage Bench *Check out Part 1 & Part 2 Here* Again, I have to give a ton of credit to the husband on this one – he is a building beast! He actually built most of the cabinets in one weekend…we’re…

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DIY Tulle Pouf | Atkinson Drive

DIY Tulle Poufs

I have a huge announcement to make! The husband’s brother & his wife just adopted an adorable baby girl!!! It has been a long and harrowing process for them to get to this point {one day I’ll tell you the story} and I am just over the moon excited for them. And who has the…

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Family Room Built-Ins {Part 2}

Welcome to Part 2 of our Family Room Built-In Saga – “Building the Right-Side Shelving Unit” *View Part 1 Here* The husband was wonderful and really did a lot of the building all by his lonesome so I could wrangle & entertain the little man. Props to him! We started out making basic wooden boxes…

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Summertime Yarn Wreath | Atkinson Drive

Summertime Yarn Wreath DIY

As I have mentioned before, the wreath in our family room is one that I plan to change for the holidays & seasons; but, I don’t want to buy a new wreath form every time there is a change…not to mention I don’t have that kind of storage space. So I am trying to make…

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How-To Remove Wax

How-To: Remove Wax From Carpet

As you know, we just moved in to a beautiful new house {only 6 months ago}. Approximately 2 months into it I experienced something I never ever wish on anyone. Little man decided to get up on a chair and knock over my Scentsy warmer and wax! And what makes it worse is that I…

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Make your own coasters with this step-by-step tutorial, and $5! Beautiful, and affordable - they also make wonderful gifts for the hoidays. /// by Atkinson Drive (with free printables)

DIY Tile Coasters {with free download}

Since I refinished my beautiful side table for the family room, I knew it was time to get me some coasters so we don’t ruin the newly finished wood. I’m really trying to go for a mix of rustic and modern in our family room; of course I’ve been searching on Pinterest for the perfect…

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