DIY Moving Announcement

Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

I’m currently hooked on the HGTV channel and learning a lot about homes, renovations, design and concept.  I’ve been watching shows like Property Brothers, Love It or List It, House Hunters, and My First Place.  It’s great to see homes that need some TLC or more come to life with the right renovations and design touches.  I also like the advice and tips that are given, for example, in kitchens today the soft closing feature on drawers and cabinets enable you to close them without a loud banging sound or pinched fingers.  When you have kids this is definitely a feature you want in your home.

We are currently house hunting and all this newfound information (open concept, travertine floors, neutral colors, etc.) is going to come in handy once we find and settle into our new home.  When that happens I thought of a crafty way to announce our new address.  Here’s a DIY moving announcement that you can make and it’ll be a nice keepsake for yourself, your family and friends:


I found this cute, little house cut out made out of wood at AC Moore craft store.  It’s less than a dollar and weighs less than an ounce so mailing it won’t be a problem.  I also bought a couple of Martha Stewart acrylic paint and I already had a booklet of rub on letters, which is going to make the wording on the house a whole lot easier if you’re not comfortable with your hand writing skills.  If you are, then you can always use a fine point sharpie marker.  The sand paper came in handy to make the house a little smoother around the edges.


I gave the house two coats of this great color, front and back.

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I used the second color on the edges of the house, which made it look like snow.


Using painter’s tape I painted a door.


I outlined the door with black paint using painter’s tape as well and with a red pen, drew a heart for the door knob.  Of course, if you’re more artistic than I am you can add more details to your house.  Just leave enough space for your new address.

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Using my computer, here are two examples of wording for your moving announcement.  Again you can write it in yourself with a fine point sharpie marker or use rub on letters.

I think this is a unique and fun way to tell your family and friends about your new address.  You can also drill a hole at the top, add a ribbon and make this an ornament or hang it on your wall.

I can’t wait to make some more of these moving announcements once we close on a house, fingers tightly crossed.

Take good care all.

Until next time…


A sharpie keeps my mind sane

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  Ever open a can of corn, place it in the fridge, forget about it and then wonder how long it’s been in there?  I don’t like guessing or even taking the chance of eating something that’s gone bad.  Placing a sharpie marker in my kitchen was my solution.


Every time I open something that has a label, as you can see in the example above, I simply write the date on it. Simple as that! Now, no more guessing games and my mind is sane, thanks to a sharpie.

I even placed another sharpie in my bathroom so I could label my makeup!  Now that’s peace of mind as well because it’s best to replace your stuff so you’re not putting anything old on your face.  Sometimes the packaging, for example the L’Oreal Youth Code tube in the pic above, doesn’t let the marker adhere or sometimes your date rubs off after too much handling like the mascara tube.  My solution is a small strip of tape that allows you to write perfectly and sometimes I cover the date with another piece of tape so it doesn’t wear away.

I hope you like this tip and if it brings you sane of mind, then my job here is done.  Take care all!

Until next time…