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Product Review - Giani Granite Paint Kit

Did you know that you could get the look of granite counter tops without paying high prices? 
This project is definitely a must for anyone that needs to redo a kitchen or bathroom on a budget.

Our home actually came with fairly nice counter tops. Although they are laminate, they have sort-of a granite look to them. However, they just look so FAKE!!

When I received an e-mail from Giani asking me if I would like to review their Granite paint kit, I jumped on the offer. I looked at their website and thought 'This stuff is amazing!' When the box arrived in the mail, I couldn't wait to rip it open. I read through all of the instructions, watched the VERY HELPFUL video that came with it. Then I stuffed everything back inside the box, tucked it into the corner of the kitchen... and that's were it sat for almost two months. 

Why?!! Because I realized that I was going to be painting over our counter top!! That's actually quit SCARY!! 
Luckily Giani was kind enough to give me a couple months to finish the review. Eventually I worked up the nerve. I decided to start with our kids/guest bathroom since it needs the most updating. I was still quite nervous when I started and did have a few freak-out moments during the whole process, but I finally finished it and I couldn't be happier with the results.

Here are the before and after shots.
Sorry, I have absolutely no natural light in my bathroom so the photos are not the best.

Valentines crafts for the kids

I always love finding craft projects that the kids can help with (if they can do it entirely themselves it's a bonus but those projects are very rare for a 2 and 4 year old). I know that most of my readers have young kids as well so I though it would be a great idea to gather a bunch of kid friendly crafts for the upcoming holiday.

DIY Large Keepsake Blanket From Baby Blankets

Actually I finished these before Christmas. Just in time to wrap them up and stick them under the tree.

Walgreens & Express Scripts: What you should know!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
This subject is a little off topic from the normal posts here on DIY Home Sweet Home. However, I believe this is something that you should all be aware of.

GIVEAWAY & Review - Life is Art Creations

A few days ago I was contacted my Life is Art Creations and asked if I would like to receive one of their prints for a review? 

Ummmm...... Yeah!!!! Of course I would

Don't buy it - Make it!!

Have you ever thought about making your own soap? What about toothpaste? Shampoo? Well now you can!!!

I have searched the net for some homemade goodies and placed them all in one post for you to enjoy. Some of these recipes are my own and others I have yet to attempt.
If you have made any of your own products I would love to know what you made and how it turned out. 

Baggy Hubby Sweater Turned Chic

This sweater was purchased a few years back for my hubby. Unfortunately he only wore it a few times before I accidentally tossed it in the dryer and shrunk it. Oooops!!!

DIY Laundry Soap

I've been meaning to make my own laundry soap for a while now and I finally did it.
It was so simple and so cheap. I can't believe I didn't do it sooner.

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