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I’m Sarah – – a wife, boy-mom, procrastinator, part-time pharmacist, full-time crafting addict and lover of joy-filled days. This is a creative space for all my DIY and home decor projects and making our house a JOYful home.

I love hearing from you!!  Send me an email at makingjoyandprettythings (at) gmail (dot) com.  Ask me a question or just chat!

Making Joy and Pretty Things is my creative space, housing all of my DIY projects (most are farmhouse/rustic style),  some kids crafts thrown in, and daily life as a mom of two (almost three!)


  • Sharing an update on our farmhouse nursery progress this morninghellip
  • We got ALL of the things done this weekend andhellip
  • I am so in love with Evies nursery Its timehellip
  • Someone looks awfully suspicious over theresomehow the boys have managedhellip
  • Its Friday its going to be sunny and in thehellip
  • Shared ontheblog yesterday how I made a rustic string arthellip



farmhouse girl's nursery

Farmhouse Girl’s Nursery: Weeks 2 and 3 Progress

Good morning!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!  It was unseasonably warm here in Pittsburgh and we spent every possible minute outdoors enjoying the sunshine and blue skies. The…

friday farmhouse finds | farmhouse decor | farmhouse style

Farmhouse Friday Finds 2/17

Happy Happy Friday, friends!! Doesn’t it feel good to finally be looking at the wonderful weekend?  You guys, I NEED this weekend to regroup, to sleep, and to snuggle with…

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How to Make Your Own Rustic String Art

I can’t wait to show you how I made the cutest rustic string art heart using barn wood for our farmhouse nursery.  It adds rustic charm to her room! Even…

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A Farmhouse Nursery Dresser Makeover

It’s amazing what a coat of paint will do!  I can’t wait to share how we transformed a dated, beat up dresser into a farmhouse nursery dresser. *affiliate links were…

Farmhouse Friday Finds 2/10

Happy Friday! I’m excited to start a new series every Friday where I share 5 of my favorite farmhouse finds for the week. You all know how much I love…

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DIY Fabric Flower Garland

I can’t wait to show you how I made this DIY fabric floral garland from inexpensive linen samples.  It adds the perfect rustic touch to our farmhouse style nursery. Welcome…

Simple Farmhouse Decor: DIY Wood Bead Hearts

Creating farmhouse decor for your home or nursery doesn’t have to be complicated.  See how I made the easiest DIY wood bead hearts to use as an accent in our…

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How to Plank a Wall for $30 (DIY Shiplap)

Creating a custom shiplap wall doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.  Learn how to make your own faux shiplap and plank a wall for $30! Disclosure: I was provided…

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Farmhouse Girl’s Nursery: Week 1 Progress

Good morning! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  We celebrated our little Charlie’s 2nd birthday!  I can’t believe that crazy little boy is 2 years old.  He amazes me…

6 Fun and Unique Ways to Use Wallpaper in Your Home

Wallpaper is all the rage these days.  Even if you don’t want to wallpaper a whole room, I’ve found 6 other unique ways you can use wallpaper in your home!…