It’s Almost Christmas – 2014 House Tour

Christmas House - basement dining area

I can’t believe Christmas is this week!  I swear time just goes faster this time of year.  This year, I didn’t go too crazy with my decorating, and I kept it simpler than some years.  I think I only bought 2 new items too, which were both used in my dining room centerpiece.  I used […]

DIY Winter Wall Art – Wallternatives Decals

DIY Wnter Wall Art

This is a sponsored collaboration post with Wallternatives. I only advocate products or services I personally use or believe will be good for my readers. I’m still working on decorating my house for Christmas, and I’m always looking to change up the décor slightly each year.  So, this year I’m adding some new wall art using […]

DIY Gift Bags

1-DIY Gift Bags collage

I always have these great visions of wrapping beautiful gifts and then the busyness of the season gets the best of me and I just wrap up the boxes and put on a stick on bow (if I make it that far).  So, this year I decided to make some gift bags in advance so […]

Chalk Paint® Nightstands

Chalk Paint Nightstands before and after

{This post is sponsored by Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan.  Although I wasn’t compensated for this post, I did receive free products in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are my own.}   I found a pair of these nightstands at the Salvation Army months ago.  I lucked into it being half […]

DIY Mini Pallet Ornaments

DIY mini pallet - christmas card stained popsicle sticks 2

Today, I’m joining 30+ bloggers for a fun Handmade Christmas Ornament Blog Hop.  I love to be crafty at Christmas, so I jumped at the opportunity to participate.  I’m just in awe of all of the creativity. I have difficulty throwing away Christmas cards when I receive them, so I have quite a stash.  I […]

Striped Side Table

Striped Side Table before and after

So….it’s been a while!!  But, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy.  I’ve actually done more projects than normal, but I’ve really just been focusing on doing what I feel like doing.  So, that meant more painting, projects, relaxing and less computer/blogging time.  But now I’m refreshed and excited to share one of my recent projects with you. […]

DIY Halloween Decor

DIY Halloween Decor Header

I’m not sure that I ever made any Halloween décor.  I’m not a huge Halloween decorator…I prefer just to have Fall décor to be able to keep it out longer.  But, this summer when I found some spider web decoupage paper at a yard sale, I knew I was going to use it for Halloween […]

Finger Lakes Trip

traveling to the Finger lakes with our dog, Puddy

In early September, we traveled to the Finger Lakes for the first time.   We used VRBO to find a vacation rental that would suit us.  We chose to stay in a one bedroom cottage on Seneca Lake.  For this trip, it was important to us to escape and relax and also to be able to have […]

Cherry Red Apple

Apple Before and After

I haven’t been spray painting as much this year…not sure why, maybe it is because of my current obsession with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!  But, I was on a spray paint kick around July 4th. Don’t ask me why/how I remember that, but I think it might be because of the bright red paint.  I […]

Stenciled End Table

1-Stenciled End Table collage

I found this nice end table at the Goodwill store a few months ago.  The leg wobbled a bit when I found it, but I knew the screws just needed tightened and it definitely needed some paint for a fresh new look.  But, for only $4.97, how could I resist?! I knew that I wanted to try something different […]