Summer Mantle (mantel decorating) 2012


I was inspired to throw together my summer mantle this weekend….it was looking a little bit boring. Here is what I pulled from around the house to create a summery feel in the family room. I love my roll of kraft paper!! You can find a large roll of it in your local hardware store’s paint isle. Most use it for covering surfaces to protect them … [Read more...]

DIY refinished stairs…how they have held up…


It is a question that has come up more than once…how do your stairs look now?? Almost 2 years after you finished them?? Well…I will show you… It was one of my first major home DIY projects and it landed me in blog land when I completed it. I published a very simple step by step video about how we went about refinished our stairs. Here is … [Read more...]

Bedroom turned into an Office: Reveal


This project started out as just a “space for Bill to do a little work from home”…turned into meaning a whole lot more. When the peanut moved from her old room (which is now the office) into the guest room….it made for a few changes. We moved her into the guest space and decorated it to suit her. (here is that post) and within about a week…Bill had … [Read more...]

Update: How to sew a clutch and finish it


Hi all!! Hope you are having a relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I wanted to pop in and share a little update on a past post I did about making your own clutch purse.... A long while back I made a Youtube about how to sew a clutch purse. It has been viewed over 25,000 times. Y’all like the clutch purse…a lot. I have also had many questions about … [Read more...]

DIY Barn Door Desk


There once was a girl..and a guy…who were completely in love with the design of a particular desk…but were not willing to shell out $680 for it… source (Restoration Hardware) So…they set out on a journey to create their own…very unique desk…for a whole lot less….Story of our lives ;) On a recent trip to a local antique mall…I spotted this old, … [Read more...]

Sew a custom Coverlet


I still walk in my daughter’s new room and smile. I would have loved this room when I was her age! It is such a fun hangout space! When we were looking for a comforter we came up short. There wasn’t much out there…besides zebra print. And neither of us really wanted that. I stumbled upon a fabulous tent sale at a local fabric store. This fabric was … [Read more...]

DIY personalized artwork


Happy Friday yall! I am on my way to Dallas today to speak at the Project Mom conference this weekend. I am so excited to meet and greet Dallas friends;) I will be tweeting and facebooking fun things to share so check in there this weekend. Special shout out to my friends on the "court" and beyond...thanks for all your encouragment and well wishes. … [Read more...]

A Preteen room in Aqua and black: REVEAL


Hey all!! Did ya miss me?? I hope you enjoyed the guest post last week. I was reading right along with you! We had a great spring break…and I will share a few favorite pics soon. Here is a final post about the peanuts room. She is loving it!! It has become quite a little hangout…which is what she was wanting. The room is super hard to photograph. I … [Read more...]

$18 80’s light gets a new life DIY painted chandelier

Paint a chandelier

  One of my very favorite spots to find thrifty things is the Restore by Habitat for Humanity. They take donations there also…if you are looking to get rid of any old building supplies. It is my go to place for old lights. You can always find a good deal! In Louisville we are lucky enough to have two locations…one down by Cardinal … [Read more...]

Simple Key Lime Pie


    This recipe will always remind me of home. We had it on Thanksgiving for dessert. It is really quite refreshing after a heavy meal…and it taste even better the next day. It would be a perfect ending to an Easter celebration as well. My mom and I had a hard time getting the recipe right…since it was my Grammie’s and she … [Read more...]