Dear Parents of Preschool Graduates: You’re Gonna Make It

to preschool grad parents

My Facebook feed has been overwhelmed lately with adorable graduates. The four and five year old kind. Every picture is captioned with something about “growing up too fast,” “where did the time go,” “my baby’s growing up!” It was me last year. And the year before that. And two years before that. Every graduation ceremony […]

DIY Memo Boards (from Old Frames!)

DIY memo Boards

Man, what a BUSY week! I don’t know about you, but May rivals December in craziness around here. End of the school year around the corner, graduations, Communions, birthdays…so many things.  All fun things, but it makes for a wild month! In the little time I’ve had lately, I’ve been devoting to Operation Big Boy […]

A No-Paint, $3 Nightstand Makeover!

no paint table makeover

Ah, another Big Boy Room post. Sorry, but that room’s been all consuming ’round these parts lately. Even if you’re bored of Operation Big Boy Room, you might be able to use this same strategy next time you want to make a big difference in a piece of furniture…and here’s the kicker – THERE IS NO PAINT […]

The Dining Room Makeover…AGAIN!

dining room makeover

Just when you think I couldn’t get any wackier… I’ve changed it AGAIN. The dining room has a new look. I know, I have problems. When we moved in 9 years ago, I had a LOT of dark goin’ on… Then, some years later, I painted the chairs, the base of the table…and well, pretty […]

April 2015 Roundup

april 2015 Collage

Yes, it’s May 13th and I’m just now realizing I forgot to do my monthly roundup post. Hey, at least I’m 2 days earlier than I was in April;) It was a big month! Finished up my daughter’s room, and started my son’s. Lots of fun stuff going on…I know it’s hard to catch everything, […]

Yard Sale Dresser Makeover for the Big Boy Room

yard sale dresser makeover

Oh you GUYS. Our local yard sale Facebook page has done it again. First, my daughter’s pink bed. Then, my other daughter’s headboard and footboard. NOW…my son’s big boy room dresser! I swear, I’ll never buy brand new furniture again;) Ok, ok, that’s a lie, but I have been having some serious luck lately when […]

For All ‘The Moments’

To Mom on Mother's Day

{To my incredible mom, and to all the moms out there, who are always making the moments…Happy Mother’s Day!} I was at a friend’s house not too long ago. This is a friend who is more like family, who’s been around since the very beginning. They had just moved into a beautiful new home, and […]

Meaningful Kitchen Art: Gram’s Framed Recipes

framed grandmother's recipes

We pretty much hit the jackpot when we ‘found’ our home. It was more like our home found us. This was my grandparents’ house once upon a time. The house I’d visit on holidays and pop in for Sunday visits. Never in my wildest dreams did I think one day it would be the house I […]

Plastic Crab + Gold Spray Paint = Awesome Glam Goodness

gold spray painted crab

This may be my quickest and shortest post and project yet. This project took all of 5 minutes. This post will actually take longer to type than this project took to create;) My mom picked up this cute plastic crab at some cute shop recently. She had to buy it, because, well, we’re Marylanders. And when […]

Think Outside The (Clearance!) Box

lamp makeover

You know I love me a good deal! So naturally, when I spotted this lamp in the clearance aisle at Target for $7.54, I had to grab it. Now, there is no room in our house with that teal color in it. But that concrete looking base just screamed “Boy’s Room” to me. And with […]