DIY Bunny Garland and a Touch of Spring in the Dining Room

DIY bunny garland

My girlfriends came over last week for our monthly Craft Night (post to come soon!). I decided to make a super easy, super cheap, super quick craft: a bunny garland. All I needed was a few sheets of cardstock! I had everything else -scissors, glue stick, a hole punch, a stapler and jute. That’s all […]

February 2015 Round-Up


Whew! It was a busy February around here… In case you missed anything, I’ve got it all bundled up in one neat little post:) I started the month moving the plate wall… I love it so much more in this little spot. Then I made a DIY sign proclaiming my love for coffee… …that’s just […]

Styling Bookcases For a Much Used Family Room: Mixing Pretty and Necessity

tips for styling bookcases

I posted a photo last week on Instagram and my Facebook page that stirred some questions – I was lounging in front of the fire with a glass of wine and the Pioneer Woman on tv…the tv that is mounted between two bookcases. These bookcases always stir up some questions – about cable boxes, about […]

Over at mom and dad’s: The $5 Table Makeover

$5 table makeover

If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know my mom is the QUEEN of yard sales. That woman can out yard-sale anyone and finds the best stuff. How many times have I written in a post: “this was something my mom picked up for me at a yard sale….” She’s got a great […]

The Powder Room Makeover Part 2: Beadboard Wallpaper and Molding

beadboard wallpaper 101

I am overwhelmed by the kind words you all left me regarding the powder room makeover! I just love you guys. So so sweet. I’m so pleased you love it as much as I do! And I know you have lots of questions about the beadboard wallpaper, so let’s get down to it. Here’s why […]

Budget Powder Room Makeover: Before and Afters!

powder room budget makeover

Last Fall – YES, FALL – on a whim, I decided to slap some primer on the walls of the powder room. For those who don’t use this term (which I’ve learned through Facebook, is quite a bit of you!), we’ve always called the first floor tiny bathroom, the powder room. It’s just a toilet […]

Five Minutes and $5: Easy DIY Bathroom Art

DIY Chalkboard bathroom art

The powder room is OFFICIALLY DONE, people. I can hardly wait to show you – hoping to take pics later today and post it tomorrow. I’m so happy with it! I went out yesterday and picked up a couple little accessories for this rockin’ shelf thingy I found at HomeGoods – it’s completely awesome – […]

Merry Christmas to Me! My Favorite HomeGoods Purchase Yet and transforming a Bench

homegoods clock

There’s a reason they call it HomeGoods Happy. It’s darn near impossible for me NOT to be happy when I’m in that store. This week, I became the most homegoods happy I’ve ever been, when my mom and I did some “Christmas shopping.” Yes, Christmas shopping. Let me explain. Rewind almost two months, and my […]

The Evolution of Valentine’s Day

the evolution of valentine's day

I was thinking the other day about all the different Valentine’s Days I’ve had through the years. So many different places in life, so many different feelings over the past few decades. You start out as a kid, writing out your Valentines for the little bags or boxes on everyone’s desks. Boys, girls, didn’t matter […]

Window, Window, On The Wall…

hanging a new old window

I gave you a sneak peek in my last post of the fantastic new/old window (old window, but new to me – get it?) I recently added to our family room – I even had a reader comment that she wanted to know more about it! Ask, dear friends, and ye shall receive. I apologize in […]