Christmas is going to be big around here! Our little girl recently turned two and she is really excited about all the shiny bits and baubles that she discovers after I set them out. I caught her telling the cat that the mercury glass trees are glass and breakable. “Kitty, this breakable. This glass”. Too cute! Hope you enjoy our Christmas decorations as much as she does! Have fun reading Christmas Tour: Trees and Tapers in the Living Room.Read More »Christmas Tour: Trees and Tapers in the Living Room
Cuttings from a fresh Christmas tree, trimmings of a cedar garland that is too long or left over branches from pruning outdoor plants all work well for a handmade wreath. Join me as I show How To Make A Small Wreath For Windows!Read More »How To Make A Small Wreath For Windows
Do you make personalized Christmas crafts? Let’s upgrade old ball ornaments and make a DIY hot air balloon ornament. It is a fun way to add a whimsical touch to your Christmas holiday decorating. You can add as much or as little decorations as you like.Read More »DIY Hot Air Balloon Ornament
Are you looking for ideas to update your concrete stairs and porch? Continue reading Concrete Porch Revamp: Money Saving Tips to see how we saved money during the exterior remodel.
This recipe was passed down to my grandmother from her mother-in-law. We didn’t have it often, but it always stuck out in my mind because it was so yummy and the name was funny to me as a kid. Hope you enjoy my great grandma’s apple goodie cake.Read More »Great Grandma’s Apple Goodie Cake
In past years I didn’t really decorate for autumn. I would go straight to Halloween.
Something about living in a place that has a very defined fall season made me all about it!
Now I buy all the pumpkin, gourds and random, lumpy squash and mums.
Buying all that seasonal produce can get costly, so I save where I can.
Check out my Affordable Fall Mantel Ideas to see where I save.Read More »Affordable Fall Mantel Ideas
Do you like to cook with your kids? We try to give our kids opportunities to help in the kitchen as much as possible. Making applesauce with kids is very easy. Seems to be a popular recipe in preschool and kindergarten classes too. I’ll share what has worked for us.Read More »Making Applesauce with Kids
Recently, my husband and I tried to add more fruits and veggies to our diets. In warm weather I have no problem fulfilling this goal. Come cold months I want all the bread and melty cheese dishes. So I am sharing this flavorful salad because it is so delicious and filling. It is also really easy to alter as your taste buds see fit.
My husband likes to say you can’t win friends with salad, but this one might be an exception!Read More »Flavorful Fall Salad
Rustic chic fall decor is the perfect way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere that celebrates the season’s colors, textures, and charm. In this blog post, we’ll explore rustic chic decor ideas for autumn. You will see vintage items, foraged natural goods and more.Read More »Rustic Chic Decor Ideas for Autumn
As the crisp air and vibrant foliage of fall arrive, it’s time to transform your living spaces into cozy havens adorned with seasonal decor. One way to add a touch of luxury and sophistication to your fall setup is by incorporating velvet pumpkins. Keep scrolling to see how to style velvet pumpkins.Read More »How to Style Velvet Pumpkins
When it comes to crafting a welcoming and functional multipurpose guestroom, one crucial element is the rug. The right rug can tie the room together, add a touch of warmth, and even enhance the versatility of the space. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the essential steps for Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Multipurpose Guestroom Upgrade.Read More »Choosing the Perfect Rug for Your Multipurpose Guestroom Upgrade
This delightful dessert is a perfect way to celebrate the peak of summer when apricots and blueberries are at their prime. Whether you’re a seasoned baker, an enthusiastic beginner, or somewhere in between (like me!), this recipe promises to impress your taste buds and leave your guests begging for more. So, let’s get ready to delve into this easy-to-make, and absolutely delicious Apricot Blueberry Puff Pastry Crostata.Read More »Delicious Apricot Blueberry Puff Pastry Crostata
As the temperatures rise and summer fruits become abundant, it’s the perfect time to create a delightful salad that celebrates the best flavors of the season. In this blog post, we will share a recipe for a Refreshing Melon, Berry, and Mint Salad. Get ready to indulge in a burst of summer flavors with this simple and delicious recipe.
Adding outdoor, garden lighting to your pergola not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also extends the usability of your outdoor space well into the night. In this blog post, we’ll explore decorating my pergola with lights and explore ideas for you to do the same in your outdoor space.
Starting a small indoor herb garden is an excellent way to add fresh herbs to your cooking, enhance your well-being, and beautify your space. I’ve grown herbs outdoors, but I wanted to try in my kitchen, to have the plants even closer to the cooking action. Plus, the mini garden looks so cute on my counter!
Keep reading for steps to create a thriving herb garden, regardless of your gardening experience or available space.
Are you ready to “dig” into the vibrant and fulfilling world of gardening? Whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or a curious beginner, this round-up of gardening articles is designed to inspire, educate, and elevate your gardening game. From cultivating lush flowerbeds to growing your own vegetables, these posts cover a wide range of topics to help you nurture a thriving garden paradise. So, grab your gardening gloves and get ready to dive into this Essential Gardening Guide Round-up.
Container gardens are a great way to add greenery and color to small spaces, balconies, patios, and even indoor areas. In this beginner’s guide, we will explore the basics of creating beautiful and sustainable container gardens for your home. Let’s dive into How to Create Stunning Container Gardens for Your Home!
Looking to revamp your home decor on a budget? Let me show you how to Transform Your Decor with Spray Paint: A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Creating Cohesive and Stylish Spaces!
Late spring is a time of renewal, with flowers blooming and trees coming back to life after a long winter. As the weather warms up, many people start to think about spring cleaning and refreshing their homes. One way to add a touch of seasonal decor to your home is by decorating your fireplace mantle. My title “Late Spring Mantle Decor With Thrifted Finds” is a bit misleading because I also used some items from my yard and some repurposed items. Just wanted to add that caveat in case anyone notices ha ha!
If you’re looking to create a vintage-inspired ambiance in your space, lighting can play a big role in achieving that aesthetic. The right lighting can bring warmth, character, and texture to a room, and create a timeless atmosphere that’s both cozy and stylish. In this post, we’ll explore how to choose the best lighting with vintage vibes.Read More »How to Choose the Best Lighting with Vintage Vibes
Are you tired of looking at your plain, boring IKEA closet? Do you want to make it look like a custom built-in without breaking the bank? Well, you’re in luck because in this blog post, we’ll show you how to make your IKEA closet look like a custom built-in using some simple hacks and tips.
When Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic show (did you ever watch?) was on air I was so inspired to paint any vintage furniture I could get my hands on. I went on the hunt for a bookcase, I found one that up until recently still had the same paint I used from all those years ago. Now it’s time to update it! Keep scrolling to see me reviving my very first furniture flip!!
At the start of every new year my husband and I set intentions. Usually these lists include career goals, health goals, family quality time. Separate of intentions, I also like to make to-do lists for house projects. This year I wanted to elevate my to-do list and make a 2023 home DIY vision board
This year I scaled down my Christmas decorating a bit. Life just felt more hectic with a busy toddler getting into everything and my son’s crafts and projects that seem to be all over the house. One space I can’t forget, is part of our kitchen. Read on to see our Christmas breakfast nook!
Staining a pergola is important to protect the wood from the elements and help keep the wood looking fresh. Our pergola has roses growing on it, which makes staining tricky, so I’m sharing outdoor fall decorating and Tips How to Painlessly Stain Your Pergola for the Best Results.
Late summer, early fall is my crunch time to get outdoor projects done. Do you feel this same pressure?? This year I am working on a potting table that I love but it has fallen into disrepair. In Outdoor Fall Decorating: Potting Table Refresh I am sharing how I brought it back to life.
Our 1929 home has two bathrooms. Two small bathrooms. After renovating both, I assembled 7 ideas for renovating a small bathroom?
Today I am sharing how to use a garland for holidays and everyday. I’ll show how I easily dress up tablescapes with some greenery.
In this article I show how to dry your pampas grass two ways and a step-by-step tutorial to make a wreath. Are you ready to make a fluffy, fall wreath? Let’s do it!
It’s been a few years since we made our mantle and we still love it! Thinking of making a mantle or remodeling a fireplace? Read on to learn what we did when we renovated our 1920s fireplace & how our DIY wood mantle is holding up..
Have you ever thought “what can I make with an old picket fence?” Read on to see how we made a privacy screen with a reclaimed wood fence.
We’ve done a ton of work on our front yard in the last few years. It’s gone from uninviting, unusable, unremarkable and so many other “un” words. Keep reading to see the latest transformation and see my small patio decorating ideas!
I missed the deadline for the One Room Challenge. But our backyard project is 99% complete. Woo hoo! Read on to see what remains on the to do list and more importantly, what is done as part of the One Room Challenge Belated Backyard Patio Reveal.
Do you have a fire pit table that has seen better days but still works fine? No need to get rid of it. With these Easy Spray Painting Techniques I will show you How to Revamp Your Fire Pit Table with Spray Paint.
These dumplings are usually made with stone fruits, which make for a really yummy summer dessert! I think you will love reading how to make gomboc – Hungarian Dumplings.
Refinishing of our IKEA Applaro seating was so easy! We debated buying a new set, but to save some money, I decided to refinish the stain. Before tossing your wood patio furniture, see if this easy refresh will bring it back to life!
No matter where you buy your peony flowers, be it a grocery store, farmer’s market, or even faux, they are fun to arrange. Read on to see easy ways to show off your blooms and How To Make An Easy Peony Flower Arrangement
Things are getting real messy. To stay out of the way of the wall being built, I transplanted plants from the back to the front. Specifically, I will show how to plant ground covers around pavers. Let’s see what else is going on, shall we?
The transition from winter to spring happens a little different depending on where you live. Read on to see ideas to transition your container garden from winter to spring.
Do you have any wire hangers laying around? How about ribbon? If yes, you already have half the materials needed to make this ornament wreath! Keep reading to see how I made this DIY ornament ball wreath in 8 easy steps!Read More »DIY Ornament Ball Wreath In 8 Easy Steps
Looking for an easy craft to do with kids? A painted magazine paper leaf wreath is easy and some steps are even perfect for a preschooler!
Do you have tons of extra paint laying around? Small sample cans from when you were trying to pick out the best color for your dining room, spray paint from updating your patio furniture, craft paints from kids’ school projects? You get the idea! Read on for 6 Easy Ways To Use Up Extra Paint; some simple ideas that will make use of those forgotten paints and update your decor in the process!