Naked Cake

Have you heard of Naked cakes? Basically it is a layer cake with no outer icing.  Simple and chic, naked cakes are the perfect example of " sometimes less is more".  I have been a fan of naked cakes since I first laid eyes on them. This Summer I made a birthday cake for my sister and finally got to try my hand at a Naked Cake. I baked a chocolate cake ...continue reading

First Garage Sale

After years of going to garage sales, I finally got together with a couple of friends and had my first garage sale. I was finally on the other side of the tables. My trash (and some of my treasures) became someone else's treasures. For the last year, I have been sorting through our stuff, decrapifying, donating (15 large contractor bags), finding homes for ...continue reading

Flamingos and Pineapples

After the Christmas in July home tour, I thought I would jump back into Summer and share a couple of my latest obsessions, pineapples and flamingos. Pineapples are a symbol of welcome and hospitality. They are also pretty tasty. What's not to love, Pina Colada anyone? No one is more surprised than me about my flamingo obsession. First they caught my eye ...continue reading

Vintage Sewing Table to Nightstand Makeover

I am finally ready to share my new nightstand with you. Actually it is new to our room but it has spent time in a few different areas of our home. I have been without a nightstand since my son decided to live at home for his sophomore year of college. He needed a desk and instead of buying a new one, I sucked it up and gave him the desk I made over and was ...continue reading

Christmas in July Home Tour

Welcome to my Christmas in July home tour. A while back I promised to share my Christmas home tour when you least expected it well, today is the day and during a heat wave no less! I thought I was being so clever waiting until July to share it with you, until I turned on the television. The Hallmark channel had a Christmas in July movie marathon. Christmas in ...continue reading

Curtain Shuffle

A couple of weeks ago, I played a fun game called "The Curtain Shuffle". I know you are thinking "Wait, what is this game? How have I not heard of it?". You haven't heard of "The Curtain Shuffle" because it is a super fun game that I invented all-by-myself.  If you love home decor, switching things up for free and music, you will love this game. We all ...continue reading

Patriotic Cake

I made a patriotic cake to celebrate Fourth of July and I think it turned out pretty spectacular. Apparently it tasted as good as it looked because the next morning I came downstairs to a plate of crumbs. Take a look: It looks like I got it at a fancy bakery, but I didn't. It looks like it took hours and hours but it didn't. Do you remember the ...continue reading

Entry Progress

Hello everyone, I finally have progress to share with you on our entry. Before I show you the entry progress, let me take you back and show you where we started: Then The exterior view of the entry will be undergoing some major changes this Summer. It is exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. You know me, sometimes what I picture in my head ...continue reading

Powder Room Progress- Accent Wall

I finally made progress on the powder room and I am so excited to share it with you! (Insert happy dance here) After I painted the powder room walls, my rustic glam makeover pretty much stalled. In my head, I planned to stencil a glam wall treatment. The problem was, I couldn't decide on a stencil or whether to stencil an accent wall or stencil all the walls. ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday- How to Revive Hydrangeas

Today, I thought I would share a Teeny Tip on how to revive hydrangeas. In case you didn't know, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. We have a few hydrangea bushes in our yard. Every few weeks, I treat myself and pick up a bouquet of hydrangeas from the supermarket for about $5 or $6. The first time I bought hydrangeas, they lasted for a week if not ...continue reading