Target Finds

Happy New Year!! I was looking forward to 2018 and getting back into the swing of things after the holidays, but so far I am floundering. I haven't started any new projects and I haven't finished the ones that had to be put on hold for the holidays. Maybe it is the intense cold snap we are experiencing but I just can't get motivated. I ran some errands the ...continue reading

Fall Mantle and a Couple of Tips

I am back with some more Fall decorating. This time I am sharing my Fall mantle. You got a sneak peak of the fireplace hearth at Halloween. Now you can see the whole fireplace decorated for Fall. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and that the mantle is decorated at all to be honest. I gave myself some rules guidelines this year with consequences if I ...continue reading

Tiered Tray Decorated for Fall

I packed up the Halloween decorations and did a little Fall decorating around the house. In the kitchen, I decorated the tiered tray for Fall. We have a small kitchen with limited counter space. Anything that goes on the counter really has to be functional which doesn't leave room for the "pretties" that make a kitchen cozy. I always feel a little guilty ...continue reading

Pumpkins

I am here today to talk pumpkins but first a little backstory. In an effort to streamline the Halloween decor, I got very choosy in what I brought home. In the grand scheme of things, it didn't seem realistic to keep bringing home loads of stuff that would be used for a couple of weeks and then spend 363 weeks in the attic. I like things but I feel better ...continue reading

Simple Halloween Mantle

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I had a little help decorating the mantle this year. My skeleton friends are back and making themselves at home. I decided on a simple Halloween mantle. I just realized that this year's Halloween mantle is made from past Halloween diy projects. Score one for recycling and ...continue reading

Spooky Skeleton Table

I've been decorating for Halloween. I have been picking up skeleton bones on clearance for the last few years and I finally had enough to do  a spooky skeleton table in the dining room. We don't eat in the dining room so I was able to go to town on it. I started by placing a raised mercury glass bowl in the middle of the table. Next I added some ...continue reading

Vintage Card Catalog Makeover

Today, I am so excited to share my vintage card catalog makeover with you! Last month, I picked up a vintage card catalog for $20 at an estate sale. I blogged about the estate sale here in case you want to see all the awsomeness that I picked up. Structurally the piece was solid. Visually it was covered in layers and layers of brown paint- right down to the ...continue reading

Exterior Reveal

I finally got all my ducks in a row and can share our exterior reveal with you. By "all my ducks in a row" I mean I found the file where I put all the pictures of the exterior repairs we made on our house. When we bought our house, we knew we would have to make major repairs down the road. The roof was at the end of its second layer so that would be a ...continue reading

Target Basket Planter Makeover

I usually hang a basket on our front door instead of a wreath.  The basket always seemed too small but I liked it so it stayed. This Spring I found another supersized willow basket so I brought it home and I nailed the size! I know I am tooting my own horn but I kinda don't care because I nailed it. After seven plus years of living here I finally nailed the ...continue reading

Garage Sale Finds- June

If you like garage sales, then you know there is nothing better than a townwide garage sale. Nothing except three townwide garage sales in two weeks and I was able to go to all three! I was pretty happy with my purchases. I cleaned them up a bit and took a few pictures to show what I got. I was mainly on the lookout for anything I could use as outdoor ...continue reading