Getting Ready for Fall -or Not

I have a confession to make, as of this minute the only thing I’ve done to get ready for fall is kill the mums I bought. It seems to be an annual tradition for me. Seriously how stores let me walk out with mums is beyond me. Why do I continue to buy them every year and expect the outcome to be different? Isn’t that the definition of insanity? I mean, I think ...continue reading

How to Update a Boring Glass Lamp

I had an old glass lamp sitting on a table outside my bedroom, for far too long, taunting me." NaNa I'm so boring! What are you going to do about it :P" . He was so fresh for such a boring lamp. Recently, I saw a picture of a black pendant light and the inside of the shade was gold, I couldn't get it out of my mind.So I decided to do something similar and ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday, a Recap

Hi everyone, we have had five weeks of Teeny Tips so I thought I would give you a quick recap and follow up. Week 1 I fixed my favorite pair of earrings with Rub n buff. It worked great but started to wear off (I think from taking my earrings on and off). I reapplied the Rub n Buff and then sealed the earrings with a matte sealer. So far, so good. From ...continue reading

Bathroom Renovation

Once there was a bathtub and it started draining very, very slowly and then the drain was clogged. Big Daddy came to the rescue, the drain was unclogged and all was well in tub land - for a couple of months. Then the tub started draining slowly - again, (can you see where this is going?) and it was completely clogged - again! ( bet you don’t see where this is ...continue reading

What is Black and White and Green All Over?

A friend of mine was getting rid of a small chest and asked if I wanted it. You know me and my inability to say no to furniture, so I took it off her hands. Plus, I'm always game for a furniture rescue.The chest had a few layers of paint on it and an attempt at distressing that didn’t quite work out.( I don’t have a before picture) All in all it had seen ...continue reading

My Daughter’s Bedroom Reveal- Take 2

When we first moved into our current house, my daughter’s bedroom was one of the first rooms to get a facelift. This was  due in part to the color of her walls. They were red and not a good red, more like an assault on your eyes kind of red. She didn’t want to be in there, let alone sleep and I couldn’t blame her. She wanted beige with coral and some quotes ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday #5 and my Pet Peeve

Hi everyone, welcome to the 5th edition of Teeny Tips Tuesday. One of my pet peeves is crooked pictures. I usually find this happens when a picture is hung on one nail near a door. The door slams, (happens frequently here, kids just don’t know their own strength) the picture shifts, I have to straighten it –often. I stumbled on today’s tip by accident, and I ...continue reading

Outdoor Entertaining Cabinet

I picked up this Hoosier cabinet at the same estate sale that I got my daughter's bedroom set. I thought it would be perfect on the deck as an Outdoor entertaining cabinet. It needed some serious elbow grease, some minor frame repairs and a paint job. For $20 I was game. Here is the cabinet before: Here is the cabinet after: Hoosier ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday #4

Hi everyone, welcome to the fourth edition of Teeny Tips Tuesday. Is it me or do Tuesdays seem to be coming faster and faster lately? I love a cozy throw blanket on the couch, especially at night and preferably within arms reach. What I struggle with, and have for years, is how to display the blanket on said couch which is a sectional.  I have folded it over ...continue reading

Finds from My Grandma’s basement

About a month ago, my grandma offered me a dresser from her basement. Of course I jumped at it because 1) I had been looking for a dresser for our bedroom, 2) I love old furniture and 3) I have a problem saying no to old furniture. I’m really trying to get better at #3, really. I now have a set of “pre-owned” furniture rules. I have to really look at the ...continue reading