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

An Earring Holder for Studs- Finally!

One of the things I included in my daughter’s room makeover was a jewelry station. (Final reveal coming soon!) I didn’t want to go the jewelry box route. They are like drawers, everything goes in them but you only use what is on top. Besides, there are so many cute ways to display jewelry, I couldn’t resist. The one thing that had me stumped was how to ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday #3

Welcome to the third edition of Teeny Tips Tuesday. Today’s tip involves organization. One thing I miss from our old house is having a walk in pantry. The pantry made life so much easier, everything had a place and it was out of sight. Our current house has no walk in pantry, so large items go in the basement.This is fine except when it is something you need ...continue reading

Take Out Your Notebooks Everybody

Hi everyone, today’s post will be lite on pictures so be prepared. We have moved a few times and I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things that I have learned along the way. Our last house was a fixer upper straight out of the 1970’s. Every single room had drop ceilings, plywood paneling and bi-fold bedroom doors. There were mirrors glued to the ...continue reading

Drying Hydrangeas in Water

I have a few hydrangea bushes in my yard and I love them. Some are blue, some are pink and one is such a deep shade of blue it almost looks navy or purple. Now that it is September, I noticed that some of the hydrangeas are changing colors. They are shades of pink, plum and green, almost as if they are antiquing themselves. The faded colors are really quite ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday #2

Hey Everybody, I hope that you had a great weekend! It is time for the second edition of Teeny Tips Tuesday. Today’s tip involves another popular D.I.Y. product a.k.a. Duct tape. Duct tape was invented in the 1940’s and has been a staple in the toolbox ever since. Until recently, duct tape was a functional, but not very pretty to look at, shade of gray. In my ...continue reading

A Bright Idea- Repurposed Floor Lamp

We have been working on the yard/deck areas this summer. I know, I know, it would be smarter to do outdoor projects in the spring, when you know, it’s cooler out. That’s not how we roll. Anyway, I had been looking for some ways to incorporate outdoor lighting as an accent to make the sitting areas and entry more inviting and festive. The problem I kept ...continue reading

Teeny Tips Tuesday #1

Quick Earring Rehab Hi everyone, I hope you had a good Labor Day weekend. It’s Tuesday and I’d like to start “Teeny Tips Tuesday”. Have you ever just changed one little thing and it made everything better? I’m not talking world peace or all the kids getting along at the same time (those would be miracles!) I’m talking about little things that make life a ...continue reading