‘Teeny Time- Apple Cider Fireball Sangria

My sister whipped up a pitcher of Apple Cider Fireball sangria that is perfect for Autumn nights by the fire pit. I hope you enjoy it. Chop apples and pears into cubes (or whatever shape you like) and place in a bowl. Add the whole bottle of cinnamon whiskey ( we used Fireball whiskey) and soak the fruit for at least an hour. The longer you ...continue reading

How To Slipcover An Ottoman

I believe I ended my last post saying "Next week, I will show you how to slipcover an ottoman"(can you sense the forshadowing?) I guess I jinxed myself because that weekend, I sliced my finger pretty bad and ended up getting stitches. Of course I sliced the finger on my left hand and I'm left handed, so it did put a crimp in my weekend plans and slowed me ...continue reading

How to Make A Napkin Pillow- 2 Ways

Changing out your pillows is a quick way to update your space or change your decor with the seasons. Buying pillows for every season can be costly not to mention the precious storage space that is wasted by having to store the unused pillows. The solution: pillow covers. Even better, make your own. Today, I am going to show you how to make a pillow cover 2 ...continue reading

Early Fall Tour- Entry and Living Room

As promised, I have some a lot of pictures to show you of our entry and living room all dolled up for Fall. I'll be changing things up in the entry soon. I'm not sure what I am going to do yet but it was time for the little white shelf to go. To avoid having to patch the wall, I did a large display on that wall. I also changed up the furniture in the living ...continue reading

Early Fall Decorating in The Family Room

I decorated the family room for fall. I actually had the family room decorated for fall in September, which is unheard of for me. It was the last week of September, but it was still September. There are a lot of pictures so I will just let you get to it. SOURCES: Mirrors, candle holder and vases - HomeGoods. Branches- Michael's craft store. Pumpkin - ...continue reading

DIY Chevron Coffee Table Makeover

The living room is really starting to come together. First I painted the room white which really lightened things up. Next I changed the curtains and slipcovered the chairs. I wanted to make the room more neutral and bring in color with pillows and accessories. Keep in mind that the living room makeover has been evolving since July 4th 2014. Anyway, I am ...continue reading

Curb Rescue- The Croquet Set

There are three sides to every story; your version, their version and what really happened. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to hear both sides of the curb rescue Big Daddy and I did over the summer. Big Daddy graciously agreed to share his version of "The Day We Rescued The Croquet Set From The Curb".  That is how I would title this post. Big ...continue reading

My Perfectly Imperfect Slipcovers

A couple of weeks ago, I told you all that I was up to my elbows in slipcovers and I wasn’t kidding. I finally made slipcovers for the THREE chairs in our living room. They are perfectly imperfect slipcovers and I am thrilled with them! After getting a quote of $400 per chair plus fabric, I decided to try sewing my own slipcovers. Besides, I have always ...continue reading

Goodwill Lamps Reveal

Do you remember these lamps that I got from Goodwill for $4.00 each? I know, it's hard to forget that hand painted ivy from the 90's. I know they are circa 1990 because ivy was big then. I remember stamping ivy vines around my mother in law's kitchen. It actually came out pretty good, but that was then. After a much needed makeover, they are now ...continue reading

Cozy Throws for Fall Under $30

Hi everyone!  It is hard to think about Fall when we are in the middle of our third official heat wave. I like Fall, I just like it better in October. So, to try and ease into Fall, I have been gathering croc pot recipes, perusing pinterest and putting away some of the Summer decor. I also rounded up some cozy throws that won't break the bank. I actually saw ...continue reading