State of the House- January Update

It has been relatively quiet on Teeny Ideas but there has been a lot going on around the house. Christmas is put away and I am putting the house back together. While I was putting the house back together, I realized that in order to have the home we want, I need to be more conscious of what I bring home to make the "perfect" room- is there really such a ...continue reading

Crockpot Hot Chocolate

We woke up to this Saturday morning, as I am sure all of you did as well. What a snow storm! A blizzard was the perfect excuse for comfort food like crockpot macaroni and cheese and Bum's Lunch? I also found a recipe for crockpot hot chocolate on the blog One Good Thing and it sounded so good, I had to try it. Well, Jillee was right, the ...continue reading

Christmas Dinner on the Deck

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! After a wonderful Christmas break, I am getting back in the blogging groove. We spent the holiday soaking up as much time with family and friends as possible. I had so many things I wanted to share with you this holiday season but with a couple of extra projects going on- on top of the ...continue reading

Christmas Decorating

Usually I spend the month of November watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel. It is my way of gearing up for the upcoming Holiday craziness that starts the day after Thanksgiving. The movies are a little cheesy but I can not get enough of people getting snowed in by the perfectly timed storm and falling in love - by Christmas. Families coming ...continue reading

‘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