Easy Beeswax Candles


A long time ago I was a runner. My kids were small so I would go on my run before sun up while Mike was still at home. In the pitch dark with only splashes of light from the street lamps, I couldn't see down the block to where I was going...I could only see right in front of me...  I had just … [Read More...]


Gold-Leaf Heart Garland

In early morning, hours before sun-up, I sit quiet in the dark. The house is completely still. Cradling my coffee, an involuntary smile tugs at my lips while tears blur my vision. In my minds-eye, I replay the chaos from the night before. The blissful chaos. It's Sunday-Supper. And this Sunday, … [Read more... ]


Console Table in Blue Clay

"Color itself is like one of the senses, enhancing our world and our state of mind."  (My friends at Behr Paint) I couldn't agree more with that quote. While I don't use bold, saturated colors on my walls, I do love to infuse my spaces with color using accessories or small pieces of … [Read more... ]

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Easy Doily Wreath

For nearly two weeks straight it was bone chilling cold and gray here in the deep south of the US.  Don't misunderstand, I love inclement weather...love snuggling in with a good book and eating soups or chili in front of a roaring fire ... but after so many gray, cold days I needed a lift. Which is … [Read more... ]


Love Your Home

When my friends at Porch.Com asked me to share favorite, sentimental items ...things that help me love my home, I didn't have to look far- almost everything in my home has a story...a memory. All those little not-so-fancy things fall into place to make our house a home. What do you think of when … [Read more... ]

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Repurposed Wood Sign with Vintage Silverware

~This post is sponsored by DecoArt but the project and opinions are mine sweet friends ~ I love to repurpose old- rustic wood into something I can use around the house...but sometimes when I find a few remnants of just right pallet wood or salvaged wood at the lumber yard, the color isn't what I … [Read more... ]


I Need Your Help!

Hello Sweet friends! (It's not snowing here...but I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a snow-day before this winter's over!)  I have a favor to ask of you today...do you have a minute...actually this should take less than a minute...to answer 7 questions that will help me set my direction for … [Read more... ]


Easy Hand Warmers!

It’s been unseasonably cold here in Georgia …I’m talking single digit cold. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining.  I know it has to get cold for us to have any hope for snow this winter…and I really want a snow day…  With all those freezing days,  I  thought it would be cozy to give my tiny … [Read more... ]

kitchen storage ideas

20 {Pretty} Kitchen Storage Ideas

Do you have a tendency to organize after the holiday season? January is the month that Mike and I focus getting things under control and one of the main ways we do that is by adding a little storage here and there... Every January we purge the unwanted/ not-needed items around the house and look … [Read more... ]

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Painted Interior Doors

Am I the only one who started the new year with things undone from the year before? It's like my to-do-list is more of a maybe-I'll-do-this-list... I suspect I'm simply too optimistic on January 1st, when a brand new year stretches long in front of me. I make a list that goes on forever and … [Read more... ]

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One Little Word for 2015

 Do you guys pick a word or a theme for the new year? I've been doing that for a decade and never cease to be amazed with what I learn from one little word.  Last year I did a repeat of my 2013 word...Abide. I've never done that before...reused my one-litle-word. But I just couldn't let it go … [Read more... ]


Twirl and Take a Bow~

  Hi y'all! I'm Dorrie from I'm a painter, faux finisher, crafter and total dabbler in DIY. I've been following your regular hosts for a while and I'm so stoked that I've been able to hang with them these past few weeks. What a creative bunch they are and wow, the inspiration that you all share … [Read more... ]

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Best Projects of 2014!

In the week between Christmas and New Year's, I love to take some time and look back over the year. Because we do a lot of projects, it's fun to go back and pick some favorites... ***** In January we used some of our 250 year old wood planks to make a Rustic Entry Mirror... In February I was … [Read more... ]


Last Minute Gift Tags!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!  For those of you who don't know me yet, my name is Brooke and I blog over at DesignedByBH.  I've been going through a tough season in my life lately so you won't see much recent activity other than this party, but I am very excited about starting things … [Read more... ]

christmas baking and candy making

Christmas Baking and Candy Making~Gluten Free Easily!

Will there be some Christmas baking and candy making in your near future? Today I'm gonna keep quiet and show you some of the goodies I'll be baking for our big family Christmas party on Saturday...   Everything here is Gluten Free...so if you're making sweet stuff for a friend who has Celiac … [Read more... ]


Christmas with Mrs. Hines

My friend Sharon from Mrs. Hines Class is back today to show us her Christmas porch...let's sit a spell :) ********** I thought it would be fun to end my time at All Things Heart and Home where we started...on my front porch, 'cause you know I'm all about that … [Read more... ]

Handmade Holidays

Handmade Holidays with Staples

When my friends at Staples asked me to create a fun holiday decor hack, I couldn't wait to get to the store to brainstorm! Getting a challenge like this, is one of  my favorite thing to do- I spend an hour or more just walking the aisles in creative-mode! I actually went twice and came away with … [Read more... ]