Master Bath Reveal

Master-Bath-Reveal

The Master Bath has been begging for a renovation since the day we moved in this house 4 years ago! We put it off in order to focus on other renovations like the huge back yard project and a hundred other updates throughout the house. But we finally did it and we're so happy we did! Actually, we … [Read More...]

Master Bath Paint Colors

Master Bath Paint Colors

I've been threatening to show you guys our Master Bathroom renovation for weeks but this is the week! I'll be sharing all the pictures on Wednesday but today I want to show you the color inspiration!  As you know, I'm a lover of Behr Paint, in the past 20 years, I've never used any other brand of … [Read more... ]

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DIY Fridge Magnets

If you've been hanging out with me over the last few weeks, you might remember that I was getting ready for Haven Conference by using the new DecoArt Decou-Page Papers on all sorts of surfaces! I led a little class, introducing the papers and we did this fun little project... These were super … [Read more... ]

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6 Favorites of 2015 (so far)

Can you believe it's mid-July!? The year is flying by. Maybe it's because Mike was in the hospital in April and I've yet to catch up, whatever the reason, I feel like the months have gotten away from me! Today, I'm looking back over the first 6 months of the year and picking a favorite project from … [Read more... ]

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Easy Jewelry Box Makeover

This week I'll be at Haven Conference with my friends from DecoArt. You guys know that I use Decoart craft paint and Americana Decor Chalky Finish (chalk) Paint and Americana Stencils... But I'm so excited to show you something else from DecoArt, their new Decou-Page Papers! I've been a decoupaging … [Read more... ]

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Creating a Back Yard Garden

One of my favorite things about summer is how the yard feels more like a garden than just a yard. It hasn't always been that way though, in the house we lived in for 25 years, the back yard was a mess for most of that time! Nevertheless, I always had a small space outside with pots of flowers and … [Read more... ]

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Painted Concrete Planter

Concrete isn't just for driveways and patios any more. Have you noticed? Years ago, you'd find all kinds of garden statues made of concrete, but when concrete moved inside to countertops and table tops, suddenly it started showing up all through the house! I've seen bowls, planters, candle holders … [Read more... ]

Summer-Porch-Decorating

Summer Porch Decorating- 7 Ways to Add Personality!

Summer conjures up visions of long lazy afternoons reading on the porch, cooling off with a soft breeze from the ceiling fan and a tall glass of iced tea. Because we live in the south, our screen porch is really a three season room and every season gives me an excuse to change things up a bit. Today … [Read more... ]

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4th of July Party Ideas for Kids!

 A summer party is so much more fun when there are outdoor kids games! With the 4th of July coming, I wanted to show you a couple of easy backyard games! A couple of years ago, my friends at Kroger challenged me to put together a summer party with only things from their grocery store! It was so much … [Read more... ]

Patriotic Bandana Wreath

30+ Patriotic Projects!

What do you think of when you think of sweet summer time? A few things that come to my mind are long days, lemonade in the afternoon, late dinners, early morning coffee out on the porch, beach breezes and all-things patriotic! I asked a few of my friends to share their Flag-Inspired, patriotic … [Read more... ]

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Painted Milk Can

Today, I'm gonna be honest about a couple of things. The first one will be easy to swallow ...you might even agree with me...I love a good milk can! I always linger over them in antique stores, sometimes I even carry one around with me while I try to talk myself into buying it... But I've never … [Read more... ]

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Summer Decorating

The past couple of months have been anything but ordinary for us. It all started with Mike having 2 emergency surgeries and developing a DVT. Health issues can throw an ordinary life into chaos, but as each day passes, Mike's recovering and as he gets better, we're beginning to have a sense of … [Read more... ]

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DIY String Light Projects

I love using string lights! Big bulb Edison style lights, tiny white fairy lights and even those itty bitty LED lights! String lights can turn something ordinary into something magical and there's no need to wait until the holidays to spread a little magic... Today I'm partnering with Porch.Com … [Read more... ]

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Easy DIY Painted Sign

For me, there's nothing more fun than painting a sign! (I know, I'm not exactly the life of the party!) With so many finished and unfinished wood cut outs available these days, it's easy to find almost any shape for your sign! I've been wanting to play around with a cut out in the shape of the … [Read more... ]

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DIY Herb Drying Rack

This spring I started planting herbs like a mad woman. There's something harmonious about clipping fresh herbs while preparing a meal. My dream would be to walk outside and gather a few vegetables to serve with dinner but with our mostly shady yard, a vegetable garden isn't going to happen. … [Read more... ]

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Inspired by Teal

We're all inspired by color and one of my favorites is teal! There are so many shades of teal...it can go towards blue or green, either way it's dreamy. And no matter which shade your love, a little teal can sweep you away in an instant... (Source) The southern tradition of painting porch … [Read more... ]

Bathroom-Remodel

Bathroom Makeover Update

 Our bathroom makeover is pretty close to being done! There have been a few glitches along the way and with Mike in the hospital for nine days, it's just been slow-going. But I thought I'd give you guys an update and I picked my favorite area to focus on! This window in front of the tub...ahhhhh, … [Read more... ]