Tube TV Turned Dog House


Can you believe it's the middle of July already?  This summer is already flying by! I'm loving that the unnamed child is home during the days and can be my slave cheap labor.   Although, I don't think she is nearly as excited about this arrangement as I am... Summer also means yard sales galore! While out saling the other day, I came across one of those retro TVs. You know, the ones that weigh about 200 lbs. There was one for sale for a whopping $3. … [Read more...]

Why Ya Gotta Be So Mean? (and a Wine Cork Bulletin Board)


You know how in high school there was always a group of mean kids?  The ones that picked on people for no reason in particular, other than just being hateful?  It could be over the smallest things:  the way someone wore their hair that day, or that they didn't have the coolest shoes on, or just the fact that the person was too tall, short, skinny or fat. Making others feel bad made them feel good. Well, I hate to say that ...  some people just never grow out of that bullying phase. You all … [Read more...]

What To Do When You’re Allergic To Your Furbaby


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. My whole life I have had allergies. When I was in the third grade, I got the birthday present that I had been begging for ... a cat. A neighbor lady's cat had a litter of kittens born in a tree stump by her home. I picked out the runt of the litter and was so excited to bring her home. Unfortunately when the cat came home with me, my allergies got out of control. I got allergy testing and sure enough, cats and dogs were … [Read more...]

Haven Conference 2014 Recap

Ladies of Haven

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a good weekend! As promised, I have my Haven recap for you! As most of you know, I went to Atlanta a little over a week ago to attend my second Haven bloggers conference. While there, you take all sorts of classes to help improve your blog -- classes such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization), how to make money blogging, photography classes, Interior Design, how to build your brand, etc. You also can take DIY classes, such as learning how to tile, building … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #67 (Plus a Giveaway!)


Happy Friday everyone!!! Wow this week flew by! I think it took me a couple of days to get caught-up on sleep after Haven. Yes, I know I promised you a recap, and I promise I will deliver it on Monday. I went down to my booth yesterday, and it was so empty! I have some serious painting to get caught up on, but I am still finishing a couple of custom pieces, so today I am stenciling -- which is one of my least favorite things to do. I am working on a dresser for a nursery, and I know … [Read more...]

$3 Yard Sale Cabinet Makeover


Well, I'm back from Atlanta! For anyone that doesn't know, I was there for the Haven bloggers conference. To sum things up ...  it was amazing. Fabulous bunch of women and some spectacular classes. Don't worry, I will be posting a summary later on this week. One thing that you don't do much at Haven is sleep. I left on Thursday morning.  Backing-up a little, Tuesday night I didn't sleep much (trying to get work finished before I left), and then the night before I left I went to bed at … [Read more...]

Take a Break From Summer- #Refuel2Go with SNICKERS®

Snickers Bar and Ice Cream

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I should install one of those revolving doors. You know the ones that go around and around?  During the summer, all I hear is the door slamming open or shut all day long. My daughter and her friends are busy people ... or so I'm told. If you looked at the state of my daughter's room, you would not think that is the … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #66


Happy Friday everyone!!! I wrote this in advance as I will be at the Haven blogging conference in Atlanta today. I will be taking classes for photography, branding, advertising, plus a lot more. Fun cocktail parties, and I basically get to hang out with 350 other people who do what I do. Topher and the unnamed child will be on their own at home, so I will be curious to see what the house looks like when I get back... I will fill you in next week with lots of pics and info on Haven! … [Read more...]

Plaster Painted Vintage Child’s Chair

Plaster Painted Vintage Childs Chair

The countdown to Haven (my blogging conference) is on!  I will be leaving Thursday morning at the buttcrack of dawn -- or 5:00 AM if you want to get precise. For the girl that doesn't usually go to bed until 2 or 3 AM, that means one thing...dark circles. This week, I have been crossing things off of my list:  Hair cut and highlighted ... Done.  Much needed pedicure ... Done.  Gift for my roommate (which was incredibly hard since I have never met her in real life) ... Done.   Last … [Read more...]

Cooling Off a Hot Summer With Fruttare

Fruttare Fruit Bars

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Fruttare, but all my opinions are my own. #itsallgood #pmedia” Summer at my house means two things: a house full of teenagers, and those girls eating anything not nailed down. With the temperatures here being in the hundreds, the kids have been wanting to go up the street to the "slushy hut" every five minutes. That gets expensive in a hurry ... and they are pouring … [Read more...]