Easy Wall Art


Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great weekend! Saturday was my little niece's 1st birthday party! I can't believe it's already been a year.  She had a lemonade stand party, and her mom did an awesome job!  I got totally sidetracked when I got there and forgot to take pictures, so hopefully my sister-in-law took some, and I will share them with you later this week. After we got home from the party, I did some painting on this desk from hell that I have been working on forever, and then … [Read more...]

Wine Cork Letters


Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent mine working on projects, thinking I would have them all completed by Sunday night ... but it seemed like one disaster after another struck. Here it is Tuesday, and none of them are finished yet. On Movie Night, we ended-up watching Divergent (which was good), and while channel surfing, I discovered My Big Family Renovation which I am really getting into. There was one project that got finished. Do you remember me telling … [Read more...]

Butterfly Moss Wreath


I'm doing things this week that I don't like doing:  shopping for school supplies and back to school clothes. The unnamed child starts back next Friday, and like it or not, we better get ready. Today we knocked some of the clothing off the list, and Thursday we're working on the school supplies. As we are winding down the summer, I thought I would try to squeeze in a couple of more summer projects. … [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...]

Patriotic Flower Wreath

Patriotic Flower Wreath

Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you all had a great weekend!  I did some cleaning, worked on a couple of dressers, and I continued my Operation: Get A Life  by hosting a fun little birthday party for my mom Sunday night. I could have slaved half of the day away making her a fancy dessert that may or may not have turned out right in the end, but I said screw it and went to Village Inn and bought a yummy pie. The unnamed child and I are halfway through season 4 on Grey's Anatomy.  If my life … [Read more...]

How to Make a Moss-Covered Wedding Cake


Love is in the air.  For a lot of people that is. Did you know that more weddings take place in June than any other month? In fact, Toper and I got married June 7th about a million years ago. It wasn't the ideal day weather wise.  I had this massive dress on, it was incredibly hot, and when we went outdoors for photos my hairspray was attracting a large swarm of bees. You know how some people have a gift for picking out dresses and hairstyles that are timeless, and their wedding picture … [Read more...]

French Decoupaged Bottles


I've got a treat for you today! One of my best blogging buddies Jen from Girl in the Garage is here to show you an easy way to turn something you have ready for the garbage into a pretty vase for the summer. Jen is a furniture upcycler just like myself so if you get a chance you really do need to check out her fabulous makeovers. Hi everyone! This is Jen from Girl in the Garage sharing a simple DIY project with you today. (Thanks for having me, Shanna!) I wanted some new decor for summer so I … [Read more...]

Plastic Soda Bottle Puggy Bank


I've got a big treat for you today!!! My uber talented friend from Stow and Tell U is visiting today. Amy never fails to amaze me with her creative projects. She blogs about everything from craft projects to travel. Make sure you head over to her site and give her some love. Speaking of love, I am so in love with her Puggy Banks. They would make sure a fun summer craft for the kiddos! Hi All. I'm Amy and I blog over at Stow and Tell U. I'm so glad to be here, today, while Shanna is off in … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Burlap Wreath

Easy Burlap Wreath

Welcome to the All Things Home Elements of Summer Tour! All week, 35 bloggers will be bringing their best summer themed projects.  I have a linky party down below showcasing their amazing projects! To me, summer screams bright, fun colors. Since I painted my front door a pretty jade green this year, I also have to have something that coordinates with that. So I decided to make a burlap wreath with a bright pink pop of color! You might find this hard to believe, but this is my first … [Read more...]

Flower Filled 3-D Letters (and an invitation to get buff)

Flower Filled 3-D Letters

It's Thursday here ... well actually it's Wednesday night, but since I will be up going to yard sales at 6 am on Thursday, I am writing this the night before. If you saw my post from yesterday (actually today -- but yesterday to you), you saw my post on Vintage Chic Wedding Shower ideas. One of my favorites were the flower filled 3-D letters. I picked-up these cardboard letters at Jo-Anns. I think they were around $4 a piece, but I used my 40% off coupons so they weren't too … [Read more...]