Anthropologie Bamboo Inlay Frame Knock Off


  Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a great weekend! It was great weather here, so we were busy staining the deck. Why is it that it takes so much longer than you think it's going to? We are getting close, but I think it will take another weekend to finish it off. We had a lot going on, so sadly I didn't get out there to hit any yard sales. I did spend some time shopping online at some of my favorite stores -- shopping as in finding expensive things that I love and … [Read more...]

Easy Fall Wreath (and How My Parents Might Kill My Pets)


Remember how I said it was so cool last weekend that it got me motivated to do my Fall Home Tour? Well, that was short lived because it has been stinkin' hot here the last couple of days. Good news is we are heading to Vail today where the high is a whopping 68 degrees!  The unnamed child is so excited to get to wear her beloved leggings once again. Don't worry, my parents are going to be staying at the house to take care of the fur babies — God help them (my parents ... I think). So, … [Read more...]

How I Shopped My Home to Decorate for Fall

PicMonkey Collage

Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you had a great weekend! Sadly, I turned one year closer to the big 4-0, but I did have a great day. I started off the morning by going to a great vintage sale where I scored some great goodies. If you want to see them, head over to my Instagram account. My mom then made me a big lunch, and she made it all fancy ... even bringing out her china. It was nice having the whole family there, and I'm pretty sure I watched my one year old niece eat her body weight … [Read more...]

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...]