Pinterest Party Friday #116


Happy Friday everyone!!! The first half of this week we had great beautiful weather, and I got the house all cleaned up. Unfortunately, the plague hit here on Wednesday, and it has been rough going ever since. My whole body aches, stuffy head, and swollen throat. So as you can imagine, all of my productivity came to a screeching halt. Hopefully I will be back at it this weekend and can get caught up on some of my projects. On to my favorite pins of the week! … [Read more...]

Fall Floral Pumpkin Wreath


You all know that I am a summer girl. I would take the heat over the cold any day. This summer was rough though. It was one of the hottest summers we have had in years. The sweat through your t-shirt, makeup melts off within 5 minutes of putting it on, hair frizzes before you can even walk out the door summers. This one was even too hot for me. So when this marvelous cool front rolled in here this week, I was one happy camper. Getting into the fall mood, I decided to make a new … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #115 and Some Dog Troubles


Happy Friday everyone! I'm going to get right down to it:  I'm worried about my dog. A few weeks back, she tore her ACL (a ligament in her back right leg). The vet said to carry her everywhere for 2 weeks and give her pain meds. She seemed to be doing much better, and when we had our vet recheck on Monday he said she looked great. Wednesday night Gracie, was outside chasing Charlie around the yard and everything was fine. Two hours later, she couldn't put any weight on it and … [Read more...]

Blue Little Love Bird Bench


Hello my friends! Today is themed furniture makeover day!! This month's theme is animals! I'll be honest ... I had to get creative on this one! In the spring, while at a yard sale, I came across this bench for $12. It was in good shape but totally plain and boring. I knew some Plaster Paint could breathe some life into it, so I applied two coats of Ocean Breeze. Once that dried, I grabbed my Small Love Birds Lace Damask stencil from Royal Design Studio. … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #114


Happy Friday!!! Today the unnamed child has her last first day of school. She went to school this morning wearing her senior girls shirt, and last night all of the seniors chalked their cars. I honestly have no idea where the time has gone. I swear it was just the other day I was walking her into kindergarten. I just don't normally feel like I'm old enough to have an eighteen year old. This week my brother and sister-in-law's babysitter was unavailable, so I have been watching my 2 year … [Read more...]

25 Incredible Ivory Furniture Projects


  If you are a regular reader of mine, you know without a shadow of a doubt that I am a lover of all shades of blue:  turquoise, royal, aqua, you name it, I am completely drawn to it. This is why the majority of the furniture pieces that I do are in the blue family. I was looking through my project gallery on the website the other day, noticing how tragically ignored it has been, and I started going through some of my pieces. What I realized is that I have almost as many, if not … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #113


Happy Friday everyone!!! Guess what I've been getting ready for this week? The unnamed child has her senior pictures tomorrow! Holy cow! How the heck is it possible that the time has gone so fast that she's old enough to shoot senior pictures? Let me tell you, getting ready for senior pictures has changed a lot since I got it done eons ago. First of all, we had to have a consultation with the photographer to see if we were even a good match; luckily, she didn't have time to know the … [Read more...]

Ivory Parisian Coffee Table


Happy Monday my friends! I hope you all had a good weekend! I spent mine painting the trim in my hallway. It doesn't sound like a bit project, but by the time you get it all taped off, remove hardware from where the doors are, and get three coats of paint on it, it consumes your whole weekend. I have one touch up coat to do today, and I'm finished! I can't believe how much better it looks with the white paint than the honey oak ... which I'm so over. After the trim is finished, I can get … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #112


Happy Friday my friends!!! Another busy week as usual. I'm getting ready to paint all of the trim in my hallway from honey oak (which I am so over) to white! So I spent all day yesterday taping things off. Definitely not the fun part. Hopefully I will have all of the painting finished this weekend, and I can show you next week. I also finished a pretty Parisian themed coffee table, and that will be on the blog on Monday. My (almost) 2 year old niece will be hanging out with the unnamed … [Read more...]