Plaster Painted China Hutch


Don't you just love Fall? The cool crisp air, the way the leaves turn beautiful colors, and warm yummy drinks you can enjoy in front of a fire? The only problem here is that even though it's the middle of October, it is still almost 90 degrees! So here we are still wearing flip flops, although the pool is closed people are still laying out, and the poor kids playing football and in the band are about to keel over from heat exhaustion. Here in Kansas, we don't usually get much of a Fall. We … [Read more...]

How to Stain Your Deck the Easy Way (and a HomeRight Giveaway)

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We have lived in our house for over 9 years. Since we bought new, we're approaching that time where things around the home start showing some age. The carpet starts looking ratty, the outside of the house needs a fresh coat, you have nicks on your walls, and appliances start going downhill. For the last year, we knew we needed to stain our deck, but we kept putting it off since it's not the most fun thing in the world to do, and it is totally time consuming. We were feeling like we were … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #78


Happy Friday guys!!! Originally, we were supposed to be in Houston right now getting ready to see Oprah. Unfortunately, my mom had to have surgery and wasn't able to go with me, so we Topher, the kiddo, and I left for a little getaway to Kansas City for the last few days. Today (Thursday) we ate way too much at Macaroni Grill, and then we decided to enjoy the gorgeous Fall weather and walk off some of our calories at the Plaza. We again ate way too much at Cracker Barrel, and then did a … [Read more...]

Pink Plaster Painted Vintage Chair


In the past, I would go to yard sales and see amazing upholstered vintage chairs, and I would pass them by. The fabric usually looked worn,  and I didn't want to dish out the money to have it reupholstered. Then a few months ago, I tried my hand at painting the actual fabric. It turned out great! So when my mom saw that a neighbor had left this outdated, peach number out on the curb, she scooped it up and brought it home for me to work a little magic on. … [Read more...]

How to Make a No Sew Pillow (and a Giveaway)


As I have mentioned in the past, I am not a person that sews.  It's not that I don't like to, I literally don't even know how to thread a machine. Being someone who is constantly decorating and redecorating, it can be frustrating and expensive to keep buying new pillows.  A lot of pillows range anywhere from $50-$100 dollars! I'm always jealous when I see a fellow DIYer with sewing skills knock-out a set of super cute pillows on a regular basis.  So when Online Fabric Store sent me some … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #77


Happy Friday everyone!!! It's been a busy week of running errands and appointments. The unnamed child finally got a job (thank the Lord!), and we had to get her some appropriate dress clothes; had a hair appointment for my mom (she had surgery and can't drive yet) and for the kiddo; two different Ortho appointment's; four chiropractor appointments; a veterinarian appt; and two doctor appointments. You know how many projects I got finished? Not a one! So this weekend, I am kicking … [Read more...]

Jack-o-Lantern Candy Topiaries


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. @SamsClub #SweetOrTreat #CollectiveBias What's your favorite holiday? Ever since I was little, Halloween was a big deal at my house. My mom went all out. There were none of those store bought costumes with the plastic masks for us. She created these super elaborate costumes that took her months to make. Not only did she make my brother and I costumes, but she wore them herself: … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #76


Happy Friday my friends!!! I'm glad this week is over! I've been trying to cram too much into it! You know how that is, and my body is a big ol stress ball. So tomorrow I am doing something fun! My sister-in-law and I are going to a big barn sale! If you follow me on my Instagram account, I will keep you in the loop with all the goodies I see. After the sale, I am finishing up a giant dresser that I'm working on, and Sunday is taking down fall and putting up Halloween decor day! If … [Read more...]

Keeping Your Family Safe with GE Link Bulbs (and a giveaway)


  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GELink #CollectiveBias Isn't technology great? Look at all of the new, techie products out there now that 20 years ago we wouldn't have dreamed of! A portable phone so small it can fit in your pocket? DVR's that can "guess" what shows you like? Cars that can sense a collision? And lights you can turn on and off from the Internet? Things sure have changed since I was a … [Read more...]