Pinterest Party Friday #103


Happy Friday my friends!! I hope you all had a good week! Right now, we are in the process of deciding if we are going to move. We originally bought the house we have lived in for the last 10 years to get the unnamed child in a good school district. The only problem with it was that with the good school district came high taxes, specials, and our neighborhood has high HOA dues. Now that the kiddo will be graduating in December, we are able to move outside the district where you can get a … [Read more...]

Pink Harlequin End Table


Today is our Themed Furniture Tour! If you're new to the blog, this is a monthly tour where my blogging buddies and I makeover furniture pieces with a different theme. This month's theme is small tables. I found this table for free at a yard sale last year. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but you know that I can't pass up free, folks. I had it home for a while, and since I had no vision for it, down in the depths of the storage room it went. Since Topher (the hubs) has … [Read more...]

$450 Cash Giveaway


Co-Sponsors for this Event, in part, are: Down Home Inspiration    An Alli Event Chatfield Court   Sondra Lyn at Home Toadstool Pond Please check out the above sponsors and all the other sponsors including: Albion Gould, Our Good Life, Setting for Four, Dandelion Patina, Chez CateyLou, An Extraordinary Day, A Mother Thing and Denise Designed. … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Wall Art Knockoff


Happy Monday! Welcome to the Rock Your Knock Off Tour! Today, my blogging buddies and I are sharing our knockoffs from some of your favorite stores. If you read my blog at all, you will know that I am thrifty cheap. I love the high-end look, but my budget seldom allows the high-end prices, so I use my creativity people. When I saw this wall art on the Pottery Barn website awhile back ... I loved it. I decided I could do it myself though … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #102


Happy Friday my friends!!! This week sure flew by! I've finally been getting caught-up on some new furniture pieces. Two of them will be finished this weekend, and I will show them to you next week. We will also be finishing spraying some big bookshelves for the basement, and if time allows work on a coffee table that I am building. This is the first piece I am 100% building on my own, so pray that I end up with all of my fingers after this process is over. The unnamed child will be … [Read more...]

Vintage Dog Collection


Everyone collects something don't they? At least they do in my family. My mom collects vintage rhinestone jewelry, my grandmother collected antique dolls, and my aunt collected vintage Barbies. As a little girl I always went to yard sales with my grandma. While she was always on the lookout for old dolls, I was eyeing the fancy rhinestone jewelry (yes I was a sucker for some bling even back then). It was a fun challenge and gave me something to do while she was expanding her collection. As … [Read more...]

Red Milkpainted Antique Secretary (and a giveaway)


Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great Mother's Day! Mine was the best one I've had in a long time. Topher and the unnamed child made a fancy brunch with Creme Brulee French Toast, Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes, and a Jalapeno Egg Casserole ... and mimosas. My parents, brother, sister-in-law, and my niece all came over. We had taken some photos of the granddaughters together and blew them up for my mom's gift, which she loved. I'm glad because trying to get photos last week when it rained … [Read more...]

Pinterest Party Friday #101


Happy Friday everyone!!! It has been raining cats and dogs here this week with about 112% humidity. I have been driving around with a vintage secretary in the back of my SUV for 5 days trying to shoot it for this site. Everyday it has been raining, but yesterday I got a little break, so I will have that to show you on Monday. Can you believe we are already scheduling senior pictures for the unnamed child? If you didn't read yesterday's post, I got a little bit on the personal side and was … [Read more...]

Thoughts of a Mother (and a Fence Post turned Wine Rack)


When you're single or newly married, all of your thoughts are about you. How am I going to afford that new purse? What are we going to do this weekend? Why is my hubby in such a bad mood? When you become a mother, all of those thoughts are pushed to the side, and your thoughts are now focused on this brand new little life you are now in charge of. It then becomes, Is she eating enough? When will she ever sleep? Why is she still crying? Is projectile vomiting normal? And most important of, … [Read more...]

Ivory Chalky Finish Armoire Makeover


THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY DECOART. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN. Do you ever have those projects on your list that you keep meaning to get to, but life keeps getting in the way? Well I have a lot of them, and this old armoire I'm about to show you is one of them. I picked-up this piece for a steal off Craigslist two years ago. Yes, I said two years. It was a piece that I knew I wanted to keep for myself, but with the blog, custom orders, and keeping my booth stocked I never had … [Read more...]