Secret Santa Blog Tour (and a Glitter Deer Head Plaque Tutorial)


Welcome to the Secret Santa Blog Tour! Some of my blogging buddies and I decided to chose names and make a fun holiday gift for each other. The name I chose was Therese from Fresh Ideas Studio. Now making a gift for someone whom you have never met in real life is very challenging. You have never seen the way they dress or have seen the inside of their home (except what you have seen on their blog). I had noticed that a lot of Therese's projects on her blog contain fun vibrant colors. so I … [Read more...]

Planked Christmas Deer Sign


For the last few weeks, everywhere I have gone it has been Christmas. The grocery store, the mall, Home Depot, and the craft stores have had it up for months. Has any of this bothered me? Nope. I love everything about Christmas (except this extremely sucky cold weather). Usually we put up our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. Last year we bumped it up to the week before Thanksgiving. But this year ... I actually talked Topher into doing it last weekend. A bit overkill? Probably, … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Advent Calendar Knock Off


Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I have The Plague. The throat swelling shut, head feels like it's going to blow up, body aches that make you want to die ... The Plague. I started feeling it Friday and Saturday, but it was tolerable. I had my Holiday Open House at RELove All Things Shabby on Saturday, and around 9:00 that night it was in full force. I had known in advance that this Knock Off Tour was coming up, but with last week being the unnamed child's … [Read more...]

Super Spooky Skull Wreath


I set up all of my Halloween decor, but the only thing missing was a wreath for my front door. I still had my fall wreath hanging on the door alongside all of my ghosts and goblins, and that was so not working. I wanted something fast and easy, and this Super Spooky Skull Wreath was just the ticket! … [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...]

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...]

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...]