Stenciled TV Console Makeover


I kind of feel bad. Most of my readers and blogging friends are in the middle of a blizzard, and here in Kansas it has been 70 degrees. I have been walking the pups, spray painting outside, opening-up the windows, and grilling-up burgers and hot dogs like it's Spring. Before you get too jealous, though, know that today is the last day of this glorious weather before we too take the plunge. They are calling for snow here on Saturday. Just like the saying goes, if you don't like the weather in … [Read more...]

Restoration Redoux Christmas Home Tour

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The countdown to Christmas is on my friends! I have done a couple of Christmas tours showing you different areas of the house. I thought today I would put it all together for you, so you didn't have to go searching all over the place. Let's start off with my mantel. I made my new feather boa wreath, and hung it at the top of my mirror-turned-temporary-chalkboard that I wrote about here. I used my deer (that were part of my center pieces last year) to flank the mantel. This year, my … [Read more...]

Home For the Holidays Christmas Tour

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Happy Monday everyone!!! We had a great weekend at our place. Friday night we hosted a small holiday party that we have every year. We got to see an old family friend of ours that we rarely get to see, but I will share more about that with you later this week. Saturday night, Topher had his Christmas party for work where we had a lovely dinner and then took a bus tour to go look at Christmas lights. During the day Saturday and Sunday, I stenciled the walls in my laundry room. I am almost … [Read more...]

How I Shopped My Home to Decorate for Fall

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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...]

French Stenciled TV Console


Does it seem like everywhere you go right now, every woman you see is pregnant?  It seems like there must be something in the water over in my neck of the woods because I am doing custom nursery projects out the ying yang! (Note to self: Do NOT drink the water).  First, congratulations!  Second, if you need a changing table, I can help...  Third, if you need a snuggler for the baby, I can help there too.  Fourth, I'm still not drinking the water! The Unnamed Child babysat and dog sat all … [Read more...]

Haunted Halloween Home Tour


It's finally here!! I'm doing my first ever Halloween Home Tour!  Or any type of home tour actually. One thing that you won't be seeing on my tour are the things I fear most in life:  clowns. I took my daughter to the Halloween shop, and you would be shocked at how many scary clown masks for sale. I quickly scurried down those aisles. I am, however, a big fan of scary movies and always have been, but the one that scarred me for life was "It".  Anyone remember that one?  The Steven … [Read more...]

Painted Hall Tree


Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend. Unfortunately, I received some bad news that put a dark cloud over mine.  I woke up Saturday morning to find out my aunt, whom I'm very close with, had been in a terrible car wreck. She has some very serious injuries, so things are touch-and-go right now. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. When I wasn't at the hospital, I was working on projects to distract myself.   A few weeks ago, a friend was getting rid of this hall … [Read more...]

Photo Gallery Reveal


What is it that gets you crazy motivated to do some last minute decor improvements? Company coming over, right?  I just finished my How To Host A Baby Shower series, and with a houseful of people coming over, it sent me into warp speed on cleaning and finishing projects I never seemed to have time to finish. A while back I showed you my wall decor on changing a vintage mirror into a frame. It was a little lonely there on that big old wall, and I knew I wanted a photo gallery to incorporate … [Read more...]

One More Reason I Hate the Gym (and an Antique Yellow Table)


Remember when I said I was going to start going back to the gym again? Well ... I have been, which is a start -- but just not as often as I should.  With summer right around the corner, I have got to kick it into gear, people! Yesterday, I had to drive one of my unnamed child's friends home from school, and we had to go down a very bumpy dirt road. I glanced down at my legs, and the amount of jiggling that was resonating from them was mortifying -- like two jello-filled water balloons … [Read more...]