New Year’s Wish

2012 book

A wish for the new year from me {and Pinterest} to you {and to myself:)}: New Year’s Eve may not be my favorite occasion {does anyone else find it completely overrated, overpriced, and overdone?}, but I do love the idea of a fresh start and a new year to be me.  Hopefully a better, stronger, […]

FFF-December Wrap-Up

December wrap-up

To be expected, December was full of fun Christmas-themed crafts and decorating.  I actually only spent $25 of my monthly shopping budget {a.k.a my “redecorate my house budget”} and more than half of that was spent on material for dining room slipcovers that I haven’t even shared yet.  So, needless to say, most of my […]

Trends for 2012

paper lanterns

We are only a few days away from ringing in 2012 and I have a wonderful guest blogger here today to give you some ideas to get you on trend for the new year.  Lisa from Blog Content Guild is here today sharing her top 3 design trends to watch out for in 2012. DIY […]

Top 10 DIY Projects of 2011


It’s hard to believe 2011 will be over in just a few short days.  The year has flown by and we have accomplished quite a bit off of our to-do list.  Today I’m looking back and counting down my top 10 favorite projects we completed this year.  Click on the links to see the original […]

Merry Christmas

snowy ornament

Well it’s finally here!  Christmas Eve is tomorrow and I just wanted to take a minute to wish you all a wonderful weekend.  I hope it’s filled with family and friends, making lots of new memories…           Hopefully you can take some time to slow down, enjoy this wonderful holiday, and […]

Closet Redesign: The Plan

chunky mirror

You may remember me sharing some closet inspiration way back in October.  Well, we’re finally getting around to starting the closet redesign and I couldn’t be more excited.  Our closet is embarrassingly disorganized, cluttered, and just plain unattractive.  We currently have cheap, white wire shelving, baskets of shoes, and a very old, barely functioning dresser […]

DIY Wine Rack

completed wine rack

My mom got a “new” double oven…about 6 years ago.  They had to remove the upper cabinet doors and the door under the oven also when they installed it and she’s had two gaping holes in each of those places…for about 6 years. Pretty attractive, huh?  Well, she didn’t think so either and had a […]

Our Christmas Card {and the story behind it}

christmas card 2011

I had what I thought was a cute, fun idea for a Christmas card this year.  I used an old frame we had laying around the house and made some cute “Merry Christmas” burlap letters and simply taped them onto the frame {so I could reuse them above our mantle}.  We were headed down to […]