Projects

Well hello there!  I'm so glad you're visiting today.  Today is the day I am going to show you how easy it is to make a wreath.  In this case, I'm making a spring wreath, but what I'm about to explain will work for any type of wreath.  it's so much easier than you might think and much cheaper than buying one.  And, the great thing about making your own is that you totally customize the look you're going for.  Ready?  Let's get to it! For this project, I picked up a simple grapevine wreath for about $5 at my local craft store. I also ...
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The season of graduations is upon us.  Maybe you find yourself in the same place as me and have a senior graduating from high school this year.  As a matter of fact, two short years ago, my oldest was graduating, and I wanted to do something for him.  Something that was truly memorable.  I wanted to give him a gift that was meaningful; something he could cherish forever.  Ultimately, I think I hit on a great idea and today I'm sharing it with you. What I did was create a hardcover photo book using an online photo album service like Shutterfly or Mpix. However, instead ...
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Hello friends.  How was your weekend?  Mine was quiet - at last.  I've got to say that I really needed some quiet, down time, and I am glad I got it.  So, nothing new to report on my end.  However, today, I am going to show you how to make an easy and inexpensive centerpiece for your table.  If you have a large table or perhaps console that needs a little somethin' somethin', I've got a super do-able DIY for you! So, I picked up this wood - what do I call this? - trough? at Round Top this year.  I love that it looks ...
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Well friends, it's spring.  Its's time to start enjoying warmer temps and the great outdoors.  This is the perfect time for sipping cocktails on the patio.  On the weekends you can find me starting my day on the patio with some coffee, lounging in the sun reading a book, or chatting with friends and sharing wine in the evenings.  Consequently, that means I need to get my patio in shape so that it's a space we can enjoy.  A space I want to be in.  Let me show you how we brought life back to our patio set, and how you can do it too ...
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before and after furniture makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk paint
Do you have any furniture that needs to be rescued?  By rescued I mean refinished, remodeled, given new life, updated, made presentable?  Surely we all have some type of unsightly or dated furnishing.  It's not just me is it?   It might be tempting to get rid of it and replace it with something newer; however, I think many pieces (dare I say, all furniture?) can be rescued from the junk pile  with just a little bit of effort.  Okay, some pieces will require more effort, but you get the idea. I have such a piece.  It is dated (white wash finish) and, it is ...
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Isn't it great when you accidentally stumble on something great?  I mean by total accident?  Something you weren't even looking for.  That's what happened to me a few weeks ago.  I was out running around with Mr. Louise Marie and couldn't find this showroom we were looking for.  I pulled out Google to try to locate it.  One of the things that popped up on my search was Home Builders Auctions.  This is not what I was looking for, but upon scanning my search page I could see it was a model home auction.  I was intrigued, of course.  #Iloveagooddeal So, I gave up on ...
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blue grasscloth wallpapered wall
I have been married for quite a number of years.  In that time, I can honestly that my master bedroom has not been the haven I dreamed of.  Instead I spent my time and money decorating and improving on the areas in my home that were pubic areas.  The areas that our guests would see.  We don't always take people into our bedroom after all.  So, my master bedroom took a backseat to all the other endless projects, children's bedroom makeovers, and even landscaping plans.  Well, not anymore.  I decided to put other projects off a bit and instead work to make our master a ...
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Hello & happy Spring!  Aren't you so glad it's spring again?  I know I am.  I am ready for warmer temps and lots of sunshine.  Of course I live in Texas so that means I'll be complaining about those exact things in a few short months. Well, besides the weather the change of seasons also means it's time to refresh our homes.  Bring some outdoors in along with color.  That's exactly what I want to talk about today.  And get ready, there are lots of pics in this post. So, I don't claim to be an expert in this area; however, I have learned a ...
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Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  After a week of gray skies, we had a beautiful weekend.  So, I spent it outside ~  cleaning up our patio, doing some spring planting, and a little decorating.  We also celebrated my mom and dad's birthday with a special dinner.  As you know, it's springtime!  Time for bunnies, nests, pastel colors, and beautiful flowers.  If you like to add little seasonal touches to your home, I have found some great DIY, crafty ideas for you.  Many of these are super easy and do-able ~ even for you non-crafters out there.  So, get comfy and read on. Spring DIYs  ...
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Are you at all like me?  Do you look forward to each change of season because that means you'll be decorating?  I love changing out my decor and making things feel fresh and new.  And with each change of season, you can find me online searching for new ideas and new ways to do things.    Spring is one of my favorite times to spruce things up a bit. Well, this year is no different.  Of course, if you live in Texas like I do, it's felt like spring for a bit now and spring fever is running rampant!    I have been looking on ...
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