Friends, I love a good DIY.  I really love to make my home look beautiful, add character,  AND save money by doing it myself.  Therefore, I am ALWAYS keeping an eye out for a good DIY to do in my home.  So, today I am sharing a few of my favorite DIYs that I have found.  Maybe these will inspire you to tackle one or two. First up, I saw this little project in Round Top.  I’m not sure if I really want to tackle this one, but I do think it’s super cute.  I also think you could recreate this for way less thanRead More →

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 looksRead More →

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 aRead More →

If you are planning to stencil for a wall in your home, let me share a few lessons learned.  I have tried stenciling on a small-scale and recently tried it on a whole room.  I thought this would be a piece of cake because I had stenciled another room and it was super easy.  You can read about that project here.  Well, that ended up not being entirely true.  So, dear friend, let me share a few of the lessons learned on this project. Lesson 1, think carefully about the look you’re going for in your room.  Choose a paint color carefully.  I wish that itRead More →

Hello my friends.  I am so excited to share an awesome idea with you today.  This is something I have done in my home, and I love it!  I am sure you have walls in your home in need of some artwork.  Or maybe you’d like to add a more personal touch to your home.  Something that reflects your life and loves.  Well I have THE idea for you! There is a narrow wall in my home that overlooks my family room below.  You  can see it while sitting on my couch and every time I glance up to talk to one of my boys.  I triedRead More →

So, you want to make a bold statement and you’ve decided to add stripes to a wall in your home.  I’ve painted stripes in several rooms and I love the way they look.  I wrote about one space here.  are not hard to do and can make a very big impact ~ especially in small spaces.  Read on and learn a few tips for making this project super doable. First, you need to decide how wide (tall) you want your stripes to be.  There are 8 foot walls in my house, and I wanted my stripes to be kind of wide.   I didn’t useRead More →

DIY boxwood wreath compared to store bought

So, have you ever wondered if it’s better to buy “the real deal” vs. DIYing one for yourself? Sometimes I wonder if DIY is always the way to go.   Let’s discuss this.   Have I mentioned that I love to decorate? I love for my home to look the way…well, the way I want it to look.  Like many of you, I scour Pinterest for ideas and pictures of rooms I love.  (Do you follow my boards yet?)  It seems there are always projects to take on, things I want to incorporate into my decor, but maybe I don’t always have the money or WANTRead More →