DEAR READERS: Catching Up

Vintage dental cabinet

Dear Friends and Fellow DIYers, I miss writing and keeping you up to date on my latest and greatest projects.  Ok, I’ll be honest – I miss actually doing projects. I miss my craft closet. (I’m missing all the good … Continue reading

NO PINK SAND HERE: Our beach-ified guest room

Guest Bedroom Beach Makeover

I did it!  I finished a project!  The Pink is gone and the Beach is making an appearance in our house.  I’ve finally painted the guest room (Sand Beach, Sherwin Williams) and while it isn’t my best paint job ever, at … Continue reading

CAN YOU HANDLE IT? The Kitchen Cabinet Dilemma

Cabinet handles

Our kitchen cabinets have visually challenged me for a long time.  I really contemplated painting them.  The trend is: If you ain’t got the cash to replace them – paint those cabinets. Well, I’ve done that.  I painted my bathroom cabinets.  And … Continue reading

A CHEATER’S GUIDE: Faux Flower Arranging

Faux flower arranging

First of all, I need to say that I have crazy respect for real florists.  And by real florists, I mean – Those people that actually know how to arrange flowers.  Any kind of flowers.  They are AMAZING and I … Continue reading

LIFE CHANGES: DIY stays the same

Mini plastic lantern

Life on the “Me, Myself” side of this little blog has been changing.  Big news – I recently went back to work full time.  Yup, FULL TIME.  I’m very excited about this.  Having a job is a huge part of … Continue reading

THE LITTLEST ONE: Bedroom Makeover Revealed

Tween bedroom makeover

This has to be my favorite room makeover of all time!  OF ALL TIME.  When I walk into the Littlest One’s new room I think “Wow, this is really pretty, I want to hang out in here.”  Tween years here … Continue reading

THE LITTLEST ONE: Bedroom Makeover Part 1

She did it!  The Littlest One let me move her into a “big girl room.”  My secret weapon to getting her moving?  Pinterest.  I created a secret board just for her so I could help her pin things she liked.  She had … Continue reading

GUEST POST: Top DIY Trends for 2015

I’m so thrilled to have Anna from L’Essenziale Home Designs guest blogging here this morning.  If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you should!  Her design perspective is new and fresh.  The thing I enjoy the most is the fact she … Continue reading

MY DOLLAR STORE CREATION: “Knit” Christmas Trees

Knit trees made from dollar store items

Ever since I have started blogging, the one thing I have wanted to do is try to make a craft completely out of items found at the dollar store. This is a pretty common activity for DIY and craft bloggers, … Continue reading

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: The fall mantel

Vintage cameras

Seriously, this is the second year I have actually decorated for Thanksgiving and fall. I should get some kind of award for that!  (Well, at least I think so.)  Anyway, whenever I think of Thanksgiving – I think of family.  … Continue reading