Hot Cocoa in a Jar Christmas Gift

Annual Christmas Party Left-Right Game Prize Each year we host a Christmas party. I decorate, cook and prepare gifts. Dearest and our daughter do the entertaining. Part of that entertaining includes the 'Left-Right' game set to Christmas stories or poems. It's so much fun.  Homemade Gifts For the Left-Right game I usually make homemade … [Read more...]

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Paper Bag Wreath For Fall

LOVE Wreaths! Indoors and outdoors, wreaths add such interest to your home's decor! I've enjoyed making wreaths from book pages, coffee filters, grapevine wreath, silk Tulip flowers, dried roses and coffee filter roses and monogram wreath even one from Pistachio shells...So, for fall, I wanted to make an interesting wreath as well as reuse … [Read more...]

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Country Chic Chalk Paint

When Two Beautiful Things Come Together.... What is it about paint that makes a girl's heart flutter? Don't get me wrong. I do love the beautiful patina of stained furniture...but, paint does something special in my mind to a piece of furniture. I was given the opportunity to bring two beautiful things together...an exquisite table and Country … [Read more...]

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Chalk Painted Canning Jars

Darling Daughter wanted painted Mason jars for her wedding's decor. She wanted over 50 painted Mason jars...guess who had plenty and guess who ended up painting all of the mason jars...I ended up LOVING the look of the chalk painted Mason jars. Chalk Painted Canning Jars Chalk Painted Jars for Wedding Our youngest daughter envisioned painted … [Read more...]

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A Wedding in a Sunflower Field

A Wedding in a Sunflower Field....A Daughter's Vision Our youngest daughter just got married. It was such a charming, fun wedding. Her dream of a wedding in a sunflower field came true...with all of the little details to make it the best day of their life. Wedding Plans Our daughter fell in love with the beauty of the sunflower field her … [Read more...]

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Spring Tulip Wreath

Reflecting Spring's Beautiful Colors It's time to decorate the front porch! We've had a lot of rainy weather which has dampened my ability to decorate the front porch. I spent some time cleaning a couple weeks back, now it's time to decorate - with the front door by making a Spring Tulip Wreath. Spring Tulip Wreath Tutorial The Supplies You … [Read more...]

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Giving a Frame an Aged Silver Finish

And Chalkboards I am combining two of my current favorite things - aged silver and chalkboards. While Dearest was at a conference - I went to the local Goodwill - wouldn't you?! I found this gold framed mirror - I love the style but not so much the gold..I envisioned giving a frame an aged silver finish. I also found two silver trays that I … [Read more...]

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Slipcovered Chair

It was inevitable. Dearest looked at me as I was preparing to slipcover this chair and said, 'Are you going to slipcover or paint everything in this room?' Well....nearly! I have one more chair to slipcover then the living room transformation will be complete!  The Chair Before We've had this chair for many, many years. We purchased … [Read more...]

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Slipcovered Couch

Transforming a Traditional Couch... Dearest and I have had this couch for years. It has held up through all of the children, lots of naps, lots of company - anything a family can throw at it. Before, it worked quite well with the English Cottage decor theme, but now...Now that I've changed the wall color and color scheme, the couch needs a … [Read more...]

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Recovering an Ottoman

For a very long time, I had been looking for a square coffee table to make into an ottoman. Then, last year, at the Habitat Resale store, I found a perfect square ottoman. It had just the right fabric cover too. But, now, with a whole new color/decor scheme in our living room - it needed an update. I'm sharing my adventures recovering an … [Read more...]

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