Haven Mavens

See the Fun I had at Haven Blog Conference!

  Roughly 2 weeks ago I attended Haven Blog Conference in Atlanta Georgia to hangout and network with my fellow bloggy buddies, learn new blogging tips and tricks and meet top Brands in the Home and Lifestyle Blogging niche....and what an amazing fun filled 3 days I had! The fun started when I met my gal pals Kim Sand and Sisal, Jessica 4 Generations One Roof, Nancy Artsy … [Read More...]

Join in the Monday Funday Link Party!

10 Fabulous Makeovers and DIY Projects | Monday Funday Link Party

Woohoo! It’s Sunday night and time to party again and check out the Features: 10 Fabulous Makeovers and DIY Projects!   So show us what you’ve been working on! I can’t wait to see!! … [Read More...]

Free Pintable 'Cheers' Labels for your storage boxes and shelves!

Free Printable ‘Cheers’ Identification Labels

Add interest to storage containers and shelves with these Free Printable Typography Identification Labels!! Print off these DIY Multilingual ID Labels that spell out 'Cheers' in 8 languages to add style and graphic pattern to your home. I've had lots of questions from readers asking about the 'Cheers' Identification Labels I made for my Kitchen Storage and Display Bookcase (thanks everyone … [Read More...]

DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Wood Table

DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Farmhouse Table – with Bolted Plank Top

 Looking for a distinctive, one-of-a-kind wood table with loads of artisan style and a small price tag? See my latest build: a DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Farmhouse Wood Table.... with Salvage Grey Wash Finish and Bolted Plank Top - less than $200.00 to make!  Our family needed a new outdoor table for dining on our outdoor deck so when 3M DIY asked me to … [Read More...]

Monday Funday Link Party - join in to share your projects!

10 Adorable Craft Ideas | Monday Funday Link Party

Hello friends!! This weekend was super busy - we went to a friends wedding out of town and had so much fun catching up with old friends we haven't seen for a while... and dancing up a storm on the dance floor!  I hope you had a great weekend too! Link up your DIY's, crafts and decor projects, be seen on 8 blogs and pinned to our group Pinboard!!   … [Read More...]

Add storage and organization to your kitchen with a bookcase! See how I organized my entertaining supplies with this gorgeous driftwood finish bookcase!

A Kitchen Storage and Display Bookcase

  One of the things that I love about our kitchen is the amount of cabinets and storage. I've filled every square inch of drawer and cupboard space! But what it does lack is a display area and an area to store everyday entertaining supplies that we like to use on our back deck and at our kitchen table (we love to entertain - especially in the summer!). But my kitchen does have one big … [Read More...]

Quick DIY Bookcase Makeover

DIY Fabric Lined Target Bookshelf Makeover

Do you have a standard white or brown bookshelf at home? Looking for a simple, quick and easy way to dress it up and give it a stylish update? Here's a no-sew trick using fabric to line the back of your shelving unit to make it unique and fun! In one afternoon or evening you can turn your bookcase, storage unit or armoire into a stunner and update your room all at once! I gave you a … [Read More...]

Monday Funday Link Party - join in to share your projects!

10 Outdoor Crafts and Activities | Monday Funday Link Party

Hi friends!! How was your weekend? Fun and long I hope! I'm just returning today from the super fun Haven conference in Atlanta and can't wait to share the fun I had there with you! Let's get on to last week's highlights on SfF, the Monday Funday Features and the link party! … [Read More...]

How to Plant an Easy Outdoor Potted Herb Garden! Healthy and Delicious!

How to Plant an Outdoor Herb Garden Pot

I'm so excited to share my latest gardening adventure with you! Do you love fresh herbs and gardening? So do I! So every summer I plant an outdoor herb garden in a big pot and keep it on our deck by our kitchen patio doors. A potted container of fresh herbs is a  handy and quick way to add snippets for our salads and summer drinks! Let me show you how to plant one up and some tips … [Read More...]

The story of my move from Blogger to WordPress - the benefits, what I love and the nasty surprises I encountered and overcame!

See Setting for Four’s new look – new blog design & dealing with nasty surprises!

Have you noticed??? Setting for Four has a new look, new web design, new colors and layout and some new features!  I moved from Blogger to WordPress in May and love the overall changes and the look my blog has now! It's more clean looking, brighter, easier to work with for myself as a blogger and I hope easier for you as a reader to navigate and read! Of course there are still lots of … [Read More...]

Monday Funday Link Party - join in to share your projects!

12 Delicious Summer Drinks | Monday Funday

Hi friends! We are wrapping up a long July 4th weekend - did you all have a great time celebrating? Did you see some big firework displays? We spent a lot of time by our outdoor firepit making s'mores, sipping on refreshing Almond Banana Smoothies with Shaved Coconut Topping and dining in our gazebo! I love spending time relaxing in our backyard and dining outdoors too, our clematis has exploded … [Read More...]

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day | Patriotic Projects and Recipes!

To all of my American Friends: I'm wishing you a very Happy Independence Day! Be safe, have fun and I hope you get to spend a whole day full of fabulous quality family time!  Celebrate Fourth of July with these helpful tips on How to Take Pictures of Fireworks with your camera and iphone, Patriotic Recipes and an American Flag Painted Storage Box from a thrifted tea tin! … [Read More...]

Make this refreshing Almond Banana Smoothie with Shaved Coconut Topping #SilkSmoothies #sp

Almond Banana Smoothie Recipe with Shaved Coconut Topping #SilkSmoothies

   Summer is officially here and the kids are on summer holidays so that means it's Smoothie making time! To beat the heat this summer I'm planning lots of visits to our local pool, hitting the beach and sipping on cool, refreshing, healthy smoothies like this Easy Banana Coconut Smoothie Recipe with Shaved Coconut Topping! I promise you'll feel like you have escaped to the tropics … [Read More...]

Monday Funday Link Party - join in to share your projects!

10 Summer Decor Ideas| Monday Funday

Hello Friends!!  Did you have a great week last week? I hope so!  Last week I started a running program after 2 months of being in physio and rehab with my leg injury! I'm so incredibly thrilled to be able to exercise again after all the pain and immobility!  My runs have only been about 20 minutes long and I feel like an elephant starting back but I'm determined to get back in … [Read More...]