How to paint and stencil terracotta tile and use them for decor in your home! An inexpensive DIY decor project from thrift store tiles.

DIY Decor – Painted Terracotta Tiles

Hi everyone! I've been DIYing and painting up a storm lately giving some of our dated furniture a makeover and breathing new life into thrift store decor accessories to save some cashola!  Today I'm sharing an inexpensive, easy DIY Decor idea - Painted Terracotta Tiles with a French Script Stencil accent. Aren't they pretty?  Two weeks ago I bought two square terracotta tiles … [Read More...]


Country Seed Homemade Bread

Do you bake your own homemade bread? I do...and believe me, I do it the easy way - with a bread maker! Today I'm sharing my quick and easy Country Seed Homemade Bread recipe. Filled with crunchy seeds and a touch of honey. So delicious - my family loves it! I love my bread maker, I've owned it for 5 years now - it's such a quick way to whip up homemade bread that's healthy, not loaded with … [Read More...]

DIY Chalk Paint Table tutorial

DIY chalk paint table makeover

  Today I have another fun painted furniture project for you! Don't you love the quick results and huge stylish impact that can breath life into a dated or damaged piece of furniture? Furniture is expensive! Save your money where you can and paint those pieces that still function but may have a bit of a style identity crisis! Like my end table! 12 years ago I bought an end table … [Read More...]

12 DIY Weathered Wood Finishes and Stains

DIY Weathered Wood Stain Finishes

 12 beautiful DIY Weathered Wood Stain Finishes and techniques including white wash, driftwood, barn board and gray wash.  Add the Restoration Hardware salvaged wood look to your home decor and furniture! Remember the Restoration Hardware knockoff farmhouse table I made last summer for our outdoor gazebo? Well we love it so much, we plan on building a second one for our … [Read More...]


Five Easy Freezer Organizing Ideas

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a little secret that I can finally let you all in on! I've had to keep it up my sleeve since December, but now I can fill you all in! Whew! Sometimes some really, really, really fun things come along in the world of blogging and today I'm excited to announce a fun opportunity that swung my way at the end of last year....I'm reviewing a … [Read More...]

DIY Home Decor Painted Candlesticks

Painted Candlesticks – Beautiful DIY Home Decor

Hi everyone! Today I have an easy thrift store decor project - DIY Painted Candlesticks. You know how much I love to decorate with style while saving money and saving time!  How much I love to DIY my own home decor accessories to customize them with the colors that I love! This DIY paint project is one of the quickest and simplest one's I've done - here it is! I used a new type of paint … [Read More...]

Watercolor flowering branches DIY art

A Big Thank You for your Condolences and Some Changes for Me

Today I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your beautiful words of sympathy, support and caring that you've sent my way with my Mom's passing.  Your lovely words have meant so much to me and really have helped uplift me as I walk through this path of sorrow and change that I find myself on. I so appreciate the time each of you took to say you are thinking of me, that you were … [Read More...]

Sweet DIY Valentine's Day Gifts and Decor Ideas!

Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts and Decor Projects

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Are you ready to spoil your loved ones? I know I am! Today I'm sharing a few of my past Valentine's Day gift ideas in case you missed some of them!  These are easy, quick to make DIY projects and printables so you still have lots of time to make them.  I also included a few Valentine decor ideas too! Let’s check them out… You can scroll … [Read More...]

DIY Wall Art Idea using Marbled Paper

DIY Wall Art Idea using Marbled Paper

   Hello everyone - I'm so excited to show you a decorating update today! I hung this AMAZING, gorgeous DIY art in my dining room and I'm completely smitten with it! Best part? It's super inexpensive and easy to do! It's so easy to make - you will laugh! I'll show you how to make this clever DIY wall art idea that has a high end look and a bargain price of only $37: … [Read More...]

Healthy Make-Ahead Apple Cranberry Icebox Cookies

Healthy Apple Cranberry Make-Ahead Icebox Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites. All opinions are 100% mine. Healthy Apple Cranberry Make-Ahead Icebox Cookies with fiber rich chopped dried apple and naturally sweet cranberries: Craving sweets but trying to lose weight? Get healthy and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time by baking with egg whites! The past few weeks I've been on a mission to eat … [Read More...]

Top Paint Colors of the Year 2015

Top Paint Colors of the Year 2015 – Decor Trends

The color gurus have spoken and announced the top Paint Colors of the Year 2015! These colors are what's hip, in vogue and trendy this year - let's have a look to see which one's we'd like to add to our home!  … [Read More...]

FREE Vintage Blossom Gift Tag Printables

Vintage Blossom Free Printable Gift Tags

Hi everyone!! Today I'm sharing 3 FREE Vintage Blossom Gift Tag Printables that I designed  just for you... just in time for Valentine's Day! These floral gift tags aren't just for Valentine's Day though - they are prefect for everyday celebrations too!  These gift tags are covered in pretty vintage blossoms, one version in pinks, one in pink and blue and … [Read More...]

Yummy Queso Dip and Football Party Ideas!

Vegetable RO*TEL and VELVEETA Queso Dip

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RO*TEL & VELVEETA for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. So who's ready for Superbowl? Not only do I love watching the game and the exciting half time show, I really love the fun commercials too... and of course the 'big game' food!  In our house there is no such thing as watching a football game without a yummy dip! Today I'm sharing … [Read More...]


Taking a few days away

Hi everyone! If you follow me on facebook you already know that my Mom passed away this past Monday night. It's so very hard to lose your Mother - I know some of you already have had that horrible experience.  My mom was very sick and in a lot of pain at the end, I'm just thankful that she is no longer in such deep physical pain. I just wanted you all to know that I'll be taking a few days … [Read More...]